Preparing for Talisman Camps
There is a lot to do as you prepare for camp! Here are resources to help you:
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.
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.
PARENT SEMINAR SIGN-UP
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.
We are pleased to offer, new this year, an online store. Purchase shirts (including quick-dry), sweatshirts and pants, fleece, hats and more with the Talisman logo. Hurry – session 1 and 2 campers must order by May 26; sessions 3 and 4 by July 1. CLICK HERE
If you would like to visit us prior to your session, please call to schedule an appointment.
For Directions, see the MAP to Talisman
PLACES TO STAY IN THE AREA:
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, www.hiexpress.com/hendersonville
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, www.hlinn.com
Killarney House Inn, Hendersonville
6 rooms and suites in a cozy, lovingly restored guest house
828.696.9602, toll free 888.696.9602 www.killarneyhouseinn.com
Comfort Inn, Hendersonville
828.693.8800, toll free 866.254.0637
Renaissance Asheville Hotel, Asheville
The Grove Park Inn Resort and Spa, Asheville
Inn at Biltmore, Asheville
Haywood Park Hotel, Asheville
THINGS TO DO:
Biltmore Estate – America’s largest home, with beautiful gardens and grounds.
Asheville, NC 800-411-3812 www.biltmore.com
Green River Adventures – guided inflatable kayak trips down a beautiful mountain river.
(Talisman family discounts!)
Saluda, NC 800-335-1500 www.greenriveradventures.com
The Gorge Zipline – unique adventure through the trees of the beautiful Green River Gorge.
Saluda, NC 855-749-2500 www.thegorgezipline.com
Burntshirt Vineyards – local vineyard with wine-tastings and tour (pet friendly!)
2695 Sugarloaf Road, Hendersonville, NC 828-685-2402 www.burntshirtvineyards.com
St. Paul Mountain Vineyards – local vineyard with wine-tastings.
588 Chestnut Gap Rd, Hendersonville, NC 828-685-4002 www.saintpaulmountainvineyards.com