WELCOME TO CAMP DUNCAN
Camp Duncan for girls near Southern Pines is dedicated to changing lives. Girls ages 8-15 can experience the freedom of being outdoors within the structure of small groups with constant, caring supervision. The outdoor residential wilderness camp provides a year round program helping girls and their families overcome personal and family struggles.
Girls live in groups of ten with three counselors, called "Chiefs". With the help of their peers and Chiefs, campers learn discipline, positive behavior patterns and self-worth. Camp Duncan for Girls is a licensed, non-public school educating girls through an experiential curriculum that serves as an alternative to the traditional classroom environment.
The Christ-centered camp program provides children and their families an opportunity to work out challenges and problems in order to experience healing and transformation. Camp's approach involves the entire family in order to build successful relationships between the camp staff, the family and the camper.
Camp Duncan is a ministry of Baptist Children's Homes of North Carolina (BCH). BCH is a nonprofit child care organization providing residential programs and services in 21 statewide locations.
To provide the highest quality of Christian services to children, adults, and families in a caring culture of measurable excellence.
Sharing hope...changing lives
Camp Duncan for girls has been a dream of Baptist Children's Homes for many years. In 2009 the Gay T. & Haskel A. Duncan Foundation, Inc. donated the land and funding to make this dream a reality.
Camp Duncan opened in 2011 after more than 2,000 church volunteers lent their talents and resources to renovate the 700-acre property in Aberdeen.
This year-round wilderness approach to specialized child care has proved effective since 1948. The original concept developed by Campbell Loughmiller at the Salesmanship Club Boys' Camp in Texas has since spread to other states and countries. These camps are part of the WRTCA, Wilderness Road Therapeutic Camping Association.
The Baptist Children's Homes of North Carolina, under the leadership of Michael C. Blackwell, was the first to develop residential wilderness camping programs as an integral part of it's statewide child care program with Cameron Boys Camp in Cameron, NC being the first opening it's doors in 1980.