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At Buffalo Cove Outdoor Education Center, this is our mission: To create a physically and emotionally safe learning environment where individuals can find harmony and empowerment through self understanding, self confidence, simple living, friendships and fun. In these modern times, computer communication has taken the place of looking somebody in the eye and having a conversation; clean water, fresh air and healthy food are hard to come by; and video games have replaced neighborhood games of “kick the can.” Finding harmony within yourself can be a daunting task. Gaining empowerment through self-confidence and community support is an experience so few of us have really embraced. I feel these are basic human needs that help to create a solid foundation from which “goodness” radiates. We have chosen the lessons of the Southern Appalachians, the experiences that lie within these windy ridge tops and wise valleys, as the path we travel on our journey to accomplish this mission.

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Summer Camp Enrollment is Open!

EARTH Camp, Woods Runners, Walk About and Explorers are ready to be filled with excited folks wanting to:

  • Explore your natural surroundings
  • Learn earth and nature skills
  • Develop a greater sense of self confidence and community awareness

Learn more about our Summer Camp Programs (PDF).

RegisterTo register, please download the 2019 EARTH Camp Registration (PDF) and return it to us. Details are listed on the bottom of the registration.


Take a look at some pictures from EARTH Camp and Explorers Camp.

Specializing in

  • Wilderness immersion programs
  • Summer camps
  • Foster youth camps
  • Custom designed educational experiences
  • Traditional living skills of the Southern Appalachians


Call 828-964-1473 or email programs@buffalocove.com


Please donate here to help us fund our special camp sessions for underprivileged youth.