What does a day at camp look like?

Please look through our timeline so you can get a feel for what a fantastic day at Camp looks like.  Most of our programming during the day is through our Activity Tracks.  Each camper chooses 4 activity tracks during their week at camp.  Each track meets twice for 1.5 hours.

A Day At Camp!

  • May 28, 2019

    8:00 AM Rise and Shine

    Time to Rise and Shine!   Campers will wake up and make their way down to our Shelter Gym to sing songs and walk to breakfast with their cabin.

  • May 28, 2019

    8:20 Breakfast

    Our deluxe breakfast is served by our talented Chef Klara Burger.  Fruits, cereal, biscuits, gravy, french toast, and other delights help campers and staff fuel up for the awesome day that's ahead.

  • May 28, 2019

    9:00 - 10:00 AM Cabin Clean-up and Daily Prep

    After Breakfast, it's time to go back to the cabins and prepare for campers first tracks.  Our Counselors will make sure each camper is ready for their activities - towels, shoes, suncreen, etc.  During this time, each cabin also works together cleaning their cabin to try to win the daily cabin inspection contest!

  • May 28, 2019

    10:20 - 12:00 First Track

    Counselors will walk their cabin down to the Shelter Gym where the campers will be greeted by their instructors and taken to experience their first track of the day!  Track descriptions can be found at the bottom of this page.

  • May 28, 2019

    12:20 Lunch

    Lunch is a great time for campers to get nourished and hydrated. Daily lunch favorites include hamburgers, chicken sandwiches, fajitas, poppyseed chicken and we always have fresh fruit and a salad bar.

  • May 28, 2019

    1:00 - 2:15 Cabin Time

    After lunch, campers walk up to their cabins to cool off and spend time with their cabin mates and counselors.  Cabin time is perfect for playing quiet cabin games like cards, unicorns in the park, checkers or for reading, resting or writing a note home to mom or dad.

  • May 28, 2019

    2:20 - 4:00 Second Track

    Campers will join their second daily track!

  • May 28, 2019

    4:15 - 5:20 Swimming and Shelter Games

    Following second track, campers meet in our beautiful shelter gym to either play 9 Square in the Air, Gaga ball, Carpetball, Basketball, Kan Jam, Spikeball or they are welcome to go swimming.  Don't recognize any of the games we just mentioned, we love teaching campers new games!

  • May 28, 2019

    5:40 Dinner

    Campers will line up with their cabins for announcements in the Shelter where we will announce which cabin won cabin inspection, hand out mail, and then it's time for dinner.

  • May 28, 2019

    6:40 - 7:30 Campwide Evening Activity!

    Campers and Staff will travel out to our field for what is many campers favorite part of camp!  Our evening games include, Sock War, Adventure Ball, Underground Church, Campfire Skits, The Ultimate Game, and others.  Be prepared to have a lot of fun as we compete.  Who will win, Red or Blue?

  • May 28, 2019

    7:45 - 8:00 Canteen

    After an hour of Sock War, it's time for a snack before chapel.  Campers will head back over the Shelter Kitchen for Gatorade, snacks, and sometimes special Arrowwood-made Ice-Cream.

  • May 28, 2019

    8:00 Evening Chapel

    The reason we do camp is to point campers and staff to Jesus Christ!  Chapel is the time when we worship our Creator and campers are encouraged to trust Jesus and not be afraid and to live their lives for him.

  • May 28, 2019

    9:00 Cabin Time

    Time for campers to shower, have follow-up cabin devotion discussions, play games, and debrief the day.

  • May 28, 2019

    10:00 Lights Out!

    It's been a great day at Camp Arrowwood.  Time to sleep and get rested for tomorrow!

2019 Activity Tracks

For 2019, Campers will choose a total of 4 activity tracks.  Our two most popular camper activities, tubing, and slip n slide are no longer offered in tracks but are offered camp-wide Wednesday afternoon!



Low Ropes Challenges and High Challenge Course Activities - You’ve probably seen photos of our Climbing Wall, Leap of Faith and other thrilling high elements.  Campers who sign up for Adventure Recreation will spend one day trying to conquer various low ropes course obstacles. The second day, campers will have the opportunity to experience Arrowwood’s high ropes course.  All activities are safely offered to campers in a “challenge by choice” context with group encouragement and affirmation, regardless of ability or participation.



Archery and Riflery is a camp classic and a big “hit” at camp.  Besides the fact that it’s covered, cool and shady in our new facility, campers love learning the basics of marksmanship and gaining confidence as they advance in their skills.  Campers will learn how to safely operate a bow and arrow and a .22 single shot rifle. Have you ever play tic tac toe with arrows? Try it out!



Fishing/Canoeing and GSMNP River - We split our popular Expedition Arrowwood track into two separate classes.  While both still experience kayaking, fishing, and canoeing, the second class activity for H20 will take campers to the GSMNP’s Little River as they have fun learning and sometimes catching (and releasing) minnows, lizards, crawdads and crawfish. Sign up and experience why the GSMNP hosts over 11 million visitors a year.



Fishing/Canoeing and Campfire Skills - Fire Expedition is the same as H20 Expedition the first day, but the second day brings a hike, campfire making skills and we will teach campers how to cook their own treats over a campfire.



Archery Tag and GSMNP river games - Our most popular track at camp, Energy craze spends one day playing Archery Tag (check it out here) - a game where campers shoot marshmallow tipped arrows at each other and then spend their next activity period experiencing fun in the Little River in the world famous Great Smoky Mountains National Park.



Campers have a blast creating fun, campy, and unique crafts that are worth bringing home! Crafts from past summers include leatherwork, t-shirts, nail art, hiking sticks, rock art, tee-pees, clay baking, paracord, etc.  It’s also the ONLY air-conditioned track at camp.



Want to ride a horse but never have before? No experience required! We’ll teach you what you need to know. Whether you’ve never ridden or currently take lessons, most campers experience something on horseback they’ve never experienced before. With our certified riding instructor staff, campers learn the basics of horsemanship so they can work as a team with their horse to do things like navigate an obstacle course, herd cows, play noodle tag, and other fun things.



Team Sports Competitions - Started in 2018 for our campers who were missing their team sports from back home.  Big Time sports places campers and staff on teams as they have fun and compete in sports such as water polo, frisbee, basketball, dodgeball etc.



New for 2019 - Escape Challenge and Laser Tag - We’ve worked hard and have created a fantastic Arrowwood escape challenge.  Picture one part escape room and one part adventure hunt as campers seek to work together to solve a camp-wide mystery. On the second day, campers will be placed on teams as they compete in outdoor laser tag.  Mr Seth is predicting Search and Rescue to be the most popular track of 2019!



Ukulele, Djembes, Songs, Laughter and Fun! - Campers will all have the opportunity to learn how to play the ukelele and a few other favorite camp instruments.  This class is sure to be a lot of fun and will teach campers a love for camp music!