The Mission of Camp Elk Shoals:
To be a unique environment where all of God's People have the opportunity to have fun while enjoying some of the many wonders of His Creation as seen in their natural environment.
An invitation to take 6 minutes to learn all about Camp
Rev. Peter Parish (the Camp Director) has created a video that tells the Camp Elk Shoals story...which includes the reasons why you should come visit this place known as...
For directions to take in driving to Camp Elk Shoals: click here ( * ).
NOTICE: new rules for those wishing to visit and utilize the Camp's "beach area" have been implemented. Click here ( * ) to learn the details, and learn how to obtain a Day Pass.
In response to the concern of environmental issues being raised today, Camp Elk Shoals be staging an ecological camp: ECO Camp
(“Ecology, Creation and Our stewardship of God's planet Earth”)
It is for middle-school aged boys and girls, and will held July 14 – 19. Cost is $225 per camper, and scholarships are available. We are going to explore the wonders of the natural world and our stewardship of God's amazing creation. This camping experience will include a canoe trip (weather permitting) on the south fork of the New River....the second oldest river in the world!
Biology and botany will be emphasized. There will also be nature themed crafts. And like most traditional camps, there will be bonfires and camaraderie.
All of this will be centered around a faith based understanding of creation applicable to the Abrahamic faiths. Campers will be learning while having fun in a natural environment.
Applications are being accepted on a first come - first served basis.
If interested: contact the camp by e-mail ( ElkShoals@skybest.com ).
July 14-19, 2013
click here ( * ) to download an application form
The "Back Woods" area: great for those wanting to be "closer to nature"
The renovations are now complete!
The 6 adirondack units (pictured to the right) have all been renovated (as can be seen). Each unit can accommodate 8 or 9 campers (via bunk beds). Each is built so that you cannot see one unit from another one...yet they are fairly close to each other).
HAVING FUN AT CAMP ELK SHOALS:
For individuals, couples, families and groups (...both large and small): Elk Shoals offers the outdoor enthusiast and nature-lover a multitude of activities that almost guarantees there will never be a dull moment. To see a quick video that details some of these, click here ( * ). Obviously, being located on the South Fork of the New River means that a lot of the activities center around this second oldest river in the world. However, being in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains of
To contact us us about ANYTHING...including our rates and making reservations, click here ( * ).
The Elk Shoals Interfaith Camps:
The beauty of Camp Elk Shoals is the
pristine environment that it presents. God's wonderous "natural creation" is showcased
throughout it's magnificent campus. The beauty of the boys and girls Elk Shoals Interfaith Camps is their simplistic goal...and the simplistic approach taken in achieving this. The goal for the fun-loving campers that attend these camps is to come away still trusting the messages of their own religion (and their God), but also learning to trust their
SPECIAL NOTICE: The dates of the 2013 Interfaith Camps are:
Girls Camp: Sunday June 23-Wednesday June 26, 2013
Boys Cam: Wednesday June 26-Sunday June 30, 2013
We are located on the banks of the pristine South Fork of the New River in the heart of the Blue Ridge mountains just outside of West Jefferson, NC. This is truly THE place to go to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. We cater to both large groups and small groups....and can accomodate your desire to either be inside comfortable lodging, or outside with your tent pitched on the bank of the river.
Click here ( * ) to see a brief tour of our campus...which shows all the various facilities we have to rent.
Sunday worship service is held in the "Chapel on the New" at Camp Elk Shoals. Our worship season begins with SUNRISE Service at Easter, and continues with weekly worship service at 11:00 AM, closing each year with a Christmas Eve service. EVERYONE is welcome!
Fundraising for Elk Shoals: by searching the Internet...
Log onto www.goodsearch.com ---a new search engine powered by YAHOO!---and type "Elk Shoals" into the "I SUPPORT" box ...and click VERIFY ...then Elk Shoals will receive a donation each time you search the web using GoodSearch. You can even "download" a 'search' toolbar from GoodSearch.com.
Thanks! for supporting Camp Elk Shoals.
Thanks to Elk Shoals' new partnership with "Goodsearch.com", raising money to help support Elk Shoals programs is literally a mouse-click away.
ANOTHER FUND RAISER TO HELP ELK SHOALS...
To make a donation to Camp Elk Shoals via JustGive.org, click on the icon above.
To use PayPal to make a donation,
"Magazine Sales" at our on-line store: while you are reading your favorite magazines or giving subscriptions as gifts, there is an opportunity to help Elk Shoals!
Please click here ( * ) to enter our "online" store.
Remember: ALL donations to Camp Elk Shoals are tax deductible...and GREATLY appreciated!