Christ in the Smokies

Passage to Manhood; a Father-Son Adventure

June 19 - 23,  2022

What we do at Christ in the Smokies

Passage to Manhood

Each summer, Christ in the Smokies hosts our main event for fathers to welcome their sons into manhood. This four-day event is specifically designed to engage men in daily high-adventure activities—such as white-water rafting, hiking, mountain biking and rock climbing—that bring out manly qualities of courage, determination and humility.

During the evenings, leaders share engaging lessons in what it means to be a man, inspiring sons and fathers to live out authentic Christian manhood. Many of the topics covered in the teaching are illustrated with clips from popular, contemporary movies. Throughout the week, each father is given the opportunity to publicly bless his son. There is also time set aside to share deeply with his son what his own manhood journey has been.

The week culminates with a sacred and moving rite-of-passage ceremony, where each father calls his son up into manhood in the presence of other like-minded men and welcomes him into the community of men.

Christ in the Smokies is uniquely designed for and open to all fathers and sons, but is specifically helpful for young men who are transitioning from high school to college or career.


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  • Program: June 19 - 23 2022

  • Registration Deadline: June 5

  • Online Registration Will Open Soon


Package Options: 

Package Rates for 5 day / 4 night stay Sunday - Thursday 

• Adult, double occupancy shared room:       $380

• Adult, single occupancy private room:         $430

 *Private rooms based on availability.

* Plus NC Sales Tax of 6.75% 


Reservation Fee includes

  • Lodging

  • Meals

  • Programing

  • Use of assigned facilities