The tower is one of our most recently updated activities here at camp. One side of the 40' tower is a rock climbing wall with easy, intermediate, and hard routes. There is also an inverted box near the top of the wall for those seeking an additional challenge. The other side of the tower is a rappelling wall. The rappel starts from the 40 ft. high platform. Also from that platform, from the center portion of the tower runs the 200 ft. long “David” zip-line. On the opposite side, from the 28 ft. high platform runs the more exhilarating “Goliath” zip-line that zips across a ravine and ends over 400 ft. from the tower.
This classic adventure course challenges groups to work together to reach a common goal. The course is divided into two sections with the first part including the “Tomahawk Walk,” “Trust Fall,” and “The Wall.” The second part of the low-ropes series includes team building activities called “Bob’s Spider Web,” “Plank Walk,” “Platform Swing,” “Rock Labyrinth,” “Grapevine,” and “Lean on Me.”
The newly installed high ropes course was a huge success in it's first summer here at camp. Students and adults zip into a cargo net approximately 25 feet in the trees. They then work with a partner to navigate the catwalk, grapevine, foot-swing traverse, and two-line traverse. Participants then exit the course by way of a 2nd zip line. Accountability and encouragement are a big part of this activity. This has been a great addition to camp and we are so blessed to have it.
CLS contracts out a white water rafting company: Sunburst Adventures for rides down the Ocoee River.This adventure is for our guests ages 12 and older. Please visit www.sunburstrafting.com for more information on the first commercial outfitter on the Ocoee. Click here for sunburst rafting form.
Unlike whitewater rafting, Funyak adventures are done on the Hiwassee River just south of Camp Living Stones and located in the Cherokee National Forest. CLS contracts out these trips from companies such as Hiwassee Outfitters, Inc with these trips being suitable for all ages. Please visit www.hiwasseeoutfitters.com for more information on Hiwassee Funyaking.
Almost every group that has graced our doors participates in this activity. Whether in the surrounding community or here at camp, the hands of students and adults have taken God's love, through their hard work, into the lives of many. Some projects have included repair on local houses, cabin/camp construction, moving disabled adults to new homes, building wheelchair ramps, yard work, plumbing, trail blazing, and so much more. Please bring your group and join us in this labor of love!
This peak is about a 45 minute bus-ride from CLS. Buck Bald rises approximately 2,200 ft. above sea level and has a beautiful 360 degree view of the Tennessee hills and valleys. It is a great place to see some incredible sunsets and enjoy God’s beautiful creation. When we take students to Buck Bald, it generally involves taco salad, ultimate Frisbee, lots of picture-taking, and a time of worship in the great outdoors. Buck Bald is a camp favorite for students and staff!
“Baby Falls” is part of the Tellico River in the Cherokee National Forest. The ride to the waterfall is about 35 minutes on the CLS bus. Baby Falls is about a 12 foot jump. Students under 18 cannot jump without a life vest…and they tend to jump more than once. Aside from the actual falls, there is a large area for students to play in the water and explore the river.