End of an Era

body-mind-spirit-5kAfter much prayer, conversation, and consideration,  the Board of Camp Carolwood has made the decision to close Camp Carolwood effective Nov. 30.  This decision is due to the rising costs of upkeep and dwindling revenue. We  celebrate the many lives that have been positively impacted through this camping ministry and thank God for this inspiring place. Thank you to our churches and individuals who have supported CC with their prayers, presence, gifts, and service. We are planning a celebration of the ministry of Camp Carolwood and would love for all to participate with us.  More details will come soon.

The Body Mind & Spirit Race is cancelled.

Thanks for all who have conributed to Camp Carolwood

Thanks to our donors for all of your support!

2015 5K Race Sponsors: Lyle and Diane Jenson, Western Carolina Electric, Pendry’s Funeral Home, Debra and Roy Pope, Doug Sprinkle Accountant, The Marlin Company, The Cleaning Market, Water Tech Labs, Reaves Chiropractic, Harris and Vickey Jones, and the Aquatic Resource Group.

To the others who have contributed in 2015 and before: The Wesley Christian Class of Highland UMC, Aaron Horn, Lee and Michelle Moritz, Lynn Brittian, Marjorie and Philip Setzer, Charles and Natalie Shepard, Bethel UMC UMW, Amy and William Cable, Highland UMC UMM, Zach Erwin, Steve Taylor, Deborah Dowling, FUMC Conover UMM, Pam and Ray Penley, FUMC Conover Clark Bible Class, FUMC Conover Sharpe Bible Class, Dale and Jill Sherrill, Monticello UMC Wesley Class, Monticello UMC,  Lindsay and Jessica Hamrick, Fred McGee, Elizabeth Crotts, Colliers UMC, Lee and Estelle Newton, Ebenezer UMC, Granite Falls UMC, Jen and Sloane Whitehead, Katie and Steve Cloninger, Bethlehem UMC, Anne and Fred Cook, Rich and Sandy Moore, FUMC Newton, Wesley Memorial UMC, Rocky Mount UMC, Gloria and Chris Hughes, Lynn and Ricky Poole.

Our Mission

We exist to complement the Christian Education programs of the local Methodist Churches and organizations as space is available by providing:

  • Facilities for retreats for children, youth, adults, and families.
  • An Outdoor Christian environment for summer camping programs
  • A place for retreat and spiritual renewal through association with the Yokefellow Retreat Mission Group.
  • Affordable prices for the use of the Camp


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