Young Life Summer Camp

Since 1970, each summer, thousands of high school students come to Windy Gap for a week of high adventure and a chance to consider a relationship with God in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains! 


Since 1970, students from around the country have been coming with their local Young Life groups and leaders to play hard with each other, eat great food and laugh a lot. They meet new people from around the country, try new activities and hear the Gospel of Jesus Christ presented in a way teens can understand.


Whether it's gallopping horseback through wooded trails, zipping through our high ropes course, racing to victory on our Naskarts, climbing to the top of our 50 foot tower, losing your stomach on "Ole' Yeller" the giant swing, or barrelling down the water slide into the Windy Gap lake  - you can count on high adventure at Windy Gap!


And if that is not enough...there are other great surprises and activities that you will just have to wait and experience for yourself.  Let's just say there is much much more!


If you need some quiet down-time, there are plenty of places around camp with rocking chairs, lobbies, and great views of the surrounding mountains where you can unwind during free time.


The Country Store has everything you want: t-shirts, books, gifts and more. At the Sippin' Parlor, you can enjoy a famous Cheerwine slushie, ice cream, shakes, candy bars and more.


It makes no difference if one is young or old, we guarantee that our guests will have the "best week of their lives".


How can my child attend Windy Gap?
For summer and weekend camps, all spots are given out to individual Young Life areas. Those areas fill their allocated spots with kids from their town. If you are interested in attending Windy Gap or finding out how to send your child to camp here, give your local Young Life office a call. They might not be attending camp at Windy Gap, but they most likely have a trip planned to one of Young Life’s other fabulous properties! To look up the Young Life office nearest to you, go here:


Camp Memories

"Nick's talks were by far the best talks I've ever heard."
"The most meaningful thing this week was cabin time, just talking to friends about struggles in my life."
"I loved the 20 minutes we had alone."
"I learned that I needed to let go of my fears and trust Christ."
"I wish we could have done the naskarts and horses more, it was so fun."
"My experience at camp was so good, I dunno what could have made it better."
"This was the best week of my life...for real."



Young Life and Windy Gap maintain the highest level of safety and standards in operation of all of our activities at camp. 

All of Windy Gap's challenge course elements (ropes course, climbing tower, swing, and zip line) are inspected and approved by The Association of Challenge Course Technology and by Adventure Experiences, Inc. All elements are operated and supervised by our staff who have been fully trained and certified to do so, ensuring your child's comfort and safety.
Windy Gap's Horse and Naskarts Programs are also facilitated by trained and experienced staff. Your child will be in good hands while at Windy Gap.
In the event of an unexpected accident, there is always a qualified medical professional on call to tend to your child's needs. Also, if needed, the local hospital is only a short drive away.


Young Life's Windy Gap is an equal opportunity service provider. 

Contact Us

Windy Gap
120 Coles Cove Rd
Weaverville, NC, 28787

CALL US: (828) 645-7187
FAX: (828) 645-7189

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