50 Most Amazing Summer Camps in the U.S.

Camp Tall Timbers was listed on the TOP 50 Amazing Summer Camps list by Top Education Degrees.

“A good summer camp should be a safe and magical place where girls and boys can make friends, discover new passions and learn to be independent. Here, they are taught values such as teamwork and cooperation – all while surrounded by majestic lakes, mountains, woodlands and wide-open spaces so often lacking in congested cities. More often than not, kids find out who they are and what makes them tick. Here we look at 50 of the most incredible summer camps in the United States.”


Camp Tall Timbers is described by Lantern Camps as taking “a step back to a slower, simpler life.” Located in High View, Camp Tall Timbers gets its seclusion from the surrounding hardwood- and pine-packed West Virginian countryside, its own private lake and the nearby Blue Ridge Mountains. The camp was set up in 1970 by current executive director Jerry Smith and welcomes girls and boys aged between 7 and 16.  There are approximately 175 of them per session. The ACA-certified summer retreat is packed with amenities to “support its active camp agenda.” These facilities include a baseball diamond, driving range, gymnasium, riding stables, soccer fields, an art studio space and a performance stage. Camp activities are geared towards developing campers’ “self-confidence while enhancing their individual talents.”