It is recommended, but not required, that campers and their families travel to camp in a private vehicle.  We love this opportunity to say hello to you and allow your camper to say their proper good-byes!
However, we will provide transportation from the airport to camp on opening day and to the airport on closing day.

By Car

Directions  (DO NOT USE GPS)

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.

By Plane

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. 


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. In making your daughter’s plane reservations, allow the flight arrival time to be between the hours of 9:00 AM and 4:00 PM. Please consult the camp office at (828) 692-4251 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you are having difficulty finding a time that meets our criteria.
Your camper will be met at the airport as they depart their plane by camp personnel wearing Camp Ton-A-Wandah Staff apparel and then escorted to the camp vehicle. If your airline requires a name of an individual picking your camper up for the unaccompanied minor form, please use “Camp Ton-A-Wandah” as this name. If the airline does not accept this, you may call our camp office a few days prior to your arrival to ask for a specific individual. We DO NOT make transportation arrangements until that time.  Your camper should carry a list of phone numbers, including Camp Ton-A-Wandah’s number with her as she flies. We will telephone you when your camper arrives.
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 1:00pm. 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.  Our staff will call parents/guardians when your camper is in the air.
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:
  • Airline Tickets

  • 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.

Transportation Form

Once you have determined how you will be traveling to and from camp, it is very important that you let us know how your camper is arriving to camp and who is bringing her and picking her up. 
TRANSPORTATION FORM: There is a form on your Camp In Touch account (or on the Campanion App) under Forms and Documents called Transportation.  Please log in and complete this information.  If this information should change at any time, please update your transportation information or call the camp office to make this change.  We must have this information on file at camp to ensure that your camper arrives safely as expected and departs with the appropriate guardian, family member or friend.
Please only check the airport option if your camper requires transportation to or from the airport. If you are driving your camper to camp after flying in or you are picking your camper up from camp and flying out, please choose the car option.


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 an online registration system for shippng camp belongings to and from and camp.  They offer a 15% discount for shipping both ways.


Shipping Form


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 contact number is:  (828) 697-5623.
We ask that you ship your trunk to camp no sooner than a week prior to your session beginning to:


Camp Ton-A-Wandah
Your Camper's Name
300 West Ton-A-Wandah Road
Hendersonville, NC  28739

Planning Your Trip

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 horWseback 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 pleased to recommend the following motels, inns, and vacation rentals:
Meet Summer Stipe with Juniper.  She provides Personalized WNC Itineraires / Local Concierge Services for all your travel plans in Hendersonville and Western North Carolina.  Juniper can be your guide for the best, local experience. Locally crafted and personalized itineraries will save you time, help you discover local gems, and allow you to be more present during your stay. You won’t need to spend hours searching for your next restaurant, hike, or activity – Juniper will do the work for you – and it will be in the palm of your hand. Visit "Juniper"for more info and to book.


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Elizabeth Leigh Inn (Bed and Breakfast)
The Henderson Inn (Bed and Breakfast)
Highland Lake Inn & Resort (a variety of rooms) 
The Flat Rock Inn at Five Oaks (AirBNB) - Whole-house vacation rental. Historic home with wrap-around porch, 4 bedrooms, 4.5 baths, walkable to shops and dining in Flat Rock Village, less than 10 minute drive to camp.
Mountain Inn and Suites (Hotel)
Holiday Inn Express (Hotel) 
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!
Sapphire Valley Town Home (private home) - Take advantage of this amazing townhome owned by one of our favorite camp families!
Click here for more hotels in the Hendersonville, NC area.


Village of Flat Rock




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