Our Lamoka Baptist Camp staff strives to maintain a safe and productive atmosphere at all times. The camp Director reserves the right to send any camper home for disciplinary reasons at his sole discretion. Campers who fight, use profanity, and behave inappropriately are disruptive to the entire Camp, and will not be permitted to stay. Campers sent home for disciplinary reasons will not receive a refund of any monies paid. *If you must cancel your camper’s registration before camp starts, we will refund all but $50.00. After a camper is signed in to camp on Monday, there will be no refund for any reason.
Health and Safety are a priority at Lamoka Baptist Camp. We exceed all regulatory and safety standards and are inspected and certified by the New York State Department of Health. Certified lifeguards are on duty at the waterfront and accompany any campers to all water activities. There is a certified nurse and/or multiple EMTs on campus at all times.
Staff is hired based on experience and qualifications. Each staffer is screened through personal interviews and reference checks. All staff members participate in an intensive pre-camp training (CIT) to prepare them for the camping season. Counselors come from various parts of the country, and bring diversity and richness to the Camp.
We use a bank & fake currency system at Lamoka during our youth camps. When each camper registers on Monday morning they will deposit all of their spending money into the Lamoka Bank in exchange for a Lamoka Bank Card, which will tell them how much they have left in their account and allow them to withdraw Camp Cash throughout the week. Camp Cash is fake Lamoka currency that will allow campers to purchase items around campus without running the risk of loosing or misplacing real money.
Parents will have the option of placing a withdraw cap on their child's bank account, which will limit the amount of money the camper can take out of the bank each day.
There is an offering each week on Wednesday. Please encourage your child to participate in giving to this ministry.
Water Activities – swimming, tubing, canoeing, paddle boats, water skiing, fishing, and sailing
Sports Activities – soccer, volleyball, basketball, archery, paintball, climbing wall.
Other Fun Activities – tug-of-war mud pit, super soapy water slide, hiking trails, crafts, playground, hay rides, wild camp games, bon-fire, special music and much more!
It is our goal to make your child’s stay at Lamoka Baptist Camp the highlight of the summer. We strive to create a community in which all campers are actively involved 100% of the time, which is difficult when campers leave for sporting events or other engagements. Please try to make arrangements within your schedule so your child can remain at camp for the entire week.
Registrations will be accepted until each camp week is filled. However, to secure your first choice for camp weeks and to reserve your spot in limited enrollment activities, you are encouraged to register early. Camp registrations paid in full by May 1 will receive a free Camp T-Shirt.
A benefit of attending camp is gaining independence and confidence. Homesickness is an occasional camp problem, one that we deal with regularly and successfully. It can be made more difficult when campers call home or when parents call camp to speak with their child. Please call only in an emergency!
Mail from camp is taken to the post office daily. If your child would like to write home, please include some stamps, and envelopes or postcards. Please feel free to mail letters or packages to your child while at camp. Mail that is received after the camper has gone home will be returned to the sender. Please plan ahead and send mail early in the week to be assured postal delivery.
Address camper mail to: Lamoka Baptist Camp PO Box 70 Tyrone, NY 14887
From the NORTH WEST: Take 390 South to 86E (old 17E) to exit 40. Take 226 twelve miles North to Lamoka Lake Road on left. Follow one mile to camp.
From the NORTH EAST: Take turnpike to Geneva exit (42) and follow 14 South to Rock Stream Road, a right turn approx. 40 minutes) Turn right and go to T. At T take a right on to 14a. Travel about a half mile to 226, a left turn. Follow 226 South 7 miles to Tyron. Follow signs one mile to camp.
From EAST: Follow route 79 thru Watkins Glen route 409. Follow 409 ¼ mile to 23. Take right onto route 23 and follow 10 miles to Tyrone. Continue on route 23 ½ mile past the post office, take a left onto Cemetery Road. The Camp will be on the right.
From SOUTH, SOUTH EAST or WEST: Follow route 86 (old 17) to exit 40. Take 226 twelve miles North to Lamoka Lake Road on left. Follow signs one mile to camp.