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Camp Cheerio

Camp Cheerio offers traditional summer camps, high adventure camps, and year-round retreats for everyone in the family. Located in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina and Virginia, Cheerio invites you to come and learn, grow, and have fun in a relaxed Christian atmosphere.

Camp Cheerio was founded in 1960 by the YMCA of Greater High Point. It is named in honor of Edgar Hartley, who was the beloved General Secretary of the YMCA for 32 years. He was a native of England and always used the expression “cheerio” in his departing wish to friends.

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Camp Cheerio

Camp Cheerio is a traditional summer camp for boys and girls who are rising 2nd-10th graders located in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina.

  • Overnight summer camp
  • One & two week sessions
  • 135 acres of gorgeous mountain land
  • Over 35 fun traditional camp activities including archery, canoeing, fishing, arts & crafts, basketball, golf, lacrosse, zumba, riflery, LEGOs, free swim, climbing, & horseback riding
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Cheerio on the New River

Cheerio on the New River is a high adventure camp for boys and girls who are rising 5th-11th graders located in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia.

  • Overnight summer camp
  • One week sessions
  • 150 acres in the valley of the New River
  • Over 20 high adventure-based outdoor activities including mountain biking, tree climbing, orienteering, kayaking, & backpacking
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Year Round Programs

Camp Cheerio is more than summer camp! We offer Family Camp weekends, Mother Daughter weekends, Y-Guide programs, and week long Senior Adult Camps!