Camps

Registration for Summer Camp 2022 will open Tuesday, December 7 at 9am.

Greenway Summer Camps

For more than 15 years, the Greenway has offered summer camps to local children of all ages and interests. The Greenway provides 2,100 acres of preserved land to hike, bike, fish, and kayak your way to a summer full of exploration and adventure. Greenway Summer Camps allow kids an opportunity to put down their gadgets, get outside, and explore something awesome - the great outdoors!

On average, nearly 5,000 campers come through Greenway camp programs and experience a summer getting close to nature, whether it be by fishing in the Greenway lakes, taking to the trails on mountain bikes, splashing in the creek, sharpening archery skills, or getting competitive in the Gaga Pit. It is the mission of Greenway Summer Camps to give children a chance to experience and celebrate nature. They arrive home muddy and tired, full of outdoor experiences they won’t soon forget!

Registration Method for All Greenway Camp Programs

We use EZ ChildTrack for all camp registrations, payments and health records. Registration for all camps can be done online. A few tips for a successful registration process:

  • EZ ChildTrack works best if accessed from a desktop or laptop computer.
  • If you are logging onto EZ Child Track for the first time, you will need to set up a new account to access the parent portal (previous accounts with the Greenway or CampDocs will not transfer).
  • If you already have an account with EZ ChildTrack, you can register by logging onto your parent portal at the same web address listed above. Click here for more information about EZ Child Track.

Family membership holders receive a 10% discounts on all camps.

Jr. Adventure Seekers

Tiny Timbers (Preschool - PreK) & Little Critters (Rising Kindergarten - Rising 1st Grade)

Our youngest adventurers will get to choose between several themed weeks as they learn to love the Great Outdoors. Each day will be filled with crafts, activities, and plenty of adventure along the way. Pick your favorite theme or choose to come for all of them! Register your Rising K-Rising 1st Grader in a morning and/or afternoon session on eligible weeks, pack a lunch, and let them stay the day! Children must be three prior to the first day of camp and must be able to change and use the bathroom without help.

Adventure Seekers

Seekers (Rising 1st Grade - Rising 3rd Grade)

Is your child ready to graduate from Jr. Adventure Seekers to Adventure Seekers? Seekers is the beginning of your Adventure Seekers Series Summer Camp journey!  Get ready for a week full of adventures, like kayaking, archery, crafts, and fort building! Our rising 1st through rising 3rd grade  campers will get to experience a wide-range of age-appropriate activities, designed to help them build confidence and independence. Campers will make new friends and learn teamwork, all while fostering a love and appreciation of the great outdoors.

Trekkers (Rising 3rd Grade - Rising 6th Grade)

It’s time to continue your journey as a Trekker in our Adventure Seekers Series Summer Camp! Rising 3rd through 6th graders will have the chance to build upon their camp experience from the Seekers program, adding in new activities such as mountain biking and wilderness & outdoor skills! Campers will get to participate in a wide-range of age-appropriate activities, including kayaking, corcling, archery, and fishing, developing on the skills they started in Seekers, such as teamwork, problem solving, and independence.

Adventurers (Rising 7th Grade - Rising 9th Grade)

Are you ready to become an Adventurer and expand your adventure and outdoor skills? Rising 7th – rising 9th graders will graduate to our adventurers program in the Adventure Seekers Series Summer Camp, where they will have the opportunity to focus on specific themes, all geared to having fun in the great outdoors! Campers can register for either Outdoor Sports or Outdoor Skill themes each week and will still have the opportunity to take part in many of the much-loved traditional camp activities!

Leader-In-Training (Rising 10th Grade - Rising 12th Grade)

Our Leader-In-Training program is designed for those who are ready to begin the transition from camper to counselor by using their camp experience to help create positive experiences for younger campers. LITs assist the Counselors in leading groups of campers, and they have the opportunity to participate in many camp activities. LITs must be responsible with strong leadership abilities. Prospective LIT’s must sign up and pay the deposit like they would as a camper. To apply, applicants must submit their unique application and two letters of recommendation from non-family members. These will be reviewed by our Camp Director who may follow-up with more questions.

LIT’s will be required to attend a one-week training, the dates of which are to be announced. After that, they will be required to volunteer for at least two weeks of camp but are welcome to volunteer for as many as they want.

 

Specialty Camps

Fish Tales (Rising 3rd Grade - Rising 9th Grade)

Ever wanted to know how to rig a line or how to bait a hook? Maybe you’ve wondered what kind of fish you could catch on the Greenway? Well this is the perfect camp for you! During this week we will explore the Greenway, fishing at different ponds and lakes each day. This beginner fishing camp will cover all aspects of fishing to get you started as well as doing some fun fishy crafts and even learning to kayak fish!

