A practical and exciting solution for students deciding what to do with their upcoming College plans

For so many of us, youthful days at Summer Camp feel like some of the happiest times of our lives... those long summer days spent exploring beautiful mountains and forests, hiking and being active. There is something about the mountain air that clears your head and makes you feel miles away from the stresses of modern life, the hustle and bustle of urban life and our digitally driven lives.

At times like these, removing yourself from unnecessary stress is extremely important for health and wellbeing, as well as giving you the mental space you need to concentrate on your studies.

Our North Carolina Discovery Campus will provide a calm, quiet base for study during the week, and exciting adventures in your downtime - with ropes courses and ziplines, rock climbing and hiking the 750 acres of beautiful Appalachian nature you can have all to yourself. This location has multiple mountain peaks and natural trails perfect for stargazing, nature photography and camping. You’ll also have access to local fishing, caving, mountain bike riding and other mountain adventures. Don’t worry, it still has great WIFI so you can complete your classes! We think you’ll love this nature-filled semester location.

Monday to Friday you're a normal college student and on the weekends our program instructors will facilitate exciting adventures in your downtime, including; 


  • • Rock Climbing
    • Hiking
    • Sky Park & Zip
    • Tree Courses (Beech & Advanced) 
    • Mountain Biking
    • Disc Golf 
    • Team Development Course 
    • Environmental service learning projects


Still have questions? Watch our webinar from Fall 2020 here

For full program details, please request the information booklet


  • Students who are enrolled to study online for the upcoming semester
  • Students who are enrolled in a college that will be closed in person for the Spring Semester
  • Students who have concerns about returning to the normal college environment when COVID-19 makes large gatherings concerning
  • Students seeking a greater emphasis on development in non-academic areas
  • Students looking for an interesting campus experience in their own country, or perhaps if travel allows in other countries, whilst still maintaining their original college plans
  • Any student, seeking culture, service, adventure, and travel – without giving up their studies and chosen college
  • Students looking for a tight-knit community of friends and meaningful relationships while studying
  • Something a little less ordinary from college life, and totally unparalleled by the average semester exchange


Our group will be staying in handsome cabins with bunk beds and shared bathrooms. Students will also have
access to a lodge used to host conferences. It is equipped with a light industrial kitchen, meeting room, dining room
and living room. Your cabins will have bunk beds and shared bathrooms. Set in the middle of the sprawling 750 acre property, the views of the mountains and forest from the lounge are incredible as is the stone fireplace perfect for cosying up next to in the evenings.


Catered food option:
Full Semester: $2,350
Quarter Credit Semester: $1,850

Instructors will bring students groceries each week accommodating any dietary needs. Students then self-cook in their kitchens.

Self-catered logistics:
Campus staff have access to vans to do food runs with students once or twice a week. Supermarkets approx. 15 - 30 minute drive away.

Program Tuition Includes

  • Comprehensive orientation & cultural induction
    • Accommodation
    • Meals - self-catered, class-catered or provided
    • Dedicated & supported study time
    • Internet, study resources, workspace
    • Core syllabus based on personal development
    • Elective co-curricular programs
    • Optional activity & excursion program
    • 24/7 Pastoral care & Support
              * Teaching assistant
              * Experiential educator
              * Campus hosts
    • 24/7 Emergency assistance

Duration 95 days
(plus independent extension options)

Program Tuition $9,900 USD Estimated Flight Cost $700 USD
Availability Open
Group Size 31 Students & 2 Instructors Ages 18 - 24 ideal
Optional College Credit No Start/Finish Newland, North Carolina