Philosophy and Mission

Time spent away from home should be an opportunity to expand one‘s horizons, learn new and exciting skills, and make long-lasting friendships.

Under the guidance of caring and qualified leaders, campers are involved in activities that require their participation both physically and mentally. Scaling a rock face, saddling a horse for the first time, or sampling a dish made of food you helped harvest in our gardens requires an open mind and willingness to try new things — Hidden Meadows is about creating a new way of looking at yourself and your relationship to the world.

In a sense, we are a retreat for children, a place where life is simple and free from worldly distractions, a place where young people’s needs come first and one learns the importance of balancing personal interests with those of the community.

Our goal is that each camper returns home feeling great about their accomplishments and with a deepened sense of responsibility for oneself, others, and the environment. Please join us!

Tony Oyenarte, Director

Tom Bryant, Camp Director

"I wanted to thank you so much for providing me with such love, care and affection, for the everlasting friendships that I have made and for making camp not only my home away from home, but also my favorite place on Earth. I could never thank camp enough for the best 4 summers of my life!"
- Camper

Explore the Camp

Our location has been described by many as breathtaking. As you follow the trail through the riverside meadows and across the bridge you come to our “camp village.” Here you will find our office, health center, dining hall, cabins, art center, and a host of recreational and training facilities such as our sports fields, basketball court, bike skills park, equestrian arena, pond, climbing walls, challenge course, swimming pool, and more. Beyond the camp village is where much of the magic takes place amongst the meadows and endless forest. Savoring a freshly picked carrot from our gardens or taking in the view from the high meadows on a mountain board run are long remembered. It is here where the fundamental joy of being a kid is all the excitement that is needed.

American Camp Association Accredited

17739 Potomac Highland Trail, Bartow, WV 24920   |   Call 800-600-4752