YMCA Camp Weaver

Adventure Tripping

Great Carolina Adventures

Great Carolina Adventures

We will start this exciting adventure trip with Rafting and Kayaking on the Nantahala River, followed by Fly Fishing, and finally more Rafting on the Ocoee River. During this trip your campers will be supervised by Camp Weaver staff members as well as joined by trained guides at each destination.  4-10 campers will go on the trip with 2 Camp Weaver staff members. Your campers will sleep in tents provided by camp. Travel, food, and all trip expenses are included in cost. Participants must be 12 years old or older before they attend a session.

This trip is available during Overnight Camp sessions 3, 5, and 7

  • June 24-30
  • July 9-14
  • July 23-28

Cost $875


Boys & Girls Outdoor Leadership Development is a one week overnight wilderness experiential education program designed to develop multi-cultural leadership skills through challenging outdoor activities. YMCA Camp Weaver is excited to offer this unique ten day backpacking course.
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BOLD/GOLD provides campers with valuable leadership skills needed to thrive in school and life. A desire to have fun and challenge one’s self in spirit, mind and body is required! No outdoor experience or equipment is required (can be provided by camp).

The BOLD/GOLD experience will take you on a multi-day journey through a beautiful National Forest located in North Carolina where participants will be introduced to basic camping, hiking and backpacking skills. Additionally they will form lasting bonds with fellow participants as they work together to become a successful team on the trail.

This trip will allow campers to explore one of the most beautiful landscapes, the mountains of North Carolina.  

The primary goal of the BOLD/GOLD program is to reduce and remove barriers for all youth and teens, regardless of experience, ethnicity or socioeconomic status, to enjoy access to the outdoors through wilderness adventure and to build leadership values and skills.


Increased self of confidence and self awareness

A deeper connection with and respect for the natural world

A foundation of backpacking, hiking and camping skills that they can continue to expand on

A close bond and friendship with other participants

 camp weaver bold gold program

Grade Levels: Rising 8th-11th Graders

Cost: $750

The dates are:

  • Bold/Gold (Boys): June 10-19
  • Bold/Gold (Girls): July 1-10
  • Bold/Gold (Boys): July 15-24
  • Bold/Gold (Co-Ed): August 5-14

Financial assistance is available, please contact our camp office at 336.697.0525 for more information.


BOLD GOLD Admissions Packet

BOLD-GOLD Packing List Updated