High adventure, Family Groups and Christian formation.

Now Open!

Check out our adventure camps and experience all of God's creation!

Explore Nature!

At Camp Tekoa, we have many Adventure camps that offer water experiences like rafting, paddleboarding or snorkeling!

More Water! More FUN!

Tekoa is a place to experience fun outdoors... including our MUD PIT!

Get Messy!


2019 Dates and Rates!

Introducing Tekoa Missions!

Introducing Tekoa Missions!

Tekoa Missions

Now Open! Tekoa Foothills

We can't wait to see you!  

Here are our check-In and Check-Out times:

Week long overnight camps check-in on Sunday from 3-4:30 pm.

Week long overnight camps check-out on Saturday is from 9 until 10:30 am.

Mini Camp first half of the week check in on Sunday is from 3-4:30 pm.

Mini Camp first half of the week check out on Wednesday is from 9-9:30 am.

Mini Camp second half of the week check in is on Wednesday from 4 until 4:30 pm.

Mini Camp second half of the week check out is on Saturday from 9-10:30 a.m.


Day camp is Monday-Friday and check in is at 8:30 am. and check out is at 4:30pm.

Barnabas Camp check-in on Monday from 4:00-4:30pm and Check out is on Saturday from 9-10:30am.


*Week 9 check out for first half mini campers is on Wednesday between 9:30 and 10:00 a.m.

*Week 9 check out for full-week campers is on Friday between 9 and 10:30 a.m.

*Week 9 Day Campers will only attend Monday through Thursday of this week


     Your Child’s Cabin Mate Preference, if any:

Please indicate the full name of your child’s ONE and ONLY ONE bunkmate preference. The child must be registered for the same camp and camp week. The request must be reciprocal (in other words the other camper must request your camper too). Camp Tekoa will not honor multiple requests. Confusion and disappointment at check-in can be avoided if parents help choose their child’s one cabin mate and make sure it is reciprocal. Please call if you do not clearly understand this policy. There will be no changes to cabin mate assignments at the time of Check-In.


Welcome to Camp Tekoa!

Camp Tekoa is a summer camp and conference center located in the Blue Ridge mountains of North Carolina, near Hendersonville. Tekoa is owned and operated by the Western NC Conference of the United Methodist Church.

Tekoa offers a wide variety of summer resident and day camps for boys and girls. These include elementary day camp, and resident camps for elementary, middle school and high school students. Tekoa also offers Adventure Camps for middle and high school students.

Our mission is "Touching hearts, changing lives, sharing the light of Christ."

Summer Camp Hendersonville NC

Senior Staff serve in western nc mountains

Senior Staff Positions

(Must have completed one year of college and a minimum age of 18 years old) These positions include Counselor (Family Group Leader), Adventure Team Staff, Support Staff and Resource Staff.

Read more about Senior Staff Positions

Staff Assistants

(Must be a high school graduate, starting first year of college and a minimum age of 17 years old)

SA Group

The SA program is described as the backbone of our staff, because our SAs are used in many capacities here at Tekoa. Staff Assistants are used flexibly throughout the camp, filling support staff positions as well as Family Group Leader positions along side Senior Staff members. Tekoa's SA program is designed to allow recent high school graduates the opportunity to:

  • Share the light of Christ with children and youth in an outdoor Christian camp atmosphere.
  • Gain experience, leading all camp programs and activities for elementary and middle school, day and resident campers
  • Work alongside and learn from a community of highly trained senior staff.
  • explore and grow Christian faith.
  • engage in Christian fellowship with fellow Tekoa staff and volunteers.

View the SA Job Description.

Counselors in Training

(Must be a rising high school senior and a minimum age of 16 years old)


The CIT program is fully experiential (hands-on). As many educators know, this is one of the best avenues for learning. The design of the CIT program is very intentional about leadership experience. Each aspect of the program is designed to meet the goals listed below. After serving as a CIT volunteer, many of our CITs continue on to become leaders with their home youth groups and children ministries. Because the CIT program is a 4-week volunteer opportunity, participants are able to log over 400 volunteer hours for college applications. The CIT program is also a great way to prepare for future summers on staff at Tekoa. It is not a requirement for our senior staff to be prior CITs however; it is a natural first stepping-stone for many of our senior staff.

Tekoa's CIT program is designed to provide rising high school seniors the opportunity to:

  • share the light of Christ with children and youth in an outdoor Christian camp atmosphere.
  • gain experience, leading games and activities for campers.
  • work alongside and learn from a community of highly trained senior staff.
  • explore and grow Christian faith.
  • provide support for campers and staff throughout the summer.
  • engage in Christian fellowship with fellow CITs and Tekoa staff.

CITs are asked to make a commitment to serve one of the 4-week sessions during the summer. 

CITs in session 2 might possibly spend one week serving at Tekoa Foothills.

View the CIT Job Description.

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