How Does Opening Day at CCB Work?

Opening Day is one of our favorite days here at Camp Carolina! The atmosphere at camp is one of pure excitement and happiness with the counselors waiting enthusiastically  at the entrance of camp ready to greet their campers after weeks of on site training and months of waiting for this moment. On arrival you will be…

Missing Home at Camp. Part 2

As mentioned in our last blog, “Missing Home. Part 1” we discussed how to help your son gain experience being away from home and a few other tips to help your son before he arrived at camp. But what happens if you receive a homesick letter from your son while he is at camp? Or a…

Missing Home at Summer Camp. Part 1.

How do you handle homesickness? It is one of the most common questions we get asked by new parents considering sending their son to sleep away camp for the first time. Helping a camper through a bout of homesickness at summer camp is one of the most important and amazing components of any summer camp…

Camp for Christmas

Summer Camp. How many children this Christmas will be unwrapping a camp T-shirt or catalog this year representing a summer camp session? We don’t know either but we are SO excited for those children. The gift they have received is the GREATEST gift in the world and the summer they will experience will be second…

13 Signs You Have Spent a Summer at CCB!

Today I had a chuckle and was taken back to a shaving cream battle when I saw a bottle of shaving cream. I then had a laugh when I heard the song sandstorm on the radio and was taken back to a dance in the Dining Hall. I couldnt look a the Peanut Butter and Jelly…

Spring Preparation Means Summer is Near!

I am sure everyone working at a summer camp has walked outside into warmer weather this week and thought “Summer is on its way!” and at CCB this was no exception. Spring is a time for preparation at Camp Carolina, the staff are hired and are preparing for the summer of a lifetime, most of our…

The Snow Day Challenge!

As I write this, Camp Carolina is being blanketed with beautiful, fresh snow! At the moment a few patches of grass on the OD field are showing but the rest of camp is bright white. And it is beautiful! We have 6-12 inches expected and for WNC-that’s a lot (and for me, the Australian-out of…

Children and Nature

I was recently browsing through our wonderful WNC weekly paper-the Mountain Express when I came across a very interesting article that once again made me feel that what we are doing here at Camp Carolina is so important. The article highlighted how even here in Asheville and Western North Carolina where we are literally surrounded…

They Don’t Just Have Fun!

When you think of summer camp-you think of fun, right? Campers can choose to participate in any activity they wish, they can be outdoors if the wish, they smile and laugh with friends and every day is an adventure. But there is so much more that summer camps offer, skills and life experiences that the…

A First Year Experience!

We recently received an awesome letter from the lovely Rockwell family in Alexandria, VA who sent their son Christian to Camp Carolina for the first time. Christian came to the awesome Father-Son weekend in May and his Mom Caitlin said “He had a wonderful time, but was still hesitant about going so far from home –…

A Great Experience

We recently heard from a very happy parent who had some wonderful things to say about Camp Carolina. Cameron Langset is pursuing improving his lacrosse skills this summer and although we will miss him at CCB we wish him all the best! His dad, Kevin said the following… Last summers’ camp experience was outstanding for him and…

A Campers First Year

We recently received a lovely email from a first time campers parents that we feel sums up just how amazing that first year at Camp Carolina is. Alex Newton had attended the awesome Father-Son weekend with his dad Brian in 2011 and loved it so much he decided-Yes! I want to go for the summer…