UNIQUE. RESTORATIVE. PURPOSEFUL.
We value the provision of unique, restorative, and purposeful care to boys and their families.
Unique in program, restorative in outcomes, and purposeful in relationships.
We are guided by the Love of God and the example of Jesus as demonstrated to us in the Scriptures.
Spiritual values are taught everyday as the group solves problems and lives together.
Campers and staff strive to live life by caring for others the way that they desire to be cared for.
Cameron Boys Camp was founded on April 13, 1980 in the rolling woodlands donated by Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Read of Vass, NC. The first child came into care on December 2, 1980.
This year-round approach to specialized child care has proved effective since 1948. The original concept developed by Campbell Loughmiller at the Salesmanship Club Boys' Camp in Texas has since spread to other states and countries. These camps are part of the WRTCA, Wilderness Road Therapeutic Camping Association.
Baptist Children's Homes of North Carolina, under the leadership of Michael C. Blackwell, was the first to develop residential wilderness camping programs as an integral part of it's statewide child care program.
While 30 plus years has passed since Cameron Boys Camp received their first child into care, their program and methods have remained true to character, maintaining the foundations of camp throughout the years.
Relationships are the backbone to the camp program.
Chiefs serve to meet the needs of boys, becoming a counselor, teacher, mentor, and friend.
Case managers serve as the connecting link between families, agencies, schools and camp.
Goal's are the road map to success at camp.
Each boy and his family have unique and individual goals they work on to bring transformation.
The camp experience helps to bring learning onto a tangible level.
Each boy works towards success with individual academic goals.
A boy has the opportunity to grow 2 years academically in just 12 months at camp.