About Camp Roanoke

About the Origins of Camp Roanoke
Camp Roanoke originally opened in 1925 as a camp for boys. Through the years hundreds of kids from all over the area spent their summers enjoying the camp life. In the late 1980s Camp Roanoke closed. Also in this time period, the property on which the camp sits was purchased by Roanoke County as part of the watershed needed to construct nearby Spring Hollow Reservoir. 

Roanoke County, seeing the potential and sensing the need, began fundraising and renovation efforts to bring the camp back to life. The camp sits on 110 acres of mountain land surrounded by more than 600 acres of reservoir property, with brilliant views of Sunset Peak and the surrounding mountains. Facilities at the camp include accommodations for 64-80 kids, a newly renovated dining hall, a large pavilion, the high and low challenge course, a 44-foot tall climbing tower, a multi-sport play court for basketball, and plenty of green grass and open space. 

Future of Camp Roanoke
The future for Camp Roanoke is bright. Roanoke County continues to improve the facilities at camp, as well as expand the outdoor recreation opportunities available there. And the fun doesn't end on-site. Campers now experience specialized off-site high adventure activities such as rock climbing, caving, backpacking, kayaking, canoeing, and multi-day trips. 

Meet The Staff At Camp Roanoke
The staff at Camp Roanoke are highly trained individuals that make up a great team of leaders and guides for your Camp experience. Our full-time staff members are graduates of universities and colleges with accredited outdoor recreation programs. Additionally, staff members are certified Wilderness First Responders, and have extensive experience in working with children and youth in outdoor settings. Our food services are managed by a ServSafe certified camp food service professional. Camp counselors have completed an intensive 14-day training program which includes First Aid/CPR/AED Training, defensive driving, conflict management, group dynamics, supervision roles, etc. Health care professionals meet with each child and family at check-in to discuss each camper’s individual needs. Staff members also administer medications, monitor special diets, and apply first aid during the camp session. All camp staff are carefully screened, interviewed and approved through background checks prior to employment.

Perfect Location for Events
Camp Roanoke is the perfect site to host programs for adults, senior adults, and special populations. The dining hall, meeting rooms, and the Challenge Course will be available for businesses, organizations, and families to conduct retreats, reunions, conferences, and meetings.

For More Information
If you have any questions or would like more details, please and contact Camp Roanoke at (540) 387-6114.