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Senior Adult Camp

Our Mountain Home

Camp Cheerio, founded in 1960, is nestled high atop a mountain ridge near Roaring Gap, North Carolina, on 135 glorious acres of land. Stunning views of the Blue Ridge Mountains surround the camp, with tree-filled valleys below. The fresh air and abundant natural beauty at Cheerio provide an idyllic setting for a getaway.

Participate in the fun and fellowship of a camping experienceFor over 25 years, Camp Cheerio has served the senior population through its Senior Adult Camp program. Senior Adult Camp offers active adults, over age 55, a chance to participate in the fun and fellowship of a residential camp experience.


A wide range of activities is offered during your stay at Camp Cheerio. Fishing, guided morning walks, canoeing, arts and crafts, ping-pong, archery, riflery, skeet shooting, card games, bingo, and tennis are some of the many activities you may participate in while at Cheerio. Once at camp, you will be given a copy of the schedule to be followed during your stay. You have the opportunity to participate in as many activities as you like.

Each night the entire camp celebrates a different theme. These may include: Ol' Time Barn Dance, Song 'n Skit Night, Carnival Night and Indoor Scavenger Hunt. Evening programs give campers a chance to have fun, relax, and become better acquainted with fellow participants.


Cheerio has a modern, clean facility for you to enjoy while at Senior Adult Camp. Campers may request arrangements in one of two different facilities: Cabins or Millis Lodge. Towels, bedding and pillows are provided in Millis Lodge rooms. Bedding and pillows may be provided in Cabins for an additional fee of $10. Both the Cabins and Millis Lodge have handicap accessible rooms available.

Cabins are grouped together as either a duplex with two cabins occupying the same building and sharing a common foyer, or as a lodge with four cabins occupying the same building and sharing a large central sitting room. All cabins are fully heated with each having a private bathroom. Cabins are perfect for those traveling to Cheerio in a group, as each cabin sleeps five to eight campers per cabin.

Millis Lodge, a 22-room facility, offers accommodations especially designed for couples. Campers desiring a Millis Lodge room or specific cabins are assigned rooms on a first-registered, first-served basis. Space is limited.


Camp Cheerio is committed to ensuring each person has an enjoyable, positive camping experience. Cheerio takes pride in the high caliber of people who work with Senior Adult Camp. Counselors assist in all aspects of camp operation from food service to leading activities.


Camp Cheerio is located just off Highway 21 in Roaring Gap, North Carolina, about 19 miles north of Elkin, in the northwestern corner of the state. From I-77 North, take exit #83 (Highway 21 North - Sparta) and follow 21 to the top of the mountain. Take a left at our sign just 1.5 miles past High Meadows Country Club. See a map and driving directions.

To receive more information about Camp Cheerio, call 800-226-7496, or fill in the form provided.


Camp Cheerio and the YMCA