The Green River Preserve is a magnificent 3,400 acre private wildlife preserve
and environmental summer camp in the Blue Ridge Mountains near Brevard,
North Carolina and is used exclusively by the non-profit camp.
The Preserve is the setting for our unique natural science oriented summer camp for rising 2nd through 9th grade bright young naturalists. We offer five-day, one, two and three week sessions. These coed programs are small by design with a camper to staff ratio of 3 to 1.
For rising 9th through 12th graders, we offer Green River Expeditions—two-week
canoeing, backpacking and kayaking adventures which follow the Green
River tradition of combining learning with exploration.
Through wilderness skills, creative arts and the exhilaration of outdoor fun and discovery, we inspire young minds.
The mission of the Preserve is to provide a challenging and nurturing
learning experience and to inspire a profound appreciation of
interconnectedness, ecological respect and the joy of living.
The Green River Preserve is a place where the majesty of the wilderness is unspoiled, an environmental summer camp where bright young naturalists can discover the abundance of beauty, life and wonder that wilderness holds.
In 1988, the Green River Preserve reinvented what a summer camp could be. Every summer since, our campers have explored with new friends the Preserve’s streams, mountains and woodlands under the guidance of trained naturalists.
They have participated in non-competitive yet challenging activities
ranging from archery, rock-climbing, and fly-fishing, to pottery,
crafts and creative writing. Most importantly, campers have found here
a place where, as bright and motivated learners, they are free to be
smart, curious and creative.