Since 1960, John Knox Center has offered a Christ centered program for Day and Overnight campers. That's more than 60 years of experience in providing dynamic, safe, and meaningful youth programming. When it comes to Summer Camp, we got this. It's what we do best.
The camp experience is designed so campers:
Explore, grow in and act on their Christian faith
Build Christ-centered communities
Live in, live with, learn about and care for God’s Creation
Develop skills in outdoor living
Understand and practice servant leadership
Safely experience fun, fellowship, adventure and challenge
At summer camp, opportunities abound for making new friends, learning, and practicing outdoor living skills, developing individual talents and leadership abilities, taking responsibility for and care of God's world, forming lifelong bonds and having barrels of fun!
We think small groups build community best. Each Counselor is assigned a cabin of no more than 7 campers and that cabin partners with another cabin to form "Family Groups”. It is in these groups where campers plan, play, laugh, worship and grow together, working to build a Christ-centered community of trust, openness, sharing and forgiveness. Campers are challenged to deepen their faith and have Jesus' example as a guide as they grow spiritually, physically, emotionally and socially.
We pride ourselves on meeting and exceeding the camping industry’s accepted standards and best practices for safety and program quality for both summer programs and year-round operation. Signaling our commitment to excellence in camping, John Knox Center is accredited by the American Camp Association. Nationally, only 1 camp in 5 can say that. And get this… we have maintained our accreditation consistently for over 23 years. Our foodservice and dining facility consistently received excellent marks on our Tennessee State Health Department inspection. Our entire ropes course is inspected by a 3rd party certified inspector and permitted annually by the State of Tennessee Amusement Device Division and our Nature Center and Animal Ambassadors are inspected and permitted annually by the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency! Whew!...We strive to hold ourselves to the highest standards of safety to ensure your child has a wonderful safe experience.