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High School Camp Sessions

Covenant Partners (Age 16-18) (Full) : 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 6 - June 16

Tier 1: $410 Tier 2: $495 Tier 3: $630


Marathon Camp: (4th - 12th) (Full) 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 20 - July 2

Tier 1: $530 Tier 2: $850 Tier 3: $1230


Night Owl Camp
: (6th - 12th) (Full) 
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 15 - June 18
Tier 1: $280 Tier 2: $355 Tier 3: $410

High School Adventure Camp: (9th - 12th) (No Spots Open, Waitlist Available) 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 18 - July 23

Tier 1: $385 Tier 2: $410 Tier 3: $525

 

Middle School Camp Sessions

 

Marathon Camp: (4th - 12th) (Full) 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 20 - July 2

Tier 1:  $530  Tier 2:  $850  Tier 3:  $1230


Middle School Adventure Camp: (5th - 8th) (No Spots Open, Waitlist Available) 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 7 - 16
Tier 1:  $565  Tier 2:  $715  Tier 3:  $915

Night Owl Camp: (6th - 12th) (Full) 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 15 - June 18
Tier 1:  $280  Tier 2:  $355  Tier 3:  $410

 

Elementary School Camp Sessions

 

Marathon Camp: (4th - 12th) (Full) 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 20 - July 2

Tier 1: $530 Tier 2: $850 Tier 3: $1230


Native Ways Camp: (4th - 6th) (7 Boy Spots & 5 Girl Spots Open) 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 11 - 16

Tier 1: $340 Tier 2: $490 Tier 3: $615

 

Mini Camp Session

Mini Camp: (2nd - 4th) (Full) 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 13 - 16

 Tier 1:  $215  Tier 2:  $310  Tier 3:  $370

 

Day Camp Sessions


Day Camp #1: (Ages 4 - 10) (Full)  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 7 - 11

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


Day Camp #2: (Ages 4 - 10) (No Spots Open, Waitlist Available)  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 5 - 9

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