Growing up in the south, and it was probably that way above the Mason-Dixon line as well, most children have fond memories of spending part of their summer vacation at a church camp, day camp, or some kind of camp that got you away from home for a week, or even a few weeks. Camp Wesley Woods in Townsend still evokes memories for thousands of East Tennesseans who spent part of their childhood at the popular United Methodist Church-formed retreat.
Camp Wesley Woods has served East Tennessee for over 50 years through its summer camp, various outdoor education curriculum, and retreat ministry programs. Nestled among flowing mountain streams and dense forests just outside Townsend, TN and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Camp Wesley Woods is the perfect place to go to enjoy the natural beauty of the Great Smoky Mountains.
Children have come to love and look forward to the fun and adventure of Camp Wesley Woods’ spectacular summer camp programs. Wesley’s outdoor education program is an extension of a child’s school classroom and the lessons learned there. Those lessons brought to life through activities that get each child involved on a personal level. Camp Wesley Woods works in partnership with area churches and other various nonprofit groups to host meetings, retreats, and other events.
No matter what reason you decide to come to Camp Wesley Woods, you’ll always find the cornerstones that have made this such a special place – a focus on serving others, a commitment to excellence, and a passion for making a positive difference in people’s lives.
As always, summer camp at Camp Wesley Woods is a huge draw for local children. Wesley Woods offers a wide range of camp programs to meet the needs of campers of all ages and interests. They have programs for 1st graders through high school seniors, and Camp Wesley Woods also offers a special needs camp for ages 10-22. Each year campers are encouraged to explore their faith and grow in their education. At Wesley Woods, campers improve their social skills, learn to be more independent, and accept greater responsibility.
Camp Wesley Woods
329 Wesley Woods Road
Townsend, TN 37882
(865) 448-2246 or (865) 448-6556