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Elk Shoals United Methodist Camp Inc

Rating: 4.4 stars   5 reviews 196

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PO Box 208 W Jefferson NC 28694 USA

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Rating: 4 stars  

Our church family has been going to Elk Shoals for many years now. We tent camp, bring our campers, or stay in the Volunteer Inn. I prefer to tent camp, because I like to go to sleep listening to the New River as it is not far from our tents. But my experience with this camp goes back even further - back in the late sixties. Again it was a church group that we were with. We were arrived in a rainstorm and in the dark. We actually spent the first night in the old house there by the bend in the road. We have stayed in the main lodge and held planning retreats there. So my experience with Elk Shoals has been a long one. I love the place - just to be in the mountains is always a calming experience for me. One of the best events that has happened there in many years was the Interfaith camp that was help for at least 3 years. My 2 granddaughters had the privilege of attending this week-long camp. It was an eye opening event for them and one that they will always remember. I am concerned, however, about the condition of the beside the river camping area, the Volunteer Inn, and the bathhouse. Not much attention has been given to these areas in the last couple of years. The emphasis seems to have changed and not for the better, in my opinion.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

A lot

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Likely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Okay

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

 
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Rating: 4 stars  

My family loves Elk Shoals Methodist Camp! We have to go and camp along the river at least once a year, preferably twice and have been doing so for the past 29 years! Our two boys say it is their favorite campground in the mountains, since they have been coming there every year of their lives. It is a great place to relax and take in the scenery or play in the river. It's the best! I have not had the opportunity to volunteer there, but would like to help in some way.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

A lot

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

 
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Rating: 4 stars  

Camp Elk Shoals has been there for years making memories for two or three generations now. My husband's memories of events in the Stafford Lodge and in the Adirondacks growing up as a United Methodist Youth brought us there as family when our children were small. We always stay at the camp ground right on the banks of the New River with a large group from our church. Our children have loved coming to Elk Shoals for years, it is a highlight of their summer. Their love of the Elk Shoals began behind the playground on the "red hill" sliding down it and climbing back up via a rope we had attached to a tree, just to slid back down. The stains never came out of those clothes! They love playing in the river, riding their bikes to the sandy beach to play, and then on to the bridge, canoeing up the river and down, tubing from the campsite to the sandy beach and being hauled back just to do it again. They know where the deep holes in the river are for swimming. The night sky is beautiful at Elk Shoals. There are no bright lights and the stars shine! The Milky Way is clearly seen most years. We saw Venus at Elk Shoals and have seen lots of shooting stars. There are lots of trails for hiking or just meandering in the woods looking at all the small and giant wonders God has left for us to enjoy. There are benches dotted around the property giving a place to sit and reflect or chat with friends. Elk Shoals is a wonderful place to get away to.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Likely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

A lot

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I have had the opportunity to be involved with this camp as a volunteer and a psychologist. The camp is set in the mountains of North Carolina on the New River and is beautiful. The staff are professional and caring. They operate a very special camp in the summer that brings together children from three different faiths for a shared experience. This was so special that a documentary film was made about this camp.

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

The pristine natural setting at Camp Elk Shoals is perfect for 'getting away from it all' and getting back in touch with nature. It is a great place for families and groups to get together and relax. The campground is beside the New River. The beach is my favorite beach on this earth. You always feel safe there. The sign says "Welcome to God's Country". The picnic shelters are huge! The hiking trails are almost mystical with beauty. The camp directors work hard to keep it safe and fun for everyone.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

 
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