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Welcome to John Knox Center!

The value of an overnight or day event or meeting is greatly enhanced by moving outside the walls of your church or business. This spring, take advantage of the gorgeous lake, spectacular views, and quiet of a retreat space where the focus can be completely on the experience. There are endless opportunities for outdoor excursions or let us host your meeting in Abel Lodge or our newly renovated B Lodge which can be arranged for a conference room style meeting or a cozy living room atmosphere. Contact our office for availability and let us host your meeting or event. (865) 376-2236


John Knox Center is located in the rolling hills of East Tennessee with miles of lake front shoreline and picturesque sunsets. We invite you to participate in one of our organized retreats or events or design your own program. We offer several  lodging and program opportunities for adults, youth and children with delicious food service during your stay. Let our staff assist you in planning your next church retreat, meeting, team building or educational event.

The Camp John Knox summer camp program has been changing lives for 53 years. We offer a wide variety of options and small group sizes that make campers feel right at home, for children 4 - 18 years old. The camp community creates an atmosphere where campers gain confidence, self-esteem, build strong relationships with each other and strengthen their faith through activities and common experience.

John Knox Center is also the home of the River Ridge Environmental Education Program. Established in 1994, River Ridge is a top education program offering hands on programs for a variety of grade levels and sizes. Day or overnight programs are available that incorporate hands-on and experiential learning.

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John Knox Center is a refuge in the heart of the Presbytery of East Tennessee set apart to nurture, renew, and inspire a love for God and commitment to Christ.

John Knox Center
591 West Rockwood Ferry Road
Ten Mile, TN 37880
Phone: (865) 376-2236
Fax: (865) 376-1719

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