Here is some information to help you to complete your plans. Higher Ground camp is held at Camp Wesley Woods in Townsend Tennessee.

The address is:
329 Wesley Woods Rd, Townsend TN


Click here for info on the charter bus from Raleigh to camp and back


Drop Off & Pick Up Dates & Times

Camper Drop-Off  ——  Sunday, July 21, 2019 —–   3-5pm  PLEASE DO NOT ARRIVE EARLY

Camper Pick-Up ——  Saturday, July 27, 2019 —–  10:30-11:30am




PACKING LIST and Other Reminders

(please label everything in case it gets lost which happens a LOT)


__ 3 camp T-shirts will be provided and will be worn at all camp activities (including the dance). They are washed halfway through the week.
__ If you wear a tshirt/tank top under your camp shirt, the camp shirt will not get as sweaty
__ Please bring pillow, sheets and blanket for a twin bed. Sleeping bags are acceptable.  The oldest boy’s dorms (typically ages 15 and up) sometimes has a special sleep-out the last night of camp so sleeping bags are recommended for that age group.
__ Towels (don’t forget towels for the pool activities as well)
__ Two pairs of walking shoes in case one gets wet. Thong-type sandals ARE NOT ALLOWED as the trails can be very uneven and every year campers sprain their ankle from wearing them. 90% of our injuries in years past have been due to campers not wearing proper footwear. Shoes will get worn and dirty!
__ Flip flops (or croc type shoes) are fine for the bath house/taking showers.
__ Water shoes for those 14 and older. Some of the older campers have the chance to rappel down a waterfall.
__ Bring instrument if you would like to perform in the variety show. Bring your background music if you are planning on singing.
__ Jeans or pants for night-time activities, including the dance (no dresses or skirts for dance since it will be casual)
__ Enough shorts, underwear and socks for the week
__ A small day pack to carry their items (not required but suggested)
__ Sweatshirt to wear at night for outdoor activities (it can be cool in the evening)
__ Girls should bring a tank-top they can wear under a camp t-shirt when we are doing events where shirts will get wet.
__ Modest bathing suit(s). One piece or a tankini that fully covers the torso for females. No speedos for men. Swimming is an optional activity.
__ The oldest girls/boys dorms (typically ages 16 and 17) will get to go on a really fun caving adventure. There is a very good chance you will get VERY MUDDY so bring long pants and a long sleeve shirt you don’t mind throwing away. Your (closed toe) shoes will get muddy too.
__ Laundry bag for dirty clothes. Don’t put in (non-clear) trash bag as it might be mistaken for trash.
__ Zinc oxide cream (Desitin or A&D ointment) to help with chafing. If your son/daughter has a known problem with this, compression shorts help as an undergarment to prevent the legs from rubbing against each other.
__ We only sell camp merchandise (t-shirts, hats, mugs, etc) at the camp store. The camp counselors, dorm parents and camp provide them with PLENTY of snacks and treats. If you pack any snacks please NOTHING WITH PEANUTS. NO ENERGY DRINKS.
__ Camera (put your name on it) – you may NOT use a cell phone as your camera as no cell phones are allowed in the dorms
__ Bible (put your name in it)
__ Toiletries such as toothbrush, deodorant, hairbrush, etc.
__ Any medications you are currently taking (will be dispensed by the camp nurse). Please make sure it is CLEARLY MARKED as to when the medicine is to be taken, how much is the dosage, etc. If it is a prescription the camper’s name must be on the label. It will need to be checked in upon arrival so keep in a separate bag.
__ Flashlight
__ Rain coat or poncho
__ Water bottle
__ Sunscreen and bug/tick spray
  • Please leave all video games, radios and MP3 players at home (or send back with your parents when they drop you off).
  • No bare midriff shirts/low-cut pants or short shorts– we don’t want to see your stomach, underwear or butt!
  • Cell phones will be checked in with the office if brought to camp (most cell phones do not get reception at camp).
  • No cell phones will be allowed to be used as a camera except on the last day of camp when phones are returned
  • Guns, knives, weapons, matches, lighters, drugs or tobacco products are not allowed on camp.