Local Information and Attractions

One of the things so unique to Camp Emmanuel is its close proximity to the beautiful beaches and famous attractions of the Outer Banks! Here are some recommended, cost effective activities and services you may want to use while you stay at Camp Emmanuel!

  • Ocean Atlantic Rentals- Kayak rentals

    Ocean Atlantic Rentals is a local business that specializes in equipment rentals to make nearly any summer vacation complete. Each Summer OAR outfits our kayaking clinic with tandem kayaks, paddles and PFDs.  All we have to do is teach our kids how to kayak!   

    They also offer other equipment like chairs, linens, bikes, etc. 

    Ocean Atlantic Rentals

    2001 S Croatan Hwy

    Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948

    Dave Frappier 252-441-7823


    *Note: Any of these reservations and activities are being facilitated by you and your staff. Camp Emmanuel and Ocean Atlantic Rentals are not responsible or liable for any harm or injury. 

  • Prophetic Art Classes with Johanna Heath

    God is the ultimate creator and one of the ways we are created in HIS image is through creativity. Johanna Heath is a local artist and congregant at Liberty Christian Fellowship. She has taught prophetic art classes at our Summer Camp and at her studio for children and adults. In her classes she leads students through the process of learning to receive inspiration from  the Holy Spirit and then receive scripture that speaks to the artwork. 

    Prophetic art is one of the ways that the Lord is redeeming art and creativity for His glory. 

    Johanna has a deep desire to share this with as many people as possible. Reach out to her to see how this could be added to your time at Camp Emmanuel. 

    Johanna Heath


    Email johanatseng@gmail.com

    insta @propheticartstudio


    The Casey R. Logan Disc Golf Course is an 18 hole course, with amateur and professional fairways. It is located at 120 Veterans Drive, Kill Devil Hills, NC.  Bring your own discs or your can by them at a number of retailers on the beach like Ace Hardware, Metro Rentals and Kitty Hawk Surf Co. 

  • Jockeys Ridge STate PArk

    "Jockey's Ridge State Park is home to the tallest living sand dune system on the Atlantic coast and provides an ideal location for flying kites and watching sunsets. Hang gliding is a hallmark activity at the park, and a private concessionaire offers lessons. A second access area takes visitors through wetland habitats and allows for swimming, paddling, kiteboarding, and windsurfing on the Roanoke Sound. The park also marks the eastern terminus of the Mountains-to-Sea State Trail."  (excerpt from state park website) Learn more here. 


    Shielded from the ocean winds by the great sand dunes of Jockey’s Ridge State Park, the Preserve features an amazing diversity of plant and animal life. Towering oaks, hickories, and beech trees, some hundreds of years old, rise from the high ridges and create a canopy of trees more typical of the mountains of the eastern United States. This nature conserve has a number of beautiful hiking trails through rolling hills and the soundside wetlands and shoreline.  Nags Head Woods

  • JEnnette's Pier- Fishing and beaching

    Jennette's Pier is a huge combination of local history, marine biology and some of the Outer Bank's most loved forms of recreation. At this pier you can view a small aquarium, read about the local history of the pier and beach life,  rent fishing rods and to pier fish, and  hang out on the beach. Like all other Outer Banks beach accesses, you can park for free.   

    Along with their rod rentals, with proper preparations, you can book a group activity with Jennette's educational team. To learn more, check these links below!   

    Rod Rental https://www.ncaquariums.com/rod-rentals-and-bait

    We STRONGLY encourage reaching out to their Educational Curator to see if there may be some programs you can take advantage of (fishing, paddle boarding, ect.) https://www.ncaquariums.com/education-jennettes-pier

  • Lighthouses

    The Outer Banks is well known as the "Graveyard of the Atlantic". Due to our intense sandbars and shoals, we are home of many beautiful Light Houses. Corolla, South Nags Head, and Buxton have beautiful brick lighthouses that can be toured with pay of admission. Manteo has a replica of a screwpile lighthouse that over looks the Sound. Take time to look them up and make appropriate reservations or arrangements to assure you can see it all. 

  • Nature hikes

    There are a variety of places on the Pea Island and Hatteras National Seashore that you can see all kinds of birds, wildlife and native flora and fauna. If you want to see what the Outer Banks REALLY looks like, you should check out this area.