Pickleball Camp is Sponsored in part by:

I have a Bachelor's Degree in Physical Education & Health and absolutely love teaching. I'm currently traveling the country teaching pickleball and competing in tournaments. I have been playing for almost 3 years. I was fortunate enough to have one of the nation's top players, Dave Weinbach, in my area who took me under his wing and taught me a lot about this amazing sport. I absolutely love the social aspect of this game and how I get to travel around the country doing what I love! I am sponsored by Onix Pickleball.

National's Medalist
5.0 Gold Medalist Midwest Regional
5.0 Gold Medalist Great Lakes Regional
5.0 Chicken 'n Pickle Gold Medalist
Wolfe Sports 5.0 Gold Mixed
Scheel's Classic 5.0  Women's & Mixed Gold Medalist
Texas Open 5.0 Open Bronze Mixed & Women's
Texas Open 5.0 Skill Women's Gold

Michelle Esquivel: 

Suncoast Video & Strategic Pickleball Camps-2020 

Sundays, September 15th/22nd:

12noon-5:00pm   Play on the courts (Verify Player Ratings)

​3:00pm-5:00pm   Camper Check In & Registration (at Assembly Inn)

3:00pm-5:00pm   Hotel Check In at Assembly Inn

5:30pm              Dinner at the Assembly Inn Dining Hall

6:45pm               Introduction of Pro Instructors at "The Barn"

7:00pm              Pro Exhibition Matches in "The Barn"

Strategic Video Camp Fees

Laura Fenton Kovanda:


                WILL OPEN IN 2020

Personable interaction with the pros on and off the courts are remarkable, fun and encompasses the friendliness of our sport!   Jane Wenzel

Map of the Area

I have nothing but raved about the camp since returning home.  Thanks for a tremendous experience-        Steve Schmelzer

Mondays, September 16th/23rd:

7:30am-             Breakfast at Assembly Inn

8:00am-8:45am   Check In/Warm Ups at the courts

​8:45am-9:00am   Group Picture at the Courts (wear your camp shirts)

9:00am-10:30am Dinking Strategies/Drills with Pro #1
10:30am-12noon Dinking Strategies while Playing with the Pro #1

12noon-1:00pm   Lunch (at Assembly Inn)

1:00pm- 2:30pm  NVZ Strategies/Drills with Pro #2
2:30pm-4:00pm   NVZ Play with the Pro #2

5:30pm-             Dinner at the Assembly Inn

7:00pm-             Trivia Night at "The Barn" 

​                        OR Texas Hold'em/Card Games (Bring cards)- Assmbly Inn



* Cost is Only $50/day in advance plus small fee(Pay by Paypal above) or $60/day of event (cash only)...Sorry NO REFUNDS

* No need to register.....just pay above in advance

* One Day Passes is for One Day Only but can be used any day of the week (Monday-Thursday) See camp schedule above

* Time for Passes start at 9:00am and ends at 4:00pm

* You may go on the sidelines of the courts and take notes/video's

* You can not participate in the camp in any way

* You may not interupt the Campers or Pro's at anytime except for after the camp - 4:00pm

* Lunch and/or meals are available but there is an extra cost

* Water is provided at the courts

* You may be in rain-out sessions as a non-participant

* You can not partake in our nightly socials

*  Bring your lawn chair!!!

SUBMIT BUTTON will turn DARK GRAY if you completed the form correctly with all the *required fields and then automatically take you to paypal where you can pay by paypal or credit card!

The cost of the camp was terrific. I heard many people discussing how affordable it was and how much value we got for the price. This is so appreciated by the players!                                                                                                                Todd & Mindy Yoder

Voted the #1 Pickleball Boot Camp by all it's participants!!!   

It has the World's Top Instructors, Fantastic Meals, Super Fun Socials, Spectacular Smoky Mountain Views all in one exciting place - Montreat, North Carolina! (15 minutes from Asheville)

It's a chance of a lifetime to be top professional instructors and national champions including: 

 Gigi LeMaster, Deb Harrison, Steve Kennedy, Phil Bagley, Scott Tingley, John Sperling, Barry Waddell,

Famous Coach MO, and others. 

NOTE: Some Pro's may have to switch camps.  A lot of the Pros can not confirm their schedules this early and will have to wait until February to confirm.  

New from last Year....

Video Analysis, Personal Instruction and Pickleball Strategies!

Thanks again for participating!!! 

