From the Director

Hello Friends!

I wanted to take a minute to thank you for considering Camp Piankatank, and tell you why you should be here with us. Having spent a lot of my childhood, youth, and young adulthood here, I can tell you that it’s a very special place. This is a place where Christ is preached, lives are changed, and memories are made.

One of the first things that you’ll notice when you come to Camp Piankatank is just how beautiful this place is. From the recently built lodges, to the recently renovated Edward’s Hall, to the amazing waterfront overlook; it’s gorgeous. At the waterfront overlook we have a worship area set up facing the sunrise, so it’s the perfect place to have an early morning corporate worship service; or you can take a chair down the hill for a more personal time of study and reflection. In the evenings this part of camp becomes one of the best places you’ve ever seen for a camp fire, with little to no light pollution, you’ll see more stars than you could imagine.

In addition to the beauty of this place, there are also a number of activities available to keep even the most energetic kids busy and tire them out after a full day. We offer canoeing/kayaking, sailing, swimming, archery, climbing wall, v-swing, zip-line, low ropes, and a number of other activities in the large fields around our picnic pavilion.

Of all the things that make Piankatank a special place, the most important is the Christian environment. The reason we exist and our goal in everything we do is to show the love of Christ to all who come here, and to see Him glorified. From the meals that we provide to the activities that we run, we do it all to bring glory to Christ. Our desire in everything that we do is that everyone who comes here will come to a new or closer relationship with our Savior, Jesus Christ. There is nothing that brings us greater joy than serving our Lord, and it’s even more of a bonus that we get to do this as a full-time job and in such a beautiful place.

Please take some time to look around our site, and don’t hesitate at all to call us with any questions. We look forward to seeing you soon!

In His Service,

Steve Gourley, Director

Christian Camp and Conference Association Member IACCA Virginia Baptists

Camp Piankatank is a ministry of the Virginia Baptist Mission Board