Mountain Biking - Intro/Basic (Rising 3rd Grade - Rising 10th Grade)

Campers must be 9 years old before the first day of camp

Join us for three days of instruction in technical trail riding, slow handling skills, and proper positioning. During this time, campers will improve these skills, gain assurance on their bike and enjoy the adrenaline rush of riding trails with confidence. On Thursday, we will bike to the Fort Mill YMCA at the Recreation Complex, swim and return for a “show the skills” at 4pm for the parents, followed by ice cream. Your child must already know how to ride a bike. Each camper must provide their own mountain bike that is a 24” wheel size or larger. Instructors: Patty Smith and Doug Satterwhite.

Mountain Biking - Advanced (Rising 6th Grade - Rising 12th Grade)

This three-day camp will really pack in the miles of the wonderful trails at the Greenway. We will review and perfect the tough spots. We will teach derailleur adjustments as well as pass on some racing secrets. To attend this camp you must currently race mountain bikes, have attended advanced camp before, or have attended regular mountain bike camp and been recommended by Patty or Doug to attend advanced camp.

Equestrian Day Camp

Week long Equestrian Day Camps are offered on the Greenway Campers, from Novice to Advanced levels, will improve their horsemanship and riding skills while making new friends who share their passion for horses. Groups include:

NOVICE (WESTERN): Campers will be introduced to horses and learn safety procedures around the barn. They will learn to groom, saddle and ride independently. 

INTERMEDIATE (WESTERN): Campers will quickly review all skills from the Novice group and will progress to slightly more advanced horses and exercises. They will also learn to ride at a slightly faster pace and begin to refine control of the horse.  This level requires a letter from  trainer/instructor if camper is not a Greenway Stables rider.

ADVANCED (ENGLISH OVER FENCES): For campers who have mastered Intermediate English skills and are ready to go over (or are already sailing over) fences. This level requires a letter from trainer/instructor if camper is not a Greenway Stables rider.

All groups will play games, learn parts of a horse, saddles and bridles and will have a snack each day. As opportunities arise, campers will be able to help with farm chores, watch a horse get new shoes or see the veterinarian in action! We will do our best to place campers in the group where they will be able to learn and improve the most. However, campers may be moved to a more suitable group at the discretion of the Camp Director.
Camp meets at the Greenway Stables each day. Each week of camp offers an optional Thursday overnight at the barn.

Adventure Wilderness Camp

(Rising 5th Grade - Rising 9th Grade)

Great adventures are ready and waiting at Adventure Wilderness Camp! A week-long residential camp held at Springmaid Mountain Resort in Spruce Pine, NC. Adventure Wilderness Camp is co-ed offered for campers who are rising 5th through rising 9th graders. The Blue Ridge Mountains of
NC provide a beautiful backdrop while campers experience a variety of activities including fly fishing, primitive camping, tubing on the North Toe River, archery, and guided horseback trail rides, as well as traditional camp activities such as field games and crafts. Adventure Wilderness Camp will give campers the chance to unplug and explore the great outdoors while learning new skills, building confidence, and making friends!

Each day will be filled with laughter, fun, and memory making as campers learn to push the boundaries of their comfort zone and develop life-long skills. Drop-off will be Sunday afternoon and pick-up will be Saturday morning with parents being responsible for transportation to and from Springmaid Mountain. This is an overnight camp. Daily activities will take place in co-ed groups and all campers will share a bunkhouse, with boys and girls residing in separate wings.

Equestrian Resident Camp

Week-long Residence Camps are offered at Springmaid Mountain Resort during the month of July. Springmaid Mountain Resort is located in Spruce Pine, NC and can be found at www.springmaidmountainresort.com. Campers, from Novice to Advanced levels, will improve their horsemanship and riding skills while making new friends who share their passion for horses. Groups include:

NOVICE (WESTERN): campers will be introduced to horses and learn safety procedures around the barn. They will learn to groom, saddle and ride independently.

INTERMEDIATE (WESTERN): Campers will quickly review all skills from the novice group and will progress to slightly more advanced horses and exercises. They will also learn to ride at a slightly faster pace and begin to refine control of the horse. 

ADVANCED (ENGLISH OVER FENCES): For campers who have mastered Intermediate English skills and are ready to go over (or are already sailing over) fences.  This level requires a letter from trainer/instructor if camper is not a Greenway Stables rider.

All groups will play games, learn parts of a horse, saddles and bridles, and will have 3 meals each day. As opportunities arise, campers will be able to help with farm chores, watch a horse get new shoes or see the veterinarian in action! We will do our best (before camp begins) to place campers in the group where they will be able to learn and improve the most. However, campers may be moved to a more suitable group at the discretion of the
Camp Director. In addition to everything Equine, campers will enjoy hiking, tubing, group games, an overnight camp out (weather permitting), many
more outdoor activities and a dance on Friday night. Campers will perform a demonstration at 10am on Saturday morning. Parents are responsible for transportation.

