Camp Ba Yo Ca: Retreat Center Camp Ba Yo Ca, located in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains, provides an ideal setting for Christian camping programs and church retreats. The camp is owned and operated by the Knox County Association of Baptists and is located on 350 acres of beautiful woodland. The Camp facilities can accommodate a variety of groups including children, youth, couples, and senior adults.
The purpose of Camp Ba Yo Ca as a spiritual retreat center is to provide an atmosphere in which Christian groups can: 1. Lead the lost to accept Jesus Christ as their personal Savior 2. Make disciples for Jesus Christ 3. Provide training and opportunities for Christian service
All retreats and programs are to be conducted in keeping with the primary purpose of Camp Ba Yo Ca as a spiritual retreat center. The goal is to provide a place where individuals can enhance their spiritual growth and share their experience with others. To make a reservation please call 865-453-6274 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Jett Lodge can sleep up to 80 people. Downstairs has a living area with a fireplace, lounge area with sofas, large kitchen, large open floor-plan that can be used for dining or gathering, bathroom and a private bedroom. Upstairs you will find two sleeping areas with bunk style beds, two large bathrooms, and two private bedrooms.
The two bunkhouses collectively sleep up to 72 people. Each bunkhouse can be divided into two sides separated by a lockable door and have bunk style beds, each side having its own large bathroom. Utilize Nelson Dining Hall as your camp headquarters. Use this extra-large area for cooking, eating and gathering area. Your group can provide their own meals or our camp staff can serve meals at an additional cost.
Cabins and Bathhouse
We have 12 cabins atop the hill, each with heating and air conditioning. Each cabin has 4 bunkbeds and will sleep 8. The bathhouse has two sides - toilets, showers and changing stalls - and is located in the cabin area. All the cabins have a back porch with a view of the beautiful mountains that surround them.
The Lakehouse can sleep up to 36 people. It has two sides, each with a bathroom, and bunk beds sleeping 18. Utilize our Craft Hall as your camp headquarters. The Craft Hall has two spacious rooms where you can set up for meals, worship, or games with a great view of the Lake.
Camp offers a rustic campsite with 6 covered shelters and fire pits. The campsite is easily accessible while providing a great outdoor camping experience. This area is great for father/son retreats or those wanting to try backpacking but still have the amenities of camp. Running water and pit grates are provided for cooking. Optional grills are available as well.