We’re humbled to be able to offer another year of summer camp here at Camp Ba Yo Ca and we look forward to a summer of outdoor adventure with your kids! We’re confident that they will have the opportunity to experience a life-changing week that can impact them for the rest of their lives! Take a look at our Camp dates below and see which camp is best fit for your child! Traditional Camps - $325 Our traditional camps have revolved around a gospel-centered message packed into a week of outdoor adventure for over 60 years. Our program is always evolving, but traditional campers experience their choice of camp activities during the day like sports, hiking, canoeing, and then gather for events in the evening like Frontier Adventure. Our counselors and staff walk alongside our campers all week guiding them toward Jesus through spiritual gatherings like Chapel in the Woods after breakfast and Worship each evening.
Traditional Boys One – May 30 – June 3 Traditional Boys Two – June 13 - 17 Traditional Girls One – June 20 - 24 Traditional Girls Two – July 4 - 8
Specialty Camps While we believe in the goals and potential of our Traditional Camp experience for children aged 7-17, our specialty camps are designed for parents who have specific goals for their children. For parents who may be apprehensive about their child venturing away from home for an entire week we've built Little Rascals Camp. For parents looking for a leadership building opportunity for their older female child we've built the 2-week Camp Summit. Each specialty camp is designed with these considerations in mind while the individual development of our campers is the focus.
Little Rascals Camp– May 30 – June 1 - $175 An introduction to the summer camp experience for kids aged 6-9 who may be new to over night stays away from their parents. We’ve smashed all the fun of our traditional camp weeks into a 3-day, 2-night camp that focuses on activities that younger kids love such as Critter Hunt and pool games! The perfect launchpad for your child to fall in love with the great outdoors while maturing in their independent skills.
Man Camp – June 6-10 - $350 An outdoor focused week of summer camp for boys age 12-17 seeking a closer connection to nature. These campers will grow in fellowship with a group of young men through building fires, constructing temporary shelters, developing survival skills, and more. We want boys to have a Christ-centered experience where they can embrace their transition from boyhood into manhood.
Camp Summit – June 13-24 - $675 A 2-week summer camp experience focused on discipling young women, age 14-17, into a strong relationship with Jesus through service and leadership development. These young women will enjoy a week of specialized summer camp focused on their spiritual maturity, followed by a week full of Christian service opportunities both with camp and in the surrounding area of East Tennessee.
Wilderness Camp – June 27 – July 1 - $350 We want young women, aged 12-17, to have the opportunity to embrace the great outdoors through a week retreating away at camp. These campers will grow in fellowship with a group of young women through building campfires, developing survival skills, exploring the natural wilderness surrounding camp and more. We want girls to have the opportunity to disconnect from an electronic society and immerse themselves in a natural environment for the week.
Special Operations Camp – July 4-8 - $350 A week of summer camp where boys, age 12-17, will work together to accomplish secret missions all around camp. Missions will foster teamwork, creativity, cunning and resourcefulness in these young men as we work together to pursue both successful results and Jesus! Our goal for them this week is for them to receive and accept a mission that definitely won't self-destruct in 5 seconds!
Youth Traverse – July 25-29 - $350 Camp Ba Yo Ca’s co-ed camp for students, age 12-17. These students will embark on a week of adventure revolving around our special activities designed for older kids including battling in Paintball, high-flying launches from The Blob, conquering our new Climbing Tower, and more! As students progress through middle school and high school, they will form their personality and lay the foundation of who they will be as adults in the world. During Youth Traverse we want to give our campers the opportunity to root their identities in Christ during this transformative time of their lives.
Click one of the Camper Registration buttons, give us a call at (865)453-6274, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to get your child signed up for a week of camp today!
Note from the Directors We never want cost to be the reason a child doesn't get the opportunity to experience our ministry here at Camp Ba Yo Ca. If you have or know a child that would love to come to camp, please reach out to us. Thanks to the unyielding generosity of our Ba Yo Ca partners, we have a Child-to-Camp Fund that exists to help accommodate specific cases like these.