Cove is located in the mountains of western North Carolina, on 350-acre
Lake Summit. We accept up to 190 campers in each term: one 3-week session
in June and one 5 1/2-week session in July and August. The ages for these two
sessions ranged from 8-17. Additionally, there are two 1-week session each with 50-60 campers. Early June camp occurs at the beggining of the summer along with extra staff training. August camp runs concurrently with Family Camp at the end of the summer.
program is non-regimented, non-competitive and emphasizes lifetime activities.
means that we like to give the camper as much choice as possible in daily
activities. Activities are scheduled; campers (usually) are not. The system
depends on alert, concerned counselors who know when and how to give guidance
and encouragement. Children mature by learning independence, self-discipline
and initiative, and that takes practice.
program de-emphasizes competition, since we believe that it is not necessary
to inflict a defeat in order to win a victory; we believe effort and reward
are related, and that the reward is sweeter when it is earned.
believe in taking the time to teach real skills which may be challenging
to learn, but can last a lifetime.
lifetime activities are sailing, swimming, canoeing, hiking, rock climbing,
horseback riding, mountain biking and tennis. We engage in extensive wilderness
tripping. We also teach crafts, archery and some sports.
believe camp can be a very educational experience and can contribute greatly
to a girls’s growth by providing stimulating, sympathetic, understanding
adult contacts on a person-to-person level.
uses activities as a means of promoting profitable child-adult contacts.
As a counselor, you are the key to that relationship.
one child, it will be easy and enjoyable; with another it will be difficult,
slow and frustrating. The hard ones can be the most rewarding in the long
run, but it will take patience, tact, skill, and more patience on your part.
are an all girls camp and feel that this type of experience affords kids
an opportunity to expand their abilities without the typical social pressures.
We do, though, have a brother camp, Mondamin,
just down the lake from us and there are weekly functions which the two
camps do together. But for the most part, we remain separate entities.