For over seven decades Camp Marymount has provided the Nashville Diocese and families from all over the world a summer camp experience filled with community, faith, fun and simplicity on 340 acres of beautiful middle Tennessee land.
Offering four overnight summer sessions - two for girls, and two for boys – to rising 1st graders thru rising 11th graders, Camp Marymount creates an atmosphere where a child can be him or herself without the pressures the outside world or the distractions of technology. Camp Marymount is dedicated to safety and is accredited by the American Camp Association meeting or exceeding over 300 industry-accepted and government-recognized standards. We are also dedicated to having fun providing opportunities to experience traditional camp activities like horseback riding, nature, arts and crafts, gardening, archery, riflery, swimming and lots more.
Camp Marymount provides an environment that gives a balanced, total experience in true living, by providing an inspirational and life-long impression on the body and soul of campers. The program instructs youth not only in activities but also in self-control and self-discipline utilizing the beauty, power and solemn wonder of the outdoors to foster deep spirituality. All Marymount programs seek to develop the whole person – mind, body and spirit.
From across the country and around the world, campers come to Fairview, Tennessee to kick back their heels, get back to earth, take back their summers, and feel at home. When Camp is not in session our facilities are available for a number of activities, such as retreats, workshops, weddings, reunions, and group meetings. Camp Marymount is an increasingly rare experience, a place to slow down and enjoy the serene outdoors, in today’s fast paced life.
Camp Marymount is a non profit, 501c3 charitable organization.
The mission of Camp Marymount is to develop and renew faith, character, and community in a rustic Christian environment.
That Marymount camping develops sound, healthy bodies.
That Marymount camping, through its activities, gives directed expression to a liberty and exuberance of spirit that is wholesome for its youth.
That Marymount camping develops a balanced personality and qualities of leadership.
That Marymount camping fosters a deep and lasting comradeship between campers.
That Marymount camping teaches self-control and self-discipline that makes for strength of character.
That Marymount camping uses the beauty, power and solemn wonder of the outdoors in fostering deep spiritual qualities.
That Marymount camping gives a total experience in true living, forceful, inspirational and lasting in its impression on the body and soul of our campers. So complete and appealing a lesson can be taught only in a camping environment where campers are their basic selves, on their own, and where the presence of God can be seen, heard and felt in the forms of nature and in the Sacramental Forms in the chapel.
THIS WE DO BELIEVE. TO THIS WE DO PLEDGE OURSELVES.
Camp Marymount was established in 1939 originally under the name of Camp Happy Hollow located in Joelton, Tennessee as a Catholic residential camp owned by the Diocese of Nashville. In 1945 Reverend Monsignor George W. Rohling purchased 147 acres in Fairview, TN, to provide more space and a better environment for campers. The new camp was named in honor of the Blessed Virgin Mary and has been the home of Camp Marymount ever since. A small lodge, an infirmary, nine cabins, and an outdoor chapel, that was Camp Marymount when we first opened our screened doors at the current location the summer of 1946. In 1948, Senior Camp was added. 1951 brought the dedication of St. Anthony’s Chapel. In 1959 Marymount had 138 campers and 22 counselors. Fast forward to 2008 when a new dining hall, offices, meeting rooms, winterized staff cabins, and a new chapel were added to Camp opening it up on a year round basis. Today, Camp Marymount has a total of 340 acres, 18 rustic camper cabins, 4 cabins for support staff and retreats, an infirmary, office, lodge/dining hall, arts and crafts hut, outdoor amphitheater, nature center, and a 5-acre spring fed lake. Every summer Marymount is home to 70 counselors and support staff and over 600 campers between the ages of six and sixteen from 21 different states, Mexico and Canada.