Camp Ginger Cascades

Located in the beautiful foothills of western North Carolina, just outside Lenoir, Camp Ginger Cascades is one of three outdoor program properties operated by Girl Scouts Carolinas Peaks to Piedmont. During summer months, Ginger Cascades offers overnight resident and day camp programs for girls ages 5-17. Girls do not have to be a Girl Scout to attend programs.

In addition to summer camping opportunities for individual girls, Ginger Cascades also provides an excellent year-round location and facilities for outside rentals including band camps, church retreats, family gatherings, school groups and troop camping.

Founded in 1963, Camp Ginger Cascades is infused with a passion for the outdoors and is dedicated to helping young girls and women become confident and strong leaders! Being an ACA-accredited camp means parents can rest assured their child will be safe, as they develop their courage, confidence and character – without even realizing it!

Contact Us / Directions

Camp Ginger Cascades
2090 Scout Road
Lenoir, NC  28645
828-758-5321, phone
828-394-5080, fax

Meet the Staff

Elise Wiley, Camp Director

eliseElise’s summer camp journey began as a camper at Girl Scout camps in New York. As she got older, she worked her way from Junior Counselor to Waterfront Director with a Girl Scout residential summer camp in Vermont. Elise attended the University of Maine at Farmington, where she dual-majored in English and Psychology. Elise has worn many work hats, having been a Youth Advocate, Behavioral Health Professional, Education Technician, a Volunteer Coordinator and most recently the Executive Camp Director for non-traditional co-ed day and resident camps in Massachusetts. A former women’s rugby player and Zumba instructor, Elise currently spends her spare time moving and grooving outside, painting, playing with her animals (three dogs, two cats and a bird!) and watching reruns of Star Trek. Her favorite foods are campfire s’mores and mac and cheese.


RodWRod White, Ranger/Site Coordinator

Rod White came to work at Ginger Cascades in 2009 after working 37 years as a master stone mason. Rod grew up just down the road and his family has always lived in the area. He began hiking in this area as a boy and even occasionally helped out the camp rangers as a teenager and young man. Rod has a wealth of knowledge about the history of the area. Rod, his wife Tammy and their son Caleb live right by camp. Rod loves working and walking outside! He wants everyone who comes to enjoy the beauty of Ginger Cascades and he especially loves when campers hike on some of his favorite trails!

Wish List

Backpacking Tents

Campfire Pie Irons

Glue Sticks

Life Jackets


Misty Mountain Climbing Harness

Petzl Climbing Helmet

Purchase these items now or contact Camp Ginger Cascades directly concerning any additional items for donation.


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SPECIAL FEATURE: Today's featured program is "Once Upon a Masterpiece," and is running June 25-July 1, and July 2-8 for girls in grades 2-3.

Girls will make more than wishes this week! You will spend a good part of the day in arts and crafts creating your own story through art. When you are not making magic, you will enjoy all the fun that traditional camp has to offer. Take part in a fairytale ball, and listen to stories each night as you drift off to sleep.

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Girls had a great time learning about various countries during Camp Ginger Cascades' International Adventure Day! We can't wait to celebrate again next year! ... See MoreSee Less

Don't forget, as you are considering your options for this summer Camp Ginger Cascades has a day camp! Come join us for a world of fun in the great outdoors during our day camp. You'll still get to participate in some excellent camp activities while going home each night to re-charge. We'll even pick you up! Sign up today at ... See MoreSee Less

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Outdoor Club registration is still going on NOW! Come join us for a weekend on the slopes and at Camp Ginger Cascades! Register Today:


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