Camp Ginger Cascades Summer Resident Camp

Summer Resident Camp Session Descriptions

Please check the tab “Does My Camper Need a Physical?” to determine which camp sessions require campers to receive a physical prior to coming to camp.


Entering Grades 1-3

Mini Splashtastic

Our favorite part of camp is making new friends. Join us this mini session as you splash around during swim lessons at the pool, build friendships, boat on the lake, cook over a campfire, and search for fairies in the woods. You’ll have a slumber party and round out your time at camp laughing and singing with your new best buds around the campfire. There is no place like camp! *Early Registration and Cookie Go-Getter discounts do not apply to this program.*
Dates/Themes: 6/14/2020- 6/17/2020 & 6/17/2020-6/20/2020 – Into the Wild
Price: $200

Just the Two of Us

Get away from it all and spend time together at camp making memories that will last a lifetime. Explore camp, make s’mores and sing around the campfire. This camp session is designed as a “mom” and girl program. Girls may bring any female adult (age 18 or older) who is special to them. *Early Registration and Cookie Go-Getter discounts do not apply to this program.*
Dates/Themes: 6/21/2020- 6/24/2020 – Into the Wild
Price: $200 per person

Entering Grades 2-3

Splash-tastic

Our favorite part of camp is making new friends. Join us this week to splash around during swim lessons at the pool, build friendships, boat on the lake, cook over a campfire, and search for fairies in the woods. You’ll have a mid-week slumber party and round out the week laughing and singing with your new best buds around the campfire. There is no place like camp!
Dates/Themes:
6/14/2020-6/20/2020 – Olympics
6/21/2020- 6/27/2020 – Into the Wild
7/12/2020- 7/18/2020 – Tribe Week
7/19/2020- 7/25/2020 – Medieval Mayhem
7/26/2020 – 8/01/2020 – STEAM

Price: $520, Early Bird: $470

Entering Grades 4-5

Summer Sizzler

Want a taste of everything camp has to offer? This week is for you! Boating, archery, climbing, a campfire cookout, crafts, and songs are all in store. You’ll even build the perfect s’more with a special ingredients s’mores buffet!
Dates/Themes:
6/14/2020-6/20/2020 – Olympics
6/21/2020- 6/27/2020 – Into the Wild
7/12/2020- 7/18/2020 – Tribe Week
7/19/2020- 7/25/2020 – Medieval Mayhem
7/26/2020 – 8/01/2020 – STEAM

Price: $520, Early Bird: $470

Just the Two of Us

Get away from it all and spend time together at camp making memories that will last a lifetime. Explore camp, make s’mores and sing around the campfire. This camp session is designed as a “mom” and girl program. Girls may bring any female adult (age 18 or older) who is special to them. *Early Registration and Cookie Go-Getter discounts do not apply to this program.*
Dates/Themes: 7/26/2020- 7/29/2020 – STEAM
Price: $200 per person

Mini Summer Sizzler

Want a taste of everything camp has to offer? This mini session is for you! Boating, archery, climbing, a campfire, crafts, and songs are all in store. You’ll even build the perfect s’more with a special ingredients s’mores buffet! *Early Registration and Cookie Go-Getter discounts do not apply to this program.*
Dates/Themes: 7/29/2020- 8/01/2020 – STEAM
Price: $200 per person

Entering Grades 6-8

#MeetMeAtCamp

Camp life is the best life and we want to prove it to you this week! Join us at camp and spend time relaxing, exploring, and trying new things. You’ll go boating, swimming, climb the rock wall, and have plenty of time for camp crafts. Of course you’ll also hang out in our hammocks and hike our nature trails while searching for shooting stars with your new best friends! .
Dates/Themes:
6/14/2020-6/20/2020 – Olympics
6/21/2020- 6/27/2020 – Into the Wild
7/12/2020- 7/18/2020 – Tribe Week
7/19/2020- 7/25/2020 – Medieval Mayhem
7/26/2020 – 8/01/2020 – STEAM

Price: $520, Early Bird: $470

Ultimate Adventurer

Are you up for an adrenaline rush? Then this camp session is for you! This week you take a trip down a rushing river as you go whitewater rafting, take a leap of faith on a giant swing, take in the sights on a zip line tour, and venture into the dark at Linville Caverns! Please note your child must be at least 75lbs and no more than 265lbs to attend this program. .
Date/Theme: 6/14/2020-6/20/2020 – Olympics
Price: $720 Early Bird: $670

Outdoor Explorers

If you love the great outdoors and love to go on camping adventures, then some and explore Camp Ginger Cascades as you spend a night at each of Camp Ginger Cascades’ primitive campsites. Try your hand at tent camping, hammock camping and sleeping under the stars! You will learn new recipes to cook over a fire, plan an overnight for your group and even participate in your survivor challenges!
Date/Theme: 6/21/2020-6/27/2020 – Into the Wild
Price: $540, Early Bird: $490

Get Lost

Time to head underground to explore the hidden world beneath our feet. You’ll go spelunking in the Lost Sea Caves and even camp inside them! You and your group will take a ride in a glass-bottomed boat across the nation’s largest underground lake. All this and the fun of camp too!
Date/Theme: 7/12/2020-7/18/2020 – Tribe Week
Price: $650, Early Bird: $600

