Camp WAYA: Woodland Adventure for Youth Alliance

Buffalo Cove Outdoor Education Center (BCOEC) has been fortunate to have secured a Kennedy Foundation grant in the creation and offering of Camp WAYA: Woodland Adventure for Youth Alliance, to foster community, connection and confidence in local youth. Waya, the Cherokee word for wolf, is symbolic in that the wolf is a pack animal and the entire pack takes joy and responsibility in raising the young. This 6-day wilderness adventure camp aims to serve boys and girls from the North Carolina High Country who are lacking in community and/or family support.

This outdoor education experience is for kids between the ages of 12 and 15 who are on the verge of disconnect. As a result of a grant, we have 14 fully funded scholarships covering 100% of the camp tuition and fees. Furthermore, we have 4 additional slots available for youth who will benefit from attending camp and whose financial standing renders them the ability to pay camp tuition and fees.

Waya sessions are funding dependent - please check for available programs.

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