Wilderness

Wilderness campers worship, learn, & grow in God's creation. Come hike, climb, camp, & raft on white water in this week of outdoor adventure.

We are limiting each session to only 12 students-so sign up quickly!

Base Camp: Grades 4-6

Grades are for Fall 2018

Base Camp is setup on Camp ACC's campus and each daily activity is within a short drive of the camp, so they can return to base camp each night, where they sleep in our very basic cabins. Being younger campers, we want to keep these campers close with access to conveniences if needed. With that said, unless emergencies arise, the campers will do everything outside - worship, cooking, eating, classes, and daily adventures.

Base Camp 1
Grades: 4th-6th
$395
By May 1st
$420
After May 1st
June 3
Check in 4:30 pm
to
June 8
Check out 10:00 am
Program Director: Andy Frazier
Email: afrazier@campacc.com
Andy Frazier has served as a Base Camp Program Director since 2015. Andy is the Youth Minister of First Christian Church in Erwin, TN. He graduated in 2004 from Johnson University Florida with a Bachelor of Arts in Bible & Preaching, and served in various youth ministry roles in Florida for about 7 years before moving to Tennessee in 2010. He and his wife Kim have 4 great kids.

In addition to directing Base Camp, Andy has also served as a volunteer at TruthQuest, Core and Escape. He and his family love the unique opportunities that the camp provides to grow closer to God and others and enjoy being part of the team of people that makes it happen each year."

Base Camp 2
Grades: 4th-6th
$395
By May 1st
$420
After May 1st
June 10
Check in 4:30 pm
to
June 15
Check out 10:00 am

Base Camp 3
Grades: 4th-6th
$395
By May 1st
$420
After May 1st
June 17
Check in 4:30 pm
to
June 22
Check out 10:00 am

Base Camp 4
Grades: 4th-6th
$395
By May 1st
$420
After May 1st
June 24
Check in 4:30 pm
to
June 29
Check out 10:00 am
Program Director: Erica McMurray
Email: emcmurray@campacc.com
Erica McMurray has served as Program Director for Base Camp since 2012. Prior to Base Camp Erica has volunteered at other wilderness camps as well as at Core. Erica is part of a true camp family. Erica grew up attending ACC as did both of her sons: Preston, who served on summer staff for four years and serves as an Outpost Program Director, and Landon, who served on Summer Staff for five years and who also serves as an Outpost Program Director.

Erica is a registered nurse and currently volunteers as a Parish Nurse for First Christian Church in Johnson City, TN, where she and her husband Travis both attend and are active in the church leadership.

Base Camp 5
Grades: 4th-6th
$395
By May 1st
$420
After May 1st
July 1
Check in 4:30 pm
to
July 6
Check out 10:00 am
Program Director: Kelly Aubrey
Email: kaubrey@campacc.com
Kelly Aubrey grew up in Elizabethton, and has spent many summers at Camp ACC as a kid, teen, and then later as a camp counselor for Wilderness base camp and Middler Camp. She graduated from Milligan College in 2013 and works as a 8th grade math teacher at Boones Creek Middle School and as a volleyball coach at Daniel Boone High School. Kelly is a member of Crossroads Christian Church where she serves as a youth sponsor. She is super excited about Base Camp this summer!

Base Camp 6
Grades: 4th-6th
$395
By May 1st
$420
After May 1st
July 8
Check in 4:30 pm
to
July 13
Check out 10:00 am
Program Director: Nate PLyler
Email: nplyler@campacc.com
Nate Plyler grew up attending First Christian Church of Mountain City. He enjoys hiking, camping, and anything else outdoors, along with sports of all kinds. Nate is currently double majoring in Bible and Theology and Preaching and Youth Ministry at Johnson University in Knoxville, wehere he is also a senior captain of the Ultimate Frisbee team and an Resident Assistant at Johnson University.  

Base Camp 7
Grades: 4th-6th
$395
By May 1st
$420
After May 1st
July 15
Check in 4:30 pm
to
July 20
Check out 10:00 am
Program Director: Ernie Simmons
Email: eimmons@campacc.com
Ernie Simmons is a native of East Tennessee. He graduated from the university of Tennessee with a Bachelor of Science in Forestry Recreation. Ernie has been employed as Maintenance Supervisor at The Mall at Johnson City for 13 1/2 years. He has been involved in Camp ACC as a volunteer for TruthQuest and Summit for several years. Ernie attends Boones Creek Christian Church with his wife Kristan and daughters Olivia and Sarah. 

Base Camp 8
Grades: 4th-6th
$395
By May 1st
$420
After May 1st
July 22
Check in 4:30 pm
to
July 27
Check out 10:00 am

Outpost: Grades 7-9

Grades are for Fall 2017

Having moved up from the Base Camp experience, these campers will set up camp in outpost(s). The Program Director for a given session may choose one location to serve as their outpost, from which they will do each daily activity. Or they may have 2 or 3 outposts that serve their activity needs. These campers will sleep in tents every night.

Outpost 1
Grades: 7th-9th
$425
By May 1st
$450
After May 1st
June 3
Check in 3:30 pm
to
June 8
Check out 7:30 pm
Program Director: Isaac Keebler
Email: ikeebler@campacc.com
Isaac Keebler has been involved with Camp ACC in some way since he was old enough to attend Day Camp. Now as a Wilderness Program Director Isaac is always excited for a week when God reveals Himself through His creation & changes lives through His vast love for His children.

Isaac received his B.S. in Chemical Engineering from TN Tech & is currently employed as a Chemical Engineer in the Tri-Cities. His main hobbies are backpacking, mountain biking, & trail running. Taren, his loving wife, often accompanies Isaac on his adventures. The Keeblers attend Crossroads Christian Church.

Outpost 2
Grades: 7th-9th
$425
By May 1st
$450
After May 1st
June 17
Check in 3:30 pm
to
June 22
Check out 7:30 pm
Program Director: Ben Lee
Email: blee@campacc.com

Outpost 3
Grades: 7th-9th
$425
By May 1st
$450
After May 1st
June 24
Check in 3:30 pm
to
June 29
Check out 7:30 pm
Program Director: Preston McMurray
Email: pmcmuray@campacc.com

Outpost 4
Grades: 7th-9th
$425
By May 1st
$450
After May 1st
July 8
Check in 3:30 pm
to
July 13
Check out 7:30 pm
Program Director: Mike Beverly
Email: mbeverly@campacc.com
Mike Beverly is the Minister of Indian Springs Christian Church and serves on the Board of Directors of Camp ACC. In addition to serving as a Program Director of Outpost since 2007, Mike has also co-directed Core 2 since 2003.

Mike also teaches a camping club at Tri-Cities Christian School and authored "Trail Mix: A Backpacker's Devotional Guide". Mike has a lifetime of outdoor experiences to draw on in helping others know what to do and what not to do in the wilderness. Mike and his wife Tabby have four children who love to go camping with them.

Outpost 5
Grades: 7th-9th
$425
By May 1st
$450
After May 1st
July 15
Check in 3:30 pm
to
July 20
Check out 7:30 pm
Program Director: Landon & Matney McMurray
Email: lmcmurray@campacc.com

Venture: Grades 10-13

Grades are for Fall 2018

Venture campers will travel further and be much more mobile than Base Camp or Outpost camps. Being the oldest set of campers, we take them great distances to discover great adventures in our region.

Venture
Grades: 10th-13th
$445
By May 1st
$470
After May 1st
June 10
Check in 3:30 pm
to
June 15
Check out 5:00 pm
Program Director: Grant Foster
Email: gfoster@campacc.com