CEF Durham provides access to various types of summer camps in Durham as well as at the CEF of North Carolina Camp Good News near Asheville, N.C. Camp Good News® is a 15-acre non-denominational Christian Camp nestled in the Great Smoky Mountains near Asheville, NC, with many mountain attractions like the Blue Ridge Parkway, Chimney Rock, and the Biltmore Estate are just minutes away. Camp Good News does not charge tuition for campers to come to summer camp. We are a faith based ministry funded by God’s people. Summer camps are held for 6 separate focus weeks in July-August annually. Local summer camps with our partnering organizations are available upon request.  We will feature camps of low tuition cost and/or free to the public on this page by April 30th each year. Sports and reading camps for city kids in Durham can be found on this site at More Than Gold Sports Camp. Here is the Camp Good News schedule for the summer of 2020:

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  • Teen Boys ages 13-16: June 28- July 3
  • Middle Boys ages 10-12: July 5-10
  • Jr. Boys ages 7-9: July 12-17


  • Teen Girls ages 13-16: July 19-24
  • Middle Girls ages 10-12: July 26-31
  • Jr. Girls ages 7-9: August 2-7

Just one summer camp experience can change a child’s life for a lifetime.