Come join the fun at FLYERS Summer camp! At FLYERS, we make summer camp exciting by incorporating as many theme-related activities as we can into our programming through crafts, team building, Fit Kids, field games, centers and more. Each week we will have a “fun in the sun” water day and “Staycation” for our campers to enjoy. Pick from our fun new themes and choose as many summer sessions as you want.

FLYERS Summer camp will be held at four locations: Springfield Elementary, Kings Town Elementary, Doby’s Bridge Elementary, and Tega Cay Elementary.

Each week of camp will be offered at each of the four FLYERS camps. You will have your choice of camp location at registration so choose what
locations works best for you. All participants must have completed their Kindergarten year of school to attend FLYERS camp.

Kids' Night Out on the Greenway

Ages: Kindergarten-8th Grade (must be at least 5 years old)
Cost: $35/child, members receive $5 discount. Registration is required.
Drop-off: 5:30-6pm; Pick-up: 8:30-9pm

Kids’ Night Out is back! Take all the fun of Adventure Seeker’s Summer Camp and mix it with the being on the Greenway at night! Come enjoy another year of Kids’ Night Out – the best night of the month!
Hampton Wildlife Fund Adventure Center |  Adventure Road Entrance

Click Here to Register

September: Water Fun

It’s the start of everyone’s favorite program – Kids’ Night Out! We start our season out with a final farewell to summer with some water fun! Kids will enjoy kayaking on the lake and slipping and sliding down the Slip N’ Slide. It wouldn’t be a salute to summer without some tasty, gourmet s’mores! Get ready for the best night of the month, and join us for our Kids’ Night Out!

October 8: Boo Bash

Come out for a Boo Bash! Join us at Kids’ Night Out October for some silly good fun! We will lead our friends through a “corn maze,” play gaga ball with a Boo Bash twist, and make apple campfire pies! It’s sure to be a spook-tacular time!

November 12: On-Target Fun

Is your aim on target? Join us for Kids’ Night Out in November for some on-target fun! Try your hand at archery, and help your team win a targeted relay race. Kids can also enjoy making some “bullseye” marshmallows! Make sure your aim is true and join us for a great night at Kids’ Night Out On-Target Fun!

December 10: Snowtastic Fun

Just because we’re in the South doesn’t mean we can’t have fun in the snow! Join us for Kids’ Night Out in December for some “snowtastic” fun! Try to knock off a snowman’s hat, and play a round of snowball bowling. Make some super “cooool” art by ice painting, and warm up with the hot chocolate bar! Come join us for the last Kids’ Night Out of 2021!

January 14: Night at the Carnival

Welcome the new year with magical, carnival fun! We’ll have carnival games and popcorn treats. Kids can also race through a carnival maze! It’s going to be a grand ole’ time at Kids’ Night Out: Night at the Carnival!

February 11: Wild Adventures

Are you ready for some wild adventures? Kids’ Night Out February is the place to be! Help your team beat the clock to find all of the missing pieces to your yarn snake. Kids will also go on a lantern-lit hike, and enjoy a campfire treat! It’s sure to be a wild good time at Kids’ Night Out!

March 11: Escape Winter

Kids’ Night Out in March is the best way to escape those winter blues! Help your team beat the clock in a puzzle room challenge and rescue your team’s flag in capture the flag. To round out the night, we’ll escape the cold with a snack around the campfire.

April 8: Hop into Spring

Spring has sprung at Kids’ Night Out in April! It’s time to have fun with a night of archery and an obstacle course. Hop into the excitement by joining a nine-square game, and fuel up with a delicious campfire snack. Join us for the best night of the month at Kids Night Out: Hop into Spring!

Winter Trek Camp

Ages: Kindergarten-9th Grade (campers must be 6 years old by the first day of camp)
Total Rate: $275
Non-refundable deposit due at registration: $50 (balance due by 12/21)
Greenway members receive a 10% discount on the balance of camp

When: Monday, December 27th - Friday, December 31st | 9 am - 4 pm (early drop off at 8:00 am/late pick up at 5:30 pm)
Where: Hampton Wildlife Fund Adventure Center |  Adventure Road Entrance

Register Here

Don’t spend all of your winter break inside! Join us at Winter Trek Camp 2021 and spend a week enjoying some of your favorite camp activities, like archery, hiking, field games, and campfire.

Winter Trek camp will be held at the Hampton Wildlife Fund Adventure Center on Monday, December 27th – Friday, December 31st from 9 am to 4 pm. Early drop-off will start at 8:00 am and all campers will need to be picked up by 5:30 pm daily.

This camp is a Monday-Friday event – we do not offer single-day or drop-in options. 

So get ready to brush up on your gaga ball and 9-square skills, all while meeting new friends, and making great memories!

For questions, please contact Natalie Senglaub.