The Truett Tradition

At Truett Boys Camp we strongly believe in the power of camp. Boys get a chance to make new friends, experience new activities, grow closer to the King of Kings, and unplug from technology. Camp is an absolute blast. More importantly, dozens of lives are changed every summer! Truett is a sacred place provided for the men of tomorrow to find adventure, make mistakes, and learn from real life tangible experiences.

Our campers will forge lasting friendships and discover new skills as they dive into a week of adventure. While our boys are having the time of their lives, what they may not realize is that we are equipping them to become future leaders, husbands, and fathers.

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 boys who are stronger mentally, physically, and spiritually and can take on anything the world or the pressures of society may throw at them.

June 21-25, 2021
July 19-23, 2021

 

General Registration Opens January 1, 2021

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD 2021 BOYS CAMP ELEVATE FLYER

IF A LOVED ONE IS THE CHILD OF AN INCARCERATED PARENT THEY COULD QUALIFY FOR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE THROUGH ANGEL TREE CAMPING.

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CLAIM VICTORY

At Truett Boys camp there is no victory too small to celebrate! Boys will be challenged to try new activities, improve their skills, and learn that our ultimate victory can be found in Jesus Christ.

FIGHT FOR YOUR FAITH

Campers will learn how to defend and fight for their faith no matter what circumstances life will throw their way. They will be equipped for the battles that come long after camp has ended!

BROTHERHOOD

Without the pressure of a co-ed setting our male campers can achieve their full potential and learn to be the man God intends them to be in a community rooted in tradition.

Amazing Recreation

Truett is allowing boys to up their game by providing more fun and games every year. They will gain more confidence, skills, and desire to spend time outdoors through our intentional recreation. 

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

ARCHERY

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.

 

 

GA GA BALL

Also known as Octoball, this game has swept across the nation at schools and camps over the past decade. It’s a mixture between four square and dodgeball played inside a three foot tall walled octagon. May the best camper win!

AIR RIFLES

Gun safety is heavily emphasized as campers learn target shooting with equipment well suited to their ages. Younger campers will use BB guns while teens get their hands on pellet rifles.

 

ZIPLINE

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.

TOMAHAWK THROWING

A new activity for teens for 2020. Few things at camp are more satisfying than sticking a tomahawk in our pine log targets.

 

 

 

WATER ACTIVITIES

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.

KAYAKING

Kayakers will learn the proper techniques and safety practices through fun and challenging games that encourage individual skill development.

 

 

BIKING

We have over a dozen mountain bikes that allows us to take interested teens to nearby Jackrabbit Mountain, a perfect place for beginners to experience this adrenaline inducing activity for the first time. Experienced mountain bikers will get a chance to show off their skills as well. 

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 Friday 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: https://www.focusonthefamily.ca/content/preparing-your-child-for-summer-camp

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. 

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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. 

Why are there two weeks of Boys Camp?

Both weeks of camp will be virtually identical. You can choose which one works best with your summer schedule, or attend both! Offering two weeks will allow more campers to attend while still keeping a healthy counselor to camper ratio. 

Contact us

Call Us

(828) 389-8828

Our Location

117 Truett Lane
Hayesville, NC 28904

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