Frequently Asked Questions
What is the size of your camp?
Ans. We have 188 beds located in five cabins and a dormitory building. The foot-print is approximately 230 acres next to the Cherokee National Forrest.
What is the cost for lodging and meals?
There is a price sheet posted on the website. Prices are subject to change. Current cost for 3 meals and one night of lodging is $42.
Can we provide and cook our own meals on site?
We have a separate dining room (Hammon’s Hall) where groups can prepare their own meals.
Is fishing allowed in Agape lake?
Yes. All visitors are required to sign a form releasing the camp from liability.
Do you rent to families?
Yes. We rent cabins to families.
Do you rent RV sites on a monthly basis?
No. We have a daily rate and a weekly rate. There is a two week limit on RV rentals except by special arrangement.
Are the RV sites full hook up with water, electric and sewer?
Yes. We have 9 sites, six have 30 amp service. Three sites have 50 amp service. We have only one pull-through site. Space is limited to fifth wheel rigs 45 ft or less not including the truck pulling the trailer.
Do you have Wi Fi for guests
Yes. Wi Fi is available in the dormitory and main dining hall. It is not available in cabins, the Rock, or Mammon’s Hall.
Do you host weddings and family reunions?
Yes we host both. See Community and Weddings under reservations on the website.
Do you allow swimming and boating in the lake?
We allow swimming and canoeing if the group has certified life guards. Life guards must submit proof of certification.
Do you provide life guards?
No. We do have life guards who may be hired with a 3 hr minimum of $30. Individual groups are responsible for paying life guards.
Do you have to have a license to fish in the lake?
The lake is private but a state fishing license may be required.
Do you have grills for cooking?
Yes. Charcoal grills are available at cabins and in tent camping areas. We do not furnish utensils, charcoal or lighter fluid.
Can we build a fire or have a bonfire on the property?
Fires are permitted only in the charcoal grills and in the fire pit near the lake. A fire in the fire pit requires a permit because our property adjoins the Cherokee National Forrest. There is a charge of $31.50 for a bonfire and a Camp employee is required to be present.
Do you offer structured activities for guests?
No. We can make arrangements for structured activities with advanced planning. Most groups provide their own personnel to conduct structured activities and worship services.
Are cabins and dormitory rooms air conditioned?
Yes. All cabins and the dormitory are air conditioned. One cabin and the dormitory have central heat.
Are you open year-round?
Currently we are operating on a schedule of April 1 to Nov. 30. However we can host groups during the off season. Contact the Camp Director for more information.
Do you allow alcohol in the buildings?
Camp Agape is declared as an alcohol and drug free campus.
Do you have a non-smoking policy? Is tobacco allowed?
There is smoking and VAP use only in designated areas. Use of smokeless tobacco is discouraged.
Do you sponsor “sports camps”?
Currently we do not have any structured sports camp. We are very interested in developing sports camps. Contact the Camp Director if you are interested in conduction a sports camp.
Do you have a large inside meeting room/worship center with a sound system?
Does it have a piano keyboard?
Our main dining hall doubles as a conference room. It will seat approximately 120 guests. There is a sound system, Roland weighted keyboard, piano, and a portable screen.
Do you have a large outside meeting facility with electricity and bathrooms?
What is the capacity?
The Rock has bathrooms, a stage, and folding chair seating. Approximately 150 people can be seated under roof. There is electricity and good lighting.
Does the camp offer “white-water rafting” and/or mass transportation to rafting sites?
We cooperate with outside white water rafting company’s by providing information to interested groups. Camp Agape does not schedule the rafting event. Each visiting group is responsible for booking a rafting event separate from the Camp Agape reservation.
Availability is on a first come, first serve basis. Youth groups are ask to bring at least 1 adult per 7 youth members. If you have a mixed group (male and female), we also require that you bring both male and female leaders. Prices are subject to change. Please call the camp office for current prices. A non-refundable deposit is required within two weeks to confirm reservations at Camp Agape. See the Retreat Reservation Form or Missions Reservation Form for terms and payment schedule.
We will NOT hold rooms for longer than two weeks without a deposit. Retreat reservations are ‘locked in’ one month before a group’s date of arrival. Groups cannot request a reduction in either the number of rooms reserved OR number of meals served in order to reduce their total cost after this date. Rooms, meals, and recreation may be added up to ten days before arrival, if available.
PLEASE NOTE: In the event of an accident or illness while at Camp Agape each camper’s personal insurance or the church’s insurance is the primary insurance carrier. Camp Agape’s insurance is secondary.