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:

Parent_Handbook_2016

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.

MEDICATION PACKAGING

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

GEAR LISTS

Campus-Based Programs (Foundations, Sight, Discovery)

Teen Programs (Insight, Teen Expeditions, Leadership)

Young Adult and Krewe Programs

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.

Sign up for Parent Seminar

Buy Talisman Wear at our Online Camp Store!

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

VISITING CAMP

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.
828-692-3523, www.mountainlodgeflatrock.com

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
828.252.8211 www.renaissancehotels.com/AVLBR

The Grove Park Inn Resort and Spa, Asheville
800.438.5800 www.groveparkinn.com

Inn at Biltmore, Asheville
800.624.1575 www.biltmore.com

Haywood Park Hotel, Asheville
800.228.2522 www.haywoodpark.com

 

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