Wilderness

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

Base Camp is limited to only 24 students and Outpost & Venture are limited to only 12 students-so sign up quickly!

Base Camp

4th-6th Grades Fall 2022
Six Sessions

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
Entering Grades: 4th-6th
June 12th
Check in 4:30 pm
to
June 17th
Check out 10:00 am
Program Director: Alison Horton
Alison Horton grew up attending camps at Camp ACC and has served as a counselor for Pee Wee, Junior, and Pathway camps for several years. Alison is serving her fifth summer on summer staff this year and her third year as a Base Camp Guide. Alison currently lives in Lynchburg, VA where she studies Vocal Music Education and attends Grace Church.

Base Camp 2
Entering Grades: 4th-6th
June 19th
Check in 4:30 pm
to
June 24th
Check out 10:00 am
Program Director: Ernie Simmons
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 3
Entering Grades: 4th-6th
June 26th
Check in 4:30 pm
to
July 1st
Check out 10:00 am
Program Director: TBA

Base Camp 4
Entering Grades: 4th-6th
July 10th
Check in 4:30 pm
to
July 15th
Check out 10:00 am
Program Director: Cora Wymer

Base Camp 5
Entering Grades: 4th-6th
July 17th
Check in 4:30 pm
to
July 22nd
Check out 10:00 am
Program Director: Amber Hockman
Amber Hockman has served as a Base Camp Director since 2018. She has also serves as a volunteer counselor for Junior 2 and Core one, which she has done for several years. Amber is the Children's Minister at Woodlawn Christian Church in Knoxville, TN. She and her husband Chris have three wonderful children.

Base Camp 6
Entering Grades: 4th-6th
July 24th
Check in 4:30 pm
to
July 29th
Check out 10:00 am
Program Director: Link

Outpost

7th-9th Grades Fall 2022
Four Sessions

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
Entering Grades: 7th-9th
June 19th
Check in 3:30 pm
to
June 24th
Check out 5:00 pm
Program Director: Grant Roark
Grant Roark has been an Outpost Director since 2018 and has served on the Core 2 staff for more than 10 years. Grant also spent several years on the Camp ACC Summer Staff as a Wilderness Guide for all Outpost and Venture camps. Grant is a native of East Tennessee, a veteran of the US Navy, and attends Bunker Hill Christian Church.

Outpost 2
Entering Grades: 7th-9th
July 10th
Check in 4:30 pm
to
July 15th
Check out 5:00 pm
Program Director: Mike Beverly
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 3
Entering Grades: 7th-9th
July 17th
Check in 4:30 pm
to
July 22nd
Check out 5:00 pm
Program Director: TBA

Outpost 4
Entering Grades: 7th-9th
July 24th
Check in 4:30 pm
to
July 29th
Check out 5:00 pm
Program Director: ACC Team
This camp is being led by a team of Camp ACC veterans, each with multiple years of camping experience. Alison Horton has served five years as one of our Base Camp Guides, is a Base Camp Program Director this year, and has served on Bob Barron's Junior 3 staff for for several years. Trey Boothe has served on the camp's media team for several years and is a veteran of all of our Wilderness Camps. Branden Logan is an Outpost & Venture Guide this year, and has served as a counselor for several years at Heather Logan's Junior camps.

Venture

10th-13th Grades Fall 2022
Two Sessions

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 1
Entering Grades: 10th-13th
June 12th
Check in 3:30 pm
to
June 17th
Check out 5:30 pm
Program Director: Preston & Landon McMurray
Preston & Landon McMurray The camp is strong in this family. Preston & Landon both grew up attending Camp ACC and each served 5 years on Camp ACC Summer Staff on the Maintenance Staff and as Outpost and Venture Guides. Preston works as a CPA in Johnson City, TN and Landon is an Architect in Greenville, SC. They are the sons of Erica McMurray who also serves as one of our Base Camp Directors.

Venture 2
Entering Grades: 10th-13th
June 26th
Check in 3:30 pm
to
July 1st
Check out 5:30 pm
Program Director: Josh Elliott and Ben Lee