Although just being at camp is enough fun for all, we do offer several out of camp trips for those campers that want some extra adventure! We have a wonderful array of exciting side trips to meet all our camper’s needs!
Also, we will offer a few out-of-camp trips that are not listed below as they do not require sign-up prior to camp or have an additional cost. We will offer these during the camp session and your camper will have the opportunity to sign up for these trips while at camp. These trips include: Hikes to Dupont and Pisgah Forest and other places in Western NC and a visit to the Carl Sandburg Home for the younger campers!

 

NOT ELIGIBLE FOR TRIPS

Counselors-In-Training (CIT) are NOT eligible to go on out-of-camp trips.  They have too many other exciting adventures while at camp during their last year as a partial camper! 
Starter campers stay at camp for their week as well. They will have the opportunity for trips in future years at camp!
RECOMMENDATION: We recommend that first year campers consider staying in camp as well!  They will have plenty of summers to create memories on trips - getting acclimated to camp is so important for first timers!

 

THE GORGE

The Gorge – America’s steepest and fastest zipline canopy tour, offers a thrilling tree-based aerial adventure in Saluda, NC. Begin your experience perched on the rim of the Green River Gorge and plunge into the untouched wilderness. Descend an unprecedented 1,100 vertical feet in elevation zipping from tree top to tree top on 11 ziplines. Traverse a sky bridge and descend 3 huge rappels. All through stunning old growth forest and overlooking 18,000 acres of protected Green River Gamelands.
Requirements: Must be at least a rising 5th grader and weigh a minimum of 80 lbs
Cost: $135.00
Limit: 28 campers per session
Waiver:  The Gorge Participant Agreement

 

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BEGINNER WHITE WATER RAFTING – NANTAHALA RIVER

Our beginner trip is a great, exciting trip to build your confidence on whitewater. The Nantahala River provides us with a scenic ride through the Nantahala River Gorge packed with mixed rapids up to Class III and stretches of smooth water to float and relax.
Requirements: Must be at least a rising 3rd grader and weigh 60 pounds or more.
Cost: $105.00
Limit: 26 campers per session
Waiver:  Beginner WWR Waiver

 

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ADVANCED WHITE WATER RAFTING – CHATTOOGA RIVER

This rafting experience takes us to the amazing Chattooga River. Here we take a Class IV and very low Class V run down the river. Wild Water LTD. takes us down the river and provides us all the necessary rafting gear, guides and lunch on the river.
Requirements: Must have previous rafting experience and be at least a rising 7th grader or older.
Cost: $145.00
Limit: 26 campers per session
Waiver:  Advanced WWR Waiver

  

NANTAHALA TRAIL RIDE

Nantahala Riding Stables has been owned and operated by the Loftis family for 46 years. This two hour guided trail rides follows a scenic wooded trail in the Nantahala National Forest along the edge of Lake Fontana. No experience necessary. Just a few simple instructions are given to hit the trail. The horses will do most of the work as they are well trained and are part of Nantahala family.
Requirements:  Must be at least a rising 1st grader.
Cost:  $90.00
Limit:   13 campers per session
Waiver:  Nantahala Trail Ride Waiver
 

 

CHIMNEY ROCK ADVENTURE

Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park is a nature lover’s paradise with a collaboration of spectacular views and incredible hiking trails. They combine to create a mountain adventure experience that is postcard perfect. From the top of Chimney Rock, your camper will soak in the 75-mile panoramic views of Hickory Nut Gorge and Lake Lure. The popular Hickory Nut Falls trail takes us to the bottom of one of the tallest waterfalls east of the Mississippi River and rewards us with a magnificent view from the base of this 404-foot natural wonder. We will end our day with lunch and an animal adventure program hosted by Chimney Rock. Maybe even visit the Great Woodland Adventure Center!
Requirements:  Must be able to hike 2 miles.
Cost:  $30.00
Limit:   26 campers per session
Waiver:  Camp Waiver Signed Upon Application

 

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SLIDING ROCK

An iconic WNC natural rock slide located in Pisgah National Forest. Slide down the 60fl rock face and plunge into a pool at the bottom to a waiting lifeguard. And did you even go to sliding rock if you didn’t get ice cream from Dolly’s afterward? 
Requirements:  Any Camper
Cost:  $25.00
Limit:   52 campers per session
Waiver:  Camp Waiver Signed Upon Application

 

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ADVANCED BACKPACKING

 Advanced backpacking is a class in which campers develop the skills and teamwork required for a culminating two-night backpacking trip in nearby Pisgah National Forest. Highlights of the trip include beautiful days on the trails, a stunning sunset from the peak of Pilot Mountain, the BEST hidden swimming hole, and s'mores by the campfire under the stars each night! New this summer is the addition of several off-camp day hikes during which advanced backpackers will hone their navigational skills, cultivate camp-stove cooking expertise, and become familiar with the best of our surrounding wilderness! While campers can sign up for this class at camp, register today for preferential placement! 
 
 Requirements:  Must be rising 7th grader to rising 10th grader.
Cost:  $0
Limit:  10 campers per session
Waiver:  Advanced Backpacking Waiver

 

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You may sign up for these trips by following the steps below:

 

1. Go to the following website:  Sign Up For Trips   
2.  Log in using your e-mail address and password; if you do not know your password, choose the option to re-set it. This email may go to your spam box, so please make sure that you check this box as well. 
3. Scroll down to Forms Dashboards and click on “Forms & Documents”.
4. Click on “Additional Options”.
5. Choose the Trips that you would like your camper to go on.  Please note that your camper is not completely registered for an out-of-camp trip until the trip is paid for. Camp will automatically charge your credit card on file if one is on file. If you would prefer to mail a check, please contact immediately upon registration.
6.  PLEASE LIMIT OUT OF CAMP TRIPS TO TWO PER CAMPER to give all campers access to trips!
7.  Hit Submit.
8. A waiver must be completed on ALL PAID out of camp trips. When you choose which trip your camper would like to attend, a waiver form will automatically be generated in your Forms and Documents file. Please print this form, complete and sign, then either upload the form back into your account or mail this form to Camp Ton-A-Wandah, Attn: Trips, 300 West Ton-A-Wandah Road, Hendersonville, NC 28739.

 

PLEASE CONFIRM WITH YOUR CAMPER THAT THEY WANT TO GO ON THE TRIP THAT YOU HAVE CHOSEN.  THERE WILL BE NO REFUNDS ONCE THE TRIP HAS BEEN SCHEDULED WITH OUR TRIP COMPANY UNLESS A MEDICAL ISSUE ARISES.  IF A CAMPER CHOOSES NOT TO ATTEND THEIR DESIGNATED TRIP, YOU WILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE COST OF THAT TRIP.