Holston Camp welcomes you and your camper! We look forward to our relationship with you this summer and will do our best to make your child’s stay a happy and rewarding experience. Our overnight summer camp and summer day camp handbooks are intended to provide you with general information about summer camp and make you feel at ease. Please also visit our Frequently Asked Questions page. We welcome phone calls and emails if you have further questions or concerns.

Jim Austin, Camp Director
& Mitchell Cline, Office Manager

What to Bring to Overnight Camp

 What to Bring Checklist

Directions

 Directions PDF

Our physical address is: 6993 Hickory Nut Gap Road, Banner Elk, NC 28604

Get Directions from Google Maps

Many people use GPS to determin their routs. The directions below are simply suggestions as there are several ways to find us. Please note that Hickory Nut Gap Rd is extremely curvy from Newland to Banner Elk. From Newland, we recommend taking NC-181 toward Linville, left onto NC-105 toward Boone and left on NC-184 to Banner Elk. In 3.8 miles, turn left onto Hickory Nut Gap Rd. Holston Camp is 1 mile on the right.

Directions from Asheville,– Estimated travel time of 1.75 hours.

Take I-40 East to Exit 72 (US-70 E toward Old Fort) Turn left on US- 221 N toward Linville. At the traffic light in Linville turn right and drive 0.5 miles to the traffic light at the Hwy 105 intersection. Turn left and drive 4 miles to the next traffic light at the Hwy 184 intersection. Turn left and drive 3.8 miles and take Hickory Nut Gap Road on the left. Drive 1 mile to the camp entrance on the right.

Directions from Hickory, NC – Estimated travel time of 1.5 hours

Take Hwy 321 North towards Blowing Rock. Stay on 321 until you come to the Hwy 105 intersection in Boone. Turn left and travel approx. 12 miles to the intersection of 105 and Hwy 184. Turn Right and drive 3.8 miles to Hickory Nut Gap Road. Turn left across the small bridge and drive 1 mile to the camp entrance on the right.

Directions from Knoxville, TN – Estimated time of 3 hours

Take I-81 North to I-26 East towards Johnson City. Exit towards Elizabethton (exit 24-US 321 N). Drive through Elizabethton and turn right onto 19E/321 towards Roan Mountain; Stay on 19E. Travel through Hampton, Roan Mountain and Elk Park. 1 mile outside Elk Park turn left at Time Square Diner onto Hwy 194 and drive 7 miles

to the light in Banner Elk. Turn right and drive 0.5 mile and turn right onto Hickory Nut Gap Road crossing a small bridge. Drive 1 mile to the camp entrance on the right.

Directions from Spartanburg, SC – Estimated time of 2.5 hours

Take I-26 West to Columbus, NC. Exit onto Hwy 74 East . Stay on this interstate road for about 15 miles until you come to Hwy 221. Exit onto 221 North towards Rutherfordton. Stay on 221 until you get to Linville traffic light. Turn right at the light and drive 0.5 mile to the light at Hwy 105 intersection. Turn left and drive 4 miles to the traffic light at Hwy 184 intersection. Turn left and drive 3.8 miles to Hickory Nut Gap Road. Turn left across the small bridge and drive 1 mile to the entrance of the camp on the right.

Directions from Southwest VA – Estimated time of 2 – 2.5 hours

Take VA-91 to Mountain City, TN. Follow Hwy 421/321 for 22 miles to Hwy 105 Bypass/NC-1107. Stay on 105 Bypass for 2 miles. Turn right on to NC-105, following this road for approximately 11 miles. Turn right onto Tynecastle Hwy./NC-184 and drive 3.8 miles to Hickory Nut Gap Road. Turn left across the small bridge and drive 1 mile to the entrance of the camp on the right.