Camp Bays Mountain postpones the opening of camp
for the 2017 summer (March 14)
Because of the possibility of not being able to meet our construction deadline, the Board has determined that we will postpone the opening of camp until the fall retreat season. We cannot with full confidence meet our goal of completing the necessary construction by our June 4 proposed opening date.
The volume of early registrations we have received for summer camp and the wonderful summer staff we have recruited makes this a difficult decision, however we believe that campers and parents would rather have a completed facility than one which is still under construction during summer camp sessions. Without question, each camper will receive a refund of their summer camp fees.
The decision to postpone will in no way slow our efforts to complete the initial phase of construction. Regular construction updates will be posted on social media, our website, through our email list and through our United Methodist district newsletters. Many volunteers have invested hundreds of hours so far, our architect and contractor have worked very hard, and we have received over one half of our $4.5 million dollar goal toward establishing camp. We celebrate these vital steps.
Remember, our goal continues to be to offer the region a gift of camp which will be accessible to all persons, of quality construction and which will be sustainable. As soon as we schedule a Grand Opening we will invite you to the celebration. Our hope is you will understand and support this decision to postpone our opening in our effort to insure the sound completion of a quality camp to be proud of for generations to come. Further questions can be directed to our Executive Director, Rev. Jeff Wadley at 865-705-3237.
How to contact us:
Contact the Director, Jeff Wadley, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 423-398-6272.
If you have questions about registration call our registrar at 423-929-9037.
Camp Bays Mountain is a ministry of the Holston Conference of the United Methodist Church and the Executive Director of all our Holston Camps is Rev. Randy Pasqua (423-612-4364)
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