The Truett Tradition

Truett is all about adventure, the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and building confidence in the next generation. Our Boys and Girls Mini-Camp is a great extension of our normal summer camp programs. Both of these three day camps are a perfect opportunity for campers aged 6 to 12 to experience an overnight summer camp for the first time! Returning campers are more than welcome as well. We love having our campers return for every event they’re eligible for!

At Truett it’s about more than just fun, it’s character building. Everything from meal times, recreation, bible study and worship is all done with a greater purpose in mind. To cultivate young people who are stronger mentally, physically, and spiritually and can take on anything the world or the pressures of society may throw at them.


At Truett Mini Camp our campers spend most of their time outside. They will be receive the opportunity to try new activities, improve their skills, have fun, and perhaps discover a lifelong love for outdoor activities.


Campers will have a much better understanding of the Good News of Jesus Christ through counselor-led Bible studies, exciting worship services, Biblical messages, and the positive Christian role models at the camp.  


Truett is a chance for your child to make new friends, deepen their relationship with God, and enjoy an environment that encourages all campers to be the best version of themselves that they can. Truett becomes like a home away from home for many of our campers. 

Amazing Recreation

Truett’s recreation encourages young boys and girls to spend more time outside, have fun, and gain confidence in their capabilities.

***Some activities are limited by age.***


Learn how to safely handle our Genesis compound bows. This is an incredibly satisfying activity for campers of any skill level as improvement often happens quickly and is easily visible.




At Truett campers will go on a hike, explore our creeks, and learn to appreciate God’s Creation. If they attend all the way through their teen years our goal is they would be able to build a survival shelter, start a fire, tie knots, and know how to obtain water in the wilderness. 


Gun safety is heavily emphasized as campers learn target shooting with equipment well suited to their ages. 



One of our most popular activities! We have two parallel ziplines at 300′ long, and campers get to enjoy every foot of that as they fly through the air.


A camp favorite that encourages movement, honesty, and strategic play. Campers gravitate to this activity any time they have a few minutes to play. 



Summer is the perfect time to have fun with water! There will be nearly daily opportunities to splash and play. We have an excellent swimming pool, slip-n-slide, and many of our field games may involve water activities as well.


We have many options on the property including basketball, ping-pong, soccer, and more! 



Our creative field games give campers a chance to play games that are unique to the camp setting. This is often one of the most fun activities of the day. 

The first part of being prepared is being informed! 

Here are some answers to our most commonly asked questions.  

When is check-in and pick-up?

Check-in is Monday from 1:00-3:00 PM. Pick-up is Wednesday from 10:15-11:00 AM. There will be more details emailed the week before camp starts.

Who will be the counselors?

The counselors are interviewed, background checked, and undergo a two week training by Truett staff. Counselors are selected based on their maturity, ability to interact with youth, character, and compatibility with Baptist beliefs. The training is designed to allow them to maximize their potential. 

My child has never been to camp before. What can I do to help them prepare?

Camp is a great experience for first time campers. We keep the child active and having fun. There is always something to look forward to next. We encourage all kids to try new activities. Like most camps we do not allow parents to visit during the week. This can be a disruptive distraction and bring out feelings of homesickness. This article by Focus on the Family is a great resource as well:

My child wants to stay in the same cabin as another camper. Are cabin mate requests allowed?

Yes they are! When you register you will be allowed to request up to 2 cabin mates. Those 2 friends should also request your child. No age gaps of greater than 2 years will be honored for the safety and enjoyment of all campers.

What steps are taken to ensure my child's safety?

All staff and volunteers undergo a background check. During staff training counselors will be trained not only in basic first aid, but also to be aware enough to help prevent many incidents. The camp takes safety very seriously and endeavors to have a certified medical professional on property every week of summer camp. Staff are trained to facilitate activities and employs American Red Cross certified lifeguards. Also the camp is inspected on an annual basis. In 2019 the camp received a 99.5 health and safety rating from the NC Department of Health & Safety.

What should my child bring to camp?

Campers should bring their own bedding (twin sized bunks), toiletries, clothes, and Bible. If they have any medication, whether over the counter or prescription, they must turn those in at check-in in a 1 gallon ziploc bag with the camper’s name clearly labeled. 

One thing the camper doesn’t need to bring at all is money! As part of the price of the camp the camper will be provided with two snacks each full day of camp. 

Click anywhere on this answer for a full list!

Can my child be successful at camp if they have a developmental disability?

We love ministering to as many campers as possible. We do have limits on our capabilities though. Our staff are not specifically trained to be caretakers. The steep terrain on the camp property can also be difficult to navigate. If a child is interested in attending camp, who may require special accommodations, please contact us before registration. We encourage parents to have a conversation with the Summer Camp Coordinator to see if the individual can have a positive experience. 

Are boys and girls MIni-Camps separate?

Yes. The boys are Monday (August 2) to Wednesday (August 4). The girls come in after the boys depart on Wednesday (August 4) and depart on Friday (August 6). The experience will be truncated version of our normal summer camp schedule!

Mini-Camp Boys 

Dates: TBA

Cost: $135

Mini-Camp Girls

Dates: TBA

Cost: $135

Contact us

Call Us

(828) 389-8828

Our Location

177 Truett Lane
Hayesville, NC 28904

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