Camp Piankatank was purchased by the Virginia Baptist Mission Board (then the General Board) in 1961 from Rev. George M. Kissinger. The property was approximately 76 acres at the time, including the 12 acre island located in Stamper’s Bay.
Camp Piankatank began as a Royal Ambassador (RA) camp, which is a mission education program through the North American Mission Board (NAMB). The camp has thrived since then because of God’s blessing. From the beginning, Camp Piankatank was dedicated to seeing young boys come to Christ and grow in their relationship with him.
In 2003 the camp made a major program shift to become coed. Even though the camp is now coed, the tradition of sharing Christ with the children has continued. Our number one priority is to glorify God, and in so doing, the campers and their relationship with Him become our second priority. It’s because of these two commitments that we know God continues to bless the ministry here.
Come be a part of Camp Piankatank’s rich history!