About CGM

Camp Gailor Maxon is an Episcopal summer samp located in the Cumberland Plateau region of Middle Tennessee. Serving the three dioceses of Tennessee, Camp Gailor-Maxon is a church camp that focuses on developing Christian relationships and nurturing campers through faith and fun. 

Read more our staff here.  

Our counselors are college-aged cabin counselors who are carefully selected for their individual talents, leadership ability, and experience with young people. They are trained before our campers arrive and receive a Red Cross CPR/First Aid certification and a Safeguarding God's Children certification. They also test-run all hikes and activities for the summer and participate in team-building activities. Several of our college-aged staff are also certified lifeguards. 

In addition to the leadership team and counselor staff, we also have many adults on hand for the summer. Our chapel program is planned and led by our summer chaplain, and we have priests on hand for each session of camp. We also have volunteer nurses and doctors on site. Episcopal youth ministers from all over Tennessee often volunteer their expertise for a session of camp. This combination of our leadership team, counselor staff, and adult volunteers creates the perfect combination of support for Camp Gailor-Maxon. 

Camp Gailor-Maxon is nestled in the mountains of the Cumberland Plateau, surrounded by God's beauty and splendor. Campers receive ample opportunities to be "simply kids" through hiking, swimming, rock-climbing, rappelling, and more. We spend our mornings learning how to live out our calling as Christians, through the daily chapel program, our afternoons are busy with activities, and there is always a night activity that brings the whole camp together.

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A sample of a day in the life of Camp Gailor-Maxon:

8:00 a.m.: Breakfast in the dining hall of Claiborne Hall
8:45 a.m.: Cabin clean-up (and the quest for the Golden Dust Pan)
9:30 a.m.: Morning Prayer and singing
10:00 a.m.: Daily chapel program
10:30 a.m.: Small group time in family groups
12:00 p.m.: Lunch in the dining hall of Claiborne Hall
1:00 p.m.: Siesta
2:00 p.m.: Afternoon activities (on-campus offerings like swimming in the pool, arts and crafts, sports, or off-campus activities like swimming at the Res, hiking Fiery Gizzard, or a meditation at All Saints)
5:00 p.m.: Free time (frisbee on the lawn, basketball in the pavilion, and more)
6:00 p.m.: Dinner in the dining hall of Claiborne Hall
7:00 p.m.: Nightly activity (silly olympics, counselor hunt, talent show, bonfire, etc.)
9:00 p.m.: Compline and evening snack
9:30 p.m.: Back to the cabins
10:00 p.m.: Lights out