Bpyc 2018 registration

Dear Youth Pastor or Youth Worker:

I am truly excited about Barbourville Pentecostal Youth Camp 2018! Please join us as we celebrate 59 years of BPYC in 2018!  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 2018 are Monday, June 18 through Saturday, June 23, 2018.

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 Monday, May 29, 2018.  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.

Participant Ages

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, for you to attend BPYC as a counselor.  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

BPYC 2018 Registration Forms can be found here.

Medical Care

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 insurance of the camp participant (if information is provided), then 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.  Please note any dietary or activity restrictions on the participant's Medical Registration Form.

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 Tuesday, May 29, 2018.  Pre-Registration packets must be postmarked by this date to receive the discounted rates.  The camper registration fee will increase to $155.00 on May 30, 2018.

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 attempt to 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 during camp participation, 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 contact me at (828) 200-2040 or 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 participation in BPYC.  Should space be available to house additional participants, there is a possibility they may not be placed with their church in the dorms/barracks.

Cell Phone Policy

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.  Counselors also reserve the right to limit cell phone usage beyond this policy.


When visiting BPYC, all visitors must register with Security and wear the visitor tag 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 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 Friday morning.  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.

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Expecting great things at BPYC '18,

Allen Pruitt

Registrar / Administrator

(828) 200-2040