Enrolled Families

Getting Ready for Camp

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

Talisman Parent Handbook

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.

CAMPINTOUCH – Go here to access your file and complete all paperwork – Deadline: May 1st


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 Pack My Rx as a safety measure for all of our campers. Pack My Rx 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.

As in previous summers, gel caps and gummies are not allowed (they tend to melt). Unlike previous summers, there will NOT be the option to pack medication at camp. All medication needs to arrive prepackaged in blister packs that correspond to our four medication times. While Pack My Rx takes most insurances, please reach out to natalie@talismancamps.com to discuss options. We strongly discourage medication changes within 30 days prior to camp.

Pack My Rx Info Letter                                               Sign up for Pack My Rx



Base camp programs Packing List

(for Foundations, Sight, Insight and Young Adults)

7-day session packing list

Krewe Packing List


Teen Adventure Programs:

Quest and Mountain Odyssey Packing List

Caves & Climbing Packing List

Tri-Adventures Packing List

Teen Adventure Series 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 – Stay Tuned!



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

For Directions, see the MAP to Talisman



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


Cabin Fever, Saluda

7 cabins for rent

828.749-9811, toll free 800.767.RENT  www.killarneyhouseinn.com


Econo Lodge, Hendersonville

828.693.8800, toll free 866.254.0637  Econo Lodge


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



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


More ideas in Asheville: Romantic Asheville website