At a 4-H camp in Rockingham County, children from all walks of life learn how to live together on the land, build teamwork skills, take on leadership roles, and forge lifelong friendships.
An Introduction to Camping in Brevard
On an unusually cold weekend in Pisgah National Forest, a writer introduces her fiancé to the wonders — and blunders — of camping.
Natural Wonder in North Carolina’s State Parks
From a 6,684-foot peak in the west to a shape-shifting sand dune in the east, our state parks hold the best of what North Carolina has to offer. Together, they tell the story of the place we call home.
A Lesson at Morrow Mountain
A father takes his young son on the camping trip of his dreams and faces a bittersweet truth: At a certain age, sons move beyond the dreams of their dads and begin to realize dreams of their own.
The Secret of Camping in the Cold
Spending a frigid night outdoors in the Uwharries, or at the base of Grandfather Mountain, is fun — really! — as long as you come prepared. Let the Ramblin’ Man show you how it’s done.
The Fishing Camps of Core Banks
In a pair of rustic cottages on two remote strips of North Carolina shoreline, one family left time and responsibilities behind to watch waves crash on barren beaches and stars dance in the coal black sky.
Our State Knows Best: Camping
Find out what three outdoor experts have to say about picking the perfect campsite, the supplies on their must-have list, and their favorite places in the state to sleep in a tent.
The Perfect Pitch
In the right tent, you can camp just about anywhere. For the Ramblin’ Family, a nylon palace was a home away from home and a shelter through gusty nights in the High Country.
Memories of summer love change with age, but some details never fade.