Our Summer Camp Philosophy

The mission of Stone Mountain Adventures (SMA) is to provide growth experiences for teens ages 12 to 16 through outdoor adventure activities, water sports, traditional sports, creative arts, community service, and the cooperative process of living together at camp.  Every day, we create opportunities for teens to challenge themselves: to ride a horse, to rock climb with good technique, to wakeboard or waterski, and most importantly of all, to develop lasting friendships. Developing self-reliance, trusting in new friendships, and learning to be sensitive to the needs of others in a community are all important parts of the SMA experience. Building confidence and having fun are our goals; freedom to explore, positive reinforcement, and a superstar staff are our tools.

Every summer we work to make Stone Mountain Adventures feel like a family of good friends sharing the summer’s adventures in a noncompetitive atmosphere.  We celebrate our victories, accept our shortcomings, and learn from both. As the days flow by, our philosophy of respect and sharing emerge and grow stronger and stronger. We learn respect for animals, the outdoors, and one another. As strong and caring individuals, we come together as a summer family while learning and having fun together.


Over the years we have kept our promise of staying a small, family-oriented  summer camp for teens. We believe that our camp’s small size enhances our programming, as camp quickly becomes a tight-knit community that creates strong, positive social relationships. Campers are challenged on activities every day, which builds confidence. The combination of mutual respect among campers and staff and the increased self-confidence through adventure activities helps teens to begin to discover who they really are and how they fit into this world. Being a young teen can be a challenging time and SMA is a fun, safe place for teens to grow emotionally and physically.