Senior Saints in the Smokies at Johnson University
Johnson University campus is located outside of Knoxville TN toward the Great Smoky Mountains on the banks of the French Broad River close to where it joins the Holston River to form the Tennessee River.
A 5 day/4 night relaxing fun-filled vacation that will refuel your soul, tickle your taste buds, and have you in tears of laughter.
The theme for 2013 will be “Tailfins and Drive-Ins”
Antique car rally
Bring your poodle skirts, penny loafers, and white T-shirts
Start the day with Rise ‘n Shine coffee
Follow that with a great breakfast buffet
Next comes a challenging Bible study led by Marshall Leggett, Chancellor of Milligan College
Then a quick report on Johnson University
Finally, choose from about 20 workshops on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday mornings covering subjects from archeology to crafts to Bible to finances and on and on
Enjoy another great lunch (dinner) buffet
To facilitate afternoon activity freedom, pack a great sack-supper (provided)
Afternoon Activities Available Off Campus
Join an organized trip to and picnic in Cade’s Cove in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park (Tuesday-optional)
Join an organized golf scramble at Creekside Plantation in Seymour TN (Wednesday-optional)
Join an organized excursion aboard the stern-wheel riverboat Star of Knoxville in Knoxville TN (Thursday-optional)
Shop the outlet malls in Pigeon Forge
Take in a professional show or tourist attractions at Sevierville, Pigeon Forge, or Gatlinburg
Enjoy hiking trails in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park or other area parks
Visit historic sites in the area
Afternoon Activities Available–On Campus
Tour the on-campus Archeology Museum
Take an afternoon for tennis, swimming (indoor pool), bicycling, fishing, racquetball, pool, ping-pong, or visit one of the exercise rooms
Enjoy hiking trails on campus
Participate in various games and fun activities
Attend a Bible drama (Wednesday-optional)
Have tea at the university president’s home (Tuesday and Thursday-limited to 30 with priority to first-timers)
Enjoy an old movie
Take an organized tour of the campus
Or you can just spend a lazy afternoon in the shade on this beautiful campus.
Great programs, awesome music, wonderful scenery, and people you’ll never forget.
Housing is available in the modern dormitories with private a bath and individual thermostat for each room.
The program changes completely each evening
Wednesday evening will include the legendary Florida Boys gospel quartet
Each evening ends with ice cream and fellowship
Just read what some loyal attendees have said about Senior Saints in the Smokies
This was my first time [to attend Senior Saints], and I really didn’t want to go, but Don did. So I came with him and didn’t think I would like it. But I want you to know it was one of the best trips I’ve ever taken, and I want to come back next year.
Judy Beaver—Plainfield, Indiana
A great week of “battery recharging.” Making new friends and renewing other friendships from past years is great! Now we return home refreshed and ready to carry on.
Donna and Lorna Powers—New Port Richey, Florida
Given a chance of a free cruise or Johnson’s [Senior Saints], I’d pick Senior Saints every time!!
Dot Davidson—Bremen, Ohio
Thanks to all for allowing me to be a part of a truly inspirational, encouraging, and uplifting few days at Senior Saints. I was sad to see the week go by so fast. I wanted more time to have my “cup” filled.
Martha Hays—Indianapolis, Indiana
Thank you one and all for the lovely sample of heaven. You spoiled us rotten and fed us like royalty.
Bill and Laverne Curtis—Oakwood, Illinois