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cherokee-cove-logo-featureCherokee Cove Family Camp Conference Center and Retreat is located within approximately 200 private acres in the mountains of northeast Tennessee, bordering the Cherokee National Forest. It is the home of Uphill Ministries, a non-profit Christian organization.  Visit for more information and to sign up for these events!

Strong families:

Family Weekends
These fun-filled weekends are packed full of family pleasure! Enjoy campfire singing and s’mores each night, fantastic food, and activities including creation crafts and workshops. Our creative, covered camping platforms make camping easy and fun! Choose from tree-house style or low-profile platforms. We have many hiking trails and quiet spaces perfect for your family get away in the beautiful mountains of Eastern Tennessee. Expect to leave this vacation yearning for more! See below to choose which of the following Family Weekends best suits the needs of your family.

  • Family Campout– First full weekend of June, August, and October

These weekends are focused on family strengthening and “troubleshooting problems.” The program is centered on effective practices that will repair and build your family unit. Included in the program is a group and one-on-one counseling session with our camp counselor, effective tools for building strong family relationships, and practical advice for conflict management. In order to attend this weekend free of cost, families will need to complete a brief application so we can determine their willingness to work on problem areas. This program is based on market research and has guaranteed results when followed completely.

  • Family Enrichment– First full weekend of May, July, and September

This dynamic weekend kicks off with a live worship concert and an engaging workshop* for the whole family. Saturday will consist of a “free-time” for families to relax at Cherokee Cove, attend a workshop, or enjoy one of the many adventurous activities in the Boone and Mountain City area such as biking on the Creeper Trail, white water rafting, and much more. Saturday night commences with a live worship concert followed by another engaging workshop*. These weekends are based upon family building and enhancement through time spent together and skills training. The charge for the weekend is only $250 per couple and $80 per each child over the age of 6 years old. A maximum charge of $490 per family. *Fun, child-appropriate activities included.
Building relationships:

  • Father/Son Camping Retreat – September 11-13

A great bonding opportunity! Spend quality time and create lasting memories with your child while enjoying the beautiful setting in the mountains. Build outdoor skills that are essential to surviving in the wilderness. Enjoy delicious food and fellowship in the great outdoors! Benefit from the experience of camping in the woods. During this weekend you will visit an ancient Indian meat camp, make deer jerky (just like the Indians used too), carve walking sticks, make leather crafts and backpack in the Cherokee National Forest. The price is $150 per father and son team plus an additional $50 per extra son(s).

  • Mother Daughter Retreat – August 2010 (semi-annual)

Every young girl longs for “special time” away with her mother. Make this the weekend that she will not forget! We have a guest speaker, “functional” crafts, spa activities, super food, mother-daughter devotions, fun games, and grand finale tea party. Bring your tea party attire and fancy hat!

Life Skills programs:

  • Uphill Youth Program

Session one: May 18 – June 14
Session two: June 15 – July 12
Session three: July 13 – August 9
A unique opportunity for youths aged 14-19 to experience a summer missions experience while learning valuable skills in areas such as outdoor recreation, hospitality, food service, leadership and construction, just to name a few. These youths will also take part in daily disciplines such as a personal devotion time in the morning, regular “family” meal times, and evening Bible studies. The cost per youth is $150 per week ($600 per session) to cover room, board, and other incremental expenses while they are living at Cherokee Cove. Ministry materials are provided that will be helpful to these youths to raise this financial support. Click HERE to download an application, then fill it out and send it back to us.

Life Skills camps:

  • Proverbs 31 Girls Camp – June 8-12, 2008 (Monday – Friday)

Spend a week at Cherokee Cove and help mold today’s girls into tomorrow’s Godly women. Highlights will include money management, household management, modesty, body stewardship, health and nutrition, and caring for the family. For girls aged 12-18. The cost is $165 pp. Sibling and early registration discounts available.

  • Boys Leadership Camp – May 18-22, 2008 (Mon – Friday)

Leadership camp will help you train your sons to fulfill their leadership roles as men of God. The boys will learn chain of command by working together in teams on camp construction, various building projects, and outdoor survival skills. For boys aged 12-18. The cost is $165 pp. Sibling and early registration discounts available.

  • Song Writers camp- June 22-27, 2008 (Monday morning – Saturday)

Worship will be the main emphasis for this camp. Songwriting Camp will provide a better understanding of the mechanics of songwriting as well as the joys of expressing your heart towards God in song. Led by three different experienced songwriters, each from a unique perspective, Song Writer’s camp will give the budding artist a wide range of experience. Some of the other objectives include learning about the recording studio and stage presence. The week will commence with a live performance at the end of the week. This camp is designed for kids aged 12-18. The cost is $225 pp. Sibling and early registration discounts available.

  • Teen Cooking Camp – Girls: June 15 – 19 (Monday – Friday) Boys: July 13 – 17 (Monday – Friday)

Teens aged 12-18 learn valuable skills in food service, creative cooking, nutrition, etiquette, and safe food handling. Chef Stu Stephens will ignite a love for learning and creativity in these youths. Nutritionist Sam Stephens will share many practical ways to incorporate healthy habits into their lives. Bible studies each evening. The cost is $165 pp. Sibling and early registration discounts available.

Marriage Retreats:

Experience a weekend of romance and marriage-building activities in our newly built Evergreen Village. These quaint log cabins have deluxe bedding and bath linens, custom designs, full baths (with showers for two) and fireplaces.

  • Marriage Enhancement Retreats – June 19-21 and October 9-11

Learn valuable communication skills, practical tips, and ways to deepen your relationship with your spouse. Your weekend includes fantastic meals, lodging, luxury linens, and a welcome basket. Programs vary, and enrollment is limited to 7 couples per retreat. The cost is $300 per couple.

  • Your Church Marriage Retreat –available May-October

Your church, group or organization can book the entire Evergreen Village (for seven couples plus a facilitator) and meeting space for a marriage retreat. We include programming and materials, fantastic meals and snacks, lodging, linens, and a welcome basket. This package deal comes with an extra, completely equipped guest cabin for facilitator couple/ weekend leader. Bring your own program and materials or choose from our in-house DVD curricula. We will also provide promotional material that you may use to advertise your retreat within your church body or group, directions from your location to Cherokee Cove and a list of “Fun Things to Do” nearby if you wish to take Saturday or Sunday afternoon off for recreation. The comprehensive all-inclusive price is $2100 for the whole weekend.


Praise, Graze, and RAISE –May 22 and August 28
Introducing Cherokee Cove’s big fund raising events for the season. It features a wonderful gourmet meal and a concert by one or more local musicians. The purpose is to raise funds for all the events and activities hosted by Cherokee Cove during the 2009 season..