Camp Chestnut Ridge

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Founded in 1959, Chestnut Ridge Camp and Retreat Center rests on 362 beautiful, rolling, forested hills just west of Chapel Hill, NC.

For more than 50 years, Chestnut Ridge has been carrying out its mission to make the love of Christ visible, through the practices of hospitality, responsible care for the earth, and meaningful fellowship that strengthens the community.

Chestnut Ridge hosts over 11,000 persons and serves over 38,000 meals per year in the following program areas:

  • Summer Camp
  • Retreats
  • After School
  • Horseback Riding
  • The Community Farm
  • Outdoor Education Field Trips
  • Team Building
  • Birthday Parties

At Chestnut Ridge you can ride a horse, hike wooded trails, canoe or kayak on Lake Fellowship, cook over a campfire, experience The Community Farm, swim in the pool, make crafts and sing. Come enjoy bumpy hayrides and stories told around the campfire. Invest in relationships with friends, co-workers, scouting partners by spending time on the Challenge Course.

Staff and summer counselors are chosen for their commitment to a Christian lifestyle and their desire to work with summer campers, retreatants, and students. The team makes Camp Chestnut Ridge a safe, fun and special place. During the summer, staff members come from all around the state, the country and the world, including Scotland, Germany, Australia, Zealand, and New Zealand.


Chestnut Ridge Camp and Retreat Center
4300 Camp Chestnut Ridge Road
Efland, NC 27243

Visit the Chestnut Ridge website to learn more.