Children Invited to FREE Summer Day Camps at 
Gatlinburg Area’s Camp Smoky Christian Retreat 

      Camp Smoky Christian Retreat, near Gatlinburg, Tennessee, is inviting children to experience four days of active FREE day camps in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Children who will finish grades one through six this year can come and enjoy these day camps filled with Vacation Bible School studies, outdoor recreation, exploring nature, and creating new friendships. The camp is set for Monday through Thursday, June 17 through 20, 2019 from 10 A.M to 3 P.M. Children are welcome to attend one day or all four days. A complete lunch will be prepared and served, as well as, snacks and refreshments throughout the day. The schedule includes swimming each day from 2 P.M. to 3 P.M. with parent or guardian permission. 
      A volunteer team from First Baptist Church in Jefferson, Georgia, led by Andy Shorthill, will direct the camp. Andy states, “Our team is very excited to meet the families and provide a fun and memory filled VBS.”
      “Throughout the country, many adults have wonderful memories of their childhood in a neighborhood church’s summer Vacation Bible School,” said Robert Nichols, Director of Missions for Sevier County Association of Baptists. “For some, it was their first introduction to church,” the director added. “We want campers to have this same Vacation Bible School experience surrounded by an out-door day camp setting,” he said. This Sevier County association is the umbrella under which the camp operates. 
      For more information, please contact Robert Nichols by telephone at (865) 453-0124 or (865) 603-0701 or by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Those interested, may also visit the Camp Smoky Christian Retreat’s website at An online registration form is available on this site under “Camp Forms,” titled: “Day Camp Online Registration.” Or use the “Printable Registration” form available online or from our office. Please submit a separate form for each child. Expect to receive a response email from Robert within 24 hours of submitting your form. We look forward to your child being with us for Day Camp at Camp Smoky!