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Important Camp Information | Mountain Wisdom Camp


Camper Families:


We are so excited that you have chosen Mountain Wisdom for your summer camp. We all look forward to this fun, connective, transformational experience.

Please read over the attached updated, detailed Covid-19 protocol agreement doc. closely.

Note: We ask all campers and staff to provide proof of a negative viral test, taken 2-4 days before arriving at camp.

Please go to our website:, on home page top bar, click on Programs, click either YMUA or YWEJ, next click on “What to Bring.”

As part of our Covid-19 protocol, campers will sleep one per tent except for siblings or campers that have quarantined together. Please bring a quality tent with a rain fly that covers most all of the body of the tent to keep dry. A tent big enough for camper and gear. If needed, please let us know and Mountain Wisdom will provide.

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We have a beautiful spring fed mountain lake for watercraft and swimming. Life jackets will always be worn on or in the water. Please bring a life vest, if you have one. If not, we will provide.

The campers should not bring any food, money or electronics; everything will be taken care of.

Young Men’s Ultimate Adventure:

Arrival time, Monday June 14, 10:00am on camp site.

Pick up, Sat. June 19, 12:00-1:30pm (be early) for graduation/celebration.

As part of our Covid-19 protocol, all those attending must wear a mask.

Young Women’s Empowerment Journey:

Arrival time, Monday June 21, 10:00am on camp site.

Pick up, Sat. June 26, 12:00-1:30pm (be early) for graduation/celebration.

As part of our Covid-19 protocol, all those attending must wear a mask.

Both Camps, same location:

Tri-Mountain Retreat

1163 Hardslate Road

Ellijay Ga. 30536

The GPS will lead you correctly to camp, or you can follow the directions below.

Directions to Tri-Mountain Retreat from Ellijay,


Headed N, take Ga.-52 E/52 E to Big Creek Rd.

At the Dollar General, turn left onto Big Creek Rd.

After the fire station on right, turn left on Big Creek Rd.

Continue Big Creek Rd. for approx. two miles, and turn right onto Hardslate Rd.

Continue Hardslate Rd. one mile to the very end.

Look for and follow the Mountain Wisdom Camp signs as you get close.

Pass through the Tri-Mountain Retreat entrance and continue up hill and straight through the 4-way stop.

Continue downhill past the lake on the right and soon after you will see the registration area.

Park where you are not blocking road.


You will not have communication with your son or daughter during camp. If there is an emergency, call my cell phone and leave a message. 706-273-1474. Cell phone will be checked once a day.

During YMUA Camp, if you need to talk to someone, contact Michael Bankole: 404-953-3318

During YWEJ Camp, if you need someone, contact Hawkeye Jay:

Cell: 706-273-1474 or Landline: 706-276-2595


If you still have questions before camps, contact me through this email or call me.


Thank you!

Hawkeye Jay




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