See who has already signed up by clicking here

For 2018 participant balances!


2019 Campers ONLY.....Special Pre-Registration for 2020.....CLICK HERE

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Scott Tingley: 


                WILL OPEN IN 2020

Scott Golden is a USAPA 5.0 rated pickleball player out of Birmingham, Alabama. He discovered the sport of pickleball in October of 2016. He has played in 60 pickleball tournaments all over the country since entering his first ever tournament in Nashville, TN in March of 2017 @ the 3.5 level. He has won gold medals at 3.5, 4.0, & 4.5 and now even the 5.0 level. The Golden Boy signed a major Pickleball contract with Monarch Pickleball/Dicks Sporting Goods on November 1st, 2018. The future is bright for both Monarch Pickleball & The Golden Boy. When not on the courts, Scott can be found live streaming and color commentating big matches at tournaments all over the country. He was most recently at the 2018 Margaritaville USA Pickleball National Championships out in Palm Springs, California representing Monarch Pickleball. He was able to capture some amazing footage with two of his live streams reaching over 10,000 views. His most watched video has just shy of 60,000 views. He had been fortunate enough to interview some of the top pro’s in our sport, as well as make Highlight videos for the likes of Kyle Yates & Dave Weinbach. 

You do such an amazing job with this.  Great location, great instruction and very well organized!                  Mary Whited

Gold Medalist/Champion 2017 US Open.  Former collegiate tennis player (Spring Hill College) where he played #1 singles, and led the Badgers to back-to-back division titles.   John was the Director of Tennis at the Country Club of Ocala for the past 20 years before leaving for a career in the pickleball world.  He has had the privilege of teaching, playing, and instructing some of the top national tennis players.  John is now the Director of Pickleball at the Grand Oaks Resort where he brings his expertise in playing and teaching to help elevate his student’s game. 


·       In case of a hurricane, damaging weather or other catastrophic emergencies that cancel the camp entirely, you'll get a Full Refund minus ($50) per person admin          fee.   
·       Up to July 15th, 2019 - Full refund minus administrative fee ($50) per person.
·       After July 15th, 2019 - Partial refund minus $200 per person.
·       After August 1st, 2019 - Partial refund minus $500 per person of the amount you paid.   

·       PayPal fees are non-refundable.
·       NO REFUNDs will be given after August 19, 2019.

 Travel Insurance is recommended to protect your travel expenses which could include prepaid items like camp costs, airfare, rental car, or lodging.  It is a fact that 10% of all campers have to cancel for injuries, surgeries, illnesses, family emergencies and/or other unforeseen circumstances. 

We highly recommend acquiring Travel Insurance to protect your investment.  There are many travel insurance companies and if you plan to purchase travel insurance, you should research the company in addition to comparing their rates and coverages.  Two of the most reputable companies in the industry are CSA and Red Sky.  You can click on the links below to connect with them:

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Schedule:             Is subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances.!!! 

​Alcohol Policy:     All Alcoholic beverages are to be kept in designated areas.  Open containers are not permitted (place in your personal cup). Guests must maintain a                              responsible demeanor.  Public intoxication is not permitted.

​Things to Bring:  Lawn chair, cooler, hiking shoes, sunscreen, playing cards or board games, water bottle, plenty of clothes, other outside gear. 

To save the 3% paypal fee you can mail your deposit and payments to:

Suncoast Pickleball

506 Azalea Ave

Black Mountain, NC 28711

Please let me know if you are sending a check!  Thanks!

Tuesdays, September 17th/24th:

7:30am-              Breakfast at Assembly Inn

8:00am-8:45am    Warm Ups

9:00am-10:30am  3rd/5th Shot Strategies/Drills - Advancing to the Net Pro #3
10:30am-12noon  3rd/5th Shot/Advancing to Net Play with the Pro #3 using those Strategies ​

12noon-1:00pm   Lunch (Box Lunch at Courts)
1:00pm- 2:30pm  Serve & Return Strategies/Drills with Pros #4
2:30pm-4:00pm   Serve/Return Play with the Pro #4 using Strategies 

5:30pm-             Dinner at the Assembly Inn

7:00pm-             Concert- The "Big Deal Band" from right here in Black Mountain! 

