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High School Camp Sessions

Covenant Partners (Age 16-18): This leadership experience is unique to John Knox and gives participants the important opportunity to develop skills, strengths, and talents while benefiting local churches in the form of service and leadership. During their time, C.P.'s learn leadership skills, develop individual talents and gifts, and become familiar with a variety of educational resources. They also focus on personal growth by challenging themselves mentally, physically, and spiritually; and will have the opportunity to put those skills into action working while at camp. Covenant Partners spend 8 days at camp, including the weekend. This is an incredible opportunity for youth to work and serve in the camp environment. Please contact our Program Director, Ryan Hughes (ryan@johnknoxcenter.org) to get more information about this leadership program.

June 5 - June 15

Tier 1: $420 Tier 2: $505 Tier 3: $640


Marathon Camp: (4th - 12th)  The longest and most popular action-packed session of camp, a two-week traditional camp that gives you the full camp experience. You'll get a chance to paddle in our cove, shoot archery, go water skiing, challenge yourself on our ropes course, and build friendships that will last a lifetime! This camp session is highlighted with unique options like Campers' Choice Day and a few surprises! Sign up for a camp session you will never forget! This session fills quickly, so don't wait to register. Campers will be in small groups that will not interact with other small groups without practicing social distancing unless CDC guidance recommends a 10 quarantine period at the time of camp. In this case, if everyone at camp is healthy after 10 days all camper groups will be allowed to intermingle between pods for the last few days. All campers are asked to bring a mask, though we anticipate campers will never have to wear them onsite at camp. If groups of campers are taken off-site they will be required to wear a mask anytime they are in public. We were very fortunate to be able to run camp last summer, and are working hard to have another Covid free summer!     

June 19 - July 1

Tier 1: $540 Tier 2: $860 Tier 3: $1240


Night Owl Camp
: (6th - 12th)  
Like to stay up late? Then this camp is for you and there is no session like it! Stay up LATE and then SLEEP IN! Get the chance for one crazy week only! Eat breakfast at "lunch time", lunch at "dinner time" and dinner over a fire at night. Enjoy swimming, canoeing, crafts, nature lessons, and the ropes course during the day and save the nights for campfires, night hikes, worship beneath the stars, and glow-in-the-dark games. There is nothing "normal" about it; it is summer camp on your schedule. We are excited to run a fun, safe, and memorable camp this summer. Campers will be in small groups that will not interact with other small groups without practicing social distancing. All campers are asked to bring a mask, though we anticipate campers will never have to wear them, We were very fortunate to be able to run camp last summer, and are working hard to have another Covid free summer!

June 14 - June 17
Tier 1: $290 Tier 2: $365 Tier 3: $420

High School Adventure Camp: (9th - 12th)  Outdoor adventure travel camp designed for fun and excitement! We will explore the Southern Appalachians for hikes, scenery, and adventures in the mountains. Past adventures have included whitewater canoeing, rock climbing, hiking, and more! All transportation, meals, and activities are included in the cost of the session. And don't worry, no prior experience is needed. This camp is limited, so register early! Campers will be in a small group including all trip leaders that will not interact with other campers without practicing social distancing. All campers are asked to bring a mask and they will be required to wear them anytime they are in public and social distancing cannot be maintained (ie. public restrooms, convenience store, etc). Campers will NOT be required to wear masks while in a vehicle, participating in activities such as canoeing, rock climbing, etc, or while in their own campsite away from the public. We were very fortunate to be able to run camp last summer, and are working hard to have another Covid free summer!

July 17 - July 22

Tier 1: $395 Tier 2: $420 Tier 3: $535

 

Middle School Camp Sessions

 

Marathon Camp: (4th - 12th)  The longest and most popular action-packed session of camp, a two-week traditional camp that gives you the full camp experience. You'll get a chance to paddle in our cove, shoot archery, go water skiing, canoeing, kayaking, and paddle boarding, challenge yourself our ropes course, and build friendships that will last a lifetime! This camp session is highlighted with unique options like two camper choice days, a fancy dinner, and a few surprises! The fun of camp can't last forever, but sign up for a camp session you will never forget! This session fills quickly, don't wait to register. Campers will be in small groups that will not interact with other small groups without practicing social distancing unless CDC guidance recommends a 10 quarantine period at the time of camp. In this case, if everyone at camp is healthy after 10 days all camper groups will be allowed to intermingle between pods for the last few days. All campers are asked to bring a mask, though we anticipate campers will never have to wear them onsite at camp. If groups of campers are taken off-site they will be required to wear a mask anytime they are in public. We were very fortunate to be able to run camp last summer, and are working hard to have another Covid free summer!     

June 19 - July 1

Tier 1:  $540  Tier 2:  $860  Tier 3:  $1240


Middle School Adventure Camp: (5th - 8th)  Outdoor adventure travel camp designed for fun and excitement! We will explore the rivers and creeks of the southeast, canoe the Hiwassee, and much more! An itinerary full of rock climbing, repelling, swimming, hiking, camping, eating delicious meals over a campfire and much much more! No prior experience needed.  All transportation, meals, and activities are included in the cost of the session. Spaces are limited. Register early!! Campers will be in a small group including all trip leaders that will not interact with other campers without practicing social distancing. All campers are asked to bring a mask and they will be required to wear them anytime they are in public and social distancing cannot be maintained (ie. public restrooms, convenience store, etc). Campers will NOT be required to wear masks while in a vehicle, participating in activities such as canoeing, rock climbing, etc, or while in their own campsite away from the public. We were very fortunate to be able to run camp last summer, and are working hard to have another Covid free summer!

