Camp Henry

Camp Henry

Camp Henry offers every participant an experience of the Living God in an environment of unconditional love, imagination, and engagement.

Camp Henry is a ministry of the Episcopal Diocese of Western North Carolina and located in Haywood County at Lake Logan, just 40 minutes west of Asheville. Our 300-acre property includes a stunning, mile-long lake surrounded by the Shining Rock Wilderness Area of Pisgah National Forest. The beautiful lake, playing fields, and forests offer incredible opportunities for swimming, boating, fishing, playing games, hiking, exploring, and much more.

While we are rooted in the Episcopal faith, ALL are welcome! And when we say ALL, we mean that regardless of color, belief, and sexual orientation, all humans are loved and safe at Camp Henry. 

Traditional Camp Sessions 

Campers finishing 1st grade through high school participate in creative, engaging, and diverse programs based on scripture, liturgy, environmental education, and conservation designed by clergy and staff. Counselors provide opportunities for the campers to have fun and learn through traditional and nontraditional sports and games, boating, fishing, sailing, hiking, arts & crafts, singing, storytelling, worship, and much more.

Most sessions run from Sunday to Friday afternoon, with a half-week session offered for our youngest campers. Campers may choose to “bridge” from one session to another for a longer camp experience. This experience can be added during registration.

Family Camp Sessions

Families enjoy a half-week of relaxation and fun, while our staff takes care of the rest. Like a family vacation, but you don’t have do any of the work! Enjoy scheduled waterfront time, games, campfires, and more. You’re sure to leave with some wonderful memories and a new family tradition!

This Year, In addition to our traditional Family Camp session we are hosting Rainbow Family Camp, a time for families that are part of the LGBTQ community to gather for fellowship and fun!

Camp Henry Outdoor School (CHOS) Sessions

CHOS focuses on learning, living, traveling, and experiencing God’s majesty  in a backcountry setting.  Participants will learn through hands-on experience planning routes, food rationing, map reading, Leave-No-Trace ethics, and expedition management. Using lightweight equipment and backpacking skills, you will experience the incredible Smoky Mountains that create the scenic backdrop for Camp Henry. 

Sessions are available for middle and high schoolers and are usually one week, with an extended “CHOS Amplified” version available even more adventure.

Leadership, Adventure, and Mission Program (LAMP) Sessions

LAMP is a ten day session for 10th-12th graders, with the option to sign up for a free extra week of LAMP + after completing a full LAMP session during the same summer.  LAMPers develop leadership skills, engage with the community through service, and go on exciting adventures, like whitewater rafting. LAMP is meant to help older campers discern whether they would like to one day apply for Camp Henry staff, while still allowing them an action packed camp experience!

Performing Arts Camp

Performing Arts Camp is a session for campers in grades 5-10 that is modeled after a traditional camp session, with a program that focuses on living into each camper’s talents and passions for the performing arts and culminating in a group performance at the end of the week. During the first night of camp, campers will divide into groups that include singing, dancing, acting, instrumental music, set design, etc. and will meet with their team leaders to discuss the week’s goals. Over the following days the groups will spend their mornings and some evenings and skill times developing and practicing their portions of the performance. On the last day of camp campers will perform their production for their families!

Service Camp

Service Camp is a session for high school aged campers that is modeled after a traditional camp session, with a program that focuses on service and a slightly altered schedule. On the first night of camp, campers will meet the chaplain and team leaders and choose from an array of service projects that they will work on each morning. Instead of typical morning programming, campers will work with their small group and team leader to complete their service project and build community. After Lunch activities will follow our traditional camp schedule. At the end of the week there will be a “tour of projects”, where campers can showcase their hard work with their group.

Camp Henry is accredited by the American Camp Association, which means that we voluntarily undergo a thorough review of our operation — from staff qualifications and training to emergency management. ACA collaborates with experts from the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Red Cross, and other youth-serving agencies to assure that accredited camps reflect the most up-to-date, research-based standards in camp operation.