Michelle Esquivel has over 15 years of teaching experience in Physical Education.    Michelle received a full ride tennis scholarship to Concordia University where she was the Eagles #1 singles and doubles player. After competing in college, Michelle graduated with a BA in Exercise Sports Science. While a tennis instructor at Matchpoint Tennis Academy, Michelle also took a role in coaching at the collegiate level at Cypress College and Orange Coast College.  Michelle obtained her Masters Degree in Physical Education at Azusa Pacific University and began teaching Kinesiology classes at the collegiate level. She is now a top women’s female pro player and is currently teaching at Pickleball Zone Bend in central Oregon. Michelle has also been involved in coaching several Pickleball camps the last three years. 

Friday, September 20th/27th:

7:30am              Breakfast at Assembly Inn

8:00am-12noon   Private Lessons available (see the Pro to book your lesson)

8:00am-11:00am  Pickleball Play- all groups  

11:00am             Check out of Hotel

12noon              Camp Ends!!!   Thanks for attending!!!

Meet the Pros for Camp #2:

John Sperling: 

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Coach "Mo" Movsessian: 

KaSandra Marie Gehrke: 

Please use the DROP DOWN ARROW in paypal to find your payment!  You will also find the credit card option once you select your payment!

CAMP DEPOSITS are due at the time of application.  If you send a check for the deposit, let us know by email.  Check deposits are due within 7 days.

Barry grew up in Miami Florida playing football and baseball in the youth programs until the age of 13 when he discovered his true love tennis. Within two years he was ranked in the top 5 in the state of Florida and top 50 in the nation. At 18 he won the Florida State High School Championships at the number one singles position earning him many college scholarships. Attending the University of Illinois, Barry was ranked number one as a freshman getting to the finals of the Big Ten Championships. He then played professionally on the satellite tour in Europe and the United States. After a brief professional tennis career he returned to Florida to become the Director of Tennis at Casa Ybel on Sanibel Island. Continuing to play tennis tournaments he was ranked number one in Florida in the Men’s 25 and Men’s 30 division and number two in the men’s open division. At the age of 47 and after many years away from playing competitive tennis, Barry found his new love Pickleball. In 2017, Barry turned pro and has won numerous pickleball tournaments including 4 Florida Senior games in singles, doubles and mixed doubles. In March 2018, Barry won a silver medal at the US OPEN Pickleball Championships in Naples, Florida and in June teamed up with Scott Moore to win the Atlanta Open Championships. Barry has won 4 money tournaments in 2018 including the Gold Medal at the prestigious Texas Open. Just recently, Barry took home the most coveted prize in pickleball winning the 2019 US OPEN Senior Pro Men’s Doubles Championship.  Barry looks forward to playing and competing all over the country showcasing the growing sport of Pickleball. He is an IPTPA Certified Teaching Professional and gives lessons in addition to being a full time Realtor with John R Wood Properties.

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Scott Tingley was one of the lead instructors at this year's 2017 U.S. Open in Naples, FL.  He has been working as a private Pickleball coach in the Punta Gorda area and has done group clinics around the U.S. His abilities and teaching techniques help students feel comfortable on the court and has earned him the privilege of serving as an IPTPA Certifier for Instructors.  It is Scott’s passion to assist students as well as instructors to sharpen their own abilities to achieve what they need to take their passion to the next level.

One Day Passes

Wednesday, September 18th/25th:

7:30am-             Breakfast at Assembly Inn

8:00am-8:45am    Warm Ups

​9:00am-10:30am  Mid- Court Strategies/Drills (being aggressive or not) with Pro #5
​10:30am-12noon  Play with Pro utilizing these strategies w/ Pro # 5

12noon-1:00pm   Lunch (at Assembly Inn)

1:00pm-2:30pm   Lobs, overheads, specialty shots strategies/drills w/ Pro #6

2:30pm-4:00pm   Lobs, overheads, specialty shots Play strategies w/ Pro #6 

5:30pm-             Dinner at the Assembly Inn

​7:00pm- 9:00pm  ​​Country Line Dancing by Coach Russell in "The Barn"              

Scott Golden:

Strategic Video Camp Fees

NOTE: Couples - each person must fill out a separate form

Laura is an all-around athlete and holds National titles in basketball, softball, tennis, and racquetball, and exploded on to the pickleball scene.  Over the past 35 years, she has taught college courses in biomechanics, kinesiology, exercise physiology, biophysics, sport psychology, neuroplasticity, nutrition, and athletic training.  Being a professional athlete for 15 years with the U.S. Olympic Racquetball Team and managing her own sports academy, Laura brings a vast amount of knowledge and experience in the sports world.  Laura’s passion for the sport, league play, and tournaments helped her realize that pickleball was ready for something new.  Dedicated to the amazing sport of pickleball and its clubs and communities, Laura established World Team Pickleball (WTP) in Columbus, Ohio, in 2015 to offer players of all ages and skill levels inexpensive, competitive, fun and social team events.

