A 95-year-old story written one camper at a time

Blue skies. Green forests. Smiling campers. Not much has changed since Skyland was first started in the early 1900s, and we love it that way. When Susan Courtney Harris purchased the property in 1916, she wanted to create a place where girls could escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, and build new friendships and a stronger connection to the world around them.

Today, Susan Courtney Harris’ legacy lives on, as her own great-grandchildren are now Skyland’s directors. Our goal is simple and has remained unchanged. We want to create a home-like setting for young girls. We want to build their confidence and self esteem. We want to encourage them to try new things, make new friends, and enjoy the wonders of nature.