Although just being at camp is enough fun for all, we do offer several out of camp trips for those campers that want some extra adventure! We have a wonderful array of exciting side trips to meet all our camper’s needs!
Also, we will offer a few out-of-camp trips that are not listed below as they do not require sign-up prior to camp or have an additional cost. We will offer these during the camp session and your camper will have the opportunity to sign up for these trips while at camp. These trips include: Hikes to Dupont and Pisgah Forest and other places in Western NC and a visit to the Carl Sandburg Home for the younger campers!
Please note: Counselors-In-Training are NOT eligible to go on out-of-camp trips. They have too many other exciting adventures while at camp during their last year as a partial camper!  This applies to our Starter Session as well!


Trips will be Updated by April 1st, 2022 (below are examples!)



The Gorge – America’s steepest and fastest zipline canopy tour, offers a thrilling tree-based aerial adventure in Saluda, NC. Begin your experience perched on the rim of the Green River Gorge and plunge into the untouched wilderness. Descend an unprecedented 1,100 vertical feet in elevation zipping from tree top to tree top on 11 ziplines. Traverse a sky bridge and descend 3 huge rappels. All through stunning old growth forest and overlooking 18,000 acres of protected Green River Gamelands.
Requirements: Must be at least a rising 5th grader and weigh a minimum of 80 lbs
Cost: $135.00
Limit: 16 campers per session
Waiver:  The Gorge Participant Agreement



Our beginner trip is a great, exciting trip to build your confidence on whitewater. The Nantahala River provides us with a scenic ride through the Nantahala River Gorge packed with mixed rapids up to Class III and stretches of smooth water to float and relax.
Requirements: You must be at least a rising 3rd grader and weigh 60 pounds or more.
Cost: $105.00
Limit: 16 campers per session
Waiver:  Beginner WWR Waiver



The Pigeon River is an exciting whitewater trip with immediate rapids, waves, and fast moving water. Rapids Range from Class II to IV ensuring an exciting adventure as you raft through the majestic Great Smokey Mountains for the day.
Requirements: You must be at least a rising 5th grader and weigh 70 pounds or more. You cannot sign your camper up for this trip and the Pigeon River Zipline as these two trips are on the same day.
Cost: $125.00
Limit: 16 campers per session
 Waiver:  Intermediate WWR Waiver



This rafting experience takes us to the amazing Chattooga River. Here we take a Class IV and very low Class V run down the river. Wild Water LTD. takes us down the river and provides us all the necessary rafting gear, guides and lunch on the river.
Requirements: Must have previous rafting experience and be at least a rising 7th grader or older.
Cost: $145.00
Limit: 16 campers per session
Waiver:  Advanced WWR Waiver



As the only Zipline Canopy Tour that soars over the Big Pigeon River, this trip is unquestionably the best zipline canopy tour in the Tennessee Smoky Mountains! This trip give you the longest and highest zips including a double 1300′ zip that crosses 120 feet above the Pigeon River!
Requirements: You must be at least a rising 5th grader or older and weigh 70 pounds or more. You cannot sign your camper up for this trip and the Intermediate White Water Rafting as these two trips are on the same day.
Cost: $125.00
Limit: 8 campers per session
Waiver:  Pigeon River Zipline Waiver



This is a daily class in which campers develop the skills and teamwork required for a culminating two-night backpacking trip in nearby Pisgah National Forest. Highlights of the trip include beautiful days on the trails, a stunning sunset from the peak of Pilot Mountain, the BEST hidden swimming hole, and s'mores by the campfire under the stars each night! Although this is a class that campers can (and typically do) sign up for at camp, space will be limited this summer. Sign up today for preferential placement! 
 Requirements:  Rising 7th grader to rising 9th grader and a three week camper.
Cost:  $0
Limit:  10 campers per session
Waiver:  Advanced Mountaineering Waiver


COVID Protocols

If you are interested in our partner's COVID protocols for this summer, please see their links:

Our Camp Ton-A-Wandah Protocols for Out-of-Camp trips include:

  • Limit of 8 campers and two staff per 15 passenger van.
  • Hand sanitizing will be conducted upon entering and exiting a van.
  • Campers will be spread out within the van, at least 6 feet if possible.
  • Masks will be required while riding in the van unless the group traveling within the van is the same cabin/family group.
  • We will maintain the same neighborhood within a van if possible (although masks will still be required).
  • Windows will remain open for ventilation.
  • Once campers arrive at their destination, they will be required to wear masks while in public (if at all) and maintain social distancing.  We chose out-of-camp trips that would allow us to be socially distanced in general.



You may sign up for these trips by following the steps below:


1. Go to the following website:  Sign Up For Trips   Log in using your e-mail address and password; if you do not know your password, choose the option to re-set it. This email may go to your spam box, so please make sure that you check this box as well. 
2. Scroll down to Forms Dashboards and click on “Forms & Documents”.
3. Click on “Out of Camp Trips”.
4. Choose the Trips that you would like your camper to go on.  Please note that your camper is not completely registered for an out-of-camp trip until the trip is paid for. Camp will automatically charge your credit card on file if one is on file. If you would prefer to mail a check, please contact immediately upon registration.
5. A waiver must be completed on ALL PAID out of camp trips. When you choose which trip your camper would like to attend, a waiver form will automatically be generated in your Forms and Documents file. Please print this form, complete and sign, then either upload the form back into your account or mail this form to Camp Ton-A-Wandah, Attn: Trips, 300 West Ton-A-Wandah Road, Hendersonville, NC 28739.