Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have to go to a particular church or denomination to attend?

No. Appalachian Christian Camp is not a part of a denomination and welcomes all students to attend and benefit from its life-changing programs.

What is taught?

Appalachian Christian Camp's teachings are that of the Restoration Movement:

  1. Our message is that "Jesus is the Christ, the Son of the living God." We require no other creed. He alone is Lord and Savior.
  2. As much as possible, we imitate the New Testament precedents. That is why our baptism is by immersion, our preaching is about Christ, and our prayers are in Christ's name.
  3. We seek to follow Christ's example to: apply biblical truth, rejoice, praise, pray, serve, and love.
  4. We share our faith and love with as many as we can reach.
  5. The church belongs to Christ. We have no authority to change the teachings, rewrite the rules, alter membership requirements, or usurp His place.

Who are the adult leaders?

Our Program Directors are volunteers from around the region who coordinate the entire program in which the students participate. All of our Program Directors are members of Christian Churches and Churches of Christ. They are Ministers, Children's Ministers, Youth Ministers, Teachers, and Professional Counselors.

The Program Directors recruit other volunteers to serve on their staff, who we typically refer to as Counselors. It is the Program Directors and their staffs who teach and lead the students during their stay.

How is the camp offered at such low prices?

It is through the donations of the Christian Churches & Churches of Christ in our area along with very generous businesses & individuals that Camp ACC is able to offer camp at about 1/2 of the actual cost.

What if I need financial assistance?

We realize that although camp prices are low, there are still those who may not be able to afford to send their child and we do not want this to be a hindrance. If you need financial assistance, please request a scholarship application from the camp office (423) 743-3910.

Where can i find answers to questions about camper registrations?

WE have a sparate FAQ for summer camp registraion questions, which can be found here.

Can I help someone who needs financial assistance?

All scholarships awarded are available because of the generosity of those willing to donate toward sending young people to camp. If you would like to help in this area, please make your check to "Appalachian Christian Camp" and mark "Scholarships" in the memo line.

Is your 1st Aid Attendant actually a nurse?

No. Although we may have actual Registered Nurses fulfilling this role at times, the camp only provides First Aid care and the administration of medications according to parent's instructions in a very well maintained clinic. If deemed necessary, trained medical professionals will be consulted, and parents will be notified.