Arrivals and Monday Events

The Hall-Proctor Institute begins on Monday, July 15, 2024. The following information will help you plan your arrival time accordingly: 

  • The Pre-Session for Seminarians who have enrolled for graduate credit in the Dale P. Andrews Freedom Seminary is on Monday, 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. 
  • Pre-Sessions for CDF cohort convenings will begin at on Monday at 9:00 a.m. 
  • Check-in and packet pick-up opens at 12:00 p.m. on Monday and continues until 7 p.m. 
  • Monday’s lunch will be available from 12:30 p.m.-2:00 p.m. for those who registered online. 
  • Family Orientation for CDF Freedom Schools® scholars and accompanying adults begins at 2:00 p.m. Please see the Hall-Proctor CDF Freedom Schools program guide for more detailed information. 
  • Choir rehearsal for any interested singers begins on Monday at 4:00 p.m. 
  • Dinner is at 5:30 p.m. 
  • The formal start of the Hall-Proctor Institute is at 7:00 p.m. with a welcome address followed by the opening of the Great Preachers Series. 


The last day of Hall-Proctor Institute is Thursday, July 18, 2024. Hall-Proctor Institute will end by 12:00 p.m. 

We recommend you allow at least two hours between your CDF Haley Farm departure and your flight’s departure time. This will provide ample time for your shuttle ride to arrive at the airport and for you to board your flight. We encourage you to schedule a flight that departs after 2:00 p.m. which will allow you to remain through the conclusion of the Hall-Proctor Institute at 12:00 p.m. You don’t want to miss this special culmination of the week! 

Transportation to/from the Farm 

CDF Haley Farm is located in Clinton, TN, approximately 30 miles north of Knoxville, TN. 

If you will be flying, you should book your flight to McGhee Tyson Airport in Knoxville, TN. CDF provides round-trip airport shuttle service for the 40-minute ride from McGhee Tyson Airport to CDF Haley Farm and nearby hotels for a fee of $90. Shuttle service can be purchased during registration. 

If you will be driving, please enter 1000 Alex Haley Ln, Clinton, TN 37716 into your GPS app. There is ample free parking at CDF Haley Farm. The parking lot is a short walk from the rest of CDF Haley Farm. 

Hotels and Lodging

Hall-Proctor attendees are responsible for booking their own hotel accommodations for the event. Lodging is not included in the event registration cost. The available hotels in Clinton, TN, and Powell, TN, are listed below. Please call the hotel directly and indicate that you are a participant with CDF’s July Children’s Ministry Institute. Special rates are available for reservations confirmed by June 20, 20243

A free shuttle will transport participants between these hotels and CDF Haley Farm.

Hampton Inn – Clinton
105 Hillvale Road
Clinton, TN 37716
(865) 691-8070  

Holiday Inn – Clinton
111 Hillvale Road
Clinton, TN 37716
(865) 457-2233  

Quality Inn
123 Welcome Lane
Clinton, TN 37716
(865) 457-2255  

Baymont Inns and Suites
710 Park Place
Clinton, TN 37716
(865) 457-4311  

Fairfield Inn
130 Tanner Lane
Clinton, TN 37716
(865) 269-3254 

Powell Holiday Inn
7520 Conner Road
Powell, TN 37849
(865) 938-3800  

Powell LaQuinta Inn
7534 Conner Road
Powell, TN 37849
(865) 947-7500 

If the hotels are all full by the time you call to make your reservation, please contact us at or (865) 457-6466 to discuss other lodging options. 

Weather, Walking, and Disability Accommodations

Weather in Tennessee in July is typically hot. The various buildings and other locations on the grounds of CDF Haley Farm are reached by walking along gravel paths. Golf cart assistance is available for those with mobility needs. You are encouraged to pack casual, comfortable clothing for the weather, as well as a reusable water bottle, sunglasses, hat, and any other items to maximize your comfort in the heat, and comfortable shoes for walking the grounds. 

For attendees in need of assistance while on site: to arrange golf cart assistance while on the Farm, parking for those with disabilities, or other accommodations for those who need extra assistance, please email or call (865) 457-6466 in advance. Please also describe any necessary mobility accommodations when you complete your event registration form. 

COVID Care Policy

Based on an interest in community health, CDF encourages guests of CDF Haley Farm to be vaccinated against COVID-19. CDF may require testing, with tests provided by CDF, if the local level of infections justifies greater precautions. CDF will also provide masks and tests as requested by guests. Additionally, quarantine bedrooms are available to those guests who test positive or have been exposed, and those who are at risk of having or spreading the COVID-19 virus.