Dear Awesome BaYouCa Camper,
We have a lot of cool “stuff” at Camp BaYouCa. Many other camps have great “stuff”, too. What sets us apart though, the reason campers come back year after year, are the relationships formed and cultivated here. Our staff plays a huge role in that and the future of our staff is our BaYouCa Leadership Training (BLT) campers. I want to invite you to be a part of that.
First, camper and staff relationships with God. The God of the universe made us for and desires a personal, meaningful relationship with you and me. Read that again. It’s for real and it’s life-changing. When you experience it, you want more of it. Many campers and staff experience it here and that’s why they keep coming back to connect with God and to share it with others.
Next, camper to camper relationships. Many people make life-long friendships right here at camp. Our staff does an amazing job of building community within the cabin and the camp as a whole. Campers have the opportunity to be themselves here in a physically, spiritually, and socially safe environment. The last day of camp is awesome, watching campers exchange facebook information, phone numbers, and addresses so they can keep in touch until the next year.
Last, camper to staff relationships. I believe that we introduce to some campers what they’ve only known to be mythical figures-that is, college age people who are both cool and followers of Jesus! In a time when statistics show alarming numbers of teens abandoning their faith after high school, we have counselors who are embracing their faith and thriving in it. Not to mention, they love BaYouCa and they love kids!