OUR PURPOSE is to create a peaceful environment away from this troubled world  giving each camper time and room to grow and to take their next spiritual steps in their walk with Christ. 
OUR MISSION is to use the unique benefits of Christian camping to Reach, Establish, Equip, and Launch people into serving Christ.


Dave Wilcox


Dave & Stacy Wilcox are both graduates of Word of Life Bible Institute and School of Youth Ministry. Dave received his Bachelor of Religious Education from Practical Bible College and has done some graduate work at Baptist Bible Seminary as well. They have two sons and three granddaughters. They have been involved in three different camp ministries, including serving as Assistant Director at Bayouca in the past.

Patrick Ashcraft

Program Director

Patrick and his wife, Hannah, both grew up attending Camp Bayouca as campers, and then returned to work at Bayouca during the summers of their college years. Patrick graduated from Faith Baptist Bible College in Ankeny, Iowa, where he majored in Pastoral Studies with a minor in Biblical Counseling. Both Patrick and Hannah have a passion for reaching people with the gospel and are excited to see how God will use them at Bayouca.

Jason Sayles

Maintenance Director

Jason, Lori and the boys came to Camp Bayouca in 2018. Jason is an experienced tradesman and served for years as a local church Pastor. He and his family desire to be fully invested in serving Christ and His Church.

Heather Raab

Office Manager

Heather started working in the office at Bayouca in the fall of 2019. She and her husband, Jason, have four children. Heather previously worked at Life Choices Center in Binghamton as a program coordinator, as well as several jobs in the education field, including teaching and social work. She is a graduate of Cedarville University (BA) and Marywood University (MSW). In addition to being a busy mom, she is happy to be able to serve God here at Bayouca.


What We Believe

The Scriptures
Jesus Christ
Last Things
The Holy Spirit
Fall of Man
Local Church


Sand Volleyball Court

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We are moving the sand volleyball court to the ball field. This court will include proper drainage, landscaping fabric to stop plant growth, and beach sand! This will be a great addition to the program!

Painting Cabins

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We are putting a fresh coat of pain on all our cabins. During this time we will also be changing the color of the cabins from red to a clean and crisp chocolate brown.

Chapel Roof

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We added a new gable to the front of the chapel to change the roof line and make it look better. We will also be reroofing the roof with mettle roofing.

Staff Lounge

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Our summer staff has never had a spot on campus to call their own. We are making a brand new staff lounge in part of the game room. Fresh paint, new counter tops, tables, couches, mailboxes, and a mini fridge will make this a great spot for our staff!

Game Room Renovation

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We will be adding new siding to the inside of the game room, adding paint to freshen it up and adding new arcade games to raise the quality of this spot on campus!

Snack Shack Renovation

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We will be finishing the snack shack to make it a spot where food can be prepared. We will be making a storage area, putting in two sinks, closing in the walls and the ceiling, and painting. This will allow us to have more options in the snack shack!

Relocation of Craft Building

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We will be putting a wall in the snack shack to make one half the craft building. The craft building will also have access to the back porch where the campers will be able to do their crafts.

Move Bonfire Location

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We are moving the location of our big bonfire pit from behind the boy's cabins to the outpost in the woods. This will be equipped with new seating, a new fire pit, and tiki torches to light the path.

New Boat Dock

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We will be putting in a new and permanent boat dock for our jet ski. This will make it easier to load and unload campers on the tube for water tubing.



100 Camp Spaulding Rd. Smithville Flats, NY 13841

(607) 656-9701

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