Llama Trek

Spend time meeting your new llama buddies and trek out on an overnight adventure! You’ll sleep out with your new four legged friends, as they help you carry your gear in and out of the campsite. Once you are back at camp you can kick back, relax and swap stories over a party at the pool.
Dates/Themes:
7/19/2020- 7/25/2020 – Medieval Mayhem
7/26/2020 – 8/01/2020 – STEAM

Price: $700, Early Bird: $650

Take the Lead

Push your leadership limits with a group of like-minded girls. Tackle the climbing wall blindfolded, explore our woods with a map and compass, cook a campfire meal from scratch, learn new leadership skills with different challenges and so much more!.
Dates/Themes:
7/26/2020- 8/01/2020 – Medieval Mayhem

Price: $520, Early Bird: $470


Entering Grades 9-12

Lifeguarding

This week girls will spend time in the pool and in the classroom as they earn their lifeguarding certification. These ladies will have a busy week earning their certification, but will also have the opportunity to relax, cook over a campfire, and go white water rafting at the end of the week to celebrate their accomplishments. Please note the below pre-requisites to attend this program:
• Camper must be at least 15 years old
• Camper must be able to swim 300 yards (continuously while demonstrating controlled/rhythmic breathing)
• You may use a combination of breast stroke or front crawl (swimming on the back or side is not allowed)
• Camper must be able to tread water for 2 minutes without use of hands
• Camper must be able to surface dive to a depth of at least 7 feet
• Camper must be able to exit pool without the use of ladder or stairs.
Date/Theme: 6/14/2020-6/20/2020 – Olympics
Price: $600, Early Bird: $550

App Trekkers

Let’s get out and go on an adventure! Spend your week at camp learning all about leave no trace, cooking on a fire and most importantly hone your backpacking skills so you can plan your 3 day 2 night hiking trip on the famous Appalachian Trail! When you get back from your trip you will spend extra time relaxing at the pool.
Date/Theme: 6/21/2020-6/27/2020 – Into the Wild
Price: $570, Early Bird: $520

Ultimate Adventurer

Are you up for an adrenaline rush? Then this camp session is for you! This week you take a trip down a rushing river as you go whitewater rafting, take a leap of faith on a giant swing, take in the sights on a zip line tour, and venture into the dark at Linville Caverns! Please note your child must be at least 75lbs and no more than 265lbs to attend this program.
Date/Theme: 7/12/2020- 7/18/2020 – Tribe Week
Price: $720, Early Bird: $670 TBA

Eat, Sleep, Camp, Repeat

Join your camp family this week for a summer to remember! Camp out under the stars, roast marshmallows, enjoy a pool party, and do all of the activities that make you smile when you think about a summer at camp! You and your summer sisters will make memories while you’re on the loose.
Date/Theme: 7/19/2020- 7/25/2020 – Medieval Mayhem
Price: $520, Early Bird: $470

Mountain Girls

Calling all mountain girls! Come spend some quality time in the gorgeous Grandfather Mountain state park, enjoying the views from its mile-high swinging bridge and scenic outlooks. You will even get to experience some fun at Mystery Hill where you can try your hand at hatchet throwing. Waterfalls and beautiful hiking trails are also on the agenda, but don’t worry – when you’re all hiked out, it’s time to relax as you tube down a river.
Date/Theme: 7/19/2020- 7/25/2020 – Medieval Mayhem
Price:$625, Early Bird: $575

Destination Relaxation

Spend a week at camp pampering yourself. Practice your yoga skills at camp before taking a day trip to participate in a goat yoga class. Spend a relaxing afternoon paddle boarding around the lake. Make bath bombs, lotions, smoothies, scented candles and more. You’ll even hike to Camp Ginger Cascade’s hidden waterfall! Before you’re done, make decadent desserts over a campfire and spend the night swinging in a hammock.
Date/Theme: 7/26/2020- 8/01/2020 – STEAM
Price: $575, Early Bird: $525


Leadership Programs

Take the Lead

Push your leadership limits with a group of like-minded girls. Tackle the climbing wall blindfolded, explore our woods with a map and compass, cook a campfire meal from scratch, learn new leadership skills with different challenges and so much more!.
For Rising 6th-8th Grade
Dates/Themes:
7/26/2020- 8/01/2020 – Medieval Mayhem

Price: $520, Early Bird: $470

Lifeguarding

This week girls will spend time in the pool and in the classroom as they earn their lifeguarding certification. These ladies will have a busy week earning their certification, but will also have the opportunity to relax, cook over a campfire, and go white water rafting at the end of the week to celebrate their accomplishments. Please note the below pre-requisites to attend this program:
• Camper must be at least 15 years old
• Camper must be able to swim 300 yards (continuously while demonstrating controlled/rhythmic breathing)
• You may use a combination of breast stroke or front crawl (swimming on the back or side is not allowed)
• Camper must be able to tread water for 2 minutes without use of hands
• Camper must be able to surface dive to a depth of at least 7 feet
• Camper must be able to exit pool without the use of ladder or stairs.
Date/Theme: 6/14/2020-6/20/2020 – Olympics
Price: $660, Early Bird: $550

