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.
Ages 7 through college will find a summer program that will be just the right fit, offering personal development, skills, encouragement, and plenty of fun and adventure that many have claimed to be "the best summer of my life!"More Info
Progress continues on the ramp and decking of the new blob deck. 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)
Seven high school teens from Crossroads Bible Church of Grand Rapids, Michigan and their youth pastor and wife Max and Chelsea Garter are spending their Spring Break helping us get ready for summer ministry. A special THANKS to these awesome young people for driving 700 miles and giving a week of hard work for God's glory!
Golf carts and small all-terrain vehicles are very useful. God has graciously provided a Yamaha gas-powered golf cart by donation from Mr. Tyler Clark in memory of his father, Mr. Earl Clark of Corbin, KY. Shown in the photo are: Terry Maughon (president), Ted Rich (former board member), and Ted's grandson, Owen Peterson.
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 is being installed that will serve for many years to come.
Cara graduated from Young Harris College in 2017 with a Bachelor's degree in Communication Studies. She is a native of Covington, Georgia. Her passion for ministry and people led her to work on summer staff as a counselor at Doe River Gorge for three summers after high school (2013-2014-2015) during her college years. That same passion led her back after college to work full-time. Cara joins the staff in the midst of camper registration activity. She will be the one to answer all your questions about signing up your children for "the best summer of their life!" She will also help schedule your group retreat or school field trip.
The Unimog (giant 4x4) was given a new paint job thanks to the generosity and expertise of Steve Wysong, a board member of Doe River Gorge Ministries. Steve owns Wysong Enterprises, a helicopter customization service, located at the Tri-Cities Regional Airport. His customization service involves high-quality painting and Steve has provided his services to repaint several Doe River Gorge vehicles. THANK-YOU to Steve!
The lake is drained every year for cleaning, and this year a new deck for the BLOB will be constructed. The new deck foundation will also resolve a serious leak issue that developed last summer. A special thanks to John Maxwell of Johnson City for his volunteer help with the removal of the 23 year-old deck with the use of his Bobcat trackhoe.
A stone stairway has been installed between Mountain Meadows Lodge and the huge oak used for the Technical Tree Climb. This attractive feature will provide safety on the much-used sloping terrain at the tree climb as well as seating for those waiting their turn at the popular activity. Again, a special thanks to John Maxwell for his valuable time and skills with his Bobcat trackhoe.