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: Sliding Rock, Hikes to Dupont and Pisgah Forest, and a visit to the Carl Sandburg Home!

 

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!

 

THE GORGE

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: Ages 10+ and a minimum of 80 lbs

Cost: $120.00

Limit: 18 campers

Gorge_Participant_Agreement.pdf

 

BILTMORE HOUSE

Come see one of America’s greatest treasures located in Asheville, NC. This century old house was designed by George Vanderbilt in the late 19th century. We will explore this beautiful home and take a step back through time, stroll through award-winning gardens, visit the petting zoo and enjoy lunch on the park grounds. Lunch and ice cream is included with this trip.

 

Requirements: All ages are welcome, but older campers are more appreciative of the history of the home.

Cost: $80.00

Limit: 28 campers

 

BEGINNER WHITE WATER RAFTING – NANTAHALA RIVER

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. Lunch is provided.

 

Requirements: You must be at least 8 years old and weigh 60 pounds or more.

Cost: $105.00

Limit: 32 campers

 

Beginner_Waiver.pdf

 

INTERMEDIATE WHITE WATER RAFTING – PIGEON RIVER

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. Lunch is provided.

 

Requirements: You must be at least 10 or older 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: $115.00

Limit: 32 campers

 

Intermediate_Waiver.pdf

 

ADVANCED WHITE WATER RAFTING – CHATTOOGA RIVER

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 12 years old.

Cost: $145.00

Limit: 26 campers

 

Advanced_Rafting_Waiver.pdf

 

PIGEON RIVER ZIPLINE

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 10 years 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: $120.00

Limit: 20 campers

 

River_Zipline_Tour.pdf

 

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 NOT automatically charge your credit card on file without your permission. If you have a credit card on file that you would like camp to use to cover the cost of your trip, please call the camp office or send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. If an email is not received, camp will send a statement to you for payment (again – remember – your camper is not completely registered for a trip until payment is received).

 

5. A waiver must be completed on ALL PAID out of camp trips except for the Biltmore House. 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.