News & Media

Year (and Century!) In Review

(Originally published in Skyland’s Fall 2017 Mail Call as “Director’s Corner”) For years leading up to 2017, we looked forward to Skyland’s Centennial Celebration: a time when we could celebrate the rich history of our beloved camp and reconnect with … More»

Auction Raises More Than $75,000 For Skyland’s Campership Fund

Several years ago, we began thinking about the upcoming Centennial Celebration. Of course, our thoughts were taken back to Granny Harris. We wondered how much courage it took for her to march out on to the porch during the auction … More»

The Gift of Camp, The Gift of A Lifetime

“It was December 25th, 1942, and early at that. A sandy-haired little girl came bounding down the stairs in sight of the living room mantle and the bulging stockings. The nearby tree was also laden with a multitude of boxes … More»

Thank You, Skyland Philanthropists (That’s YOU!!)

Definition of Philanthropy (from 1:  Goodwill to fellow members of the human race; especially: active effort to promote human welfare 2: An act or gift done or made for humanitarian purposes Today is National Philanthropy Day (NPD). Established in 1986, … More»

Teach Girls Bravery, Not Perfection

Are boys and girls socialized differently? Are boys taught to be brave while girls are taught to aspire to perfection?   Reshma Saujani, founder of Girls Who Code, wondered those very questions. Like many women who wonder, she researched. And … More»

Recommended Reading: The Nature Fix

The team at Skyland Camp for Girls likes to read together, and we want to share our recommended reading with you! We’ve recently been hooked by The Nature Fix, in which Outside Magazine contributing editor Florence Williams delves into a … More»

The Parents’ Survival Guide: When Campers Return Home

As a parent, you may have had nerves about sending your daughter off to summer camp for the first time. We know that kid-sickness is a real thing, and that so many parents are beyond ready to welcome our campers … More»

Camp-Sickness: What To Do When You Miss Summer Camp

Hi, Skyland Camper! We miss seeing you at the barn, in the Clubhouse, down at the pool, and everywhere else on the hill! We know it can be exciting, strange and even a little sad to be home from camp. … More»

Bye, Bye, Miss American Pie

As we approach Skyland’s Opening Day, this blog is worth sharing once again. It was written by a first-time Skyland mom in 2014 the day that she dropped off her daughter at Skyland Camp for Girls. It made us laugh. … More»

Summer Camp Experience Linked to Greater Success in School

New Study Shows Parents Equate School Success to Summer Camp (Media Contact: Sandi Garcia Boyer, NCYCA – 828-595-9895) North Carolina is well-known for its first-rate summer camps in America. For generations, beautiful settings, ideal temperatures, and unspoiled terrain have contributed … More»