Camp Wayfarer Location
Camp Wayfarer is located at: One Red Bird Road, Flat Rock, NC 28731
We are south of Asheville, N.C. and just north of Saluda, N.C. in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains.
TAKE A LOOK AROUND WAYFARER
Top 18 Wayfarer landmarks AND why we love our North Carolina camp!
1) The Lodge
Completed in spring of 2012, we are awfully proud of the newest addition to our campus. This is where all parents check-in, campers have reflective classes (think yoga and bible study) and where we have staff meetings. We even have a gorgeous fireplace for winter events. Upstairs houses our offices and infirmary. It is quite a multi-use facility!
2) The Dining Hall
FAB summer camp food, fellowship, ‘If I Had A Hammer’, conga lines and ‘round the room you must go’ birthday celebrations, Germ-X, and even Christmas in July! Learn to be a waiter, what an oatmeal quadrant is, how Jim Bob integrates key manners lessons, and more. Sounds fun!
3) The Infirmary
Upstairs in our Lodge…see #1
4) The Barn
With famous horses like MAC and Flame, you will care for your horse while learning the best about riding! Horse shows, trails, equestrian games, bareback rides, and how about a horseless horse show? All this and more…
5) Girls’ Camp
Open air cabins each with their own bathrooms, Girls’ Camp is located on the Lodge side of Lake Chamois. Each cabin houses 6-9 campers with 2 counselors and at least 1 counselor in training (CIT). We have a 3:1 camper/counselor ratio which allows for oodles of individual attention and care!
6) The Honor Council Ring…see The Point #11…
7) Riflery and Archery Ranges
Get your shooting skills honed and your bow practice in at these two ranges below the Girls’ Camp. Annie Oakley and William Tell “got nothin” on our campers!
8) The Nick Danzig Gymnasium and Theater
Without a doubt one of THE COOLEST gyms in the country! Jim Bob says that the NCAA Final Four will be played here soon. Wouldn’t be surprised! It was hand drawn out on a napkin by Jim Bob himself and built by him ( with some added hands) as well. People come ask to copy it all the time! You will see why when you see it in person. Another multi-use facility by our always innovative, Jim Bob!
9) Lake Chamois
This is the pulse of the campus during activity time. We have more going on here than a Wal-Mart at Christmas time! We have the awesome BLOB where you can get bounced higher than the trees (moms..we have short trees?), our famous Jean Baer Log Roller, a kayak course, a huge rope swing over the lake for back flips and half-gainers, our AWESOME 100 ft. Wet-Willy, and really loud bullfrogs. Ribbit. For your viewing pleasure, Jim Bob nestled the gym directly over Lake Chamois…pretty cool.
10) The Pool
Big enough to have a blast! Water polo, water volleyball, stuff the canoe challenge, synchronized swimming and more…We even roll our kayaks for the first time here!
11) The Point
A tranquil place in the woods to give thanks to God. Many campers come here on their own for quiet reflection as well as our Bible Study classes for wonderful conversations about life, God and getting along in our ever-changing world. Twice during the summer we wrap up our sessions with life lessons from Jim Bob and Nancy while tapping new Honor Council members. Our tradition of lighting each others candles at the Point is one of the campers’ favorites. The beauty of 350 candles burning in the summer night as we sing “Hold it up to the Light” is truly amazing.
12) The Round House
Not really Round…should be the Hexagon House…but it is really cool. This is our Senior Girls’ right of passage. Seniors (after 9th and 10th grades) are housed under this one roof. It has 2 bathrooms, a stone fireplace and tons of space. Imagine 24+ giggling girls and 3 or 4 college counselors under one roof.
13 and 14) Tennis Courts and Landsports Field
On the northeast corner of our property is our sports complex. We have every sport imaginable played on the landsports field as well as some awesome evening programs. There are also 3 Har-Tru tennis courts next to the landsports field for the campers to enjoy.
15) The Pavillion
Our oldest and most precious building on campus. Part of the original Camp Bear Wallah campus, The Pavillion was once used for performances as well as a meeting area. It overlooks Lake Chamois and the Danzig Gym, and is now where we have our Sunday Church services. A joyful noise is always made in this sweet spot.
16) Boys’ Camp
The map doesn’t do justice to the flight of stairs one must climb to reach it, but it IS a great workout for our boys! Boys’ Camp consists of 8 open air cabins, housing 6-10 boys (depending on their age) in bunk beds. Each cabin will have 2 counselors and at least 1 CIT. Our adult to child ratio is 3:1 which allows for personal attention and the time to truly get to know your child.
17) Honeymoon Cabin
A precious cabin next to the Home Place, where Ms. Tory lives during camp. The Honeymoon cabin seems to have the lights on longer than any place at camp!
18) The Home Place
The Wilsons reside year-round at the Home Place, conveniently located right above Boys’ Camp! With plenty of extra space, many small group gatherings for campers and staff are found here.