Camp Hidden Meadows

Bartow, West Virginia    

Lantern Review of Camp Hidden Meadows

At some point, it’s important for kids to seek out new experiences or new adventures; to discover something beyond their typical school or home life. It’s at a camp like Camp Hidden Meadows that campers find that novelty of new experiences.

Set in a valley among the mountains of West Virginia, Camp Hidden Meadows takes full advantage of its outdoor setting. Day trips to nearby rivers for whitewater rafting, or to granite outcroppings for climbing, or the extensive trail system for hiking or mountain biking, give you a sense of the degree to which Hidden Meadows embraces the outdoors. For them, it’s a welcome change from the hectic school calendar.

The daily program, however, is much more than day trips. It’s truly a kind of hybrid of the many different kinds of camp programs you’ll find around the US. The mornings are spent at “workshops” periods which allow campers to focus more in depth on a particular interest. After lunch, the campers participate by cabin group in activities, before one final “choice” activity prior to dinner. It’s a novel blending of the best of all camp programs.

There’s no doubt that this camp appeals to those who are looking to try something new, or something different than what they typically find at home. Walking around the scenic camp grounds, the campers seem almost carefree, though that’s by design. The program is organized to provide a restful environment from a highly scheduled life. For Hidden Meadows, kids thrive when they are released from that pressure. Camp Hidden Meadows’ mix of outdoors and hybrid program creates that special atmosphere.

Fast Facts

  • COED
  • 200 Campers per Session
  • 2-weeks, 3-weeks, 4-weeks, 5-weeks, 6-weeks
  • Founded in 1992
  • $

Director's Message

In the winter of 1991 as we sat around the table designing our first summer experience, our goal was to offer something special in a beautiful and inspiring setting. Armed with some backpacks, climbing ropes and tents we set out on the first wilderness program. It was a joyous summer and laid the foundation for the summers to follow. Over the years as our program has expanded, we have maintained our goal of offering unique programming in which we encourage children to be creative and to believe in themselves.

Program Highlights

  • 30 Activities
  • Team Sports
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Mountains
  • Individual Activities
  • Drama
  • Tripping
  • Waterfront
  • Forest
  • Rural

Top 5 Activities

  • Horseback Riding
  • Whitewater Rafting
  • Climbing
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Boarding

Travel Information

Shuttle from McLean, VA. Airport pick-up in Washington Dulles


Camp Hidden Meadows

(304) 456-5191