Eno River Summer Camps

Battle the dragon at the wilderness cabin, cook your snacks in a Dutch oven, and splash all afternoon in the river!! From pirate dodgeball and capture the flag in the field, to visits to Hobbit land and stops at Billy Bob’s trading post, this Eno Camp has been built on the creativity of its campers. Non-stop action and dramatic play keep the Eno Camps in high demand. Whether it is arts and cards or firecraft, wilderness and naturalist skills are woven into the fabric of each activity. Kids learn features of the natural world and interact with the wilderness around them all while under the watchful eye of expert counselors. Be sure to sign up quick, since spots in these camps fill fast!

  • Drop-off time 8:30 – 9:00 am
  • Pick-up between 4:00 – 5:00 pm
  • Adventures for 7-12 year-olds
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Camp Information

Dates and Rates
All Eno River Summer Camps are $300 for the five days with a $75 deposit due upon signup. Extended hours from 8-8:30am and 5-6pm are available for an extra $10 per day.

2018 Dates:

  • June 11-15 Wild Survivor: Work on your wilderness survival skills like building huts, identifying wild edibles, and primitive tool making.
  • July 9-13 Dragon’s Destiny: This weeks camp is all about games. Make up new ones and add your own twist to the old ones.
  • July 23-27 Fire Quest: Learn the art of making fire starting with one match and moving all the way to the bow drill.
  • August 6-10 Rugged Arrow: Markmanship is the theme of the week. Whether it’s working on your marshmallow shooter, or practicing with a sling shot.
  • August 20-24 Smaug’s Training Ground: Do you have what it takes to battle the Dragon? Come see at this weeks camp focused on the art and skills of the Dragon Game.

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Skills and Activities
General Outdoor and Survival Activities
  • Primitive Shelters: Wiki-up, Debris Huts, Tepees
  • 14 levels of fire-craft: From 1-match fires to bow and drill.
  • Canoeing
  • Top Shot: Slingshot, Primitive Bows, Rabbit Sticks and More!
  • Orienteering
  • Knots
  • Tracking and Stalking
  • Slacklining
Arts and Cards
  • Survival Bracelets
  • Fire Cooking
  • Map Making and Dragon Game Strategy
  • Marshmallow Shooters and Dragon Apparel
  • Natural Dyes
  • Nature and Environmental Board Games
Field Games, Sports, and Imaginative Games
  • The Dragon Game
  • War and Peace (Kingdoms)
  • Dodgeball
  • Capture the Flag
  • Alamo
  • Trading Post with Billy Bob
  • Scavenger Hunts
Naturalist and River Activities
  • Tree and Plant Identification
  • River Ecology
  • Birding
  • Wild Edibles
  • River Play
  • Natural Tools
  • Fishing
All Eno River Summer Camps take place at Eno State Park at the very end of Cole Mill Rd. Keep driving past the park gates until you come to a large circular parking lot. Drop-off and pick-up is in front of the large van and trailer.

What to Bring
  • Full Water Bottle
  • Lunch
  • Rain Jacket
  • Swimsuit
  • Towel
  • Water Shoes
  • Duct Tape (for Marshmallow Shooters. The snazzier the better!)
  • Layers in case the temperature drops
  • Sunscreen and Bugspray

All of these items should be brought in a backpack that can be left in a cubby near the van. We frequently visit the cubbies to get items that campers might need for the activities we do. Please remember to have your camper grab their personal items every day when they leave to cut down on the amount of lost and found we need to return.

Daily Schedule
Subject to change based on weather, interest, and park use. This is a general guide for a typical day.
8:00-9:00 – Extended day and regular day camper drop-off
8:45-9:45 – Field Games
9:45-10:15 – Assembly in the covered picnic shelter
10:15-12:30 – Arts and Cards and Fire Making/Cooking
-One group will participate in one activity while the other group participates in the other activity. Groups switch half way through.
12:30-1:00 – Lunch
1:00-3:00 – Dragon Game and River Play
-Same as the morning. One group participates in one activity while the other does the other activity and they switch half way through.
3:00-4:00 – Afternoon Fire Snack
4:00-5:00 – Free Play in the field until pick-up
5:00-5:30 – Extended Day

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