Camps

As of 5/11/20, registration is temporarily paused for Adventure Seekers Summer Camps until we understand what group sizes will be mandated by SCDHEC for summer day camps. This includes any changes to the waitlist. Greenway Summer Camps (Equestrian, Mountain Bike and Fish Tales) and Springmaid Mountain Resident camps registration remains open.

We are excited that Summer Camps on the Greenway are happening! Please see our most recent communication with registered families. While we cannot guarantee COVID-19 won’t happen at camp, we can assure you that we have done everything we can to make camp as safe as possible. To see some of the changes, please see our ‘COVID-19 Response Plan Summary for Parents’.

Greenway 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 the gadgets, get outside, and explore something awesome - the great outdoors!

In 2018, nearly 5,000 campers came through Greenway camp programs and experienced 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.

New Registration Method for 2020!

We are using EZ ChildTrack for all camp registrations, payments and health records this year. Registration for all camps can be done onlineIf 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.

Adventure Seekers:

Spring Break Camp

Can't wait for summer? Are you ready to get outside and have some fun? Join us for a week-long adventure during spring break to get back to the great outdoors! Archery, disc golf, kayaking, fishing, and campfire are just some of the things we will do Spring Break Camp! Have a competitive spirit? Get ready for the All-Camp Game to end our week to see which group can claim the title of Spring Break Champions!


Drop-off and pick-up will be located at the Adventure center. Camp runs 9a-4p with early drop off starting at 7:30 AM and late pick up going to 6PM. Spring Break Camp is available to children ages 6-14 years old.

Cost: $225, Greenway members receive 10% discount. A $50 non-refundable deposit is due at registration.

Spring Break camp is a Monday- Friday event. We do not offer single-day or drop-in options.

Come enjoy some time in the great outdoors, hanging with friends, and having fun!

Register Here

Tiny Timbers (3-4 yr.) & Little Critters (5-6 yr.)

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 five or six year-old in a morning and 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. Camp meets at the Rush Pavilion at the Lake Haigler Entrance, located at 2593 Lake Haigler Dr.

Morning Sessions, 9am–12:30pm

Afternoon Session 1pm-4:30pm (Little Critters only)

Seekers (6-8 yr.) & Trekkers (9-11 yr.)

Kayaking, fishing, hiking, and stream stomping are some of the adventures you’ll “seek” out on the Greenway. Rise to new heights as you challenge yourself on the low ropes course, discover archery, and learn some basic survival skills. Actual activities may vary between the age groups to ensure age appropriate experiences, but all campers will experience a wide range of outdoor activities. In addition to regular camp hours, campers will also be able to have fun in pre (7:30am-9am) and post (4pm-6pm) camp! Adventure Seekers is accredited through the American Camping Association. Camp meets at the Adventure Center, 104 Adventure Road.

Camp meets Monday-Friday from 9am–4pm.

Adventurers (12-14 yr.)

Our Adventurer camps expand on basic camp activities through themed weeks, allowing your camper to grow their skills in a number of areas. This camp will meet at the Adventure Center at the Adventure Road entrance.  Themes include:

Survival:
Learn how to start a fire, build a shelter, filter water, make a fish trap and more! This camp includes an overnight camping trip on the Greenway from Thursday to Friday.

Mountain Bike:
Expand upon your mountain bike skills with more time spent in the saddle exploring and by taking on new obstacles at our skills track! This camp includes a field trip to another mountain bike destination.

Adventure Sports:
This week will expose campers to a variety of adventure sports and will include one field trip to a unique adventure sports place such as Kinetic Heights, Inner Peaks, Southtown Wake Park and others!

Water:
This week is all things water! Students will have an opportunity to try out the challenging sport of log rolling as well as go on a kayak adventure on the Catawba River.

Camp meets Monday–Friday from 9am–4pm.

Leader in Training (LIT Program)

Our Leader-In-Training program is designed for rising 10th, 11th and 12th graders. This program serves as an excellent transition from “Camper to Counselor” for Adventure Seekers Camp and is a very meaningful way to spend the summer. LITs assist the Counselors in leading groups of campers while participating in the many camp activities offered.

LITs must be responsible with strong leadership abilities. Prospective LITs must complete an application which includes a letter of reference from a non-relative such as a teacher, mentor or group leader that states why they should be considered an LIT for our summer camp this year. A letter of reference should speak to why they would be a good fit for camp. LIT’s will be required to attend a one week training June 10-14. 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.

Rising 10th–12th Graders

Additional Camps:

Mountain Bike 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 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.

Pick up/drop off: Field Trial Barn, located at 195 Adventure Road.

Instructors: Patty Smith and Doug Satterwhite.

Ages 9–15

Advanced Mountain Bike Camp

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.

Pick up/drop off: Field Trial Barn, located at 195 Adventure Road.

Instructors: Patty Smith and Doug Satterwhite.

Ages 11–17

Fish Tales

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 enjoying a family hot dog cookout on the final day.