US Open Championships – 1st Women’s Pro Doubles Finalist!

Gold – Women’s Doubles 40+
Gold – Mixed Senior Pro Doubles 50+
Silver – Women’s Pro Doubles
2016 Tournament of Champions – Bronze – Open Women’s Singles Legends
2016 USAPA Nationals – Bronze – Mixed Senior Open Doubles
PPF Desert Championships – Silver – Senior Women’s Pro Doubles
2017 US Open – Gold – Women’s Doubles 45+
2017 World Team Pickleball Championships – 1st Place – 5.0 Mixed Team

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Thursday, September 19th/26th:

7:30am               Breakfast at Assembly Inn

​​8:00am-8:30am   Warm Ups
8:30am-10:30am  Video Taping for Groups 1-3  with Pros # 1, 2, & 3
                        Groups 4, 5 & 6 Free 15 min private lesson with the Pros 4, 5 & 6
10:30am-12:30pm Video Taping for Groups 4, 5, & 6  Pros # 4, 5 & 6
                        Groups 1-3 Free 15 min private lesson with the Pro 1, 2, & 3

12:30pm-1:30pm   Lunch (box lunch at courts)

1:30pm- 2:30pm   Doubles Strategies, Court Positioning, Communication, Getting along- All Pros

2:30pm-3:30pm    Special Session on Sports Psychology, Nutrition and Match Preparation

3:30pm-5:00pm    Pro Exhibition Matches

6:00pm-8:00pm   Dinner on Your Own in Black Mountain!!!

                        (A list of great Black Mountain Restaurants will be given to you at check in)

8:00pm- ???        Black Mountain Ale House Party!!!!    

Pickleball Boot Camp #2 

September 20th-25th, 2020

   Registration begins March 1st, 2020

Deb was raised in Walpole, Massachusetts.  Home of Cedar Junction formerly known as Walpole State Prison!  Her sports of choice in the good old days were Field Hockey, Basketball, and Softball.  She went on to major in Physical Education at The University of Massachusetts and was Captain of the Field Hockey Team and selected to the United States Field Hockey Squad from 1968-1972.  Chatham High School in the state of New York was her first teaching position.  She was responsible for ALL activities including all the sports she loves to do PLUS cheerleading and gymnastics.  Deb received her masters degree from East Stroudsburg State College in Pennsylvania then proceeded to coach/teach at Pine Manor College in Boston, Mount Holyoke College in Northhampton, and the University of Bridgeport in Connecticut.  Prior to moving to The Villages in 2005, Deb co-owned a jewelry store on Cape Cod for close to 20 years and coached and taught tennis at various racquet clubs in Massachusetts.
Deb is the author of “Intense Pickleball Camp”Take it to the Next Level.  She is also the creator of the ongoing instructional series on You Tube with over 90+ episodes devoted to improving your skill components: picklepongdebyoutube.
 Currently, she enjoys teaching Pickleball in the Villages and loves being able to offer intense Pickleball workshops throughout the country as a traveling clinician.  Pro-Lite Sports Inc. has selected Deb to represent their endeavors.  As a Pro-Lite Pro she has offered workshops with Nationally acclaimed player Simone Jardim.   She has traveled to San Francisco, Dallas, Minneapolis, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and all parts of Florida, (Jupiter, Clearwater, Englewood, Sarasota, Piper's Landing, Riverbend)            Email contact picklepongdeb@gmail.com.

