Over the last 25 years
Summers at CHM have offered a wonderful opportunity to step beyond the familiar daily routine. Time spent away from home should be an opportunity to expand one’s horizons, learn new and exciting skills and make long lasting friendships. Under the guidance of caring and qualified leaders, campers are involved in activities that require their participation both physically and mentally.
Scaling a bold rock face, saddling a horse for the first time or sampling a dish made of food you helped harvest in our gardens requires an open mind and willingness to try new things. Camp Hidden Meadows is about creating a new way of looking at yourself and your relationship to the world.
In a sense we are a retreat for children, a place free from worldly distractions, a place where young people’s needs come first and one learns the importance of balancing personal interest with those of the community. Our goal is that each camper returns home feeling great about their accomplishments and with a deepened sense of responsibility for oneself, others and the environment.
Savoring a freshly picked carrot from our gardens or taking in the view from the high meadows on a mountain board run are long remembered. It is here where the fundamental joy of being a kid is all the excitement that is needed.
Our camp fee includes:
Over 50 activities ranging from whitewater rafting to music classes.
Our famous 1000-foot zip line.
One Out of Camp Trip or New Adventure per week at no extra charge.
Delicious meals, comfortable lodging, and all activity equipment and supplies.
Laundry services for campers staying more than one week.
Available Out-of-Camp Trips and New Adventures:
• Climbing Combo: Rock Climbing Instruction
• Cooking Extravaganza
• Overnight Backpacking Trip
• Trip to Green Bank Radio Astronomy Science Center
• High Ropes Course
• Lake Buffalo: Sailing, Canoeing, Kayaking, Stand Up Paddle boarding
• Mountain Boarding Mega-Adventure
• Rock Climbing Trip to Seneca Rocks
• Greenbrier River Rail Trail Bike Trip (ages 12+)
Additional trips available to campers staying two weeks or longer (at no additional charge):
• Whitewater Rafting Trip (ages 12+)
• Zip Line Canopy Tour (ages 12+)
• Via Ferrata Climbing Adventure (ages 13+)
Available Program Enrichments:
• Horse riding lessons
• Fly fishing clinic
• Equestrian camp
Our daily schedule allows ample time to both play and build skills. Small class sizes and a goal of offering some of the “familiar” along with the “spectacular” continue to make our program unique and special.
View a Sample Day at Camp
Mornings are set aside for our activity workshops. Workshops allow in-depth exploration and skill building through participation in the same activity each day for one period. These activities are intended to spark the creative spirit. Campers choose two workshops per week.
7:15 AM: Polar Bear Plunge!
8:00 AM: Breakfast
9:15 AM: Morning Workshop #1
10:45 AM: Morning Workshop #2
12:15 PM: Lunch
Afternoons include a wide variety of activities within your age group or with your cabin. Afternoons are also when Out of Camp Trips and New Adventures happen! Each afternoon at camp is different and offers new experiences to try and enjoy.
1:00 PM: Rest Time
2:00 PM: Afternoon Activities, Out of Camp Trips, and New Adventures Begin
3:30 PM: Snack Time
3:45 PM: Camper’s Choice
5:15 PM: Cabin Activity Time
6:30 PM: Dinner
Evenings allow for cabin groups and units to enjoy a variety of games and events in the cool mountain twilight. Capture the Flag, Gaga, kickball, night hikes, talent shows, star gazing, and campfire programs are just a few of the ways to make memories at the end of each day.
7:15 PM: Evening Activity
8:30 PM: Return to Cabins
9:00 PM: Lights Out for Younger Campers
10:00 PM: Lights Out for Older Campers
“My son seemed completely at peace, having shrugged off the stresses of his young years and fully embraced the spirit of being in the beautiful mountains. He pushed his limits, tried mountain boarding and did the Polar Bear Plunge every day for two weeks. We were so proud of him.”