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Private Group Weekends


Camp Cheerio is the perfect place for your next mountaintop getaway. Whether you’re planning a retreat for your church, youth organization, business, club, or family reunion our friendly staff is ready to serve you. Find out if Camp Cheerio is right for you below!

  • Rentals are only available in spring and fall.
  • Our maximum occupancy is 200 individuals on site.
  • Camp Cheerio is only available to rent from Friday afternoon through Sunday afternoon.
  • Our Blessing Chapel is available for wedding rental; however, we are unable to serve rehearsal dinners, providing lodging, or host receptions.

We are fully booked for the 2024 season. Please submit a rental request if you wish to be added to our contact list. We will contact you if we have a cancellation that matches your requested dates. Please include details about your group in your rental request submission (ie. church, school, family etc.).


Many of Cheerio’s traditional camp activities are included in the rental fee and open to all groups. These include Archery, BBs, Canoeing, Climbing, and Putt-Putt. The Lake Slide may also be available, weather permitting.


YMCA Camp Cheerio is located in the northwestern corner of North Carolina, near the town of Sparta in Alleghany County. We are about an hour’s drive from Winston-Salem, NC and only 2 miles from the Blue Ridge Parkway, just off Highway 21 between Elkin and Sparta, N.C.


Camp Cheerio has some of the best food around, and all of our meals are served buffet style in our Dining Hall. We have plenty of options for vegetarians and guests with food allergies or special dietary needs, and fresh coffee, tea, and hot chocolate are available 24 hours a day.

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We can’t wait to see you!

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