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Kids and a red eft newt
Kids on top of a mountain
Red Eft Hiking Camp with a mushroom
Red Eft Hiking Camp

A hiking day camp for ages 8-11 

Red Eft is a forest immersion camp, relatively unstructured, but with ample opportunities for kids to:

  • get lots of exercise, including significant physical challenge;

  • cool off in pristine mountain creeks;

  • socialize with their peers;

  • learn to safely and respectfully interact with the mountain landscape;

  • get to know some of the many characters that compose the ecological masterpiece of Southern Appalachian forest that we are privileged to call home.

Red Eft typically runs Mon-Thurs from 9-3.

2023 weeks:

  • May 30 - June 2 (Tue-Fri due to Memorial Day)

  • June 5-8

  • June 12-15

  • June 26-29

Phone or Email for registration information.

Custom hikes and trips for
kids and teens

Each year, we take many school groups and other youth groups and make the forest their classroom.

Groups we have contracted with include:

High Country Caregivers

Partners Aligned Towards Health

Yancey County Schools

Arthur Morgan School

Other public and private schools

Teens in swimming hole under a waterfall
Youth at a campfire
Youth playing by a waterfall
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