ABOUT Raise A Ruckus


What Is Raise A Ruckus?

What is The Nath Thompson Scholarship Fund?

Camp Carolina

Raise A Ruckus is a Benefit Weekend that raises money for disadvantaged children.  The primary non-profit that this event benefits is the Nath Thompson Scholarship Fund which sends kids who otherwise could not afford it to Summer Camp at Camp Carolina.  

Raise A Ruckus is a fun way for us to raise money for these kids.  by having folks come from near and far to  experience an epic weekend of whole-family fun at Camp Carolina, they can see and experience first-hand what an amazing opportunity it is for a child to attend camp in the summer.  

We will be running all kinds of activities on the Camp Carolina property.  Some people will want to hang out at the waterfront all day which includes diving boards, an array of Blow-Up Aqua Toys, Bike Jump into the lake, Zipline into the lake, Paddle Boarding, Sea Kayaking, and more!! We'll also offer tennis, hiking, mountain biking, climbing our Climbing Wall, Golf on our Driving Range, Disc Golf on our 9-hole course, Corn Hole, and more!!

We'll have the 'Carolina Cafe' open in the mornings for freshly made cappuccinos and coffee with local and organic Dynamite Roasting Co. donated beans!

We'll provide Dinner on Friday night, Brunch on Saturday morning, and Dinner Saturday night as well.  The meat for these meals will be donated by a local grassfed meat farm called Hickory Nut Gap and the vegetables come straight from local organic farms.

We'll have beer, cider, and wine available for purchase throughout the event.  All alcohol is donated by local craft breweries, wine distributers, and distilleries.  All registrants will receive an allotted amount of drink tickets based on the pass you've donated for.  you can buy additional drink tickets when you get here and throughout the event weekend!

The Nath Thompson Scholarship Fund is a 501(c)3 non-profit.  This scholarship fund is a piece of Nath's legacy, and its purpose is to send boys to Camp Carolina who would not otherwise be able to afford it.  Boys are able to experience community living, the wonders of nature, the thrills of high adventure, the simplicity of life, value of human relations, and gain self-reliance.  Boys leave Camp Carolina stronger in body, keener in mind, more appreicative of nature, nobler in character, and more confident in themselves.

Camp Carolina is nestled in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains, in Brevard, North Carolina.  The property is surrounded on 3 sides by the Pisgah National Forest.  It is quiet and peaceful in the Camp Carolina valley...and then the boys arrive!  Camp Carolina is a traditional residential summer camp for boys that is also focused on sports and high adventure.  It is a place in which boys learn to feel with their hearts, do with their hands, and live in the spirit of brotherhood.

What do I get as a Registrant?