Each camp day is unique, but the schedule for most days is the same.
Camper activities are determined by their program schedule and staff
are assigned by the camp leadership team. If you are hired for a
specific role such as lifeguard, tower, or archery, you will be
teaching that activity for 4 – 6 hours each day. Below is a
description of a typical day:
Following wake-up, flag ceremony and breakfast, each camp group
joins together for morning "kapers,” a unit clean up time.
Campers go to two morning activities. Using archery as an example:
you, as an archery counselor, would report to your area where your
department head would have the curriculum ready for the day. Each
morning activity block—about one hour long—would see two separate
camper groups until 12:15.
Following morning activity, there is a buffet lunch and "turtle
time" or quiet time to relax, read and spend time with the
campers with whom you live. You will have approximately two hours off
duty at some point during the day.
Following rest time, there are two additional activity periods
similar to the morning.
After dinner, you are with your group for evening program and until
your unit goes to bed. Evening programs range from theme dinners to
campfires and all camp activities. Camper bedtime is from 9:00 to
11:30, based upon age. Weekly themes, hikes, inter-camp competitions,
theatre productions, etc. make up some of our special activities and events.
The weather in east Tennessee in the summer is typically humid and
warm. You can expect daily temperatures with highs in the 90’s and
nightly lows as cool as the mid-70’s. Sometimes we have thunderstorms.
This is a natural camp environment with insects and wild animals
(we’re home to lots of turkeys, deer, small mammals, and the
occasional bald eagle!). Our facilities are well-maintained, and we
have maintenance staff on property all summer to keep things running
smoothly. Please prepare to hydrate well and dress appropriately to