Activities

Glen Arden has a "progression system" which allows each camper to set her own pace within her activity schedule. Progressions are similar to Girl Scout badge work: there are five levels of proficiency beginning with:

  • Clansman
  • Woodgatherer
  • Firebuilder
  • Torchbearer
  • Tender of the Flame

We offer instruction in many outdoor adventure activities, including horseback riding, and various popular land and water sports and an exceptional fine and performing arts.

 

Our activities are taught by our skilled staff members. A camper chooses the activities she wants to take and signs up for a regular schedule of three periods on Monday, Wednesday and Friday and three different classes on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.

Instruction offered in:

Archery

Arts & Crafts

Basketball

Canoeing/Kayaking

Dancing

Diving

Glee Club

Gymnastics

Horseback Riding

Lifesaving

Water Safety

Nature/Planet Patrol

Performing Arts

Mountain Biking

Pottery

Riflery

Rock Climbing

Soccer

Softball

Swimming

Tennis

Volleyball

Weaving

Wilderness Camping

Woodcarving

and More...

"My summers at Camp Glen Arden shaped my future by providing role models and opportunities which have opened my eyes to the world around me. That vision has encouraged me to become a productive, pro-active member of my family, my school, my community, and my world." - Camper, Winter Park, FL

"The real standout for me is the “progression system” which challenges girls to master different activities at their own pace, until they can teach it to others. Our daughter looks forward to mastering horsemanship and rock climbing in future years so that when she’s older she can teach others to ride and lead climbing expeditions!" - Amy W., Saluda, NC

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