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.


Our 2017 camp dates are July 2 – July 8. Tuition is only $395 (includes everything at camp). 


We are 100% FULL for 2017, however we are accepting on our waiting list. Last year we were able to clear about 10 campers from the list so your chances are good if you sign up now.


**BUS** We offer a 55-seat CHARTER BUS from RALEIGH to camp and back for $75 per camper. Seats are limited.


We accept overnight campers ages 8-17 and they are housed in 13 cabins divided by gender and age group. We have 2 counselors in a cabin of 10 campers. Here are just a few of the fun activities campers will get to partake in.

  • Laser Tag
  • Disc Golf
  • Water Polo
  • Swimming
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Archery
  • Dance
  • Canoeing
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Wilderness Survival
  • 1/2 Day River Kayak Trip (2nd oldest cabin – usually 15/16 year olds)
  • Rock Climbing (teens)
  • Dodge ball
  • Nature hike (to a waterfall)
  • Special nightly events
  • Cooking class
  • Camp fire cookouts
  • The Great Banana Relay
  • Climbing Tower (teens)
  • Wet/dry Caving (oldest guy/girl dorms only – usually our 16/17 year olds)
  • Low Ropes
  • High Ropes (teens)


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.