Did you think traditional summer camps were a thing of the past? In the expansive and magical Great Smoky Mountains National Park region of East Tennessee, we prove that at least some of that thinking is itself outdated as we have a proper summer camp for kids right here in Wears Valley! Summertime is big for a huge tourism center like the Smokies and while we have many activities and attractions that kids of all ages will enjoy, some families mutually agree that kids having their summer vacations at a secure, Christian environment where they can simultaneously learn how to survive away from home while also creating new wonderful memories and building new relationships is the right course of action for the coming vacation season.
Camp Ba Yo Ca off of Happy Hollow Rd. is a 350 acre facility that offers traditional camping, Christian retreats, specialty camps and other potential spiritually-inclined getaways for groups as requested with a plethora of onsite amenities, different types of onsite lodging, a lake, a bathhouse, and more. As usual, we’ll let the official Camp Ba Yo Ca website speak for itself and introduce itself for any interested parents, churches or relevant groups:
Their official website writes:
“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:
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. 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.
Visit Camp Ba Yo Ca online at https://www.campbayoca.com/.