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Summer Programming Update

Thank you for visiting our website! Please note that our summer camp and expedition trips have been suspended for 2020. You can find answers to common questions here. That means our administrative team will be taking a summer break. We will be back and ready to answer emails and phone calls in September.

Curious about our programs for next year? We have posted our program dates here, with more details to come once we reconvene. We will start accepting applications and enrolling campers in late September.

Missing camp or need a getaway? We’re offering day passes and camping reservations. If you wish to camp or hike on the preserve, please visit this link.

Welcome to our camp.

Green River Preserve is a non-competitive, coed summer camp connecting children with nature. Located on a 3,400 acre private wildlife preserve in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina, this extraordinary natural setting inspires campers to have a greater understanding of themselves, their environment, and their fellow man. Designed for bright, curious, and creative children, our program nurtures character development and fosters skills like perseverance, curiosity, communication, optimism, creativity, and GRIT.

Green River Preserve is a safe and comfortable place, both physically and emotionally. Purposefully small, our enrollment is limited to 112 campers per session. Green River Preserve offers 1,2, and 3 week summer camp sessions for campers in the rising 2nd through 9th grades and high school expedition programs for rising 9th graders through college freshmen.

We believe respect is a right. This agreement forms a strong foundation. Together, we build a community that is humble, helpful, and dedicated to growth.

I learned that you should always be you and that GRP is the best camp ever!

Sydney Baliff

Give the Gift of Camp

Camp is the gift that keeps on giving. Invest in your child’s future and give them the gift of camp.


Log into your GRP account to manage health records, complete forms, and view photos from the summer.

Reserve a place at camp.

Spaces fill up quickly so reserve your place at GRP today! It will transform your child for a lifetime.