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.
July 16, 2014 update — We are now FULL for Higher Ground 2015. Register now and get put on the wait list. We will contact if/when we have an opening. Higher Ground is so popular we almost always fill up a year in advance.
Our 2015 camp dates will be June 28 – July 4. Tuition will be $375.
Everything (all programming, t-shirts, crafts, etc) is included in the one tuition fee.
**BUS** We are offering a 55-seat CHARTER BUS 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
- Ultimate Frisbee
- 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.