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Camp Office

1129 South Mountain Rd.

PO Box 9

Bostic, NC 28018

PH: 828-245-3322
FX: 828-245-1659
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Meet the Staff
O.A. and Charlotte Fish

Captain O.A. Fish and his wife Charlotte are the founders of South Mountain Christian Camp. O.A. is a retired Eastern Airlines pilot. He is the camp's CEO and president of the board of directors. He wrote an autobiographical book, Fingerprints of God, which is available here. Charlotte Fish is Chief Operations Officer of the Camp and also serves on the board of directors. Both O.A. and Charlotte are available for speaking engagements. They can be contacted through the camp.

Steve and Jen Collins

Steve and Jen Collins have been at South Mountain since March 1998. Steve is the Executive Director of the Camp, and Jen is the Guest Group Coordinator. Steve has been working in ministry since 1993. He graduated from Toccoa Falls College with a degree in Youth Ministries: Camping. He currently serves on the Rutherford County Juvenile Crime Prevention Council, the Rutherford County Community Engagement Team, and on the board of the Rutherford Outdoor Coalition. He formerly served on advisory councils for both Rutherford Early College High School and the School of Christian Education at Toccoa Falls College. Steve and Jen both serve on the cabinet for the Carolinas/Virginias section of Christian Camp and Conference Association and on the Elders Board at Restoration Church of Forest City. Steve is available for speaking engagements from August through May and can be contacted through the camp.

Facilities Map

Points of Interest

1. Administration Building/Camp Offices

2. Picnic Shelter/Playground/Bathhouse

3. Glory Land Cabin

4. Ballfields

5. Joy Center

6. Observation Deck

7. Jericho Cabin Site

8. Fishing Pond

9. Engedi Cabin Site

10. Pritchard Lodge

11. Elli Will Lodge

12. Ropes Course

13. Dewey Fern Lodge/Greenway Building

14. Cafeteria

15. Swimming Pool/Volleyball Court

16. Lake Galilee

17. Prayer Garden

18. Golf Driving Range

19. Staff Housing/Private Residence

20. Maintenance Area


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Camp History
Our Mission


When a person is enthusiastic, interested and searching for answers, he is at the pinnacle of his teaching moments.  We firmly believe, and many educators agree, that these rare moments can be readily achieved during camping experiences.



In the scriptures, we find that when Jesus wanted to impart great truths to his cabin group (The Twelve Disciples), He would always take them aside.  Usually, He would take them into a garden, up a mountain, or on a boat ride across the Sea of Galilee.  The Old Testament tells how God told Moses to instruct the Children of Israel to hold a feast, known as the “Feast of Booths,” once a year.  This feast was to be a meaningful time of remembering their past, worshipping God and learning the Scripture.



It is our aim at South Mountain Christian Camp to fully utilize this effective, Bible-centered ministry to spread the Good News of Jesus Christ.  Through well-planned programming, teaching, sharing in fellowship and healthy physical activities, we hope to help campers respond in faith to the call of God on their lives and then nurture their faith and fellowship in Christ Jesus so that they may mature into responsible citizens of God’s Kingdom.

Our Organization

South Mountain Christian Camp is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.


Board of Directors

O.A. Fish, chairman

Don Alexander, vice chairman

Charlotte Fish, secretary

Cheryl Whiteside, treasurer

Donnie Haulk, member

Matthew Kramer, member

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