Camp Celo | Summer Programs

Camp Celo


This farm program centers around the Quaker values of nonviolence, simplicity and environmental awareness. Campers gain an appreciation for nature and learn to minimize their impact on the environment. In addition to completing chores throughout the day, boys and girls engage in various crafts and recreational pursuits. Eleven- and 12-year-old campers take part in a separate, more independent farm session that includes two-, three- and four-day backpacking hikes.

General Info

Name Camp Celo
Location Burnsville, NC
Year-round Contacts 828-675-4323
Program Focuses & Features Climbing Wall, Community Service, Cooking, Crafts, Drama, Farming, Hiking, Mountain Trips, Mountaineering, Riding, Soccer, Swimming, Wilderness Camping, Woodcraft, Work
Age Range Residential — Coed Ages 7-12
Application Deadline Rolling
Director Gib Barrus & Barbara Barrus Perrin, Directors
Residential Fee $1000-2150, 1-3 weeks.
Year Established 1948
Religious Affiliation Religious Society of Friends
Dates & Sessions June-Aug; 5 sessions, 1-3 weeks long


Gib Barrus & Barbara Barrus Perrin, Directors