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Camp Chatuga
Mountain Rest, SC

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(864) 638-3728
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291 Camp Chatuga Road
Mountain Rest, SC 29664

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CAMPER AGES: 6 - 16

TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway.

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: Established in 1956. Only private, independent resident camp in SC. Over 30 daily activities offered including horseback, water-skiing, BMX bikes, crafts, archery, riflery and sports. 4:1 camper:counselor ratio for safety and personal attention. Wholesome atmosphere perfect for fun and personal growth through relationships and nature!

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Dance, Theater, Music/Band, Fine Arts/Crafts, Video/Filmmaking/Photography, Basketball, Football, Weightloss, Soccer, Horses/Equestrian, Swimming, Tennis, Waterfront/Aquatics, Volleyball, Team Sports, Adventure, Wilderness/Nature, and more.

CAMP LOCATION: Camp Chatuga is ideally located in the Blue Ridge Mountains of South Carolina and completely surrounded by the Sumter National Forest. Chatuga is 10 miles northwest of Walhalla off Hwy 28 in the northwestern corner of SC (five miles from GA and five miles from NC). Only 2 hours north of Atlanta; 1 1/2 hours west of Greenville, SC; 3 hours southwest of Charlotte. We have our own private lake for swimming, waterskiing and canoeing. Our environment is a beautiful place of nature and peacefulness away from modern technology; a perfect place to be a child.

CAMP FACILITIES: 32 cabins, covered outdoor lodge with with stage and sound system, recreation hall, dining hall, infirmary, outdoor basketball courts, tennis courts, rustic amphitheater (council ring), barn, lake for swimming and water sports, football/soccer field, slip-n-slide, climbing wall, volleyball area, gaga pit.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: Established in 1956, Camp Chatuga is a privately owned traditional summer camp offering over 30 daily activities including horseback, water skiing, BMX bikes, crafts, drama, archery, riflery and sports. Depending on the camper's number of years at Chatuga and session choice, exciting day trips include rafting Section 3 of the Chattooga River, taking a canopy zipline tour, visiting a water park or showing one's speed and skills at an all-camp rollerskating party.

Each evening at Camp Chatuga includes a fun-filled, entertaining activity for all to enjoy. These may include theme parties/dances, carnivals, a Counselor Hunt, showing off your talent at Chatuga's Got Talent, or a giant shaving cream fight during Icky Olympics. 4 to 1 camper to counselor ratio for safety and personal attention. Wholesome, family atmosphere perfect for fun and personal growth through relationships and nature! Accredited by the American Camp Association.

CAMP LEADERSHIP CIT/LIT PROGRAMS: Rising 10th and 11th graders do not register online. Rising 10th graders must apply to be Leaders-in-Training and rising 11th graders must apply to be Service Campers. Service Campers get discounted fees in exchange for some work. You may print and submit the LIT/SC application found under Dates, Rates and Forms on our website as these spots fill quickly.

FAMILY CAMP SESSION(S): May 1 - 3

This active weekend for parents and children includes activities like Canoeing, Archery, Horseback, Crafts, evening programs, and porch time. Why should only kids have all the fun?! If you grew up attending camp, this is a wonderful way to share it with your child; if you are new to camp, come see what it’s all about. Family Camp is a great opportunity to spend quality time together in our beautiful rustic setting with all scheduling, cabin assignments, and hot meals included.

Family Camp runs Friday night May 1, through Sunday morning May 3. Registration is $180 per parent-child couple, plus $90 per additional adult. Each additional child receives a $40 discount after registration. We assign lodging based on family make-up; please let us know at registration if you want to room with a particular family.

YEAR-ROUND PROGRAMS: Camp Chatuga accommodates retreat groups in the fall and spring.

Group Rental Includes:
Covered outdoor lodge with stage and sound system
Large 50 x 100 yard ballfield for athletic events
Dining hall that seats 200 with audio/visual capabilities
Large outdoor council ring with bench seating and campfire pit
Smaller campfire pit for a more intimate gathering
Recreation hall with games
Tennis courts
Basketball court
Volleyball net
Lake for swimming and canoeing

Lodging:
Cabins hold 4 to 10 guests, many with their own interior bathroom. We offer many different set-ups of cabins, from duplex-style to single units, all with bunk beds. Many of the cabins are “winterized” for fall and early spring reservations.

Meals:
Meal service is provided for groups of 30 or more for an additional fee per meal/per person. Groups of less than 30, meals can be negotiated.
For groups fewer than 30, we offer an outdoor grill, refrigeration, ice machine and sinks at no extra cost.

Rates:
Lodging: $25 a night per person
Meals: $8 per meal per person (all-you-can-eat)
For groups of 70 or more, additional activities are available, including archery, riflery, leader-led hikes, team-building, and swimming with certified lifeguards. Call for fee details.
We have a no-alcohol policy.

OTHER CAMP INFO: Rising 10th and 11th graders do not register online. Rising 10th graders must apply to be Leaders-in-Training and rising 11th graders must apply to be Service Campers. Service Campers get discounted fees in exchange for some work. You may print and submit the application found under Dates, Rates and Forms on our website as these spots fill quickly.

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
Horse Camp
June 7-13 (Girls only ages 12-15) $945

One Week (ages 6-16):
A1 June 14-20 $945
A2 June 21-27 $945
B1 June 28 - July 4 $945
B2 July 5-11 $945
C1 July 12-18 $945
C2 July 19-25 $945

Two Weeks (ages 6-16):
A June 14-27 $1890
B June 28 - July 11 $1890
C July 12-25 $1890

Three Weeks (ages 6-16):
BC1 June 28 - July 18 $2985
B2C July 5-25 $2985

Four Weeks (ages 6-16):
BC June 28 - July 25 $3930


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