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  For nearly 100 years, members of the American Camp Association have joined together to share knowledge and experience and to ensure quality of camp programs.
  ACA's current membership of over 7,000 exceptional camp programs provides children and adults with the opportunity to learn powerful lessons in community, character-building, skill development, and healthy living - lessons that can be learned nowhere else other than at camp.
  above photo: Rev. Gary Owens brings camp's "Celebrate 75" message to the Western North Carolina Association.
  Etched into the foothills of North Carolina's Blue Ridge by a defining mountain stream, Johns River Valley Camp hosts an outdoor ministry site of the Southern Conference (United Church of Christ).

Above photos: Campers engage in a variety of activities, make new friends, and experience a new-found community.

Church Camp Secrets Unveiled
Play time: 1:12
There is nothing virtual about the JRVC Community


Homesick and Happy
Play time: 1:14
10 Positive Elements in the Camp

A suggested reading for parents considering summer clamp for their children


From the point of view of author Michael Thomas --a psychologist -- there are ten elements in the camp experience that create emotionally powerful experiences for children. Those ten points are outlined in this 15 frame presentation. Photos highlight JRVC campers in summer of 2013.

Homesick and Happy
PDF version with supplemental quotes

JRVC Video 2013
By Tyler J. Smith
Play time: 7:47


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1936 - 2015
79 Years of Camping
in the Johns River Valley

2015 Summer Camp
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May 2015 Newsletter
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February 2015 Newsletter
Respect / Resilience / Responsibility

Work Camp

Considering a youth work mission camp?

2016 Youth Work Mission Camps are presently being scheduled. Contact camp for further information, and/or additional dates for custom individual church scheduling.

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February 2014 Newsletter

Winter 2013-2014 Newsletter

Fall 2013 Newsletter

Spring 2013 Newsletter

Celebrate 75 photo album on Facebook

 At JRVC, campers are ...
... viewed as worthy in community


... vaulted toward finding own inner strength



... valued as reliable and trustworthy by staff




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