Suncoast Pickleball Boot Camp Registration Form

Each Player MUST complete the form below and ​Click SUBMIT 

It will then take you to paypal where you can pay by credit card or paypal.  An additional 3.1% fee will be assessed or you can mail me a check to:

Suncoast Pickleball- 2623 Bougainvillea St- Sarasota, FL 34239 (January-April)

     - 506 Azalea Ave, Black Mountain, NC 28711 (May through September)  

Player Testimonies

The Black Mountain Train Station

The socials were excellent.  I came back to Sun City,TX and numerous players want to come next year!  I think Coach Russell did a fantastic job organizing the event-                                                                                                                     Darrius Plantz

I learned pickleball in 2011 and worked my way thru the skill levels to reach the PRO level in 2013 when I won both events in the first ever professional Tournament of Champions with the biggest prize purse ever paid out at that time for a Tournament. 2017 US Open Women’s Doubles Age 30+ Champion 2017 US Open Senior Pro Women’s Doubles Champion 2017 USAPA Women’s open Senior Champion. 4-Time US Open Champion 12 Time Nationals Medalist. I have medaled in all the major tournaments since 2011. 5 Time International Champion - Canada, Finland, The Netherlands When I’m not playing in tournaments around the country/world, I spent my time teaching/coaching as a Certified International Teaching Professional I volunteer teaching pickleball in the local Dysart High School District. USAPA Ambassador USAPA Certified Referee. Member of the Engagepickleball Pro Team.

One Day Passes!!! See info below!

Loved the blocks of time with each Pro and that we rotated. I thought the player to pro ratio was perfect!     Dana Franks

Deb Harrison: 

​Suncoast Pickleball Association pickleball camps

Lake Tomahawk- Black Mountain, N.C.

Richard Movsessian aka "Mo" taught High School Physical Education for 29 years in MA and coached boys varsity tennis for 10 years. He was selected coach of the year in 1979. "Mo" is a former 4.5 ranked Doubles Player who played on the 1996 USTA Florida State Championship 4.5 Doubles Team. After retiring from teaching he became a certified member of the United States Professional Tennis Association and as a Teaching Pro gave private tennis lessons.
In 2010, Mo (at the age of 70) and his partner were 35+ Men's Doubles Silver Medalists in pickleball at the USAPA Nationals Championships in Buckeye, Arizona. 

Coach Mo is a natural teacher and "simplifier" with the special ability to explain complex concepts so than anyone can understand them. Teaching with homespun anecdotes, imagery, and humor, he can present advanced concepts while still being charismatic and entertaining.

Pickleball legend Coach Mo has recently put all of his years of accumulated knowledge into a comprehensive book, "How to Play Pickleball: The Complete Guide from A to Z", which he co-authored with Joe Baker.  The book captures all of Coach Mo's knowledge on techniques and strategy and is suitable for both beginners and advanced tournament players.Type your paragraph here.

Tony Roig: 

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Gigi LeMaster:

Rick was a two-time Indiana High School State tennis champion and a two-time Tennis All-American at the University of Alabama. He was professionally ranked in singles and doubles. He has been a tennis director in Indianapolis for 25 years. He currently runs Team Witsken Tennis and Pickleball and has coached pickleball for 5 years. He has 15 gold medals at the pro level in singles, doubles, and mixed, including gold medals with Dave Weinbach and Simone Jardim. He is a two-time Gold Medalist at the US Open in age. Rick is sponsored by Engage. He has his own paddle called the Ripsken. This paddle illustrates his patriotism. The bald eagle on his paddle is symbolic of his deceased Brother, Todd Witsken. Todd was a former world ranked #1 doubles player on the ATP doubles tour. On their last trip together, a bald eagle followed them everywhere.

  • 2017 US Open, Men’s Doubles 45+ with John Moorin – Gold
  • 2017 Great Lakes Regional, Men’s Singles 5.0 – Gold
  • 2016 US Open, Men’s Doubles Pro with Matt Schiller – Bronze
  • NW Regional – Open Mixed Doubles Open and Men’s Doubles Open – Silver

Pickleball Boot Camp #1 

September 13th-18th, 2020

  Registration begins March 1st, 2020

Famous Stone Gate into the Town of Montreat, N.C.

Rick Witsken:

Montreat College Campus- Montreat, N.C.

Tony and his wife Jill met playing mixed doubles on a tennis league team the same year that Tony was headed to nationals with his men’s USTA team.  Wasn’t too long afterwards that they were invited by a close friend to play some pickleball.  Tony thought this would be nothing more than a morning spending time with some friends one the courts.  Little did Jill or he know the lasting impact that morning would have on their lives.
Since 2016, Tony has switched full-time from tennis to pickleball and played in more than 35 tournaments, including medaling in several regional events.  While Tony had always shared his knowledge and love for the game with others, in 2018 he took a more formal approach.  He became a certified IPTPA instructor and, together with his wife, founded In2Pickle – a resource for all things Pickleball.
Through their In2Pickle YouTube channel and online written resources, Tony shares pickleball tips and strategies.  Tony is constantly looking for new ways to impart information that can help players improve their game.  The underlying philosophy of In2Pickle is that any player who puts in the work can improve his/her game, becoming a benchmark 4.0 player (if not higher). 

