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Camp CheerioOur 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. For over 25 years, Camp Cheerio, located just off Highway 21 in Roaring Gap, North Carolina, has served the senior population through its Senior Adult Camp program.



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A wide range of activities is offered during your stay at Camp Cheerio. Fishing, guided morning walks, canoeing, arts and crafts, archery, riflery, skeet shooting, climbing, card games, mini golf, and yoga 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 will have the opportunity to participate in as many activities as you like.

Each night the entire camp enjoys an Evening Program. These may include a talent show, Indoor Scavenger Hunt, a trivia competition, BINGO, and a campfire. Evening Programs give campers a chance to have fun, relax, and become better acquainted with each other.

Accommodations(Check out our Facilities)

Cheerio has excellent facilities for you to enjoy while at Senior Adult Camp. Campers may request arrangements in one of two different facilities: Cabins or Millis Lodge. All living areas are fully heated and contain a private bathroom. We provide towels, bedding, and pillows for all of our guests. Both the Cabins and Millis Lodge have handicap accessible rooms available. Campers desiring a Millis Lodge room or specific cabin are assigned rooms on a first-registered, first-served basis. Space is limited.


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An all-day Blue Ridge Parkway Tour, bus trips to Stone Mountain State Park, tours and tastings at a local vineyard are offered each session with the specific locations varying each year.


Camp Cheerio offers transportation to and from camp for those needing such a service. All shuttles will leave from the Central Family YMCA (150 W. Hartley Ave. in High Point, NC) at noon on the opening day of each session. All closing day shuttles will arrive back at the Central Family YMCA by noon. There is a $50 fee for this transportation service which will be added to your total fees. If you require this service, please select the Opening and Closing Day Shuttle option on your registration application.



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Arrival and Departure

Plan to arrive at camp from 2:00 - 3:30 PM on Monday, opening day. Check-in will be located in the dining hall. Please DO NOT arrive before 2:00 PM. Campers may depart anytime after breakfast, up to 9:30 AM, on closing day.

Spiritual Emphasis

As a branch of the YMCA, senior adults are offered the opportunity to enjoy Christian fellowship. Each day begins and ends with a devotion.



Health and Safety

Senior Adult Camp is open to those aged 55 and older, who are healthy and self-sufficient. Campers must be able to climb steps and hills on their own in various places throughout camp. Campers must complete a medical form which will be sent prior to your arrival at Cheerio. Please complete and bring with you on opening day. Camp Cheerio does not carry accidental injury insurance. It is the camper's responsibility to provide his/her coverage.

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