FAQs

Are Outside Trips Available?

The Ton A Wandah trips program provides an excellent opportunity for campers to broaden their camp experience.  Typical trips will include backpacking in Pisgah National Forest, whitewater rafting the Nantahala, Pigeon, or Chatooga Rivers, day trip hikes in the wilderness areas, rock climbing, rappelling, and visits to the Biltmore Estate and the Carl Sandburg Home. There is an additional charge for some out of camp trips (Out of Camp Trips). Should a camper reserve a space and withdraw or miss the trip for any reason other than illness, the extra fee will be forfeited.

Do you offer an equestrian program?

Horseback riding is offered to all campers every other day as part of the traditional camp program and the fee is included in the regular camp fee. There is a special daily riding program six days a week for an additional $400 per session. Parents must pre-register the camper through the horseback riding form.   We will not be responsible for campers enrolled in the daily riding program who do not ride six days a week due to out-of-camp trips, weather conditions, etc.  Enrollment in Daily Riding is limited to 12 campers per session. Please call the camp office if you have questions about our riding program.  For more information, please visit our website page for Riding.

How do laundry services work?

Laundry service are included in the camp tuition.  Laundry will be sent out once a week by cabin groups.  Be certain that all of your daughter’s belongings – clothing and equipment – are clearly marked with her name.  THE CAMP ASSUMES ABSOLUTELY NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR LOST ITEMS. 

How do I register and how much is camp tuition?

Registering for camp is very easy.  You can see our various sessions and rates as well as register online, here.

Can my daughter be picked up at the airport?

Airline connections can be made to Asheville-Hendersonville (AVL) or to Greenville-Spartanburg (GSP) on opening and closing days. We cannot accommodate travel from other airports. In making your daughter’s plane reservations, allow the flight arrival time to be between the hours of 9:00 AM and 2:00 PM. Please schedule departures between the hours of 9:00 AM and 2:00 PM. If you have any questions about this, please consult the camp office.  For more information, click here.

Do you have visitation days?

Visitation day is considered opening day of the camp session. At that time, parents are encouraged to meet staff and enjoy the facility. A camp experience provides an opportunity for campers to gain independence, self reliance and self confidence, which are all essential to a young girl’s development. Our experience has shown that visitation by parents and relatives during camp creates interruption of the camp program, and we appreciate support of this policy by parents.

Cabin Arrangements

Campers are assigned to cabins according to the camper’s rising grade.  We recognize that there may be reasons for exception to this policy such as maturity beyond, or not up to, a camper’s chronological age.  Where such is the case, parents should inform us at the time of enrollment so that a proper cabin assignment can be made.  Actual cabin arrangements are made as deemed necessary by the camp.  We cannot guarantee placement in any particular cabin.
Campers frequently want to be in the same cabin with a friend.  Requests must be made on the application by May 1st and cannot be guaranteed.

Camper Cargo

Camper Cargo is the camp supply store which offers campers clothing, surprise packages, camp gear and other specialty items. Campers may buy through Camper Cargo with the parent’s permission. Gift cards and or Expense Accounts may be purchased/set up by calling Camper Cargo at (828) 693-7782, by visiting the store on opening day of camp or anytime by visiting the Camper Cargo area of this website.

Can I send mail to my daughter?

Absolutely!  Mail should be sent to: Camper Name, Cabin (if known), 300 West Ton-A-Wandah Road, Hendersonville, NC 28739. It is helpful to include your camper’s name and cabin on the envelope. Campers look forward to receiving letters.  However, Camp Ton-A-Wandah is a package free environment - so no care packages =)
 

What is your refund policy?

If cancellation is necessary before February 1st, $300 of the $600 reservation fee will be refunded upon written notification to the camp office. After this date the entire reservation fee will be forfeited. Cancellation on or after May 1st will result in a forfeit of the entire tuition paid. There will be no reduction of fees for late arrivals or early withdrawals, including early departures for homesickness. Only in case of early withdrawals due to serious illness will a refund be considered. The right is reserved to dismiss any girl whose presence, in the Director’s judgment, is detrimental to the best interest of the camp, and in such case, there will be no reduction in fee.

 

CANCELLATION DUE TO COVID:  Camp successfully completed Summer 2020.  It is our intention to proceed with camp in Summer 2021 as scheduled unless otherwise restricted by State and/or Federal guidelines.  At this time, our cancellation policy remains in affect as stated above.  There will be no refunds based on individual concerns of COVID only if we have to adapt our schedule and/or are required to close down for the summer.

Does my daughter need cash?

Campers do not need additional money with them at camp. However, if campers do bring money with them, all personal money should be placed in the office safe. CAMPERS SHOULD HAVE NO CASH IN THEIR POSSESSION. THE CAMP ASSUMES NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR MONEY NOT DEPOSITED IN THE OFFICE.