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Agapé Center for Environmental


"Awareness is becoming acquainted with environment,
no matter where one happens to be." ~
Sigurd Olson

Located on 624 acres of beautiful rolling hills, cascading streams, and diverse forests, Camp Agapé is located just 50 minutes from downtown Raleigh. This unique and secluded setting, provides a special "time and place-apart" that lends itself perfectly to small group experiences.

Contact Information:
ACE Ed Director
Mir Youngquist-Thurow

ACE Education is the Agapé Center for Environmental Education, a carefully developed and integrated program designed to meet the goals of science set forth by the NC Department of Public Instruction. ACE Education is a creative way to meet NC Essential Standards for Science and Social Studies. ACE Education experiences make use of experiential learning – proven to be the most effective method of education. Activities include those developed by our Environmental Educator, as well as others from Project Learning Tree, Project WET, Project WILD, NC Catch and other nationally known environmental education curricula.

Come to Enviro-Venture!


For nature lovers of all ages! Bring your family, friends, youth group, scout troop… 

Enviro-Venture includes:

Hike-a-Thon! 14th annual…what could be better than hiking the 
beautiful Agapé trails in fall foliage splendor?

Basket Raffle! Always a fun time – win the basket of your choice.
$1 raffle ticket buys you a chance to win. . .

Nature Stations! Including a Geologist, Ornithologist, and more!

ChiliFest! One free admission with each crockpot of chili you bring! Bring additional money to sample chili! 

Fling a pumpkin! Additional $ to release trebuchet. Watch pumpkins
splat for free!   

Zip-Line!  Wheeeee it's free! Weight restrictions apply, must wear
closed toe shoes to ride, and must have ticket from registration table.
Limited number of tickets available, ride will close at 4 p.m.

Musical Entertainment!  Ambience for the festival!

$20 per person entrance fee! Pre-register here (One free entrance with each crockpot of chili that you bring.)