Huckleberry Summer Camp

A back-to-basics, old-fashioned and fun-filled summer day camp for children ages 5-12.



PLEASE NOTE: 2018 Summer Camp is almost full! Please call before registering or paying the registration fee for availability!

Huckleberry Summer Camp takes place on the campus of Sipe’s Orchard Home, located between Hickory and Conover on County Home Road. With hundreds of acres in rural Catawba County, this ideal site provides wide open spaces, forest trails, streams, and fishing ponds. Meeting/crafts areas and the picnic pavilion provide indoor and sheltered spaces. 

Huckleberry Summer Camp draws on Sipe's Orchard Home's experience enriching young people's lives. With friends and other children from the community, campers benefit from the safe and nurturing environment Sipe's has fostered for over sixty years. 

A perfect site, great activities, and an enthusiastic and well-trained staff add up to a summer of fun.

  • Breakfasts, lunches, and snacks are provided, and included in the cost.
  • Cost: $25 enrollment fee. This one-time fee helps cover our pre-camp preparation costs.
  • $125 per week. This fee is all-inclusive. No additional money is required.
  • A sibling discount offers $5 off each sibling’s weekly fee.

Sipe’s Orchard Home is a sponsor and site for the Summer Food Service Program for the meals provided for children enrolled in the Huckleberry Summer Camp Program.


  • Environmental Hikes
  • Swimming
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Ice Cream Making
  • Fishing
  • Field Trips
  • Science Experiments
  • Outdoor Games
  • Lots More!


June 11-15  Catawba Science Center, Kool Park and Catawba Meadows Park 

June 18-22  Tweetsie Railroad, Carolina’s Aviation Museum, and Hickory Airport Museum

June 25-29  Hickory Crawdads baseball game and Nascar Hall of Fame

July 2-6 Two swimming trips to Kool Park 

July 9-13 WNC Nature Center in Asheville and Lazy 5 Ranch

  July 16-20 Emerald Hollow Mine and Linville Caverns

  July 23-27 Schiele Museum and All-A-Flutter Farm (Butterfly Farm)

  July 30-August 3 Hickory Crawdads game and Kool Park

  August 6-10 Greensboro Children’s Museum and Kool Park

  August 13-17 Kool Park, Rocky Face Park, and Family Day

 *Wednesdays can include movie days at Statesville Marquee and hiking trips to local parks.

Operating days and hours: Monday-Friday, 7:00 am to 6:00 pm

Download a 2018 application: Huckleberry Summer Camp 2018 Registration Form

Scholarship Information: Huckleberry Scholarship Application

For more information, contact Amber Vega: (828) 578-2161 or email 


Huckleberry Summer Camp Application

Fields marked with an * are required

Please indicate the week(s) your child/children will attend by listing how many are attending for each week:

Full-time summer campers will be given preference during registration.

Week dates and the part-timer campers’ registration to reflect a confirmation date of May 21, 2018.

Camp is closed on July 4th.

Camp costs $125 per week, due on or before the first day of each session.

Please include the one-time $25 registration fee for each child with this form.

We accept checks, cash, money orders, credit/debit cards, or vouchers.

Please make checks payable to Sipe’s Orchard Home.

Please complete and return with your payment to:

Sipe's Orchard Home
Huckleberry Summer Camp
4431 County Home Road
Conover, NC 28613


4431 County Home Road
Conover, NC 28613

P: (828) 256-5056
F: (828) 256-4031

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