Least of These Carolinas is excited to offer THE BRIDGE CAMP to children in foster care from all over the Carolinas. “The Bridge” camp is for children 8 years old to 18 years old (still in high school) currently in foster care OR were adopted from foster care in the last year. The camp will be held at Crowders Ridge Camp and Retreat Center in Gastonia, NC. Nestled around the foot of Crowders Mountains sits Crowders Ridge Camp and Retreat Center. Crowders Ridge is a 48-acre portrait of rolling hills, beautiful forests, and a mountain-fed lake. It is a place where you can build lifelong friendships and develop unforgettable memories. This is an amazing opportunity for children in foster care to be with other children in similar situations and connect, but most importantly for these children to know that they are not alone. We have trained counselors on site along with youth who have aged out from the system, there to encourage and love on these campers. The children will experience swimming, huge water slides, "the blob" on the lake, paddle boarding, canoeing, and so much more!