About Camp Piankatank
"Developing Dynamic Disciples for Christ through Relationships and Adventure!"
Above is Camp Piankatank's mission statment! Through Camp Piankatank's different programs we are dedicated to develop dynamic disciples for Christ, which means that those that come to camp are taught how to take what they learn and share it with the people they are around! Camp does this through relationships with the counselors and staff, as well as, through adventure. The staff hired are people who reflect and represent Christ well. They show the campers and guests what it means to be a follower of Christ while building meaningful relationships with them. Adventure is all the other aspects of camp! No matter what the campers do whether it is going down the zip-line, canoeing to our island, or just swimming in the pool, they are taught how adventure connects them to Christ and they learn how to take what they learn and apply it to their own lives. By signing up for this 5k it is helping Camp Piankatank as a Christian nonprofit host thousands of people annually and help us to continue living out our mission to make disciples. (Matt. 28:19-20)
Camp Piankatank was purchased by the Baptist General Association of Virginia (BGAV) in 1960, and had its first summer camp in 1961. We are located on the beautiful Piankatank River, in Middlesex County, VA. We started as a Royal Ambassador camp. Royal Ambassadors is a missions education program for boys. In 2001 Camp Piankatank changed focus to welcome both boys and girls from all backgrounds for an incredible Christian summer camp program. Summer camp continues to be the heart of our ministry. Throughout the rest of the year, we partner with non-profit organizations and churches to give them a location for amazing retreats and events.
We strive to show all of our campers and guests Christian hospitality and high adventure. We hope to have the opportunity to meet you soon on the shores of the Piankatank River!