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

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

Grades are for Fall 2020
Base Camp 1
Grades: 4th-6th
$395
By May 1st
$420
After May 1st
June 7
Check in 4:30 pm
to
June 12
Check out 10:00 am
Program Director: Andy Frazier
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 14
Check in 4:30 pm
to
June 19
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
Grades: 4th-6th
$395
By May 1st
$420
After May 1st
June 21
Check in 4:30 pm
to
June 26
Check out 10:00 am
Program Director: Erica McMurray
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 & Landon, who each served on summer staff for several years and now serve together as the Program Directors for Venture.

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 4
Grades: 4th-6th
$395
By May 1st
$420
After May 1st
July 5
Check in 4:30 pm
to
July 10
Check out 10:00 am
Program Director: Amber Church
Amber Church has served as a wilderness Program Director for several years. Amber and her husband Josh attend Poplar Ridge Chrsitian Church where Amber served as the Children's Minister.

Base Camp 5

Grades: 4th-6th
$395
By May 1st
$420
After May 1st
July 12
Check in 4:30 pm
to
July 17
Check out 10:00 am
Program Director: Amber Hockman
Amber Hockman has served as a Base Camp Direcotr since 2018. She has also serves as a volunteer counselor for Junior 2 and Core one, which she has done for serveral 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
Grades: 4th-6th
$395
By May 1st
$420
After May 1st
July 19
Check in 4:30 pm
to
July 24
Check out 10:00 am
Program Director: Camp ACC - Link
This camp week will be lead by the members of the Camp ACC Link Team, under the teaching and coaching of veteran Wilderness Program Director, Juan Villalba.. The Link program exists to give college students ministry experience throughout the summer. For this week, they will have the opportunity to lead the entire camp session.

Link team members are all students at area colleges and are serving their internships with ACC this summer by assisting Program Directors and their camp staffs for eight weeks.

Outpost

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: Grades 7-9

Grades are for Fall 2020
Outpost 1
Grades: 7th-9th

Outpost campers must be 12 or older by the start of their camp session.

$425
By May 1st
$450
After May 1st
June 7
Check in 3:30 pm
to
June 12
Check out 5:30 pm
Program Director: Isaac Keebler
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

Outpost campers must be 12 or older by the start of their camp session.

$425
By May 1st
$450
After May 1st
June 14
Check in 3:30 pm
to
June 19
Check out 5:30 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 3
Grades: 7th-9th

Outpost campers must be 12 or older by the start of their camp session.

$425
By May 1st
$450
After May 1st
July 5
Check in 3:30 pm
to
July 10
Check out 6:30 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 4
Grades: 7th-9th

Outpost campers must be 12 or older by the start of their camp session.

$425
By May 1st
$450
After May 1st
July 12
Check in 3:30 pm
to
July 17
Check out 5:30 pm
Program Director: Andrew & Taylor Logan
Andrew and Taylor have been coming to camp since they were little kids and they both worked on summer staff. They love being at camp! They attend Crossroads Christian Church. Taylor is a recent graduate of Milligan College and is now attending Milligan's Occupational Therapy Program. In addition to serving as a Program Director for this camp, Taylor is also the Kitchen Manager for Camp ACC. Andrew works at Summers Industrial Supply as an inside salesman.

Outpost 5
Grades: 7th-9th

Outpost campers must be 12 or older by the start of their camp session.

$425
By May 1st
$450
After May 1st
July 19
Check in 3:30 pm
to
July 24
Check out 5:30 pm
Program Director: Josh Elliott  
Josh Elliott has been involved at Camp ACC in several capacities, over several years. He is a teacher in Washington County, and a member at Crossroads Christian. He loves the outdoors, and loves working with young people. He and his wife, Jessica, have two kids, Cade and Anne-Claire.

Venture

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 10-13

Grades are for Fall 2020
Venture
Grades: 10th-13th
$445
By May 1st
$470
After May 1st
June 21
Check in 3:30 pm
to
June 26
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.