Camp History

Rockbrook Camp Carrier HouseIn 1921, Nancy Barnum Clarke Carrier and her husband Henry established a girls summer camp on their mountain estate near Brevard, North Carolina. They called this camp Rockbrook.
From the very beginning, the camp program was based on the notion that girls gain independence by learning to make decisions themselves and by living away from their support system at home.Girls Camp Nature Lore
historic-girls-camp-potteryThe Carriers believed girls at camp would become more confident, more skilled, and more socially adept as they tried new activities. For them, and all the girls who came, camp was a place to grow.

Rockbrook has always been a place for girls to enjoy being outside, make lifelong friends, and learn about themselves. Even today, fourth generation and new campers alike return to camp each summer to experience the “Spirit of Rockbrook.”

Here is a short video about the camp history of Rockbrook. It includes archival footage, highlights Nancy Carrier, Rockbrook’s founder, and shows a lot of historical photos. Take a look!

Have you seen our other camp videos? There’s lots more to watch!