Taking Root in the Southeast
To offer the Deerfoot experience in another part of the country and address capacity issues at the camp's original location in the Adirondack Mountains, the Deerfoot board initiated the search for an additional camp property. The Lord led Deerfoot through an amazing process to purchase a perfectly-suited property in Glenville, NC.
We plan to open this second location named Deerfoot Blue Ridge in summer 2019, first with 90 campers per two-week session before expanding to 150 boys per session in subsequent years.
The blue line traces the highway route from Deerfoot Adirondack (A) to the new Deerfoot Blue Ridge location (B).
Some Statistics & Goals
The Deerfoot-Blue Ridge property is situated at an elevation of 3,500 feet with relatively cool summer high temperatures similar to those of Deerfoot-Adirondack. The location is a three-hour drive from Charlotte and Atlanta, and within 8 hours of many more metropolitan areas including Indianapolis, Jacksonville, Richmond, and Jackson, MS. The spot is ideal, with the private Trout Lake set on 340 undeveloped acres among premier off-site hiking and camping opportunities.
Deerfoot’s aim in establishing a southeastern location is to continue carrying out its mission by replicating the relational, impactful, Christ-centered model through which the Lord has worked so powerfully over the years.