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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, president of JRVC Board, brings camp's "Celebrate 75" 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 ex[perience 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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March 2014 ... CAMP PROFILE

Contact Director (e-mail) / Travel Directions  / Topo Map of area / Camper "What to Bring List" / Mail & Phone Contact Information

Mothers Retreat / Registration

Interested in working at Johns River Valley Camp this summer? Download Job Description and "Quick" Application form

2014 Summer Camps

Sr Hi Adventure/ June 22-28 [Gr 9-13]
Round Table / June 29-July 5 [Gr 4-13]
Youth Work Camp / July 13-19 [Gr 7-13]
Beginners Camp / July 20-23 [Gr 3]
Explorers Camp / July 20-26 [Gr 5-6]
Jr Classic Camp / July 27-Aug 2 [Gr 4-6]
Mid-Hi Caving / July 27-Aug 2 Gr. 7-9]

Complete Schedule with registration form

1936 - 2014
78 Years of Camping in the Johns River Valley

Work Camp

Considering a youth work mission camp?

2014 Youth Work Mission Camp scheduled for July 13-19. Contact camp for further information, and/or additional dates for custom individual church scheduling.

Support the Celebrate 75 CAMPaign

Winter 2013-2014 Newsletter

Fall 2013 Newsletter

Spring 2013 Newsletter

Celebrate 75 photo album on Facebook

 SUMMER CAMP ... great experiences
Staff make a difference at Johns River Valley Camp ...


guiding camper experiences with invitations to ...


* taste the food
* test the waters
* tie into a safety network.




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