Freebie Friday: Cherokee Cove and Kyani Sunrise

Cherokee Cove is a breath-takingly beautiful Family Campground and Retreat Center, located just over the Tennessee line. Many of you may remember the facilitators of Cherokee Cove, Sam and Stu Stevens, from the incredible restaurant they used to own, Sam and Stu’s. And if you’ve eaten there, you know that Stu is an accomplished chef.

Sam is also very knowledgeable about nutrition and health, and she recently spoke to our MOPS group. I decided to try a product she believes very strongly about, Kyani Sunrise Alaskan Blueberry juice. I admit I’ve always been a skeptic about these things, but I have begun to notice a difference in my energy level , and my ability to focus mentally, throughout the day. The real test will be when I finish the bottle, and see how I feel when I don’t drink it for a few days!

Sam and Stu would like to give one Mom Squad Reader a chance to try Kyani for free. They will be giving away 4 items to four different winners:

  • One bottle of Kyani Sunrise juice
  • Burt’s Bees sampler pack and a Cherokee Cove T-shirt,
  • a Cherokee Cove Sweatshirt and handmade walking stick, and
  • a jar of homemade granola.
If you’d like to win, just look over the awesome Cherokee Cove Summer Schedule, and leave a comment saying which event would interest you the most! As always, subscribers get an extra chance! (Click here to subscribe to email updates)

The contest will run through Sunday night, and winners will be announced Monday morning.


Cherokee Cove 2008 Events

Family Focus:

FREE Family Campout

First full weekend of June through October

This fun-filled weekend is packed full of family pleasure! Enjoy campfire singing and s’mores, fantastic food, and optional activities including creation crafts and marriage workshops. This is a great opportunity to experience the great outdoors at its fullest or, if you prefer, just relax and enjoy your family. 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!

Marriage Enhancement Retreats

June 13-15 and October 10-12

Experience a weekend of romance 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. The all-inclusive price is $299 per couple for the whole weekend. This price includes programming and materials, fantastic meals and snacks, lodging, linens, and a welcome basket. Programs vary, and enrollment is limited to 7 couples per retreat.

Mother-Daughter Retreat

August 8-10, 2008

A super-fun, great bonding opportunity! 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! The price is $99 for mother and daughter and an additional $15 per extra daughter(s).

Father-Son Camping Retreat

September 12-14, 2008

A great bonding opportunity! Create lasting memories with your son while enjoying the beginning of fall 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)

Passport to Purity Weekend

Call to schedule

Looking for a unique way to successfully prepare your preteen for the adolescent years? You’ve found it! This guided weekend get-away will provide you and your preteen with an adventure of a lifetime! Designed for a father and son or a mother and daughter, this material from Family Life Ministries guides you and your child to biblical principles for life’s most difficult issues and challenges. Your child will enjoy the fast-paced, creative approach (using audio drama, music, fun activities, and projects) to topics like peer pressure, purity, dating, and more! This program is an unforgettable way to teach your preteen to make wise choices through the teen years. The program price of $299.00 includes lodging at Cherokee Cove in a cozy cabin, (4) meals for two, and entire Passport to Purity Program for Mother and Daughter or Father and Son.

Life Skills:

*NEW* Boys Leadership Camp

May 18-24, 2008

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 12-17. The cost is $150 pp. Sibling discounts available.

*NEW* Proverbs 31 Girls Camp

June 8-14, 2008

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 12-17. The cost is $150 pp. Sibling discounts available.

*NEW* Song Writers camp

June 23-28, 2008

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. $200 pp

Uphill Youth Program

Session one: May 19- June 16

Session two: June16- July 14

Session three: July 14- August 11

A unique opportunity for youths aged 12-18 to experience a summer volunteer trip 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. During the course of the summer, youths will take weekly field trips that excite, stimulate, and refresh. The cost per youth is $100 per week ($400 per session) to cover room, board, and other incremental expenses while they are living at Cherokee Cove. We will provide ministry materials that will be helpful to these youths to raise this financial support.

Teen Cooking Camps

June 16-20 (101) and July 7-11, 2008 (102)

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. Teen Cooking Camp counselors lead Bible studies each evening. The price is $125 for the week.

Community Outreach:

Praise and Graze

Every fourth Friday, May through August, 7:00-9:00 PM

This event features a delicious meal with a Christian concert. The suggested offering for Praise and Graze is $20 for adults and $10 for children. This is a family-friendly community event. *Praise and Graze is a fundraiser to fund our free Family Campout Weekends, Uphill Youth Program, Marriage Enrichment weekends, and other family-centered programs. All donations are fully tax-deductible.

Health and Wellness Retreat

Theme: Worship

September 26-28, 2008

You will experience a heavenly weekend of pampering, enriching activities, and food for your body and soul. Activities include spa treatments with licensed professionals, cooking classes, nutritional counseling, seminars on disease prevention and overall wellness, aerobic and toning exercise. The food will be gourmet, delicious, and healthy with plenty of vegan options. We will have a special motivational guest speaker, a professional exercise instructor, and a very talented worship team. The price is $179 per person for the all-inclusive weekend. Private guest cabins are available for this retreat.

Mom Squad Signature



  1. Sharon Carlton says

    Dear Sam, I am thrilled to see all of these great upcoming events!!!! I would love for my Sam to participate, and I am looking for a “fit.” Will the Boys’ Leadership Camp be offered any other time? Our Watauga schools will be in session until the 20th or so. I am considering both the Song Writers and Teen Cooking Camps. Also, I will be forwarding this information to MANY friends!!!! Best wishes, Sharon Carlton

  2. any mother daughter purity weekends this year?