Camp Activities

An outdoor community in “Nature’s Mountain Playground”

There’s no shortage of activities to choose from at Hidden Meadows, so every camper has the chance to step out of their comfort zone, try something new, and build their confidence.

Our Values in Action

A new definition of adventure

No desire to zipline? No problem. Choosing your adventure means you get to decide! As long as you leave your comfort zone, we don’t care if progress is measured in miles or inches. Although, we highly recommend the zipline, too.

No medals, just magic

Camp can feel like a game, but we don’t keep score. Our summers don’t end in superlatives or award ceremonies—we all win by trying something new.

The power of choice

Camp is a place for exploring. This means our community supports saying “yes” to something you’ve never done, and saying “no” to something you don’t want to do. We do our best to make sure campers get to do the activities they want, not what we assign them.


Our on-site activities allow campers to try numerous new things (and old favorites) without having to leave camp. Our choice of activities is as diverse as our campers: we offer arts, adventure, aquatics, traditional camp crafts, and sports.
Camper on ropes course

Outdoor Adventure

  • Climbing
  • Outdoor Living Skills
  • Organic Farming
  • Fishing
  • Mountain Biking
Camper doing archery

Sports & Fitness

  • Archery
  • Aquatics
  • Soccer
  • Volleyball
  • Basketball
  • Yoga
Camper doing pottery


  • Fine Arts
  • Pottery
  • Drama
  • Creative Writing
  • Arts and Crafts
Camper and counselor doing woodworking

Special Interest

  • Woodworking
  • Rocketry
  • CHM Radio
  • CHM Newspaper
  • Culinary Arts

New Adventures

Our off-site activities give campers the opportunity to explore the natural beauty and world-class outdoor recreation that surrounds us in West Virginia. Campers can unlock additional adventures as they get older and their skills progress. Or, enjoy summer classics like stand up paddle boarding and overnight backpacking.

Campers paddleboarding

Lake Buffalo
(5th grade and up)

Overnight Backpacking

Overnight Backpacking
(All Ages)

Seneca Rocks Hike and River Exploration

Seneca Rocks Nature Hike and River Exploration
(All Ages)

campers on a filed trip

Green Bank Observatory
(All Ages)

a girl rock climbs

Nelson Rocks Climbing
(5th grade and up)

camper zip lining

Zipline Canopy Tour
(7th grade and up)

campers river rafting

Whitewater Rafting
(7th grade and up)

Seneca Rocks

Seneca Rocks Hike and Climb
(7th grade and up)

Rail Trail Mountain Biking
(7th grade and up)

camper rock climbing

Nelson Rocks Via Ferrata
(7th grade and up)

Campers working on crafts

Camper’s Choice

This is the time of day when Campers get to choose their own adventure. Each day brings a new selection of activities run by our staff. Campers can choose an old favorite, give something new a try, or do an activity that is not normally offered as a Workshop, such as playing Disc Golf or Gaga Ball. Every week, we have Tie-Dye Tuesday!

Horseback Riding

We’re not a Horseback Riding Camp, but we do offer high-quality horseback-riding lessons for beginners and intermediates. It’s a safe and fun way to try out horseback riding. You’ll get to ride 4 times per week at camp. Learning to handle these beautiful creatures teaches respect for animals and builds self-confidence.

Horseback riding takes place at camp with experienced instructors and well-cared for horses. Riders begin in the ring, developing a trust relationship between camper and horse. The camper learns how to interact with horses before progressing to basic riding skills. As competence increases campers may venture out of the ring on one of our trail rides.

campers enjoying horseback riding
a couple of men standing on top of a river during summer camp activities

Fly Fishing

We partner with an Orvis-endorsed fly fishing instructor so campers can learn the timeless art of fly fishing in our very own section of the Greenbrier River. It’s all in the wrist!

Check out the Daily Schedule!

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