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Welcome to Camp New Dawn

245 S. Cedar Lane
Chickamauga, Georgia 30707-2522

A place to grow the soul.

Find us on the web at, or call us at (706) 539-2235


Tucked on the edge of McLemore Cove at the base of Lookout Mountain, Camp New Dawn provides a pastoral/mountainous setting suitable for all ages. Six weeks of children and youth camps are held in the summer; facilities for retreats and other gatherings are available all year. We are small with a big family atmosphere. Capacity--in cabins-32; lots of tent space. Enjoy our fishing lake, pool, sports field, ga-ga pit, archery, team-building and outdoor ed opportunities and many historic sites in the area. Custom programming for your group. Or just relax...



The types of camps we operate include:

Day Camp
Resident Camp

Programming We Offer:

Families (together in one program)

Throughout the year, you’ll find the following special emphasis camps (or themes) during one or more of our sessions:

Outdoor Education

While you’re here, you may want to take advantage of the following activities we offer:

Archery/Shooting Range
Ropes/Challenge Course
Soccer Field
Baseball/Softball Field
Swimming - Outdoor
Fishing Area

Interested in renting our facilities? We are happy to rent our facilities to the following groups/types:

Children's Groups
Youth Groups
Single Adults
Married Couples
Families (in one unit)

These are the types of accommodations we offer:

Tent Sites
RV Sites

Kitchen Facilities Use

Rental groups may use kitchen facilities

We are set up to handle the following group sizes in the various seasons:

During the summer, we can take care of up to 32 guests. In the spring, we can accommodate 32 guests. Our winter capacity is 32. Finally, in fall, we have enough room for 32 guests.

We also offer the following special activities and features:

Tent spaces and RV parking (no hookups) unlimited; in a bountiful outdoor area for hiking, caving, rock climbing, rappelling, rafting, canoeing, field. Staff trained to lead all activities or go on your own. Field games, ga-ga pit, amphitheatre and fire ring. Fishing lake and creeks for wading. Pool nearby. Also home to McLemore Cove School of Traditional Arts classes Host for Three Circles Foundation events


25 Miles SW of Chattanooga, TN.


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Register for summer camp by May 1 and receive $25 off.
Multiple children from same family also receive $25 off after first child.
Low income children may apply for scholarships
Grandparents raising grandchildren may apply for shcolarships

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