Deliberately natural, rustic, simple, and timeless.
We have proudly and deliberately kept our facilities rustic and simple. We want our campers to enjoy the beauty of nature and the serenity of spending time outside.
Our cabins blend into the natural environment as if they had been there forever. They have electricity and approximately 4 bunk beds in each. Since the 1950’s, it has been tradition for campers to write their names on the inside of cabins so they can come back and find them later. Campers love to try to find the oldest name and the perfect place for their own name.
The Bath House, fondly referred to as the Garden House or G-House, is a dorm style bathroom available to both campers and staff equipped with sinks, restrooms, and showers.
This is where campers and staff dine. We pride ourselves on having nutritious home cooked meals. Our meals are served family style and campers and staff sit at tables chosen at random weekly so they can mix and mingle and meet new friends! At the end of meals, the quiet chatter is replaced by singing which is a camp favorite. We also use the Dining Hall for some activities like dance, tumbling and fencing.
We have a beautiful lake in the heart of camp that houses activities like swim lessons, free swim, synchronized swimming and canoeing.
Hugging camp is the Little River. We use the river for activites like tubing, canoeing, ecology and for swimming with the horses.
Part of our CAP program (Carysbrook Adventure Program) is the climbing wall. Campers learn and practice their skills before heading out to the real rocks!
If creating is your passion, this is the place for you! Campers get to try their hand at lots of different types of art here. From tie dye to jewelry and clay to photography, we have something for everyone!
Drama is a fun place to be! Campers get to learn about improv, set design, costuming and becoming comfortable in front of a crowd. Campers perform short acts as well as showcase a full production at the end of the summer.
This is where we have OLS (Outdoor Living Skills). Campers can learn how to pitch a tent, build a fire, tie knots and just about anything that will get them ready for a fun overnight either on property or on the trail!
The Nature Hut is where campers learn about things like plant and animal identification, astronomy and ecology.
These activity areas are on target! Whether you have been doing either of these activities for years or you have never tried them before… Camp Carysbrook staff are on duty to coach you and manage risk at these exciting target sports!
Our riding program is like no other. Our lessons have 3-5 riders with 2-3 staff, so our instruction is close to one on one. We have beginner riders up to jumpers. We offer overnights with the horses as well as other fun horse-related activities weekly.
“The CIT program gives girls the skills they need to be leaders, organizers, and problem solvers. Taking part in a group setting combines the strengths and weaknesses of all the participants so they help each other to grow and improve. Not only will what they learn help them become better WITs or eventually camp counselors, but those skills transfer over to the world outside of camp. I believe it helped my daughter get her first job, impressing her employers with her maturity and independent nature.”