About The Wilds

General Information – Summer

Reservations

Reservations are confirmed when the completed registration form with the required nonrefundable registration fee is received in our office.

Arrival

The check-in window will open at 2:30 p.m. on Monday. The camp program will begin at 5:00 p.m. (Please try to arrive before 4:30 p.m.)

Departure

Junior Boot Camp ends at 8:20 a.m. after breakfast on Saturday, with pick-up at General Headquarters. Teen Camp ends at 9:00 a.m. after breakfast on Saturday.

What to bring

Bible, bedding, pillow, towels, toiletries, camera, flashlight, swimsuit, jacket, sports clothes for activities, nice casual clothes for informal services, at least one old pair of tennis shoes. Many campers spend $50-$75 at our retail locations. Money can be loaded onto WildsPay bands prior to or during camp or campers may bring cash to spend.

Do not bring

Alcoholic beverages, drugs, tobacco or cigarettes of any kind, fireworks, ammunition, guns, weapons, scooters, skateboards, rollerblades, drones, apparel with inappropriate graphics or lettering. Campers should not bring cell phones, smart watches, or any other type of media device (excludes digital cameras.)

Christian Conduct

As a Christian organization, The Wilds maintains high standards of conduct and separation. Separate swim times are scheduled for male and female campers. Campers who use tobacco, alcohol, or any form of illegal drugs will be dismissed. Any noncooperative or noncompliant campers will be subject to dismissal.

Ladies/Girls Note

Clothing should be loose-fitting and come at least to the top of the knee. Please no low necklines or narrow, sleeveless/tank tops. For evening services, we encourage classy casual dress—please avoid athletic-wear. For water activities, please wear dark shirts and shorts over swimwear. For girls-only swim times, a one-piece swimsuit or a tankini that overlaps at the waist is acceptable.

Men/Boys Note

Clothing should be loose-fitting and come at least to the top of the knee. Please no gaping tank tops. For evening services, we encourage classy casual dress—please avoid athletic-wear. For water activities, please wear dark shirts and shorts/swim trucks. For boys-only swim times, shirts are not required.

The Wilds reserves the right to ask anyone to change his or her outfit if, in the estimation of the staff, it does not comply with these standards.

Lost and Found

Lost items not requested within 30 days will be disposed of.

Camp Nurse

A registered nurse will be on duty at all times. Special instructions will be given at camp for those taking medications. For the protection of the campers, we are unable to retain campers with contagious conditions such as chickenpox or lice. The camp has a “nit-free” policy. All campers need to be checked for lice prior to arrival at camp, and only those campers who are “nit-free” should be allowed to come.

Meals

All meals are included in the price of the camping program. Those on special diets must bring their own necessary supplements.

Airport Arrivals

The closest airport is in Asheville, NC. The Wilds provides a shuttle service for this airport only, by advance arrangement. Rates are available upon request. Call the camp office at (828) 884-7811 to make arrangements.

Late Arrival

Should your arrival be delayed past 4:30 p.m., please call the camp office at (828) 884-7811 to hold reservations and to give us an estimated arrival time.

Online Registration

Online registration is available for our spring, summer, and fall camps. Please visit wilds.org/register to begin the process.

How to Register

Instructions are outlined in each of our brochures to fax, mail, or email a registration form along with the registration fee to The Wilds Administrative Office.