Counselor in Training I

Do you want to work at camp someday? Experience camp through the eyes of a camp counselor with the CIT I program. Learn leadership, teamwork, and group dynamics as you develop new skills and practice them under the supervision of our trained staff. Work with younger girls leading games, teaching new songs, and sharing your love of camp. With successful completion of this program, CIT’s are certified in First Aid and CPR, earning their CIT I pin, and have the opportunity to apply as a CIT II.
For Rising 10th-12th Grade
Date/Themes: 7/12/2020- 7/25/2020 – Tribe Week/Medieval Mayhem

Price: $705, Early Bird: $655

Counselor in Training II

After you complete the CIT I program, you are ready to apply and become a CIT II. As a CIT II, you will experience designing and delivering program, earn your CIT II pin, and plan and go on an offsite trip. After you complete your two weeks of training, you will complete an intern week working alongside camp staff in a unit. *Early Registration does not apply to this program.*
• Please note campers must apply before they are able to register for this camp session.

For Rising 11th-12th Grade
Date/Themes: 6/14/2020- 6/27/2020 – Olympics/Into the Wild

Price: $660


Troop Explorers

Troop Explorers

If you want to go troop camping but haven’t had the time to organize it or have not been able to get your outdoor license, come to Camp Ginger Cascades this summer. You and your troop will have time to try a variety of activities during the day and sleep in one of our awesome units. Camptivities, crafts, meals and snacks included, and you’ll go home with a camp T-shirt! Troops are limited to the number of adults as required by Safety Activity Checkpoints. *Early Registration and Cookie Go-Getter discounts do not apply to this program.*
For Girls in Rising 1st-12th Grade & their Troop Leaders
Date/Themes: 6/24/2020- 6/27/2020 – Into the Wild

Price: $125 per girl, $50 per adult

Does my camper need a physical?

If your camper’s program is listed below, a physical, signed by a medical professional, is required to participate in the camp session.

App Trekkers

CIT II

Destination Relaxation

Get Lost

Lifeguarding

Llama Trek

Mountain Girls

Ultimate Adventurer


Theme Week Descriptions

Olympics – 6/14/2020 – 6/20/2020

Be ready to bring your Olympic spirit as you test your brains and brawn in our Ginger Cascades Games. Your team will get the chance to create and name your own county! You will even create and craft a flag that you carry with you all week. This week is packed full of daily games and challenges to see which group can win the coveted gold gnome! If you think you and your friends are up for the challenge then join us for the summer 2020 Olympics Ginger Cascades style!

Into The Wild – 6/21/2020 – 6/27/2020

Are you an outdoor kinda girl? This week is all about venturing outside as you learn how to create and inspire your own art with the nature around you, make your favorite campfire dish, float in the lake on our GIANT floaties, and even go head to head in our very own Ginger Cascades survivor challenge! Are you ready to outwit, outlast and outplay this week as we get wild about camp!

Tribe Week – 7/12/2020 – 7/18/2020

Get ready to break out your face paint and your tribe T-shirts because this week is all about tribe pride! Before arriving to camp new campers will be sorted into one of Camp Ginger Cascades famous tribes. All week you will take part in fun games and challenges to see who the best Tribe is. Earn points for your tribe by completing various challenges throughout the week. Shake your groove thing at a tribe-themed color dance, join in for Capture the Flag, and explore camp looking for your tribe’s secret treasure!

Medieval Mayhem -7/19/2020 – 7/25/2020

Peoples of the realm, prepare thyself for a week of adventure! This week it’s time to travel back to medieval times. Go on daily quests as you construct your own coat of arms, build a mini catapult, dabble in the ancient art of alchemy, and learn how to defeat a dragon! You will even try your hand at medieval cooking and cuisine. Don’t forget to pack your favorite costume as we end the week with a masquerade ball.

STEAM -7/26/2020 – 8/01/2020

Join the team at Camp Ginger Cascades as we explore the arts and sciences through a ton of fun activities and experiments! It will be a badge blitz, as we complete many activities that can go toward STEAM badges! Stargaze during a night-time boating session, construct your own raft to compete with other teams on our lake, get messy making slime and you’ll even try your hand at building a mini catapult. There will be plenty of opportunities for messes, hypotheses and discovery this week!

Each week of camp will have it’s very own theme. These themes will be integrated into each day with an hour or more of program/activities dedicated to the theme. NOTE: This is additional FREE fun added to the program you registered for, these are not programs

*All three GSCP2P camps have units (campsites) unique to their property. Most of them are cabins, while some may include platform tents, tree houses or bunkhouses. Each camp has trained counselors housed in separate quarters within the unit, close enough to supervise campers and their interactions, but sleeping in their own cabin. For some of the younger girl programs, staff actually stay in the larger cabins with their groups. Please be sure to read the camp descriptions, and remember you are welcome to attend an open house at any or all of our camps to see the housing each camp has to offer.