Camp Hope has a purpose higher than just keeping kids entertained during the summer. The main mission and the driving force behind every decision that is made at Camp Hope is to grow so many Children and Youth into Christ-likeness that our culture is dramatically impacted for the glory of God.


Camp Hope of East Tennessee has always been, and always will be free to campers and their families. It is financailly supported by the congregation of Hope Community Church of East Tennessee as well as donations from busineses and individuals. God gave us the vision to offer the community a totally free camp for children and youth and when we follow God’s leading we won’t retreat.



Since 2015 all camp registration has been handled through the online registration form only and on a first come, first served basis.

As soon as registration opens there will be a button in the section above to register your camper online!

A Totally Free Camp in Hawkins County

Where giant oak trees sway in the gentle breeze and the creek bends its banks to find the Holston river. That’s where you’ll find Camp Hope. Gently tucked away in the hills of northeast TN, This sprawling one hundred fifty acre Summer Camp is a true miracle just waiting to be explored.

Founded in 2012 by the congregation of Hope Community Church of East TN, Camp Hope is northeast Tennessee’s premier FREE Summer Camp! Every year, nearly one thousand campers have been able to discover this wonderful camping experience.
For an entire week each year, the children and youth who attend Camp Hope are happy to trade in all of the distractions and chaos of modern daily life for the relationships, adventure, and excitement that camp brings.

A week-long Camp Hope experience will expose campers to activities such as Horseback Riding, Hiking, Archery, River Tubing, Ziplining, Arts and Crafts, Swimming, Octoball, Dodgeball, Kickball, Team building, and more. Each camp experience is unique and new activities are added each year. No matter how many activities are added, Camp Hope will always be provided FREE of charge for EVERY camper!



06.03.2020 - 06.07.2020 High School Camp Overnight (Ages 14-18)

06.09.2020 - 06.12.2020 Kid’s Day Camp 1 (Ages 6-10)

06.24.2020 - 06.28.2020 Middle School Overnight 1 (Ages 11-13)

07.08.2020 - 07.12.2020 Kid’s Overnight Camp (Ages 7-10)

07.15.2020 - 07.19.2020 Middle School Overnight 2 (Ages 11-13)

07.21.2020 - 07.24.2020 Kid’s Day Camp 2 (Ages 6-10)

Note: Your camper can only attend 1 camp per season.



If you are interested in volunteering to work at Camp Hope Click Here to apply. The 2020 Summer Camp Season will be here soon! If you have any questions you can call us (423) 226-1000 or by email at the address listed below.

-Camp Director, Kraig Otto