KJ Kemp’s Adult Summer Camp

Reset. Re-story. Relax.

KJ Kemp’s Adult Summer Camp is crafted to provide a rejuvenating experience of nature, community and play in the spirit of summer camp style.  Tucked away in the serene Victorian village of Historic Rugby, Tennessee and the Big South Fork National Park is an ideal setting for people to unplug, relax and get back to the fun of life!  Activities will include creative approaches to refocus such as yoga, creative writing, and motivational journaling balanced with outdoors fun such as hikes, swimming at the swimming hole, road bowling, creative crafts, picnics and an old school talent show.

“The beauty of nature is often the wisest balm for it gently relieves and releases the caged mind.” 

-John O’Donahue

What we are about…..

We believe that great joy can be found in nature and each other. KJ Kemp’s Adult Summer Camp is inspired by three values.

Reset. Believe in the power of a time out!
We invite each other to eat together, go for a hike, dive into an activity, sip a cocktail on a porch.…you get it. Accept or decline, it’s up to you.

Restory.  Try something outside of your comfort zone.
Some folks conquer a fear of heights on a hiking trail and others build their confidence in rewriting their story. For some people spending an hour relaxing in hammock can be a challenge. Whatever your adventure, you’ll find it at this summer camp!

Relax. Be your radiant self.
Want to wear a cape the entire time? Cool. Ready to skip everywhere you go? We’re down. Want to show off your kick-ass listening skills with some new friends? Listen away. Relax and let your best self shine through…others will be inspired to do the same!

We believe in the FUNdamentals of living and we’re here to provide a place to disconnect from the daily grind and create a new story to live by. We are an inclusive community and we think you’re fantastic just the way you are…..so come as you are! Bring an instrument, bring your journal, an open mind and whatever else makes you feel like you.


Due to COVID-19 we are taking a different turn for 2020!  We realize that needs have shifted along with employment and we just want you to be able to come experience a little peace and fun.  KJ Kemp will be in Rugby and fun will be waiting.  If you’d like to join us outdoors with social distancing around a campfire, down at the swimming hole, for a hike or guided introspection and fun…then we have Summercamp Lite!  To participate in KJ Kemp Summercamp Lite, please do the following:

  1. Secure your lodging with whomever you feel comfortable sharing lodging.  Accommodations are available on a first come basis at any of these Rugby establishments: Historic Rugby,  Grey Gables Bed and Breakfast,  AirBnB Alexander-Perrigo, R.M. Brooks Campsite or nearby in Jamestown, TN.
  2. Contact KJ Kemp through this website and let her to know to expect you.  You will receive your official invitation to SummerCamp Lite with details on activities and times.
  3. Plan to show up in Historic Rugby, Tennessee between 3-6 pm on Thursday, June 18 for three days of fun!
  4. If and only IF you feel so inclined to make a donation to Historic Rugby, we are gladly accepting donations via Paypal  or you can donate in person to Historic Rugby when you get here!