Camp Smoky preparing for new programs

Camp Smoky greatly appreciates the use of this article from the 2/7/18 Mountain Press
SEVIERVILLE - Boys and girls coming to Camp Smoky Christian Retreat this summer will see changes.
"The reason Camp Smoky Christian Retreat exist is to proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ and to continue the great purpose of why its predecessor, Smoky Mountain Academy, was founded in 1915." Robert Nichols, director of missions for Sevier County Association of Baptists, said.
"Smoky Mountain Academy lives, not for itself, but for the boys and girls of mountain vigor and talent, to whom the world must look for standards of leadership and valor, both in religion and national life," an early school catalog expressed.
Nichols and Pastor Sam Steele of Sevier County Missions Church will co-direct the children's summer camp this year. The association is the owner of Camp Smoky, and the retreat's operations are under its leadership.
"Nestled in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains, tlte camp is in a perfect place to weave an outdoors theme through the Bible instruction and camp activities, so leaders plan to place a greater focus on God's great creation, the outdoors," camp officials said in a news release.
"Adventure Camp 1 will be the new name for summer camp, with Adventure Camp 2 coming in 2019, and so on."
Over the last few years, the retreat has undergone a restoration including the addition of a swimming pool.
For the first time in many years, girls and boys will be attending separated camps.
The first camp will be the Girl's Adventure Camp 1, beginning Sunday evening, June 24. Registration begins at 6 p.m., and the camp runs through Wednesday morning June 27, to 9 a.m., ending with a parent/camper breakfast.
Boy's Adventure Camp 1 begins Wednesday, June 27, with registration beginning at 6 p.m, and the camp runs through Saturday morning, June30, again ending with a 9 a.m. parent/ camper breakfast.
The camp fee is $110 per child. Nichols said that the goal is for each child to have a wonderful camping experience.
Youth Camp will be welcoming back Donny and Lisa Hatfield as co-directors July 15-20. The fee for this camp is $130.
Assistance scholarships are available; information on these may be found through the Sevier County Association of Baptists.
Campers may go to to submit a form for attendance to this summers camps. Interested parents may fill out the PDF file at under Camp Forms: 2018 Summer Camps: Camper Registration. Forms may be completed and emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or printed and mailed to Camp Smoky, P.O. Box 4099, Sevierville, TN 37864, or dropped off at the association office at 835 W. Main St. in Sevierville.
Camp directors are seeking volunteers to work in this ministry. For those interested, a form can be found at under Camp Forms: 2018 Summer Camps. For more information, visit the website or contact Robert Nichols at 865-453-0124, office, or 865-603-0701, cell.

Campers enjoy the pool at Camp Smoky, a Christian camp run by the Sevier County Association of Baptists.



Campers at a previous Camp Smoky event enjoy a bonfire.


A giant outdoor play ball makes for a fun athletic event at Camp Smoky.


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