Date(s): June 9 - July 27, 2024
Age(s): 16-17


Apply to be with us for our 7 week ASCENDER program this summer!

ASCENDERs get a unique experience while at MountainCamp. As this is a Leadership Experience, applications are required. Campers should be 16 – 17 years old (rising 10th – 12th graders).

Started in 1981, the ASCENDERs (All Summer Campers Exploring Nature’s Delights and Experiencing Recreation) program allows for older youth to give back to our camp and conference center through work study in each Mountain department, gaining experience in our larger community through volunteer work and enjoying nature’s splendor on the beautiful Highlands Plateau. The ASCENDER campers will begin their all-summer experience working with the ASCENDER mentor to learn about each department of The Mountain, discovering their passion and potential along the way.

Space is limited for ASCENDERS. Applications and references should be completed no later than March 15th to be considered. Applicants may be contacted for a phone interview. Program participants will be chosen no later than March 31st. We are holding spaces in the Senior High Camp for anyone who does not get accepted into the ASCENDER or CIT program.


  • $1700 per camper
  • Standard Deposit (non-refundable): $400 per camper registration
  • Full payment of all registration fees due: June 1, 2024
  • In our registration system, select MountainCamp and select for “Ascender” AFTER you have been accepted and receive a confirmation from the Camp Director


Applications closed as of 3/15/24


Camperships are available! Click HERE to learn more and apply.

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