An introduction to Alpine's unique traditions and activities.
An exciting montage of scenes from Alpine’s long, rich history combined with vintage 8mm footage of the camp today provides a glimpse into the enduring traditions that define the camp.
Learn about some of the amazing activities, traditions, and sights you’ll encounter around Alpine Camp for Boys.
Our youngest age group in camp consisting of boys who have completed the first, second, or third grade.
One of the two tribes at Alpine. The Cherokee tribe color is red.
We wear these on Sunday with our whites for church and lunch. They’ve been a camp tradition since 1959!
The tribe chief is the head of your tribe during camp. He provides unity and keeps the tribe focused on the prize!
The Olympiad happens on Mountain Day during First & Second Term. It is a night activity during Junior Camp. It is filled with tons of games and competitions. Each age group will compete in each roation - Mohawk vs Cherokee! Ready, set….GO!
Block Period happens several times during camp. We’ll scrap the afternoon activities and do something fun as an age group.
Cabin Time happens during Sunday afternoons. You’ll get to do something fun and adventurous with your counselors and cabin mates. After cabin time, we’ll eat some ice cold watermelon on the Team Sports field!
A beloved game that is played in several different arenas at camp. It’s loud and intense. If you’re lucky, you might just be a Sultan of Swat this summer!
After dinner, we’ll head to the gym for a quick jam session. “Say it’s french tooooaast!”
Make your bed and sweep the floors! The cleanest cabin during cabin inspection gets to go to store 5 miutes early.
We start our day the same way each morning at camp by going to Morning Watch. You’ll sing some fun wake up songs like ‘Blind Man’ and the ‘Fruits of the Spirit’ before hearing your head counselor bring a short devotion.
Are you ready for the most fun day of your life?! Think fire trucks, loud music, sirens, crazy costumes, Olympiad competition, a County Fair at camp and you can even sink your head counselor in the dunking booth…did I mention it’s fun?!
It literally ‘rocks the gym walls’ every time we play it. It’s similar to dodgeball but with a twist. Slaughterball has been the favorite camp game for generations.
The Canyon is where Hunters, Trappers, and Scouts live during camp. It is located at the front of camp near the office and dining hall. Egypt and Paris are the names of the bath houses located in the Canyon.
Warriors and Braves live on the Mountain. You can find this cabin area in the woods just above the team sports field. The bath house on the Mountain is named Siberia. Warriors use Siberia A and Braves use Siberia B.
The Ridge is located near the back of camp. It sits high on the bluff of Little River. The Chief I’s and II’s live on the Ridge.
An amphitheater built in the heart of camp, Council Ring has been full of tradition for many years. One of the most important things that happens here is the presentation of our Great Sons each year.
The river that runs through camp. You can canoe, paddleboard and do all sorts of water related activities in Little River. FUN FACT: It’s also the longest freshwater river that begins and ends on top of a mountain! “For rapids that flow…”
Skull Rock can be located on the map of camp. It hasn’t been found in many years. The last person to see it was Mr. O and our long time program director Bill “Tree” Jamieson. If you find it, you may go down as a legend in camp lore for years to come!
You better get ready to run when the store bell rings! Guys will be running to get in line for an afternoon sweet after rest hour.
We have a different meal hymn for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Don’t worry, you’ll catch on quick!
Moosetracks is the ice cream served at lunch on Sundays. We love it! If your tribe is fortunate enough to have the most points for the week…you’ll be eating seconds while the other tribe walks!
Along with our neckerchief, we wear white shorts and shirts every Sunday. Boys have been doing this since 1959. Unfortunately, they usually don’t stay white for long!
Malcolm is the program director for Junior Camp. He has been a part of camp for many years in many different capacities, and you’ll see him around camp often while you’re at Alpine. He has an incredible sense of humor, so bring him a joke when you come to camp. During the off season, Malcolm and his family live in Jackson, MS.
Richard is the program director for First Term. If you have any questions about switching activities or other program related questions, Richard is your guy. He’s incredible on the mic at the sports desk during announcements. He lives in Birmingham, AL during the off season.
Roderick Russ is our Second Term program director. He is full of energy and never stops moving and keeps everything in place at camp. You can find him moving around camp with his clipboard full of information if you have any questions about activities. In the off season, you’ll find Roderick and his family in Nashville, TN.