Join us this summer for an adventure in God's creation!
The primary purposes of Camp Ba Yo Ca is to lead campers to accept Christ as their personal Savior, to make disciples for Jesus Christ, and to provide training and opportunities for Christian service. These are achieved by providing the best Christian teachings, atmosphere, and by giving campers the best camping experience possible.
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.
While we believe in the goals and potential of our Traditional Camp experience for children aged 7-15, 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 Camp Summit. Each specialty camp is designed with these considerations in mind while the individual development of our campers is the focus.
This summer we are excited to be able to open up Camp for churches and other Christian organizations to hold summer camps at Camp BaYoCa! BaYoCa staff will provide programming for those groups that want it, or you can plan and implement your own program. Activities include archery, basketball, camping, canoeing, crafts, critter hunt, blob, fishing, swimming, recreational games, sports, and more. We can also provide group activities such as the Ba Yo Ca Olympics, Frontier Adventure, Blacklight Party, and more.
Each year Camp BaYoCa hosts mission teams that answer the call to seek and save the lost and serve God's church. Mission teams stay on campus and spend each day helping our mission through construction, tourist evangelism, helping with the summer program, and more. After work is done for the day, groups are welcome to use the camp facilities for recreation and worship. Groups are also encouraged to spend some time out in the Smokies and/or Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg to recharge and fellowship together.