Higher Ground Summer Camp – Christian Summer Camp Tennessee / North Carolina


Higher Ground Summer Camp is a top-rated overnight sleepaway camp located on 700 gorgeous acres adjacent to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in Townsend, Tennessee.  You can take a photo tour of our camp here.


Jan 13, 2015 update — We recently had a few cancellations so we now have 4 boys spots open up.


Our 2015 camp dates are June 28 – July 4.  Tuition is only $375.   

Everything (all programming, t-shirts, crafts, etc) is included in the one tuition fee. 


**BUS** We are offering a 55-seat CHARTER BUS (and a passenger van) from RALEIGH to camp and back for $70 per camper.  Seats are limited.


We accept overnight campers ages 8-17 and they are housed in 14 cabins divided by gender and age group. Here are just a few of the fun activities campers will get to partake in.

  • Paintball (teens only)
  • Laser Tag
  • Disc Golf
  • Water Polo
  • Swimming
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Archery
  • Dance
  • Canoeing
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Giant Water Balls
  • Rock Climbing (teens)
  • Dodge ball
  • Nature hike (to a waterfall)
  • Camo Night
  • Cooking class
  • Camp fire cookouts
  • The Great Banana Relay
  • Climbing Tower
  • Wet/dry Caving (oldest guy/girl dorms only – usually our 16/17 year olds)
  • Low Ropes
  • High Ropes (teens only)


Higher Ground is a week-long sleepaway Christian youth summer camp held  one week each summer for youth from all denominations and faiths. 


While we are a Christian summer camp in our morals, values and teachings we do not require a camper to be a Christian to attend.  We deeply respect the individual beliefs and faiths of each of our campers.


Youth need a safe, positive and uplifting environment to be encouraged and challenged to grow in their relationship with God and others.  


Higher Ground is that kind of a place. Watch this video below to see the power that Higher Ground can have on your kids.