About Smoky Mountain Christian Camp
Smoky Mountain Christian Camp was brought into existence in 1976. Camp weeks had previously taken place at Johnson Bible College, which is now Johnson University. The desire came to take the weeks of camp off of the College grounds, so the Smoky Mountain Men's Fellowship researched and decided to purchase land in Coker Creek, TN; where the camp continues to thrive. Albert Dickson was the first to act as the manager of the camp. Other managers included brief stints by David Poe, Dale Peterson, Jim Gaither, and Scott Branson. Bill Clark became the camp manager in 1990 and stayed full time at the camp until 2012. Billy Clark, Bill Clark's son, came onto the staff full time in 1996 and is the current camp manager.
Each year the camp sets goals of improvement. Those improvements include facility improvements and improvements in many other areas. The most visible improvements in the last few years are the building of the log gym, the remodeling of the kitchen, the upgrades of the bathrooms in the dining hall, and the creation of the office, the nurse's station, and nurse's quarters in the lodge.
Billy Clark: Camp Manager
Certified Lifeguard; CPR and First Aid Certified; Certified kitchen manager from ServSafe; Licensed School Bus Driver; Trained in High and Low Ropes through Project Adventure; Built and maintained most of the buildings on the camp property.