Camper Guide

EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW FOR YOUR STAY AT PARI.

PARI camps allow visitors to explore their passions, discover new interests, and expand academic boundaries while embarking on exciting adventures in the spectacular Pisgah National Forest and Blue Ridge Mountain region.

Our staff is dedicated to providing an educational, exciting, and safe camp environment for our students and guests.

DETAILS AND GUIDELINES

SAFETY
Safety is our top priority at PARI. Our counselors and staff are carefully screened and trained in first aid and CPR. Campers are supervised at all times. Camper orientation and safety guidelines are communicated on arrival day and cover areas such as site layout and region, buddy system, room checks, instrument safety, weather and wildlife hazards, medical emergencies, and other general safety rules that are outlined in detail here.

LODGING
Student and summer residences are determined by gender and age and offer a friendly atmosphere for fun, learning, and growth. 

RESPECT
Students are expected to be respectful and courteous, participate fully in the camp program, observe the camp and facility rules, and respect the campus facilities and equipment.

FLEXIBILITY
Camp schedules are intended to provide a general idea of the schedule to be followed during the camp session. Activities may shift due to weather, guest speaker availability, or unique astronomical events.

TECHNOLOGY
PARI provides access to a variety of technology to support the learning and experiences of campers and visitors. Policies and guidelines for the use of this technology will be covered prior to their use.

FIELD TRIPS
When leaving the PARI campus, campers must conduct themselves safely and with respect for the places visited. Special rules and expectations will be in place and covered prior to visits.

CELL PHONES
Most cell phones do not work at PARI due to remoteness and mountains (this is what makes it a great place for radio astronomy). Plan to use alternate services like Skype if you anticipate the need to make calls while here.

PACKING LIST
A detailed packing list will be sent prior to your camping experience.