Continue the adventure at 
summer day CAMP!
Highly qualified Muddy Sneakers naturalists teach in small groups
Campers explore ecosystems around Western North Carolina
Inspire curiosity, connect with nature, cultivate a sense of stewardship

Welcome to Camp Muddy Sneakers!

Register a camper between January 15th and March 1st and receive a 15% Early-Bird discount on session tuition!

Dive in and refresh yourself with us this summer! We are thrilled to be muddying our sneakers for our 5th summer. It is inspiring to witness the positive impact wild lands have on our children and we are proud to be part of encouraging outdoor childhood adventure year round. 

Take a peek into our new opportunities for campers this summer:

  • The Nature Explorer Camp moves to a full day of adventures, exploration, and deep nature play, going from 9am-4pm (9-5 in Asheville).  
  • New camp locations are in Asheville and Rutherfordton. 
  • Leadership Camp is now offered to our rising 7th-8th graders in Asheville! Campers will make new discoveries in nature and also themselves. We strive to provide an awareness for their capabilities and how they can make a difference in their communities. 

Join our team of Muddy Sneakers naturalists as we continue the adventure next summer in one of WNC’s premiere day camps! Through hands-on, experiential learning, our campers gain a deep understanding of the natural world and have the opportunity to explore the peaks, creeks, and wild woodlands that make western NC so magical.

Camp Muddy Sneakers is based on a philosophy that kids need to develop a connection to the natural world at an early age and there is no better way to do that than through meaningful and fun outdoor experiences on the incredible lands that surround us here in western NC. Our day camps are focused on getting kids outdoors to inspire curiosity, connect with nature, stay active, and cultivate a sense of stewardship. Campers not only have a lot of fun but also learn about various ecosystems through experiential activities while exploring the forests and streams of Western North Carolina. Each session is taught by highly qualified Muddy Sneakers naturalists in small, co-ed groups.

Camp Muddy Sneakers has worked with partners to establish Base Camp sites in Brevard, Hendersonville, Asheville and Rutherfordton. These campuses will host the Nature Explorers Camps as well as serve as the drop off/pick up/rain location for the Trail Blazer Camps. 

Camp Registration

Sign up for a fun and educational week (or two) of Camp Muddy Sneakers this summer.
We promise it will be a blast! 

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Camp Staff

Our instructors are passionate about the outdoors and will help your camper develop
a connection with the land, become more physically active, and gain in their self-confidence.

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Camp Programs

What will your kids learn at Camp Muddy Sneakers? Each week campers will explore and learn about about a variety of ecosystems around Western North Carolina.

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Camp Muddy Sneakers has been an amazing experience for our daughter. The staff at Muddy Sneakers are passionate and dedicated to sharing their love of nature with their students, teaching practical skills, confidence and sparking curiosity that last long after camp is over. Camp Muddy Sneakers is a a wonderful asset to our children and our community and we look forward to both of our children experiencing it again this summer.

Hope Janowitz, President
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