Florida, the state I’ve called “home” for many years, is considered paradise—beautiful beaches, plenty of palm trees, continual sunshine … and I agree. It is so different from North Carolina, a state with seasons, mountains, evergreens, which also happens to be, in my opinion, another version of paradise.
So, what does this have to do with Camp BIG? Well, everything. After falling in love with North Carolina, I bought a home in Banner Elk, I decided to make it my “summer home”. Being an event planner, I knew I would want to do events there, so I began doing site inspections.
If you have never been there, it is really beautiful! Set in the Blue Ridge Mountains, the picturesque scenery and crisp, clean air brings a calmness… Banner Elk is truly special. It’s like living in Mayberry R.F.D. For those of you who don’t know what “Mayberry” is—imagine a perfect little place where everybody knows your name, crime doesn’t exist and homemade lemonade costs .25 (okay, maybe not that one, but you get my drift).
I thought about the days when I was young. Think about it—those were the days, when we were young … we had no responsibilities … we spent so much time outdoors and playing games … it was “what we did”.
So, I digress; getting back to my site inspections, on my visit to Holston Camp, a lovely, sprawling “camp”, it hit me. Seeing all the beautiful lakes, arts n’ crafts room, ziplines plus the bunks, the “dining hall” and so much grass! That’s when the thought came to me … no, overwhelmed me: “I want to go to camp … here!” And Camp BIG was born.
If you have memories that you’d like to relive, then come at Camp BIG for five days of being a kid again.
Don’t you deserve a second chance?