Who we are

Our vision is that all children can become assured readers and find hope and purpose for their lives through Jesus Christ.

Our Mission

Our mission is to educate, enrich, and encourage underprivileged students struggling with reading by providing a free summer camp in a Christian environment.

Who We Serve

We serve campers residing in Transylvania County ages 9-12 who are at least a year below their reading level and qualify for the NC free/reduced-cost lunch program. Most of our campers are referred by the Augustine Literacy Project-Brevard.


  • For underprivileged children, the summer months mean a loss of critical assistance, including the lack of educational instruction, enriching learning experiences, social supports, and access to plentiful and nutritious food.
  • Low-income children lose approximately two to three months of reading achievements over the summer resulting in an accumulated gap of almost three years by third grade, known as the summer slide. The summer slide can account for forty percent of first-graders who do not graduate.
  • Strategically planned summer programs have proven to not only lessen summer learning loss but increase reading skills to get students back on track.
  • Innumerable long-lasting benefits: improves health; develops values and spirituality; strengthens independence, resilience, and confidence; new skills and interests are developed; builds friendships; fosters leadership skills; nurtures a love of nature and exploration.


  • Christ-Centered: Christ is the motivation behind all aspects of our decision-making processes: relationships, stewardship, funding, programming, teaching, and staffing. In all facets, we strive to bring glory to God.
  •  Excellence: We strive to achieve the highest standards by implementing best practices and staffing the most qualified trained staff to benefit our campers.
  • Fun and Meaningful Experiences: Experiences are designed to be fun and exciting as well as challenging and rewarding.
  • Relational: We are deliberate and passionate about building lasting, meaningful relationships.
  • Appreciation of the Natural World: We take time to explore, appreciate, and learn about the beautiful world God has provided.
  • Safety: We strive to create a physically and emotionally safe environment for campers.


  • 2016-Our first camp session-a three-week residential camp hosted at Bradley Creek Falls outside of Brevard, NC. 
  • 2017-A three-week residential camp hosted at Ridge Haven Camp near Rosman, NC. 
  • 2018- A three-week residential camp hosted at Ridge Haven Camp near Rosman, NC.
  • 2019-A three-week day camp with one overnight excursion hosted at St. Philip’s Church in Brevard, NC. 
  • 2020-A four-week day camp with online literacy instruction and outdoor gatherings. 
  • 2021-We acquired our new permanent home at 193 Old Heath Road, Brevard, NC. Bound for Glory Camp will resume as a four-week day camp with weekend overnight excursions in 2022. 

Our Story


Meet our Directors

Program Directors

Bound for Glory Camp was founded by husband-and-wife team Scott and Wendi Adair in 2016. The dream of Bound for Glory Camp originated from their desire to create a free camp for low-income children struggling with reading. They envisioned a summer camp that would provide exceptional literacy instruction to develop campers’ literacy skills while offering opportunities to have adventures, build relationships, and learn about Jesus. Their passion for Bound for Glory Camp grew from their personal experiences with dyslexia, and their awareness of the hardships struggling to learn to read can cause. Scott and both of his and Wendi’s children have dyslexia. They have witnessed first-hand both the difficulties and the strengths that this learning differences entails. 

Scott is a professional chef of 30 years and is currently employed as an executive chef at a national herb company. He uses his culinary acumen to create healthy meals for campers and directs a dynamic culinary arts camp program. He enjoys sharing his experiences with dyslexia with campers and encouraging them to excel in their creative abilities. 

Wendi is an Orton-Gillingham reading practitioner and Director of Augustine Literacy Project-Brevard. She uses her professional skills to direct the camp literacy program. Her goal is for campers to progress in their literacy skills and discover the confidence they need to reach their fullest potential.