Extreme Adventure Camp

Extreme Adventure Camp is an off-site, field trip-based camp for the extreme outdoor enthusiast. All campers must be able to pass a swim test and be ready to hike, swim, and explore the Blue Ridge Parkway. Open to children ages 13-16.

At Adventure Camp, kids come home tired, happy and with a new experience every day! This camp is designed for the extreme outdoor enthusiasts to have the BEST summer ever! Campers spend the week exploring WNC's swimming holes and hiking trails. They take on exhilarating outdoor activities and develop deep appreciation of our local landscape.

In a time when teenagers are becoming increasingly more glued to technology, our camp takes these teens and thrusts them into nature, teaching them valuable lessons about the outside world, while simultaneously molding them into capable young adults. Extreme Adventure Camp takes the fun and excitement of Adventure Camp, and turns it up to eleven! Campers will learn to navigate rapids while white water rafting, discover edible plants while hiking and climbing, and build friendships and community through paint-ball, ropes courses, and other shared experiences. Teens will push their limits and come out of their comfort zones all under our beautiful Appalachian skies.

Past Adventure Camp sessions have featured horseback riding, river tubing, white water rafting, paint balling, high ropes courses, bouldering, and more.


  • Glen Arden Elementary School, Arden NC
  • YMCA Youth Services Center, Asheville NC

Parent Handbook

Check out the 2018 Summer Day Camp Parent Handbook to learn more about the YMCA camp experience. 


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