3558 Baptist Camp Road
Connellys Springs, NC 28612
For several years prior to 1955, camps were conducted for the students of Region 8, comprised of 10 NC Baptist Associations. Fred Forrester conducted RA camps at Ridgecrest. GA camps were held at Gardner-Webb. The camp was conceived in the visionary dream of Menry L. Smith. Leaders in Region 8 helped establish the camp; these leaders included: Reverend John Bean, Reverend TA Lineberger, and Joe Byrd Sr. The mission: To provide a place for high quality camping programs at a minimum cost for both boys and girls who may not be able to pay the expense of other camps.