Experience Summer (Camp) Magic in Asheville

The Western North Carolina region has a storied summer camp tradition, owing to its unparalleled beauty and access to numerous outdoor experiences. With national and state parks everywhere you turn, serene waterways like the ancient French Broad River and thousands of miles of hiking and biking trails that start in the city and lead to unforgettable adventure, it's no wonder why Hollywood comes a-calling when they need the perfect summer camp backdrop!

Summer Camp, a comedy starring Diane Keaton, Kathy Bates, and Alfre Woodard is the latest camp movie to be filmed in the area. In the movie, three childhood best friends who used to spend every summer together at camp reunite for a summer camp reunion with the majestic Blue Ridge Mountains as their backdrop.

Our advice: don't just watch the movie – live it! Start planning your Asheville trip now to experience the summer camp magic firsthand.

Fashion Your Own Summer Camp Experience in Asheville

Adventure Center of Asheville

Asheville's Best Family Adventure Destination! Open all year for ages 4 & over, ACA is minutes from Downtown Asheville…

Navitat Canopy Adventures

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Zen Tubing - South Asheville

Get in Touch with Your Inner Tube! Come relax on a beautiful float down the French Broad River. Check in and we'll…

Wai Mauna Asheville SUP Tours

Wai Mauna SUP Tours offers guided paddleboard tours and self-guided rentals on Asheville's French Broad River. Start the…

French Broad Outfitters

The most trip options in Asheville, 3 locations. Tube, kayak or SUP through Biltmore or town. After rent a bike or relax…

Forestry Camp

The Burial Forestry Camp Taproom offers a variety of casual, immersive, and inclusive spaces, ideal for parties of any…

Asheville Proper

Established by husband-and-wife duo Owen and Mindi McGlynn, Asheville Proper is Asheville, NC’s only steakhouse. Born…

No Taste Like Home Foraging Tours

Ready to go wild? Join us "off the eaten path" as we uncover the Garden of Eden all around us. Learn how to safely…

Crave Dessert Bar

Welcome to Crave Dessert Bar! We are thrilled to be here as your go to place to make special memories with your friends…

Pisgah Glamping

Pisgah Glamping at Lake Powhatan allows you to experience nature and outdoor recreation without sacrificing the comforts…

Wrong Way River Lodge and Cabins

Wrong Way River Lodge & Cabins is an urban cabin campground right on the French Broad River Greenway in West Asheville,…

Earth and Sky Dwellings

Earth & Sky Dwellings!!! When you want more than a vacation, you want an EXPERIENCE that is uniquely Asheville!

Second Gear

Second Gear is Asheville's outdoor adventure gear consignment shop. Our 10,000 square foot building houses a large…

Tops For Shoes

Local families and visitors from across the country have made Tops for Shoes a downtown shopping destination for over 50…

Diamond Brand Outdoors - Downtown Asheville

Diamond Brand Outdoors in Downtown Asheville is an adventure boutique offering top outdoor products and unique expertise…

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