Focus on Faith
CAMP BAYS MOUNTAIN IS A CAMP WITH A LONG LEGACY AND AN IMPORTANT PURPOSE...HELPING CAMPERS GROW IN THE CHRISTIAN FAITH. WE OFFER AN ENVIRONMENT WHERE CHILDREN AND YOUTH CAN FIND OPPORTUNITIES TO EXPLORE AND GROW IN THEIR FAITH. THIS IS DONE DAILY THROUGH MORNING WATCH, PRAYER TIMES, EVENING WORSHIP, AND BIBLE STUDIES. ALSO, EVERY CAMPER IS PART OF A SMALL GROUP OF ABOUT 10 CAMPERS WITH TWO COUNSELORS/MENTORS THAT JOURNEY WITH THEM. THERE ARE ALSO PASTORS AND CHURCH LEADERS EVERY WEEK THAT SERVE AS OUR MINISTERS-IN-RESIDENCE, OR 'MIRS.'
The Board of Directors mission is to dream, define, design, develop and dedicate a new facility for the next generation of campers in the upper east Tennessee and southwest Virginia region. Phase 1 will be FINISHED by the end of 2018. Phase 2 began in August of 2018.
The Core Values of our Establishment/Construction Phase are these:
Accessibility for persons with all abilities
Accredidation by the American Camp Association
No capital mortgage debt
Affordable fees with options for payments
Meet/Exceed current building codes
Planning and designing for the next generation
Energy efficient property
Never use the phrase "its good enough for camp"
Always use the phrase "Does this make sense and will it make a positive impact on campers?"
Camp Bays Mountain's 5-D Context for Establishing the new site:
DREAM- "When we get where we are going, where will we be?"
DEFINE- "Does this make sense?"
DESIGN- :What do we need to build to realize our vision?"
DEVELOP- "How much will it cost, who will do the work and how will this impact campers?"
DEDICATE- "How will we thank donors and make camp sustainable?"