Launching Camp Athens began with the desire to have camp be more than a few days of fun in the middle of summer. Camp Athen’s ultimate goal is to be a place where community is being built, friendships are made and lasting relationships are created.
The directors and staff of Camp Athens have decades of summer camp experience and want to create an affordable camp experience for those living in the Athens Drive neighborhood of Raleigh and beyond.
The camp is headquartered at Athens Drive High School and we also utilize nearby recreation areas such as Lake Johnson, the community pool and nature trails.
Ekklesia Church is the supporting organization and provides most of the volunteers and financial support so that Camp Athens can be successful in its mission of being a place where everyone belongs.
Each morning the camp will start the day with a positive message for the camp. We are a Christian camp but we strive to share messages that are embraced by all faiths like loving your neighbor, being kind and generous, helping those who are suffering and treating everyone with dignity and respect.
Throughout the day at Camp Athens there is a blend of activities that are active and relaxed, athletic and artistic, fun and thoughtful. Most activities will take place within a group of 10 campers with their counselors but occasionally there will be activities where the entire camp participates.
At the end of the camp week we’ll have a celebration for all campers and their families.
We’d love for you to join us.