July 6 - 15
Tier 1:  $575  Tier 2:  $725  Tier 3:  $925

Night Owl Camp: (6th - 12th)  Like to stay up late? Then this camp is for you and there is no session like it! Stay up LATE and then SLEEP IN! Get the chance for one crazy week only! Eat breakfast at "lunch time", lunch at "dinner time" and dinner over a fire at night. Enjoy swimming, canoeing, crafts, nature lessons, and the ropes course during the day and save the nights for campfires, night hikes, worship beneath the stars, and glow-in-the-dark games. There is nothing "normal" about it; it is summer camp on your schedule! Campers will be in small groups that will not interact with other small groups without practicing social distancing. All campers are asked to bring a mask, though we anticipate campers will never have to wear them, We were very fortunate to be able to run camp last summer, and are working hard to have another Covid free summer!

June 14 - June 17
Tier 1:  $290  Tier 2:  $365  Tier 3:  $420

 

Elementary School Camp Sessions

 

Marathon Camp: (4th - 12th)  The longest and most popular action-packed session of camp, a two-week traditional camp that gives you the full camp experience. You'll get a chance to sail in our cove, shoot archery, go water skiing, challenge yourself on our ropes course, and build friendships that will last a lifetime! This camp session is highlighted with unique options like camper choice day, drive-in movie night, and a few surprises! The fun of camp can't last forever, but sign up for a camp session you will never forget! This session fills quickly, don't wait to register. Campers will be in small groups that will not interact with other small groups without practicing social distancing unless CDC guidance recommends a 10 quarantine period at the time of camp. In this case, if everyone at camp is healthy after 10 days all camper groups will be allowed to intermingle between pods for the last few days. All campers are asked to bring a mask, though we anticipate campers will never have to wear them onsite at camp. If groups of campers are taken off-site they will be required to wear a mask anytime they are in public. We were very fortunate to be able to run camp last summer, and are working hard to have another Covid free summer!     

June 19 - July 1

Tier 1: $540 Tier 2: $860 Tier 3: $1240


Native Ways Camp: (4th - 6th)  A Native American educational themed camp, where you will learn about the life of those who called this area home long before us. Step back in time to learn "Native Ways." John Knox Center is home to three Native American mounds and a wealth of history. You will learn fire building, outdoor cooking skills, leatherworking, canoeing, jewelry, archery, how to use a blowgun, and play Native American-themed games. Build a shelter and learn how Native people lived in harmony with each other and nature. Experience all the fun of traditional camp while learning! Campers will be in small groups that will not interact with other small groups without practicing social distancing. All campers are asked to bring a mask, though we anticipate campers will never have to wear them, We were very fortunate to be able to run camp last summer, and are working hard to have another Covid free summer!

July 10 - 15

Tier 1: $350 Tier 2: $500 Tier 3: $625

 

Mini Camp Session

Mini Camp: (2nd - 4th)  An intro week to camp that is shorter for new campers & gives a sampling of camp. Mini-Camp is designed for our younger campers who may be ready for camp, but not an entire week. Campers will spend time in the nature center, play fun games, learn new crafts, and enjoy parts of camp. Campers will learn, discover, and play in God's creation. Campers will be in small groups that will not interact with other small groups without practicing social distancing. All campers are asked to bring a mask, though we anticipate campers will never have to wear them, We were very fortunate to be able to run camp last summer, and are working hard to have another Covid free summer!

June 12 - 15

 Tier 1:  $225  Tier 2:  $320  Tier 3:  $380

 

Day Camp Sessions


Day Camp #1: (Ages 4 - 10)  Day camp provides all of the fun and adventure of our overnight programs without spending the night.  Each day we will provide plenty of time for all of your camp favorites: swimming, arts and crafts, Bible Study, games, lunch, and snacks.  Throughout the week campers will also get a chance to visit our Nature Center, go kneeboarding and so much more!  Camp runs Monday-Friday, with each day beginning with check-in at 8:30 am and concluding with check out at 3:30 pm. Campers will be in small groups that will not interact with other small groups without practicing social distancing. All campers are asked to bring a mask, though we anticipate campers will never have to wear them, We were very fortunate to be able to run camp last summer, and are working hard to have another Covid free summer!     

June 6 - 10

Tier 1:  $150  Tier 2:  $200  Tier 3:  $255


Day Camp #2: (Ages 4 - 10)   Day camp provides all of the fun and adventure of our overnight programs without spending the night.  Each day we will provide plenty of time for all of your camp favorites: swimming, arts and crafts, Bible Study, games, lunch, and snacks.  Throughout the week campers will also get a chance to visit our Nature Center, go kneeboarding and so much more!  Camp runs Monday-Friday, with each day beginning with check-in at 8:30 am and concluding with check out at 3:30 pm. Campers will be in small groups that will not interact with other small groups without practicing social distancing. All campers are asked to bring a mask, though we anticipate campers will never have to wear them, We were very fortunate to be able to run camp last summer, and are working hard to have another Covid free summer!     

July 18 - 22

Tier 1:  $150  Tier 2:  $200  Tier 3:  $255