Trail in Woods


 To enrich the lives of vulnerable youth in the areas of dynamic character and leadership development, spiritual growth, substance abuse prevention, and social and educational advancement.

“Because every kid matters”


The strength-based approach is focusing on the positive attributes of a person or a group, rather than the negative ones.

Everyone possesses a uniqueness that helps him or her evolve and move along his or her journey. These unique characteristics can be either:

  1. Potential

  2. Strengths

  3. Capabilities


Camp Appalachia offers an amazing range of camp activities for all our campers. From exploratory free time to planned programming, our staff are always there to ensure a fun and safe experience for all. No matter if campers  join our traditional or specialty camp programs, there is something at camp for everyone. We are open to suggestions and special requests. Get in touch to learn more about all our offerings.

Positive Youth Developmen

Positive Youth Development (PYD) is founded on the belief that successful development does not occur from the absence of risky behavior, but from the presence of positive attributes that enable youth to reach their full potential

We know what we are, but know not what we may be

William Shakespeare

You can help make a difference!