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Camp Description

SOAR offers high adventure summer camps designed specifically for youth and young adults with learning and attention issues between the ages of 8 and 25. Created in 1977 by an adult with learning disabilities, SOAR provides fun and successful experiences so that participants may gain greater awareness of their own strengths and improve self-esteem and confidence. Our summer camps are designed to promote friendships, increase self-confidence, and develop life skills.



Our camps offer adventure activities, for beginners and beyond, located across the country’s most scenic places. These incredible locations include the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina, the sunny Florida Keys, wild and wonderful Wyoming, the California Coast, and the Adirondacks region of New York. Campers participate in exciting adventure activities such as rock climbing, horseback riding, SCUBA diving, llama treks, whitewater rafting, surfing, and much more!



SOAR staff and instructors provide a community where campers are celebrated for their gifts, where they come to make friends, and where they have the freedom to be themselves. Everything we do at SOAR is based upon helping campers experience success and providing them with the tools and strategies to continue building upon that success. Campers will develop self-confidence, life skills, and build friendships while experiencing a variety of exciting adventures.



We are proud to be accredited by the American Camp Association.



Camp Details

  • Learning¬†Disabilities and ADHD Camps, Overnight Camps
  • Wilderness, Whitewater Rafting, Trips, Travel, Team Building, Surfing, Scuba, Riflery, Rappelling, Rafting, Nature/Environmental Studies, Leadership Development, Kayaking, Horseback Riding (Western), Hiking, Fishing, Climbing/Rappelling, Caving, Canoeing, Camping Skills/Outdoor Living, Backpacking, Archery
  • $1200-$2000
  • Tents/Cabins
  • 18 days
  • 11 - 18
  • Coed
  • John Willson, Jeremy Neidens, Lynne Neaves
  • 1977
  • 06/14/2017
  • 08/12/2017
  • Jackson Hole, WY
  • ACA

Additional Camp Contact Information

  • Lynne Neaves
  • PO Box 388
  • Balsam, NC 28707
  • 828-456-3435
  • lynne@soarnc.org
  • John Willson
  • PO Box 388
  • Balsam, NC 28707
  • 828-456-3435