Life Changing Adventure....Life Changing Summer!
For 52 years summer camp at Camp John Knox has been part of the faith journey of thousands of children throughout our Presbytery and beyond! This summer campers will be nurtured in their faith, gain confidence through success, and build lasting relationships with other Christians.
For more information visit www.johnknoxcenter.org
Bible Study Theme 2012: Keys of the Kingdom
In Matthew 16:15-19, the Apostle Peter declares that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of the living God. Jesus tells Peter that his confession of faith will be the foundation of the church and that he will give the Apostles the keys of the kingdom of heaven. In our creative Bible studies and worship, we will discover together the Kingdom of God and the keys to being disciples of Christ in our world today.
2012 Summer Camp Schedule
CRITTER DAY CAMP June 11 - 15 Ages 4 - 10 $145
NATIVE WAYS DAY CAMP July 9 - 13 Ages 4 - 10 $145
MINI CAMP July 5 - 7 2nd - 4th grades $195
TBA ELEMENTARY CAMP June 10 - 15 4th-6th grades $315
NATIVE WAYS July 8 - 13 4th - 6th grades $315
MARATHON June 17 - 30 4th - 12th grades $475
MIDDLE ADVENTURE July 15 - 22 6th - 9th grades $545
NIGHT OWL July 15 - 20 4th - 9th grades $335
HIGH SCHOOL ADVENTURE July 5 - 13 10th - Graduates $565
COVENANT PARTNERS June 3 - 15 Ages 16 - 18 $500
*Rising grade in fall 2012.
Devotion Entries Needed!
By Carl Stanfield, Summer Camp Staff 2012
|Carl Stanfield and camper |
John Knox Center is making a devotional book that we can use this summer for staff and campers! This devotional book will be filled with little tidbits, thoughts, and devotions written by all kinds of people who have been touched in some way by camp and retreat ministry, especially at John Knox Center. For 52 years lives have been changed through this ministry. We are asking former campers, former summer staffers, camper parents, pastors, and others who are part of this ministry through the Presbytery to write a brief devotional. This devotion can be about any lesson the bible and targeted towards either a certain age group of campers or staff members. Include a bible verse, a brief explanation/lesson, and discussion questions and/or an activity! Be creative! It's best to keep these short and sweet, as we are planning on having a lot of them. After your devotion, please include your name and your involvement with camp ministry. For example: Carl Stanfield, camper 2001-2008, summer staff 2009-2012. Read more...
Please type up your devotion and send it to Bri Payne, Executive Director at firstname.lastname@example.org by April 15. If you have any questions, please call (865) 376-2236. Thanks everyone for being part of ministry at John Knox this summer and beyond!
River Ridge Environmental Education Program
It's an exciting time at The John Knox Center! Spring is (slowly) making it's way across the soggy grounds and woods of our camp. Some early blooms are just beginning to bud out and the animals are making their selves known once again. With all this change in the natural environment, we are also making changes in our River Ridge Environmental Education Program. We have several new and re-worked classes for students to enjoy. We are also redoing our curriculum to meet with the newly adjusted Tennessee State Testing Standards. Are you a teacher? A scout leader? A parent looking to introduce new opportunities to your child's school experience? We still have a few open dates available for the Spring! To contact us about our many and varied program opportunities, please call the John Knox Center at 865-376-2236. Or visit us at www.johnknoxcenter.org.
Beach Combing in East Tennessee?
Each year the level of Watts Bar Lake surrounding John Knox Center falls significantly over the winter. Twice during this time the water level has risen quickly to flood stage, leaving debris not only on the several miles of shoreline but also into the fields and other areas. We need your help to clean up the shoreline before the water rises to summer level again the end of April. Treasure hunt, collect driftwood for craft projects, and help remove litter as a great day or weekend mission opportunity for youth and adults. Please call our office (865) 376-2236 to make reservations to beach comb in East Tennessee as a group or individual!