Aerie’s programs provide unique experiences that integrate and promote the overall individual treatment plan of each camper.

Aerie coordinates directly with parents, practitioners and educators providing ongoing services in order to prepare each camper for the wilderness journey and to offer follow-up regarding the camper’s response to the summer camp experience. All summer sleep away camps include:

  • 2:1 Student-to-Staff ratio
  • Treatment team consultation with involved practitioners and schools
  • Discharge summary and consultation
  • Option for a pre-camp in home visit (GA and NC) for registrations received before 4/1 to familiarize the camper and parents with our staff and the trip.  We find this helps reduce anxiety for both our campers and parents
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Campers will experience life on a working horse ranch, explore the Cumberland Plateau, and trail ride through Big South Fork National Park. Limit 12 campers, ages 8+. Learn more.

Paddle Trek Expedition

Campers on the Paddle Trek Expedition will explore the waters of North Georgia, Western North Carolina and Tennessee.  The adventure starts with a day of lake DSCF9504instruction and two days/one night on a flat water river.  From there, campers progress to a guided white water adventure. Together we will scout the rapids, fish, sing, swim, and play while celebrating our adventures, individual strengths and new friendships. Limit 8 campers, ages 10+. Learn more.

 

Coastal Expedition and Camp

026 (2)Campers will explore the forested  uplands, the vast salt marshes and the complex beach and dunes systems – as well as play a lot of camp games and learn to surf cast. Campers will also paddle, fish, create arts & crafts and explore the  possibilities of self within the possibilities of the wild. Limit 12 campers, ages 10+. Learn more

 

Llama Adventure Base Camp

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A truly unique experience! Campers will set up base camp and from there will hike, camp and explore Pisgah National Forest with a new best friend by their side – their own personal llama. Their llama will carry each camper’s supplies in exchange for the camper’s constant companionship and daily care. Limit 10 campers, ages 10+ Learn more.

High Adventure Expedition Camp

Campers will experience life on a working horse ranch, explore the Cumberland Plateau, and trail ride through Big South Fork National Park. Limit 12 campers, ages 8+. Learn more.