SUMMER 2021

Click below for our latest update about Summer 2021 at Asbury Hills.

These guidelines are in addition to our normal operating procedures and subject to change. Our latest update (below) is as of March 12, 2021. We will continue to provide updates as they come available. Please feel free to call our office with any questions at 864.836.3711.

Registration for Summer 2021 at Asbury Hills is NOW OPEN!

We are so excited to get back to what we love–summer camp! Summer 2021 may look a little different but we are doing everything we can to ensure our campers and staff have the best, most safe summer possible. We can’t wait to see you soon!

What are you competing for?

Are you after the prize or the Crown?

Join us this summer to dive into how we can Compete!

Why Asbury Hills?

Summer camp at Asbury Hills is all about fun, faith, and fellowship. Our campers:
  • Form new friendships with cabinmates and counselors
  • Participate in a variety of age-appropriate activities
  • Deepen faith with small-group devotions
  • Experience powerful worship led by our worship team
Because of these things, we see powerful results in our campers each summer.
  • 96% grew in their relationship with Christ.
  • 98% tried something new.
  • 98% want to tell others what they learned at camp.
  • 96% learned something new about faith.

A Day in the Life of a Camper

  • 8:00am – Breakfast

  • 9:00am – Morning Worship, Small Group Discussions, and Activities

  • 12:00pm – Lunch

  • 1:00pm – Activity Time

  • 5:45pm – Dinner

  • 6:30pm – Activities and Games with the Entire Camp

  • 8:00pm – Evening Worship

  • 9:00pm – Cabin Devotions

Sample Schedules

These sample schedules are to give folks an idea of what a general week of camp could look like. While we cannot guarantee every activity for every camper, we do our best to fill schedules with as many as possible.

Summer Camp Activities

At Asbury Hills, we have more activities than will fit in a week! Some activities are offered for all ages and others are age specific.

All Ages

Archery/Slingshot:

  • Learn safety and the skill of archery and slingshot
  • Counselor led
  • 1-1.5 hours


Canoeing:

  • Basic canoe instruction and safety; lifeguard on duty
  • 2-3 campers per canoe, PFDs required
  • 1-2 hours


Creek Hiking:

  • Counselor led hike through Matthews Creek
  • Learn safety and skills for creek hiking; swimming and creek exploring included
  • 1-2 hours


Crafts:

  • Age specific craft directly relating to the summer’s theme that campers get to take home
  • Led by Arts & Crafts Coordinator
  • .5-1 hour


Swimming Pool:

  • Swim test required to use diving board and deep end; lifeguard on duty at all times
  • Open swim time with the entire activity group
  • 1-2 hours


Rock Wall:

  • 32 foot climbing tower with 6 different climb routes
  • Facilitated by a ropes certified summer staff member, group helps belay climber
  • 1-1.5 hours


Group Games:

  • Games designed for the entire activity group; high energy activities
  • Involves all members and counselors
  • .5-1.5 hours


Cascades Hike:

  • Less than a mile hike to a waterfall and swimming area of Matthews Creek
  • Lifeguard on duty; swim test required to jump into the cascades
  • 2-3 hours


Low Ropes Course:

  • Physical elements requiring the activity group to work together
  • Counselor facilitates this activity
  • 1-2 hours


Team Building:

  • Challenges requiring the entire group to work together to complete
  • Led by counselors
  • 1-2 hours


Home-in-the-Woods:

  • Overnight camping trip at a campsite on Asbury Hills’ property
  • Counselors lead the hike to the site; meals are cooked over a fire
  • Campers sleep under tarps on wood platforms; separated by gender


Water Zip Line:

  • 2 zip lines going across the lake
  • counselor lead, lifeguard on duty
  • campers wear a PFD


Wet Willie Water slide:

  • Two water slides situated on the Lake at Asbury hills
  • Lifeguard on duty; PFDs are required to be worn by all participants
  • 1.5-2 hours

Elementary

The Summit Low Ropes Course:

  • Low Ropes course with 5 different obstacles; harnesses and helments required
  • Facilitated by a ropes certified summer staff member
  • 2-3 hours

Junior High

Zipline Canopy Tour:

  • 6 connected ziplines
  • Facilitated by a ropes certified summer staff member; harnesses and helmets required
  • 2-3 hours


Partial Alpine Tower Experience:

  • 55 foot climbing apparatus with 27 different routes
  • Facilitated by a ropes certified summer staff member; harnesses and helmets required
  • Climbing routes limited for Junior High
  • 2-3 hours


Moonshine Falls Hike:

  • 3 mile hike to a waterfall
  • Counselor led; trail starts at Asbury Hills
  • 2-3 hours


Giant Swing:

  • 42 foot tall giant swing
  • Facilitated by a ropes certified summer staff member; harnesses and helmets required
  • 1.5-2 hours


Leap of Faith:

  • Climb atop a 20 foot tall telephone pole and leap for a bell
  • Facilitated by a ropes certified summer staff member; harnesses and helmet required
  • 1-1.5 hours

Senior High

Raven Cliff Hike:

  • 3 mile hike to Raven Cliff Falls in Caesar’s Head State Park, start hike at Asbury Hills
  • Counselor led hike
  • 3-4 hours


Full Alpine Tower Experience:

  • 55 foot climbing apparatus with 27 different routes
  • Facilitated by a ropes certified summer staff member; harnesses and helmets required
  • 2-3 hours


Moonshine

  • 3 mile hike to a waterfall
  • Counselor led; trail starts at Asbury Hills
  • 2-3 hours


Giant Swing:

  • 42 foot tall giant swing
  • Facilitated by a ropes certified summer staff member; harnesses and helmets required
  • 1.5-2 hours


Leap of Faith:

  • Climb atop a 20 foot tall telephone pole and leap for a bell
  • Facilitated by a ropes certified summer staff member; harnesses and helmets required
  • 1-1.5 hours


Zipline Canopy Tour:

  • 6 connected ziplines
  • Facilitated by a ropes certified summer staff member; harnesses and helmets required
  • 2-3 hours