Getting Ready for Camp
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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)
Teen Adventure Programs:
Quest and Mountain Odyssey Packing List
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.
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
PLACES TO STAY IN THE AREA:
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
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
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
More ideas in Asheville: Romantic Asheville website