Nature Adventures is Asheville’s twist on traditional Summer and Spring Break Camps,
framed in themes from nature and based on martial arts principles.

We take pride in being one of Asheville most well-rounded camps!  Whether at Summer Camp or Spring Break Camp, kids thrive in a supportive environment that challenges and nourishes them to:

  • Grow their connection with the natural world
  • Integrate awesome movement skills that improve spatial awareness, coordination and balance
  • Learn invaluable life lessons about safety, healthy living, and character building.



IMG_0126Nature Adventures is a traditional summer day camp for active nature lovers!  As an affiliate of Budo Mountain, our camp is framed by the community feel and sense of respect found in martial arts.  Camp is held at the beautiful land at Warren Wilson College, just 15 minutes east of downtown Asheville.

Your child will be welcomed into a crew of awesome kids, improve in self-confidence, inner discipline, and learn valuable lessons about the natural world around us.  Real-life, experiential science education by qualified counselors is a part of every active, outdoor adventure.  Community experts in physical arts like Ninjutsu, Yoga and Gardening, and Wild Foods join us as well to lead nature-inspired wellness and movement classes.

We begin each day with a fun and lively circle, singing camp songs and playing movement games to warm up for an adventure-filled day. Then we head to the woods or fields for a safe and educational adventure!  After lunch, it’s time for rest and free play in the creek or in the shade of the pine forest.  The afternoons are for arts and crafts or special workshops like Yoga, Qi Gong, Wild Foods, or Gardening in our own Ninja Village.



ONature Adventure website2ne of the best things about our camp is the extraordinary family feel that gives students a sense of belonging to something greater than themselves.

Because we frame our camp with the martial arts code, our campers have a deep respect for each other and their own place in the group.

Nature Adventures Summer Camp brings together the best of summer through play, discovery, friendship and fun!



Campers will be divided into groups by age for many activities but also come together as a group for some activities.  Campers must be within the grade requirements to attend camp.

MONDAY-FRIDAY, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Camp meets daily at the beautiful ecodorms area of Warren Wilson College just east of downtown Asheville.

It’s about a 15 minute drive from downtown.  If you like Morning Shuttle Service from our dojo on Merrimon Ave., we offer that as well.

Add on after care and a martial arts class any Monday through Thursday.  Transportation to our dojo on Merrimon Ave. is provided for those in the after care program.

Click the links below to learn more about each aspect of the Nature Adventures Summer Camp: 

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