Holston Rocks! Camp
Week 5/July 12-17
Venture and Explorer Campers
HOLSTON ROCKS! for so many reasons – beautiful scenic views of God’s creation, the friendships formed in like-minded community, and of course all the fun, classic camp activities. In addition to enjoying all the things which makes Holston rock, we will spend this week admiring Holston’s rocks!
A local geologist will teach us about the rocks and minerals in the area like quartz, mica, and emeralds. Then we will explore Holston’s own property for hidden geological treasures.
While campers will still participate in the classic Holston camp activities you expect – such as archery, lake activities, zip-lines, and crafts – we will focus this week on climbing activities and learn different climbing techniques and skills. Holston has two challenging rock faces on campus – Rock of Ages and Eagles Nest – and numerous boulders to climb.
Venture (grades 3-5) campers will enjoy an off-site adventure exploring a local mine and collecting gems of their own. We will tour the underground Bon Ami Mine and see the waterfall and black light tunnel. Together we will learn about geology, earth science, minerals, gems, mining, and area history.
Explorer (grades 6-8) campers will participate in an off-site visit to Worley Cave. We will crawl around (but not in too narrow passageways!) and get super muddy in Bluff City’s undeveloped limestone cave. Campers will enjoy breathtaking geological formations they could never see above ground!
All campers will stay at Main Camp in comfortable cabins with shared bathroom facilities. Guys and girls live in separate cabin groups according to their age-group. Each cabin sleeps 16 in cozy bunks. Campers are supervised by at least 2 adult counselors. Most meals are served in the dining hall. All campers will have one camp-out night experience on Holston property and get a taste of rustic camping.