dad and son on vertical challenge course

Summer camp for the entire family!

By popular demand, Doe River Gorge is offering, for the first time in our history, summer camp for the entire family! Escape, relax and enjoy all the fun and adventure you can imagine while creating unforgettable memories and strengthening your family bonds.

"The best family vacation destinations give adults the ability to relax and the kids the opportunity to run free without having to be watched every minute."

"Ask your friends about their best vacation ever. At some point in the journey, adults had an opportunity to connect and relax. Kids had the opportunity to explore, run free and just be kids… but in a foreign setting. These elements create the best experience for both parents and kids."

FUNN (Functional Understanding Not Necessary): fishing, relaxing at the beach, horseback riding, scaling the 70’ climbing tower at the lake, riding the 700’ lake zipline, or a train ride into the gorge, ice cream at the lakeside Sidetrack Café, campfire s'mores and MORE!

Family: Bring the entire family for quality time to focus on relationships.

Fellowship: Connect with other families and friends as you relax and have fun together.

Festivities: Special events including Fireworks on Independance Day.

Food: Great meals...leave all the cooking to our professional chef.

Faith: Powerful speakers, meaningful worship, breakout sessions and quiet time alone. Strengthen your family's relationship with God.

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  • 4-Square
  • Whitewater Tubing
  • Corn Hole
  • Ping Pong
  • Hiking
  • Disc Golf
  • Soccer
  • Tetherball
  • Paintball (extra charge)
  • Skeet Shooting (extra charge)

Special Inaugural Year Pricing

This first-time-ever opportuntiy for your family to experience CampCation comes with a discounted price that includes: acitvities, food, lodging & special events. Family of 2 adults & 2 medium kids - regular price: $1750| Special 2017 price: $1400, a 20% savings!

Flexible Housing Options all options include activities, food, special events

Lodge Housing

Mountain Meadows Lodge

deluxe air-conditioned male and female dorms

Age 11-adult $400
Age 7-10 $300
Age 3-6 $200
Age 0-2 free

Cedar Mtn Lodge | Mtn Meadows Lodge


Family Housing

Mountain Meadows Lodge

additional charge for cabin $200 per family

Age 11-adult $400
Age 7-10 $300
Age 3-6 $200
Age 0-2 free

Cabins | Gazepees


Personal Tent / RV

Mountain Meadows Lodge

Personal Tent: $80 additional
RV: No Hook-ups $80 additional
RV: Full Hook-ups $160 additional
Commuter: arrange own off-site housing

Age 11-adult $300
Age 7-10 $200
Age 3-6 $100
Age 0-2 free



Unfortunately we’re not equipped to provide childcare for youth under 6 years old.
We recommend it as we don’t have any available.
If your family chooses “Dorm Style Housing” in the registration process, the living will be dorm style with other families but not co-ed. Roommate requests are available for this choice. In the event that a child does not have a parent of the same gender then they will be housed like campers with children in their age group with our qualified counselors.
We have cabins and teepees available for single family housing or you can choose to rent one of those spaces together. The cabins can be structured with multiple rooms to house more than one family.
Yes! From lights out to morning rise-n-shine. Usually 11PM-7AM.
Absolutely! In the registration process choose “Other Housing” and for $20 a night you can book one of our tent sites or non-hookup RV sites which have access to a fully equipped bathhouse.
Absolutely! In the registration process choose “Other Housing” and for $40 a night you can book one of our RV sites which have full hookup service.
Eno’s are great to bring & hang outside. If you choose to sleep there then Sweet Dreams!
The vast majority of activities will not require any signup. You can simply walk up and participate during the scheduled times they are available. There are a few activities that require an additional fee and will be available for you to purchase at the Outfitters Store or the Creative Arts Center throughout the week.
You can choose to participate in as much or as little as you would like. Please feel the freedom to only participate in the activities and events that you need for your family.
We do love dogs but ask that you please leave them at home. Alligators too!
Yes! Weather permitting we plan to have a 4th of July celebration complete with fireworks and other fourth fun activities & food!
Unfortunately not. Our insurance does not allow participants to do that.
Doe River Gorge has scholarships available.
We have a gift shop and a sidetrack café where you can purchase all kinds of fun Doe River Gorge products and goodies, but it’s totally optional.
Yes, we have registered nurses on campus 24 hours each day.
We would do everything that we could to accommodate any special needs, although our facility & activities do not have ramps or paths for wheelchairs.
This week is for families so we would need to have adults stay too.
We do have fishing equipment that can be checked out of the Outfitters Store. Both rod & reel and fly fishing equipment are available for the river or nearby Watauga Lake. Unfortunately, we do not allow fishing in our lake. Keep in mind that all State laws regarding fishing need to be obeyed & we’ll need to see a current fishing license with a trout stamp (river only) for anyone 13 years of age or older.
Check-in: Saturday 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. includes free admittance to Day Quest (a $72 value based on a family of 4). Late arrivals need to make special arrangements with our registrar.
Check-out: Wednesday at 11:00 a.m.