Frequently Asked Questions

What is Camp BIG?

It’s a camp … for Adults.

Remember when you were a kid and you were sent to summer camp? Well, now you can go back again! Only now, no one will tell you what you can or can’t do, the time for “lights out” is your call … and there’s alcohol. You can once again participate in field games, rock climbing, ziplines, camp fires, S’mores, swimming in the lake and much more!

Who can attend Camp BIG?

Camp BIG is open to any adult age 21 and over. Whether you are single or married, this is a great place to be.

When is Camp BIG?

We are offering two sessions this year August 22nd-26th, 2019 and September 12th – 16th, 2019

Where is Camp BIG?

The Camp is located in Banner Elk, North Carolina.

What airports can I fly into?

You can fly into three airports:

Asheville Regional Airport 61 Terminal Dr. #1, Fletcher, NC 28732 (1 hour and 55 minute drive)

Tri-Cities Airport 2525 TN-75, Blountville, TN 37617
(1 hour and 14 minute drive)

Charlotte Douglas International Airport, 5501 Birmingham Pkwy, Charlotte, NC 28208
(2 hours and 11 minute drive)

We will be happy to arrange for your airport pick for an additional fee.

How can I register for Camp BIG?

Just complete this form and click send. You will receive a confirmation via email. It’s that easy!

Can I bring my significant other?

Absolutely! Our Camp is coed, however, in keeping with the summer camp spirit, boys and girls sleep in separate bunks. No exceptions. We do offer private rooms with double beds as an upgrade to keep the romance going. And at the very worst … scheme and plan and RAID! Girls, it’s years later all those boys are still waiting for you to sneak into their bunks. Good Times!!

Can I request to bunk with a friend?

Yes, prior to camp you will receive a pre-camp form that allows you to request your cabin mate. We will do our very best to honor all requests.

When is arrival time at camp?

We welcome all Campers to register at 3 PM EST on the first day. If you arrive late, don’t worry, we will wait for you!

What is Camp Big like once I get there?

You can do as much or as little as you want. Want to just relax? Then snuggle in one of our pod Hammocks. Are you a thrill seeker? Then try one of our three ziplines. Looking for adventure? Try on one of the many hiking paths in the 150-acre camp. In the mood to explore? Join our  Get-A-Ways to the many Wineries or to Grandfather Mountain where you can see Bears, Bald Eagles and Panthers. And you know what? If you want to laze around, stroll through the main areas, chill by the lake—so be it! Whatever makes you happy is what we want you to do. There is something for everyone!

Expect to sleep in a bunk, have fun all day, eat great food, drink, go on outings, enjoy sing-a-longs by the camp fire, dance at the hoe- down and breathe that great mountain air!

What Beverages will be offered?

We will be serving water, coffee, juice, beer and wine.

What are the accommodations?

You will be assigned to a cabin of 16 campers. All cabins have four rooms with four twin size bunks and a shared bathroom with a private shower. There is no air conditioning, because with the beautiful breeze constantly blowing through, who needs it! Still worried? No problem! You’re welcome to bring a fan!

Will I be able to connect with other Campers prior to camp?

YES! We have a Facebook Page! It’s a great way to get to know other campers, ask questions, get the latest information, and arrange car pool or ride shares!

What are the dining options?

Camp Big offers a light continental breakfast, lunch and dinner. Ahhh, so nostalgic! You will find our cuisine quite similar to all of the fun things foods you ate at camp as a kid—before we had to worry about things like our metabolisms or cholesterol! But seriously, typical camp meals may include grilled hot dogs, and hamburgers, macaroni and cheese, pulled pork, or grilled chicken quarters. The salad bar is a staple in our dining room, so you’ll always be able to eat your greens (and get your fiber) at every dinner.

there Wi-Fi? Cell service?

Yes, we have both! We encourage you to take tons of photos and post them on your Facebook and Instagram so everyone can see how much fun you are having!

What do I need to bring?

Check out the general packing list here! You’ll also get a detailed camp supply list closer to camp.

What can’t I bring to Camp Big?

Any kind of weapon, pets, illegal drugs and if you are not sure, just send an email and ask us. No bad attitudes please!