Bates Creek is a camp co-owned by the Jefferson Baptist Association and is located in Potosi, Missouri. The camp offers a Christ centered year-round facility for children, youth and adult groups. Here you will find a refuge to retreat from the everyday pressures of life. Their goal is to offer a summer program that will develop a child physically, mentally, emotionally, socially and spiritually. Their desire is to see everyone drawn closer to God and to enjoy His creation.
Why Camp? Camp offers a place to retreat from the everyday pressures of life – to unwind, regroup and refuel though a creative experience in nature. Our goal is to offer a program that is led by those who love Jesus that will develop a child physically, mentally, emotionally, socially, and spiritually. Our desire is to see children have a unique encounter and come to know the Lord in a very special way. We strive for helping them develop a relationship with Christ that will be a life changing experience which will impact their lives for eternity. Our prayer is that God will touch each and every child’s life in such a way that they will leave Camp on fire for the Lord and carry His love to the world. Our mission is to invest in the lives of these children, valuable Biblical principles that will develop them into the Christian leaders of the next generation.
As for God, HIS WAY is perfect – Psalm 18:30