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Tennessee Camp Based Adventure

You will discover that Tennessee camp based adventure offers something for all age groups.

• Back country hikes
• Biking
• Caving
• Rappelling
• Rock climbing
• Challenge courses
• White water rafting
• Tubing
• Horseback riding
• Overnight canoe trips
• Overnight backpacking expeditions
Great Smoky Mountains

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Under Canvas
Located just 10 miles from Gatlinburg, Tennessee, Under Canvas Great Smoky Mountains lies upon 182-acres of lush, wooded terrain, just minutes from the entrance to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Beckoning travelers to Tennessee’s ancient mountains and misty blue vistas, Under Canvas’ eco-friendly glamping accommodations offer an unparalleled outdoor experience in “The Land of Blue Smoke”.

tremont institute

Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont
In association with Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the Institute at Tremont offers a variety of camps and expeditions. Choose from Discovery Camps, Wilderness Adventures, Trout Camp, Backcountry Ecological Expeditions, Smokies Science Investigations, Family Camps, Teacher Escapes, Hiking Adventures, and more.

From backpacking in the wilderness to learning about the secret haunts of salamanders, Tremont Institute offers a variety of opportunities to serve different interests, abilities and age groups.

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Smoky Mountain Adventure Camp
Nestled in the foothills of Eastern Tennessee, and literally a stones throw away from Great Smoky Mountains National Park, SMAC takes advantage of the surrounding environment to provide boys and girls ages 8-18 summer adventures. Adventures include: Back country hikes, biking, caving, rappelling, rock climbing, challenge courses, rafting, tubing, horseback riding, overnight canoe trips, overnight backpacking expeditions, and much more. Will customize an adventure session for a weekend or longer for any age group.

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Camp Manitowa
Camp Manitowa offers amazing trips to the Smoky Mountains for campers entering 9th and 10th grade. This type of trip offers a unique opportunity for our high school students to create a significant bond and develop strong friendship through shared experiences while gaining a greater appreciation for the outdoors. Camp Manitowa partners with Mountain Challenge based out of Maryville College in Maryville, TN.

East Tennessee
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The Adventure Guild
The Adventure Guild has designed and delivered hundreds of camps and retreats for a vast array of clients, including schools, corporations, churches, camp facilities, and non-profit organizations. Each camp or retreat program is developed with direct input from the client and custom-built with their needs and goals firmly in mind. Options abound, from location, to length, to format, to the adventure activities provided. It is located in the Chattanooga area.

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Southeastern Adventure Tours
This camp is intended for students ages 7-14. Activities include, but are not limited to – Rafting Tours thru the TN River Gorge, Sailing Education with Privateer Yacht Club, Water Quality & Outdoor Education at Audubon Acres and Greenway Farm, Geology Digs, Nature Hikes, Canoeing and more.

Camps are Monday thru Friday

okoee retreat center

Ocoee Retreat Center
The center offers rafting on the Ocoee River. Raft America’s favorite whitewater run with skilled guides from Nantahala Outdoor Center, “One of the Best Outfitters on Earth.” The Middle Ocoee offers continuous, splashy Class III-IV rapids that give rafters a taste of an amazing whitewater rush. Plus, you’ll be able to say you rafted on an Olympic river — the Ocoee River was home to the 1996 Olympic Kayak Slalom course. It’s also fun to mention you ran Grumpy’s, Double Trouble and Table Saw, all names of rapids on the Middle Ocoee.

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Camp Ondessonk
Led by a small group of capable, specialized adventure staff, every week our summer adventure programs take a small, co-ed group of campers on a journey away from our main campus to participate in specific adventure activities. This creates an opportunity for remarkable knowledge and skill growth. Each week’s program is unique and features a different activity focus, with the exception of our adventure sampler program called “Hike, Bike, Paddle, and Climb” which introduces campers to a new adventure activity each day.

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Camp Living Stones
CLS has partnered with the professional guiding outfit company, O.A.R., to offer campers a white water rafting experience on the thrilling Ocoee River, home to all white water events of the 1996 Olympic Games. The Ocoee River rafting experience is great for the first time rafter to the most experienced of all, offering up to class 4 rapids. Campers, who are 12 years of age and older, will have the opportunity to hit the “Middle section” of the Ocoee as a trained, experienced guide provides a safe and thrilling day on the water, all the while being captivated by the beauty and power of God’s creation.

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Outland Expeditions
Few weekend getaways can offer the kind of exhilaration that Ocoee River rafting does. This Tennessee gem winds 93 miles through the lush, green Smoky Mountains and within the Cherokee National Forest. A 1,500-foot stretch of the river was even modified to create the Ocoee Whitewater Center, used for the 1996 Olympic canoe and kayak slalom competitions. Now, the Ocoee River has been named as the Most Popular Whitewater Rafting River in America.

West Tennessee
shelby farms horse camp

Shelby Farms Horse Camp
Kids (ages 9-15) will enjoy this amazing experience. Is your camper ready to take their horsemanship skills to the next level with more speed and more advanced training? Campers must be 9-15 years old and must have attended a previous camp, had lessons or be approved by the camp administrator.

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