Camp Blue Heaven

Details and the registration link for the August 2019 camp will be posted in March 2019.

Our popular family camp weekend — Camp Blue Heaven — returns for the 24th consecutive year, Aug. 16 – 18. From canoeing and horseback ring riding to archery and climbing walls, make lasting memories with your family at Camp Cheerio located in the N.C. mountains.

“There are very few opportunities for families to get away together without TVs and other modern-day distractions; and without thinking about meals and preparing food, [to] just spend quality time with each other and [to] meet other members of the Carolina family.”  – Camp Blue Heaven participant


Lodging Options

                   Millis Lodge                                                        Cabin

Cabin Option
Each family has their own cabin with a large sleeping area of twin-size bunk beds and bathroom (configured to accommodate multiple users). Cabins can facilitate families of almost any size. Families must bring their own bedding, pillows and towels.

Millis Lodge Option
Camp Cheerio also offers accommodations in Millis Lodge for families of four or fewer with hotel-style rooms and cabin-size rooms, a private bathroom and towel/linen service.

Off-Camp “Day Camp” Options
Families are welcome to find off-camp accommodations and participate in all meals and activities on camp as “day campers.” Almost every year, some families stay at the nearby High Meadows Inn.

Each year, families have consistently rated the lodging facilities as well as the food service at Camp Cheerio consistently as “excellent!”

Camp Activities

The camping weekend extends from 7 p.m. Friday until 1 p.m. Sunday.

Family members of all ages can participate in all of the great traditional camp activities you’d expect such as arts and crafts, swimming, canoeing, horseback ring riding, archery, riflery and tennis. Camp Cheerio also offers a great climbing wall, skeet shooting and a giant water slide. We’ll also have staff from the Morehead Planetarium and UNC Men’s Lacrosse Coach Breschi ’90 give a clinic Saturday afternoon. Campers have the option of participating in an optional cave exploration excursion.

Complete Camp Blue Heaven activities schedule.