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Camp Blue Heaven

Family Camp: Summer Sun. Summer Fun.

Please Note:  We are delaying the registration process for Family Camp due to the coronovirus pandemic.  We will contact families who attended in 2019 and update this webpage for new families to register once we open registration for 2020.

Our popular family camp weekend — Camp Blue Heaven — returns for the 25th consecutive year, Aug. 14-16, and will be held at Camp Cheerio, located in the N.C. mountains.

Camp Blue Heaven welcomes participants of all ages although families who have participated state that the most ideal age for children participants is 7-14.

Activities include arts and crafts, swimming, canoeing, horseback ring riding, archery, riflery, tennis, climbing wall, skeet shooting and a giant water slide.

Saturday afternoon features clinics led by Morehead Planetarium staff and Joe Breschi ’90, head coach for UNC Men’s Lacrosse. Campers will also have the option to participate in a canoeing excursion.

Families That Attended in 2019

April 13, 2020 – Registration tentatively opens to all families that attended in 2019.

Please make sure that you mark your calendars to register your family for camp during these dates. Families that miss this registration window will be allowed to register during the registration windows for phase 2 and 3; however, they will have the same priority as other families registering during the same period.

The registration link will be emailed to 2018 camp families on Monday, March 25. To ensure that you receive this email, please review and update your current contact information on file with the GAA.  Click here for details on how to do this.

All Other Families

April 11-17, 2019 – Registration opens to all interested families

The registration link will be posted at the top of this page on Monday, April 8.   If demand exceeds space available on camp at this stage, families will be placed on the 2019 waiting list. All families in this category will be notified by June 31.

All families are encouraged to consider the “non-lodging/day camp” registration option.

Day Camp (lodging offsite) Option - Open to Everyone

The opportunity to register for Camp Blue Heaven with the “non-lodging/day camp” option is open to all.  “Day Campers” participate in all meals and activities as the on-site campers; the only difference is that “day campers” have made their own sleeping accommodations elsewhere.  The closest lodging option is the High Meadows Inn, located just a few miles from Camp Cheerio.

To register using the “day camp” option, please select this option while completing the online registration form.

High Meadows Inn Web page
To contact the High Meadows Inn, call (800) 585-6309.

Camp Fees & Payment

Camp fees are per person and depend on the lodging type for your family plus any additional cost associated with opting into the excursion.

2019 Camp Fees
Cabin (Adult $220/Child $170)
Each cabin has a large sleeping area of twin-size bunk beds and a bathroom configured to accommodate multiple users. Families must bring their own bedding, pillows and towels.

Millis Lodge (Adult $250/Child $200)
These accommodations have both hotel-style rooms and cabin-size rooms. They include a private bathroom and towel/linen service.

Off-Site (Adult $150/Child $130)
Participants who opt for the “off-site” option are welcome to find off-camp accommodations and participate in all meals and activities as “day campers.” Some families stay at the nearby High Meadows Inn.

2019 Excursion – Canoeing (Optional)
Participation Fee: TBA

Camp Payment Timeline

Time of registration – $75 deposit due (Non-Refundable Deposit applied towards balance owed)
May 3, 2019 – 25% of total camp balance due
May 24, 2019 – 50% of total camp balance due
June 14, 2019 – 100% of total camp balance due

Refund Policy
If you need to cancel your registration, please contact the Coordinator of Outreach for Clubs, Alumni and Families at (919) 962-6705 or campblueheaven@unc.edu. Refunds will be given in accordance with the details below.

Before June 14, 2019 – Full refund of all money paid, excluding the $75 deposit.
June 15 – 28, 2019 – Full refund of money paid, minus $100.
June 29, 2019 – July 12, 2019 – Full refund of money paid, minus $150.
After July 12, 2019 – Full refund of money paid, minus $200.

Points of Contact

Joe Petrizzi '13
Coordinator of Outreach for Alumni, Clubs and Families
919-962-6705
Anna Brooks Whichard '10
Coordinator of Outreach for Alumni, Clubs and Families