Doe River Gorge is a place where you can leave the pressures and busyness of your world behind! Here, you can be inspired as you brave new challenges, experience fun and adventure, reorder priorities, cultivate friendships, and build memories that will last a lifetime.
Whether you’re in elementary school, navigating through life as a teenager, trekking through college, or seeking to engage your family, church, school, or company, Doe River Gorge is the refuge you’ve been looking for. Discover the place, the passion, and the programs of Doe River Gorge. It just might be your perfect escape.
Programs for ages 7 through college ... personal development, skills, encouragement, and plenty of fun and adventure for the best summer of your life!More Info
Art and Donna have historical connections with Doe River Gorge dating back to before summer camps began in 1995. They have been involved in Christian camping as well as Habitat for Humanity. Since moving back into the area have joined the full-time team, Donna as Guest Services Director, and Art as special project volunteer.
Thank you, Modern Woodmen of America, for the generous donation of $2,500. Pictured are: Chuck Lyle, DRG board member, Sonja Broyles and Donna Bear of Modern Woodmen, and Terry Maughon, DRG president. We're grateful to Modern Woodmen for their commitment to investing in their local community.
After 19 years of serving as Program Services Director, Jeff Smythe has moved to serve as the Family Life Pastor at Redeemer Community Church in Johnson City, TN. His transition will take effect August 10. Jeff will be greatly missed.
Grace Fellowship Church of Johnson City, TN came with a wonderful group of 32 volunteers to help accomplish several important grounds maintenance projects...spraying sealer on the new blob deck, pressure washing walls and patios, spreading mulch in activity areas, lakeside weeding, road and walkway drainage, and more. (more photos)
Progress is complete on the new blob deck and back in use for the opening of Adventure Quest camps. Thanks to John Smith, local contractor and long-time friend and supporter of Doe River Gorge, for his help. Thanks also to Craig Young and Chris Little of Prosim Engineering, LLC for the engineering plans for the project. (more photos)
The Depot functions as the Outfitters Gift Shop as well as kitchen and serving area making it the most-used facility. A new ceramic floor has been installed that will serve for many years to come.