  One Day Passes now available for only $50pp 

​See Below for more Info

Barry Waddell: 

Meet the Pros for Camp #1

  One Day Passes now available for only $50pp 

​See Below for more Info

Pay off my Balance- Must be completed by July 15th, 2019

Look at this Exciting Schedule planned for the Week!!!

Same format for both camps!!!

When:             Sunday, September 15th through Friday September 20th, 2019- Camp #1

                    Sunday, September 22nd through Friday September 27th, 2019- Camp #2


Where:            Beautiful Montreat Conference Center near Black Mountain, North Carolina (17 miles East of Asheville, NC)

Address:         401 Assembly Drive, Montreat, NC 28757  Phone: (828) 669-2911

Ability Levels: 3.0, 3.5, 4.0 & 4.5 rated players and above.  See Player List below.

Limited to:      First 48 players Camp#1 and 48 Players Camp#2 (Register Below)  

Ratio:             1:8 player to Pro Ratio!!!

Facility:          Twelve (12) outdoor courts and four (4) indoor courts

Deadline:         August 31, 2018 but sign ups will go quickly so register today!

Deposit:          A $412 pp deposit is required at Registration.  (Includes 3% paypal fee) Balance is due before July 15th, 2019

REFUND POLICY:  See Information at the bottom of this Information Page.  
Schedule:        The Daily Schedule is
below.  This will be like no other camp you've ever attended.  We're personalizing the camp with personal videos emailed to you, a free one on one                                 private lesson with one of the Pro's PLUS the camp will focus on strategies, shot selection and Decision Making in mind. You're going to love it!!!  Now that's how you improve!  

Cost:               $599   Instruction Only (Includes shirt & lunch daily)

                      $699   Off Campus rate for the entire week (includes meals & socials)

                               Instruction and Off Campus limited to first 12 players to sign up!

                      $899   Per person (based on double occupancy) for the entire week

                      $1,199 single room rate for entire week

                      $1,499 Couples with one non-participant (includes room & meals for both)

                      $1,798 Couples

Includes:        Lodging for 5 nights, all meals- except Thursday is out on the town and dinner will be on your own.

                     (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner), daily strategies & drills from the Pro's,

                     A day of Video Analysis, group and individual instruction with the Pros!!!

                     One hour Private Lessons are available for an additional cost ($100/hr or $60 1/2 hr for up to 3 players)

                     NOTE:  A valuable part of this camp is being videoed.  After the camp you can view your video using a special code.  If you don't want to get videoed, please let                                                    me know on the comment section of the registration form and you'll be deleted from the video schedule.  

                    ALSO:   King/Queen size rooms are reserved for couples.  Private rooms will be twin beds with one person.  Once rooms are full, some rooms may share a bathroom.

​Socials:         Social activities will be planned each evening!!!

If it Rains:    We have a Gymnasium and "The Barn" available!!!  Yippee!!!  

Note:             For the couples (one non-participant) package, spouses can visit beautiful Black Mountain, NC                        

                    (2 miles away) - Plenty of Shopping OR visit Asheville (17 miles away) or hike the many trails in the area! 

About the Area:   Montreat/Black Mountain is located 17 miles east of Asheville and hosts an old time Country Store, Hardware store along with plenty of great resturants and shopping!!! Asheville Airport is a convenient 30 minutes away!!!  Of course Asheville is known for it's great breweries, Mt Mitchell, Grove Park Inn, the Fabulous Biltmore and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park!!!

B & B's & Hotels in the Area:  If you plan on stay before or after the camp, you can call the Assembly Inn.  If they are sold out, here are some great suggestions for you:

4-5 Star Bed & Breakfast Places are:  The Monte Vista, The Red Rocker, Arbor House and The In Around the Corner (all in Black Mountain) 

Hotels: Super 8 Motel & Quality Inn (In Black Mountain) and Holiday Inn, Days Inn, Fairfield Inn, Extended Stay in East Asheville (12 miles away)

NOTE:  There is no Shuttle Service to the Camp but Uber is about $30 from AVL Airport.