Welcome to
Holston Presbytery Camp and Retreat Center

Our mission is to provide a safe and hospitable environment outdoors, in God’s creation, for our guests to experience a transformation of mind, body, and spirit, within a community of faith.

Since 1959, Holston has hosted summer camps in North Carolina for kids seeking refuge from the seasonal heat and a sanctuary for spiritual, mental, and physical growth. Now, as a year-round facility, we welcome groups of any faith to respond to a higher calling and join together in the wooded mountains of Holston Camp and Retreat Center in Banner Elk, North Carolina.

In 2020 Holston Camp celebrates 65 years of outdoor ministry. We are asking anyone who has been touched by our ministry to donate $65. Our goal is to raise $130,000 to sustain our program and facilities. The button below allows donors to contribute once or provide reoccurring donations. We are very thankful for all prayers and tithes of support.give button.jpg

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Holston has a tradition of small group camping engaged in an oudoor Christrian community. We welcome day and resident summer campers who are eager to step out of the mundane and embark on a journey of the mind, body, and spirit. It’s a journey that requires a knapsack that we pack with compassion, curiosity, and creativity. We work and play together, as we learn to pray, sing, and worship together. We supply minds and bodies with skills essential to both social and character development with emphasis on responsibility, kindness, self-care, faith, and FUN!

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We would love to host your group conference or retreat.  We are open all year so guests can enjoy each season in the High Country. Holston Center wishes to provide your group with an experience that transforms the mind, body, and spirit. We provide comfortable accommodations, delicious meals, challenging activities, and the serenity of a clear, mountain lake. Church groups, mission trips, family reunions, scouts, business retreats, and weddings are welcome.

big_summer_iconDownload the 2020 Summer Camp Schedule HERE.