Dear Youth Pastor or Youth Worker:
I am truly excited about Barbourville Pentecostal Youth Camp 2017! Please join us as we celebrate 58 years of BPYC in 2017! God has used the Barbourville Pentecostal Youth Camp to touch thousands of lives and set into motion a vast Pentecostal army to penetrate and destroy the evil plan of the enemy. Numerous influential Pentecostal leaders have walked the grounds of the Appalachian Children’s Home during Youth Camp and each year, lives of young people are forever changed. Who knows which camper will be next powerful influence in today’s society?
The dates for Barbourville Pentecostal Youth Camp 2017 are Monday, June 19 through Saturday, June 24, 2017.
Please review the information on this website. It is imperative that you, as the leader, review, read, and become very familiar with all of the information for this year's camp. It is suggested you have regularly scheduled meetings with your youth group and youth workers to present and discuss all BPYC activities and policies. Please note several items and policies have changed. Pre-Registration ends Wednesday, May 31, 2017. DUE TO SPACE CONSTRAINTS, ALL CHURCHES AND PARTICIPANTS ARE REQUIRED TO PRE-REGISTER. If your church is interested in attending BPYC for the first time, please contact me at (828) 200-2040.
In order to qualify as a camper, the student must be at least age 11 by the first day of camp and must not turn age 19 before the end of camp. Due to safety and liability concerns, absolutely no one under the age of 11 is allowed to attend.
If you are a counselor, you must be at least age 21. If you are not, and there are no other participants of age from your church special permission must be given by Camp Director, Bobby Grubbs. Volunteers must also receive special permission to attend from a camp director if under the age of 21. Please contact Bobby Grubbs at (606) 337-5960 if you have any questions regarding participant ages.
Registration Forms can be located here.
BPYC does not provide health insurance. If a child becomes ill, the legal guardian(s) of the said camper will be responsible for any and all medical charges. Hospitals will be instructed to bill the guardian(s) of the injured/ill child. Likewise, adult participants will also be responsible for all medical charges incurred as a result of an injury or illness. BPYC will have medical staff on duty at all times during camp, which will be able to provide basic care for minor illnesses and injuries. The medical staff will also maintain all medical prescriptions for all camp participants. All medicines (prescribed and over-the-counter) must be submitted to the Camp Nurse during Registration. It is the responsibility of the participant to take all medicines as prescribed.
Youth Camp Fees
There is a refundable church deposit fee of $50.00. Please make all checks, preferably issued by your church, payable to Barbourville Pentecostal Youth Camp.
The total fee for camper participation is $145.00. The pre-registration fee of $95.00 must be submitted with camper registration. This $95.00 is non-refundable; however, it is transferable to another camper of the same sex if the original camper is unable to attend. The remaining $50.00 is due upon registration/BPYC check-in. Pre-Registration ends on Wednesday, May 31, 2017. Pre-Registration must be postmarked by this date to receive the discounted rates. The camper registration fee will increase to $155.00 on June 1, 2017.
There is a $35.00 registration fee for Volunteers to cover the cost of food and various expenses. This non-refundable, non-transferable fee must be submitted with the completed adult registration form.
There is not a registration fee for counselors or staff. The camper to counselor ratio is 10:1 (ten campers per one counselor).
A registering church who plans to send campers, but is unable to provide counselors, must make prior arrangements with another participating church having counselors, and partner with them. If a church who has partnered with another church wants to maintain their own church number and identity, they may do so; however, the campers are under the supervision and the authority of the partnering church's counselors. If your church does not have a male or female counselor, please include a written request for a counselor with your Church Registration as these arrangements must be made prior to BPYC Registration.
Any additions to your church’s pre-registration participant count must be approved by the Registrar prior to coming to BPYC. All additional registrants will be placed on a waiting list due to space constraints, and is not guaranteed to participate in BPYC. Should space be available to house additional participants, they may or may not be placed with their church in the dorms/barracks.
Cell Phone Policy...NEW for 2017
Campers are allowed to bring their cell phones to BPYC; however, cell phone usage will not be permitted in the barracks, bathrooms, or the Tabernacle and cannot be used after lights out or before wake up call in the morning. As always, should an emergency arise, the telephone number for the Youth Camp office is (606) 546-8712. You can also contact me at (828) 200-2040 or Bobby Grubbs at (606) 337-5960 anytime during camp. The BPYC Staff reserves the right to amend this policy at any time.
When visiting BPYC, all visitors must register with Visitor Registration and wear the badge given them. Due to limitations of space, there will be no reserving of seats for the services, and all visitors should expect to be seated in the balcony of the Tabernacle. An attempt will be made to seat all supporting Pastors and their wives, as well as supporting Youth Pastors and their wives, on the main level or the stage of the Tabernacle. If visitors plan to eat a meal while visiting BPYC, a meal voucher can be purchased for $5.00 from Visitor Registration or the BPYC office.
Church Sign-out Policy
In order for your church to be released to leave BPYC and the Appalachian Children’s Home grounds, you must receive approval from the BPYC office, Boy’s Dean and Girl’s Dean. A Church Sign-out Form will be available from the BPYC office on Thursday afternoon. Please bring this form (with all applicable signatures) to the BPYC office prior to leaving grounds. Upon approval from the Residential Deans and Registrar, your church deposit check of $50.00 will be returned via mail. Additional details concerning church sign-outs will be provided toward the latter part of camp. Please be advised that BPYC reserves the right to keep your church’s deposit in the case of your church being asked to leave prior to the final day of camp, due to inappropriate behavior, etc.
Registration and Supporting Documents
Registration forms, supporting documents, and funds should be sent to the following address:
Barbourville Pentecostal Youth Camp
Attn: Bobby Grubbs
PO Box 133
Pineville, KY 40977
Finally, if you have additional registration questions, please feel free to contact me at (828) 200-2040 or by email.
Updates and Information
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Expecting great things at BPYC '17,
Registrar / Administrator