Preparing for Your Summer at Talisman Camps


Preparing for Talisman Camps

There is a lot to do as you prepare for camp!  Here are resources to help you:

Talisman Parent Handbook 2019

Our Parent Handbook is packed with useful information you will need about opening and closing days, homesickness, food policies, laundry, schedules and more. Feel free to download or print it and use as a reference.


CampMeds logo

Get signed up to have your child’s medications (prescription and over-the-counter) packaged for easy and mistake-free administration by our staff. We require the use of CampMeds as a safety measure for all of our campers. CampMeds packages medications in individual packets by time of administration, each printed with the camper’s name, date of birth, date and time to give meds and dosage, pill number and pill description.

CampMeds Info Letter                                                Sign up for CampMeds


Base camp programs Packing List
(for Foundations, Sight, Insight and Young Adults)

Session 4 Packing List

Krewe Packing List

Teen Adventure Programs:

Hook & Tackle Packing List

Quest Packing List

Caves & Climbing Packing List

Tri-Adventures Packing List

TOBA Packing List



Talisman hosts a parent seminar for all camp parents the day before the end of your child’s camp session, during which we explain our philosophy and practices, giving you tools for home and school that can help your child continue  to succeed.

Sign up for Parent Seminar

Talisman Online Camp Store – Unique Gifts for the Holidays! 

Holiday Camp Store


If you would like to visit us prior to your session, please call to schedule an appointment.

For Directions, see the MAP to Talisman


Some of these locations are a little further away from camp but are closer to Asheville and surrounding areas.

Mountain Lodge of Flat Rock
Off exit 53 on I-26. Has a small pool, complimentary breakfast and cocktail hour.

Holiday Inn Express

Conveniently located off exit 53 on I-26
828-698-8899, toll free 800-holiday,

Highland Lake Inn, Flat Rock
A wide variety of guest options and lots of activities in a beautiful country retreat setting
828.693.6812, toll free 800.635.5101,

Cabin Fever, Saluda
7 cabins for rent
828.749-9811, toll free 800.767.RENT

Econo Lodge, Hendersonville
828.693.8800, toll free 866.254.0637

The Grove Park Inn Resort and Spa, Asheville

Inn at Biltmore, Asheville

Haywood Park Hotel, Asheville


Biltmore Estate – America’s largest home, with beautiful gardens and grounds.
Asheville, NC   800-411-3812

Green River Adventures – guided inflatable kayak trips down a beautiful mountain river.
(Talisman family discounts!)
Saluda, NC 800-335-1500

The Gorge Zipline – unique adventure through the trees of the beautiful Green River Gorge.
Saluda, NC 855-749-2500

Burntshirt Vineyards – local vineyard with wine-tastings and tour (pet friendly!)
2695 Sugarloaf Road, Hendersonville, NC 828-685-2402

St. Paul Mountain Vineyards – local vineyard with wine-tastings.
588 Chestnut Gap Rd, Hendersonville, NC 828-685-4002

More ideas in Asheville: Romantic Asheville website