Since 1937, Camp Arrowhead for Boys has served families from all over the world. Arrowhead is located in the middle of the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina, near the South Carolina border. On a campus of 217 acres including beautiful woodlands, waterfalls, streams, and meadows, boys can grow, lead, explore and create. Campers live in rustic open-air cabins (each with their own bathroom including hot water) with 4-6 other boys of a similar grade level, and a trained cabin counselor.
At Camp Arrowhead, boys learn to use their skills, knowledge, and resources to accomplish their goals and become self reliant. Fostering a boy’s confidence in his ability to succeed is paramount to him becoming independent. By modeling leadership everyday through our staff and giving campers opportunities to practice leading, we aim to build them up to be confident leaders in our community and back home. Campers are given the chance to find their own adventures with the preparation and support needed to face them confidently, from learning to identify edible plants in camp to racing down a trail on a mountain bike. Our community and culture is an environment where we can express ourselves productively. Expressing yourself at camp may look like making friends, crafting a piece of art, getting goofy in a skit, or just letting loose and having fun.
There is a wide range of daily activities at Camp Arrowhead, including blacksmithing, archery, bushcraft (outdoor skills), and riflery. In addition, campers are able to choose two ‘choice blocks’ each afternoon, which will change depending on the day and camper interest. In the past, this has included everything from gold panning to kung fu to tie dye. No day is ever the same at camp!
Sessions are 1-4 weeks long, for campers rising grades 1-11.