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2018 Sessions

Summer 2018

For Summer 2018 Smoky Mountain Adventure Camp is excited to offer 3 unique One-Week Adventures. There are also Bonus Weekend Adventures and Multi-Week Discounts available when you register for multiple sessions.

June 30 - July 6

Ages 10 to 18

July 7 - 13

Ages 10 to 18

July 14 - 21

Ages 12 to 18

One Full Week of SMAC

$995

Two Weeks + Bonus Weekend Adventure

$1,695

3 Weeks + 2 Bonus Weekend Adventures

$2,395

Overnight Backpacking

July 13 - 14

Overnight Caving & Lake Day

June 30 - July 6

Ages 10 to 18

July 7 - 13

Ages 10 to 18

July 14 - 21

Ages 12 to 18

Overnight Backpacking

July 13 - 14

Overnight Caving & Lake Day

Summer 2018

For Summer 2018 Smoky Mountain Adventure Camp is excited to offer 3 unique One-Week Adventures. There are also Bonus Weekend Adventures and Multi-Week Discounts available when you register for multiple sessions.


One Full Week of SMAC

$995


Two Weeks + Bonus Weekend Adventure

$1,695


3 Weeks + 2 Bonus Weekend Adventures

$2,395

Discovery

June 30 - July 6

Ages 10 to 18

The Discovery session kicks off the season with an action-packed week full of adventure where campers will ‘Discover’ all that SMAC has to offer. Adventures include a hike up to Max Patch (over 4,600 ft) for a field day, an opportunity to test out your skills on a 60+ foot climbing wall, and a Fourth-of-July fireworks celebration. It wouldn’t be summer camp without water sports! Campers will go swimming and tubing in mountain streams and rafting down the nearby Pigeon River. There will be nightly campfire programs with traditional SMAC songs, ‘Thorns-and-Roses’ and ‘Ding-a-Ling’ awards, several low-ropes challenge and team-building activities, scavenger hunts, hikes, archery, Indian lore, and more. Finally, finish off the week with ice-skating at Ober Gatlinburg, and a celebration downtown before a final campfire and saying good-byes Friday morning.

Explorer

July 7 - 13

Ages 10 to 18

The Explorer session takes a deeper dive into some of our favorite adventures. Campers will spend 3 days ‘Exploring’ the Smokies as we set up a tent-city in the beautiful and rustic Cades Cove. From there campers will spend their days tubing the Little river, riding horses through the mountains, and climbing and rappelling off an actual rock face. Evenings are filled with night-hikes, campfires, open-fire cooking, and ranger-led activities. Back at base-camp, campers will get to take their shot at several low-ropes and challenge activities, participate in a demo with a real Blacksmith, have a SMAC style movie/karaoke night, explore a local water fall and more before White-Water Rafting the class III & IV rapids of the Pigeon River, and heading to Gatlinburg for ice-skating and a night of celebration before saying our good-byes at the final campfire Friday morning.

Trail Blazer

July 14 - 21

Ages 12 to 18

A Saturday to Saturday high-adventure session, and our leaders’ favorite week of camp, for the outdoor enthusiast who wants to immerse themselves in the ‘Great Outdoors’. Kick the week off with a White-Water Rafting trip down the class III & IV rapids of the Pigeon River. Then after getting to know each other through some low-ropes team-building challenges, we will divide into small groups of 8 to 12 (campers + leaders) and embark on a 4-night backpacking/canoeing/kayaking trek, where campers will learn back-country protocols and etiquette, for hiking, paddling, camping, cooking, and more. Plan to hike 6 to 10 miles on some days. But don’t worry, we will provide all the gear you need, including backpack, tent, and food/cooking utensils, plus a packing list of appropriate clothes and gear that you probably already own. The groups return to base-camp to exchange stories, and relax at a pool party before the final day of zip-lining, and the SMAC traditional ice-skating and Gatlinburg celebration.

Bonus Weekend #1

Overnight Backpacking
July 6 - 7

Campers who attend both the Discovery and Explorer Session will go on an overnight backpacking trip where they will learn backpacking basics and etiquette while seeing parts of the park that very few have the opportunity to see.

Bonus Weekend #2

Overnight Caving and Lake Day
July 13 - 14

Campers who attend both the Explorer and Trail Blazer sessions will spend Friday night crawling through and sleeping in the Lost Sea Caverns. On Saturday, it’s swimming and canoeing around Lake Loudon before heading back to base camp to meet the new arrivals and prepare for the backpacking/canoeing/kayaking trek.