Boys Wilderness Camp at Springmaid Mountain

Fishing Poles and Kayaks! Compasses and Muddy Footprints! Springmaid Mountain weeklong adventure camp runs side by side with Springmaid Mountain Equestrian Camp at Springmaid Mountain Resort located in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of NC. Wilderness campers will share meals, game time, and some additional activities with the Springmaid Mountain Equestrian Camp. Campers will unplug and get outside where they can learn new skills, build confidence, make memories and friends! From fishing and fire building to navigation and fort building, Springmaid Mountain Wilderness Adventure camp provides a variety of unique recreational and educational experiences that are sure to push campers beyond their comfort zone as they gain know-how and explore the great outdoors! Parents are responsible for transportation.

Ages 9–14

Camp meets Sunday–Saturday.

Equestrian Day Camp

Week long Equestrian Day Camps are offered on the Greenway during the month of June. 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. (6 spots)

Beginner-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. (6 spots)

Intermediate (English on the flat): Riders who have mastered the beginner classes may move on to this group. Campers will learn to walk, trot and post in an English Saddle. (3 spots)

Advanced (English over fences): For campers who have mastered Intermediate English skills and are ready to go over (or are already sailing over) fences. (3 spots) - requires a letter from trainer/instructor

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.

Ages 8–14 

Equestrian Camp at Springmaid Mountain

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 on the internet 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. (6 spots)

Beginner-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. (6 spots)

Intermediate (English on the flat): Riders who have mastered the beginner classes may move on to this group. Campers will learn to walk, trot and post in an English Saddle. (3 spots)

Advanced (English over fences): For campers who have mastered Intermediate English skills and are ready to go over (or are already sailing over) fences. (3 spots) - requires a letter from trainer/instructor

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.

Ages 9–14

Camp meets Sunday-Saturday.

FLYERS Camps:

Please note: due to the current health climate, weeks 1 - 4 (June 8 - July 3) of FLYERS Summer Day Camp have been cancelled.

Summer Day Camps

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. In addition to a themed field trip each week, your child can take advantage of activities in various areas such as Fit Kids, Field Games, Genius Zone and most importantly having fun! Our campers favorite water slide will be back this year with a water day each week for all campers to enjoy. Pick and choose as many summer sessions as you want.

Campers are expected to arrive no later than 9am. Space is limited at each summer camp site. All children who attend the day of the weekly field trip will be required to participate in the field trip; no camp counselors or children will stay behind at the site. Field trip expense is included in the weekly fee. FLYERS Summer Camp will have four locations: Springfield Elementary, Pleasant Knoll Elementary, Doby’s Bridge Elementary and Tega Cay Elementary.

Ages: Rising 1st graders through students who have completed 5th grade

Camp meets Monday–Friday from 7am–6pm.

FLYERS Camp Themes
Please note: due to the current health climate, weeks 1 - 4 (June 8 - July 3) of FLYERS Summer Day Camp have been cancelled.

We work hard to offer various activities each day that relate to the weekly themes for our FLYERS Summer Camp. You can expect your child to have the opportunity to participate in the following activities everyday: *Fit Kids *Planned activity *Field games *Genius zone *Story time *Planned centers

June 8th-12th Wacky and Wonderful-Cancelled

June 15th-19th The Superhero in Me-Cancelled

June 22nd-26th Castles Kings and Royal Tales - Cancelled

June 29th-July 3rd Timewarp!-Cancelled

July 6th-10th Wild West! - Your child will be wild about Wild West week. Hee-haaaa! So mosey on down to the FLYERS ranch of choice and enjoy scavenger hunts, cowboy gear and wild west cheer! Field Trip: Exotic Encounters

July 13th-17th Treasure Hunters-Join us this week as we discover finding meaningful treasures, sometimes the hunt is more about the journey than the prize! We will be exploring our surroundings and what we will find will be worth more than gold, silver or riches! Field Trip: Greenway- treasure hunting (pan for gold)

July 20-24 Under the Sea-Spend time with us exploring all things under the sea! This week will
include learning how your child can contribute to helping water conservation, and why it’s
important! We will have lots of fun in store as we explore! Field Trip: Discovery Place

July 27th-31 Kitchen Chemistry-Ready, set, SCIENCE! We will get your child's brain turning
and hands learning this week with ‘Kitchen Science’. A week of conducting physics, chemistry
and biology experiments found in the kitchen. This week of discovery also includes a fun visit from
Bakers Buzzin’! Field Trip: Bakers Buzzin’

August 3rd-7th Lights, Camera, Action-Your child’s the STAR of their own show this week!
Making up stage names, biographies, and creating their own movie posters! This week’s theme
gives your child an opportunity for using their imagination! Come join us for Lights, Camera,
Action! Field Trip: Movies (TBD)

August 10th- 12th, End of Summer Celebration- Come join us for one last fun in the sun summer
camp as we celebrate the end of summer and get ready to transition into the school year. This is a
separate program and space is limited.

Please Note The Following Weeks Are Full:

CampFull Weeks
Little Critters AMWeeks 3, 5, 7 & 9
Little Critters PMAll Sessions
Tiny TimbersWeek 3
SeekersAll Sessions
Adventurers: SuvivalWeek 6
Equestrian Day CampAll Weeks, All Levels
Mountain Bike CampWeeks 3 & 8
Fish TalesWeeks 1, 3 & 8
Springmaid Mountain Equestrian CampWeek 7 (All Groups) & Week 8 (Intermediate)

**Please note that other weeks may be full. List updated periodically.

Updated 3/21/20 11:53 am