Higher Ground Summer Camp – Popular Sleepaway Christian Summer Camp on Tennessee / North Carolina Border


Higher Ground Summer Camp is a top-rated 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.




What are the real qualities of our ultimate Superhero? Come to camp and see all your favorite superheroes and learn more about the Superhero who can move mountains, do miracles and bring people back to life.  


Because of some recent cancellations we have some VERY LIMITED spots open for our 2014 camp. 


2014 summer camp dates are June 29 – July 5.  Camp tuition for 2014 is $375. Everything (all programming, t-shirts, crafts, etc) is included in the one tuition fee.


**NEW** We are offering a CHARTER BUS from RALEIGH to camp and back for $70 per camper.  Contact us to reserve a spot.  Seats are limited. (THE BUS IS NOW FULL).


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
  • Rock Climbing (teens)
  • Dodge ball
  • Nature hike (to a waterfall)
  • Camo Night
  • Cooking class
  • Camp fire cookouts
  • The Great Banana Relay
  • Climbing Tower
  • 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.