“Never lose an opportunity of seeing anything beautiful”
-Ralph Waldo Emerson-




Johns River Valley Camp offers year-round programs for children, youth, adults, families, groups, and church communities. 


Johns River Valley Camp (JRVC) is etched into the foothills of North Carolina's Blue Ridge beside a defining mountain stream with convenient access to waterfalls, hiking, an archery course, river activities, group interactive courses, a basketball court, and so much more.  With over 83 years of experience, JRVC provides enriching programs year-round for children, youth, adults, families, groups, and church communities.

Johns River Valley Camp is making plans to provide Outdoor Ministry opportunities during the summer of 2021 albeit on a scaled down basis.  COVID protocols will be in place in an effort to create a safe environment.  Camps will be provided for Campers grades 4-12.  Church youth groups and others are asked to inquire about our “Hospitality Model” where you work with our staff to plan and provide a retreat experience which meets your group’s unique needs.  We also continue to invite groups to plan Mission Camps involving meaningful projects and ministry opportunities.  

Contact Phil Hardy, JRVC Executive Director, for more information | Phone # 336-266-1617 | Email:

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At JRVC, summer campers enjoy all the traditional camping activities. Campers will learn and grow through aquatics, hikes, archery, crafts, rock climbing, games, vespers, campfires and more!


JRVC offers an ideal setting in which youth and adults can team together to address poverty and environmental issues. Our programs are designed to deepen one’s sense of connection to God’s world and the people in it.


Join us at JRVC for a time of connecting, reflecting, visioning and building community. We can work with you to create a retreat or special event tailored just for your group.

"I really like doing different activities with my friends - especially cards, tubing, rock climbing, archery, and going to all the different places and meeting new people."

-Summer Camper