As a part of our mission, Mount Shepherd is committed to making camp possible for ALL children, regardless of financial resources. Thanks to our generous supporters, we are able to say that NO child will be turned away for financial reasons. Once you have registered your camper please fill out our scholarship form!
Our adventure camp is the combination of our overnight program and the excitement of an outdoor excursion program. Our campers get the opportunity to explore the natural gifts of the Uwharries while growing in their confidence and faith. The week will be filled with backpacking, a paddling trip, on-site climbing activities, and much more!
Our overnight camp is our hallmark program. Campers will stay from Sunday afternoon to Friday afternoon, sleeping in cabins, roasting marshmallows, and singing campfire songs. Days are spent swimming and playing in our 2.5 acre lake, hiking on our 543 acre property, doing archery, playing gaga ball, solving team challenges, and so much more! Campers are by gender and age-specific cabins. Cabin groups are paired to form family groups, with whom your camper will spend the week.
Middle and High School campers will have added adventure, with activities that include climbing, ropes courses, and an overnight campout in the woods!
Ages 7 - Rising 12th Grade
ELEMENTARY AND MIDDLE SCHOOL COST: $475 PER PERSON HIGH SCHOOL COST: $495 PER PERSON
Our day camp helps your kid exchange screen time for sunshine. We get in the water every day, whether it’s our swimming pool or our lake. We hike around the property and enjoy games, fishing, arts and crafts, songs and devotions. We provide a solid lunch and a snack each day. Drop-off is between 8 and 9 each morning, while pickup is between 4 and 5:30.
Mini camp is a 3 day program giving our campers the opportunity to see what overnight camp is all about. Most activities are similar to the full week Elementary Overnight Camp where campers share in activities such as swimming, climbing, arts & crafts, hiking, challenge course, campfires, talent show (Wednesday night) and more.
This week-long training program is an opportunity for high school students to gain skills in working with children. We train participants in leadership principles, childcare techniques, food service skills, and countless games. After this week of training, LITs are invited to volunteer at least one other week during our summer program.
Camp Summershine is our camp for adults with disabilities. Mount Shepherd has a rich history of working with people of all ability levels, and we love this week of the summer! We have a fun week scheduled Monday through Friday, where our adult campers enjoy all our favorite activities. We ride on a wagon pulled by our tractor from activity to activity. We swim, take scavenger hunts, and we have a very special talent show!
*Our campers are matched up with staff buddies. We aim for one-to-one ratios, but sometimes have small groups for our more experienced campers.