Things to Do in the Area

There are many, many things to do in East Tennessee. From hiking, camping, biking, shopping, theme parks, horse back riding and lots more. We go over the things to do to the Kamp Kompanions during their lemonade social Monday morning. The Kamp Kompanions have always been a welcome group at The Acoustic Kamp.

Their numbers in attendance grows every year. The inspire us and allow us our interests and we all surely appreciate them. The Kompanions band together early in the week to see what their shared interests are. Starting in 2005 the Kamp Kompanions officially had Stage Time on the main stage to perform and best show some of their known and unknown talents.

We at Kamp Central try to show to the Kompanions all the finer points of interest in East Tennessee to help them spend their time. Donna Dixon also holds a Cookie and Lemonade Social for the Kompanion when the students begin their first class Monday morning. This meeting gets them together so they can buddy up and see what their common interests are and what they may want to do through the week.

We have a list of some of the things to do and places to see in the area. More will be added as time grows closer to Kamp.

Mountain Challenge Has Come Up With Tours Of The Great Smoky Mountain National Park And Great Things To Do For The Kompanions During The Week And For 2 Week Kampers With A Saturday Stay Over.

The Smoky Mountain Visitor's Center
is a great place to find out what's going on at the Foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains (just 20 minutes from SKAK).


Camp Grounds

Misty River Campground - Maryville

The college does not permit living in a camper on campus.Here is a spot given to us by Kamp Alumni John and Marlene Dillard

It is a full service campground just 8.5 miles outside of Maryville

Misty River Campground

5050 Old Walland Highway,
Walland, Tennessee 37886
Office (865) 981-4300

These campgrounds are up in Townsend, TN. Townsend is usually 20 minutes from the college.

Big Meadow Family Campground

Townsend TN  *  888-497-0625  email to: or visit

Lazy Daze Campground

Townsend TN  *  865-448-6061 email at

Little River Village Campground

Townsend TN   *  865-448-2241

Tremont Hills Campground And Log Cabins

Townsend TN  *  865-448-6363

Big Valley Campground

Townsend TN - 865-448-6191

Mountaineer Campground

Townsend TN - 865-488-6421

Tuckaleechee Campground

Townsend TN - 865-448-6681

Townsend Great Smokies KOA

Townsend - 800-562-3428

Theme Parks

There are several in the Pigeon Forge Area
For More Info call the Smokey Mountains Convention and Visitors Bureau
800-525-6834 or 865-448-6134


Dixie Stampede

Outdoor Activities

For More Info call the Smokey Mountains Convention and Visitors Bureau
800-525-6834 or 865-448-6134

Outdoor Adventures

Guided interpretive hikes in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park  *  865-774-5885

Scoot The Cove

ATV Rides and the River Rat (tubing down the Little River) 865-448-8888

Lost Sea

America's Largest Underground Lake - Sweetwater TN (about one hour drive) - 423-337-6616

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