Welcome to
Holston Camp and Retreat Center

Our mission is to provide a safe and hospitable environment 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 a refuge from the seasonal heat and a sanctuary for spiritual, mental, and physical growth. Now, as a year-around facility, we welcome groups of any faith to respond to a higher calling in the beautiful wooded mountains of Holston Camp and Retreat Center in Banner Elk, North Carolina.

This year, Holston Camp celebrates 60 years of summer camp. Please consider a financial gift in support Holston Camp and its ministry. The button below allows donors to contribute once or provide reoccurring donations. We are very thankful for all prayers and tithes of support.

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Holston has a tradition of small group summer camping with a big group plan. 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 learn to work together, play together, and we learn to pray, sing, and worship together as a community of faith. We supply minds and bodies with skills essential to both social and character development with an emphasis on Christian values.

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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_iconThe 2019 Summer Camp Calendar is HERE