A Father-son adventure

2020 Passage to Manhood Camp is June 14th to 18th

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what we do at Christ in the smokies

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Passage to Manhood

Each summer CITS hosts our main event for fathers to welcome their sons into manhood. This four day event is specifically designed to engage men in daily high adventure activities such as whitewater rafting, hiking, mountain biking and rock-climbing, that bring out manly qualities of courage, determination and humility. During the evenings leaders share engaging lessons in what it means to be a man, inspiring sons and fathers to live out authentic, Christian manhood. Many of the topics covered in the teaching are illustrated with clips from popular, contemporary movies.  Throughout the week each father is given the opportunity to publicly bless his son. There is also time set aside to share deeply with his son what his own manhood journey has been. The week culminates with a sacred and moving rite-of-passage ceremony where each father calls his son up into manhood in the presence of other like-minded men and welcomes him into the community of men.

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What we believe....

  • The Scriptures of both the Old and New Testaments to be inspired of God, and the supreme authority of faith and practice for the believer in Jesus Christ.


  • There is but one living and true God, who is one in essence, while existing eternally in three distinct persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.


  • In the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His personal return in power and glory.    


  • Honor, courage, and nobility are the distinguishing marks of God’s masculine vision. Let’s settle for nothing less!




                   I am about to go the way of all the earth.  

                   Be strong, and show yourself a man.              1 Kings 2:2


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June 14-18, 2020 Passage to Manhood Camp

Your adventure is set in the heart of the majestic Smoky Mountains near the town of Highlands, NC. Our accommodations are held in a private retreat location.  


This father-son adventure includes: 

  • Excellent lodging (each father and son stay in their own private room with two beds) 
  • Delicious, filling meals, from Sunday dinner through Thursday breakfast 
  • All transportation while on the adventure 
  • All adventure activities 
  • All specialized outdoor equipment (packing list will be provided for personal items to bring) 
  • All adventure books and materials 
  • A fun, powerful and effective curriculum 
  • Memories to last a lifetime

This year's tuition: $1,600 per father/son pair  

Your registration will be confirmed upon receipt of a $600 deposit.  We limit the roster to 12 father-son pairs per session.  Target age for sons is 16 years and older.  Tuition does not include travel to Highlands, NC.  All gratuities and taxes during the camp session are included.


Before you arrive you'll also want to review the packing list which will be provided upon registration.




Maybe you'd prefer a Rocky Mountain experience?  Check out Christ in the Rockies in the beautiful mountains of Colorado.

Christ in the Rockies

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