Directions to the Leadership CENTER
Located on the campus of
the Joe C. Davis YMCA Outdoor Center

Leadership Center GPS Address
3088 Smith Springs Rd
Nashville, TN 37013

The Joe C. Davis YMCA Outdoor Center is located 30 minutes east of downtown Nashville. The center offers 320 acres of wilderness and four miles of shoreline on beautiful J. Percy Priest Lake. The JCD Outdoor Center is the home to both the YMCA Camp Widjiwagan and the Nelson Andrews Leadership Center. 

 

Driving Directions

From I-40 East

Exit at Stewart’s Ferry exit 219. Turn right at end of exit ramp. (Stewart’s Ferry will turn into Bell Road – bear right onto Bell Rd) Go 4.6 miles to Smith Springs Road. Turn left on to Smith Springs Road. Go 1 mile to 4 way stop. Go straight through the 4 way stop. Go ¼ mile to JCD Outdoor Center & YMCA Camp Widjiwagan entrance on left. When you see the brown picket fence, you have arrived. Be prepared to turn left. Enter at the sign that says Joe C. Davis Outdoor Center. Follow the road to the “Event Parking Lot” located at the end of the drive and directly across from the Camp Widjiwagan Office. Follow the pathway on the north side of the camp office to the Leadership Center walkway. 

From I-24

Exit at Bell Road. Go north on Bell Road (past Hickory Hollow Mall) to Anderson Road (first light past Murfreesboro Road). Turn right on Anderson Road. At Smith Springs Road (4 way stop w/Mapco on left) turn right. Camp is located on Smith Springs Road, ½ mile on your left. When you see the brown picket fence, you have arrived. Be prepared to turn left. Enter at the sign that says Joe C. Davis Outdoor Center. Follow the road to the “Event Parking Lot” located at the end of the drive and directly across from the Camp Widjiwagan Office. Follow the pathway on the north side of the camp office to the Leadership Center walkway. 

From I-65

Exit on to Old Hickory. Go east on Old Hickory. Old Hickory will turn into Bell Road at Nolensville Road. Continue on Bell Road, under I-24, past Hickory Hollow Mall to Anderson Road (first light past Murfreesboro Road). Turn right on Anderson Road. At Smith springs Road (4 way stop w/Mapco on left), turn right. Camp is located on Smith Springs Road, ½ mile on your left. When you see the brown picket fence, you have arrived. Be prepared to turn left. Enter at the sign that says Joe C. Davis Outdoor Center. Follow the road to the “Event Parking Lot” located at the end of the drive and directly across from the Camp Widjiwagan Office. Follow the pathway on the north side of the camp office to the Leadership Center walkway.