Events Calendar

Photo by Wendy McCarty

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2020 Schedule:   

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Private Guided Walking Tours by appointment only

Adult Camp-Out Weekend October 2 - 4, 2020

Volunteer Work Weekend: October 10 - 11, 2020

Hide-Tanning Workshop: October 16 - 18, 2020

Leathercraft Basics October 17, 2020

Blacksmithing Weekend October 17 - 18, 2020

Woodswoman 101: October 24 - 25, 2020

Harvest Gala Fundraiser: Saturday October 31

Alt. Families Learning Together Day: November 7

Coming in December:

Wreath-Making and Hog-Butchering!


* Please note: due to the coronavirus crisis, our large events are temporarily postponed. We are only accepting visitors by appointment. Please send an email to: with any specific questions about visiting, farm tours, future camps and workshops. Thanks for your patience and understanding in these uncertain times.


 2021 Summer Camp Schedule:                  

Young Boys Camp     (ages 8-10)    June 20- 26, 2021

Older Boys Camp      (ages 11-17)   June 27 - July 10, 2021

Young Girls Camp     (ages 8 -12)    July 18 - 24, 2021

Older Girls Camp:     (ages 12-18)   July 25 - July 31, 2021



Summers are devoted to youth camps, fall and spring are when we host weekend workshops, school, scout and church groups. During winter we batton down the hatches for a closed campus and filming of Mountain Men.



ATTENTION ALL VISITORS: Read Before Entering - Be aware that Turtle Island Preserve is NOT LIABLE for your safety, health or any impairment of it. Enter at your own risk. Your presence represents your acknowledgement that you accept full liability for any damage to you/your children’s person or property. This applies to everyone on the premises or associated with Turtle Island Preserve programs.

WARNING:Under North Carolina law, a farm animal activity sponsor or farm animal professional is not liable for an injury to or the death of a participant in farm animal activities resulting exclusively from the inherent risks of farm animal activities. Chapter 99E of The North Carolina General Statutes.


WARNING: Under North Carolina law, there is no liability for an Injury to or death of a participant in an agritourism activity conducted at this agritourism location if such injury or death results from the inherent risks of the agritourism activity. Inherent risks of agritourism activities include, among others, risks of injury inherent to land, equipment, and animals, as well as the potential for you to act in a negligent manner that may contribute to your injury or death. You are assuming the risk of participating in this agritourism activity.