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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»

Skyland Welcomes New Director

We are excited to announce that Skyland has hired a new director who is joining the existing camp leadership team. “We performed a diligent search in 2016 to find someone with deep experience in girls residential camping, as well as … More»

With a Valentine from the Past, the Spirit of Skyland Soars Again in Winter.

It’s no secret that Skyland campers gain confidence during their time at Skyland. In fact, campers report that they find “their best self” on Skyland Hill. They say it’s a feeling that doesn’t happen anywhere else. It arises out of … More»

Girls Inspiring Girls

At a Skyland get-together in Florida, a 14-year-old camper named Emma gleefully shared a new achievement: she was the only high school freshman cast in her school musical. “As a freshman!” She beamed with pride. “I attend an arts school, … More»

Tech-Free in the Digital Age

It’s a typical Opening Day at Skyland. Beyond the excited screaming, hugging and reuniting with summer friends, campers visit a handful of stations as they check in to camp. They review health forms with the nurse, meet their counselors and, … More»

The Gift of Camp. A Gift for 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»

The Secret to Skyland? Small Size, Big Opportunities.

Skyland Camp for Girls provides a close knit support system that allows girls to explore and become the very best version of themselves. “One thing that defines Skyland is the personalized experience that results from our small size,” says Skyland … More»

Remembering a Legacy – Marietta “Potts” Clark

It is with great sadness that we share news of the passing of a long-time Skyland friend and colleague. After a brief illness, Marietta “Potts” Clark passed away on Thanksgiving morning, November 24, 2016. She was 74 years old. Potts … More»

Skyland’s Centennial Season

Nearly 100 years ago, with Susan Courtney Harris’ winning bid at auction for what was then a guest hotel and some surrounding land in the mountains of Clyde, North Carolina, Skyland Camp for Girls was born. As our summer 2017 … More»

Connect to Horse, Heart and Your Own Inner Wisdom!

From August 26-28, 2016, Skyland’s own Kay Anderson will be wearing a different hat than the one she usually wears during summer camp season – that of equine coach and facilitator. Skyland’s beloved herd of horses will take on a … More»