Directions (DO NOT USE GPS)
Camp Ton-A-Wandah is located near the National Forests of Western North Carolina in the United States of America. The closest airport is Asheville Regional Airport (AVL).
FROM INTERSTATE 26
If traveling on I-26 East or West, take Exit 53 (Upward Road). Follow the signs to the Carl Sandburg Estate and Flat Rock Playhouse. You will pass through one traffic light through Highway 176. At this juncture, Upward Road becomes Highland Lake Road. Stay on Highland Lake Road until it dead-ends at NC 225/Greenville Highway. Turn left onto NC 225 and proceed for eight-tenths of a mile to Little River Road. Turn right onto Little River Road and continue two and two-tenths miles to Lake Falls Road. Turn left here and proceed four-tenths of a mile to the camp. You will see the entrance on the right.
FROM HIGHWAY 25 (Out of Greenville, SC)
Take Exit 5 (Tuxedo/Flat Rock) off of Highway 25. Make a left onto NC 225/Greenville Highway. Proceed north towards Flat Rock. Turn left onto Little River Road. Proceed two and two-tenths miles to Lake Falls Road. Turn left here and proceed four-tenths of a mile to the camp. You will see the entrance on the right.
Campers are discouraged from driving themselves to camp. We prefer to have an adult with every camper upon their arrival to camp. However, if your family has a transportation need that requires a teen driving themselves, we can make an accommodation if it is cleared with Camp Director prior to camp.
It is recommended, but not required, that campers and their families travel to camp in a private vehicle. Camp TAW will NOT provide transportation from the airport to camp this summer, however, campers may arrive via plane with their familes and/or representative but must arrive to camp with an adult. Whether campers fly or arrive via private vehicle, campers and their families are expected to practice social distancing, wear face coverings and practice hand washing and sanitizing as much as possible while traveling.
The Asheville Regional Airport (AVL) is located 25 minutes from camp and the Greenville Spartanburg International Airport (GSP) is approximately 45 minutes away from TAW. Both airports have rental car agencies available.
On closing day, all campers check out of camp between the hours of 10:00am and 11:30am. Please schedule your departure flight between the hours of 8:00am and 2:00pm. Again, for campers who are flying, we provide a shuttle service to and from the Asheville, NC airport (AVL) and the Greenville/Spartanburg, SC airport (GSP). We cannot accommodate travel from other airports. Our camp staff will go through security with your camper and stay with them until the plane actually takes off.
For departure flights, please have any baggage fees paid for prior to arriving for camp. Campers ages 7-15 must travel with an Unaccompanied Minor Form purchased at the time reservations are made. Please prepay for this service as well. Any fees not paid in advance will be covered by Camp Ton-A-Wandah. These fees will then be charged automatically to your credit card on file and a service charge of $20 will be added to your account.
Departure information must be sent to us one week prior to camp starting. Please send the following information to camp:
Proof of Baggage Payment
Unaccompanied Minor Form
Name, Phone Number, and Address of the individual who will be picking them up from the airport
Extra cash if needed
Round trip tickets, passports, money, and Unaccompanied Minor forms will be collected and placed in the camp safe until departure.
Shipping of Trunks/Luggage
If you are planning on shipping your camper's luggage to or from camp, we have a great working relationship with our local UPS store. You have the option to send your luggage/trunks to camp through them or send them on your own. UPS has adopted a new, online registration system for shippng camp belongings to and from and camp. They offer a 15% discount for shipping both ways.
Please note: When using UPS as your shipping provider, Camp Ton-A-Wandah has no access to the information you provide to UPS. UPS provides us with a list prior to the close of each session for us to prepare for the shipping of your camper's trunk. Our local UPS contacts are J Read - (828) 697-5623.
We ask that you ship your trunk to camp no sooner than a week prior to your session beginning to:
Your Camper's Name
300 West Ton-A-Wandah Road
Hendersonville, NC 28739.
Places to Stay
As you drop off/pick up your daughter at camp, you may want to spend some time in dowtown Hendersonville. Hendersonville, North Carolina is a charming, 2,200-foot elevation mountain community steeped in history and cradled by the Blue Ridge Mountains. With a population of 13,000, it is a quarter the size of Asheville, its "uptown" neighbor to the north. The area offers a healthy economic base and attracts visitors to its plentiful outdoor recreational opportunities such as hiking, golf, fishing and horseback riding. Its history has been preserved through its many museums and historic properties, and the area is also host to numerous cultural events, an active arts scene, and more. With so many unique features, it's easy to see why Hendersonville in a popular choice for those looking to retire or relocate in the Southeast.
This area is home to a significant number of summer camps. If your travel plans include arriving a day - or days - before camp's opening or if you're planning to tack on a few days of family fun en route home, we urge you to make reservations well in advance. We are please to recommend the following motels, inns, and vacation rentals:
Elizabeth Leigh Inn (Bed and Breakfast)
The Henderson Inn (Bed and Breakfast)
Highland Lake Inn & Resort (a variety of rooms)
Mountain Inn and Suites (Hotel)
Holiday Inn Express (Hotel)
Cascades Mountain Resort (Hotel - mention Camp Ton-A-Wandah and receive a 10% discount)
Fairfield Inn & Suites (Hotel)
Ramada Inn (Hotel)
Hampton Inn (Hotel)
Best Western (Hotel - mention Camper when you call to reserve and receive a 15% discount)
Echo Mountain Inn (Inn - enter summercamp for a 10% discount or call and reference Camp Ton-A-Wandah)
Mill House Lodge (a variety of rooms)
Yonder Vacation Rentals (cabins towards Asheville, NC)
Waverly Inn (Inn) - Families who book with The Waverly Inn directly and mention Camp Ton-A-Wandah will have the option of 10% off their room rate or 10% of their room rate donated directly to your camp. To take advantage of the offer, guests can simply call us at 828.693.9193.
Pilot Cove (private cabins) - Edge of Pisgah Forest
Grand Bohemian Asheville (Hotel) - Discounted rate for Campers and their Families
Carolina Morning Vacation Rentals (private cabins) - Looking for lodging near Camp Ton-A-Wandah? Carolina Mornings offers over 140 unique vacation homes and cabins throughout Western North Carolina. Use promo code 'CAMPTIME' for $50 off any home, any time of the year. Make memories in the mountains this year and plan your visit to camp today!
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