Camp Cherokee

Welcome to Camp Cherokee, the Upper Palmetto YMCA’s Resident Camp. Established in 1945, Camp Cherokee is for boys and girls ages 6 to 14. We are located in Kings Mountain State Park in Blacksburg, South Carolina. Nestled in the 7,000+ acre state and national parks, Camp Cherokee boasts beautiful forests and a 66 acre private lake. Our goal continues to be helping everyone reach their potential by building self-esteem, friendships and character in a safe environment.


Will Gilmore, Camp Director
Ian Estes, Associate Camp Director
Amy Counterman, Camp Administrator