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Located in Smithville, Tennessee, The Retreat at Center Hill Lake Campus combines hospitality with ministry to provide boys (13-17) and young men (18-25), who have experienced many troubles with an environment that allows them to build themselves up and achieve a healthy, independent lifestyle.

With a clear & effective program that focuses on workforce development, we are helping young men get an education, find jobs, and learn to live a life of gratitude.

Timothy Hill Academy

Timothy Hill Academy (THA) is a one-year residential program for troubled boys, ages 13-17. Much more than a boarding school, we feature spiritual formation, biblical mentoring, clinical therapy, accredited academics, character-building activities, and vocational training.

Trained professional staff teach teens how to become productive citizens through career counseling, caseworker & caretaker support, and by creating a plan for transitioning back into their community. Timothy Hill Academy features two residential campuses – New York and Tennessee


Work Sharp Program

Our Work Sharp program is a workforce development program for young men ages 18-25 in need of a second chance. This work program utilizes every square foot of the retreat's campus, giving residents a wide range of skills to master. These daily work projects include:

  • Grounds keeping

  • Campus Safety & Security

  • Housekeeping tasks

  • Maintenance

  • Culinary Arts

  • Woodworking

The goal of our program is to give our residents the training to earn real jobs, save money, develop personal skills, and make a future for themselves.

For More Information, Contact:


Jonathan Hempel

Program Director

615-597-4298 ext. 318


Brian Adair

Executive Site Director



Our Community Partners

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