Welcome to Christ in the Smokies! Our goal is to assist you as a dad to equip your son to live an authentic and noble life. We do this through providing Christian retreats for fathers and sons in the magnificent Smoky Mountains. Outdoor adventure and biblically based content abound in summer camps based in the eastern United States. Forge a strong bond and pave the way to Christ-centered manhood at Christ in the Smokies—the adventure of a lifetime!
written by Jim Forgan, Ph.D., Christ in the Rockies board member and alumnus Life is built on relationships, and the father-son relationship is a special one. Regardless of where a father and son are in their journey, it’s a process that is always in development. With intentionality, you can improve a strained father son relationship or increase […]
From time to time, we want to bring you the stories of some of the fathers and sons who have attended Christ in the Smokies’ Passage to Manhood Camp. In this post, read about Gavin and Tristan Philipps’ experience.
written by John Ellard, Christ in the Smokies committee member and alumnus Why is adventure such a critical component of life? Because life IS the adventure. At the center of every man is the desire to prove he has what it takes: to make the grade, to lead, to win, to be meaningful to those he loves. But as […]
(and how my dad helped me find it) I grew up out West, with parents who took our family camping pretty regularly. It wasn’t until I grew up that I realized how special it was that we got to share those experiences together. Looking back, I can see that it was an intentional decision my […]