Youth Activities and All Things Camp

Join in…

February 16, 2018

Dear West Area Friends,

We have a wonderful opportunity to join in a project which will help us enhance the camping experience at our Camp Kum-Ba-Ya! As you know, we have been working toward a solution to replace the residence for the resident caretaker at the campground. A decision has been made and we are proceeding with the details.

The Executive Committee and the West Area Board have agreed to purchase a new double-wide house at a cost of approximately $73,000. We have received two generous gifts, one from Guthrie Christian Church at their closing, and another from a bequest. We have also received a generous gift for First Christian in Madisonville. These gifts, along with other fundraising money total $31,000, which will be used toward the purchase of the house. We are awaiting approval of our loan with Church Extension, our Disciples of Christ partners in Indianapolis. As we raise the funds, we hope to have all we need by June 1, 2018.

The opportunity is to help raise the funds to pay for the house, and pay off the loan quickly! We need to raise $43,000, and every single gift makes a wonderful difference. Rest assured EVERY gift of any amount is greatly appreciated.

Who can give to this project? Everyone! If you have loved going to Camp Kum-Ba-Ya, if you have been a counselor or a camper, if you have attended special events on the lake, if you have been part of the West Area and have moved elsewhere, if you just want to be of help in this important way, your gifts will be most appreciated!

How can you give? We accept all kinds of payment: you may give electronically by calling Glori at the West Area office and making your secure donation; you may write a check to the West Area Disciples and specify “House Fund;” you can drop off a gift in cash at the West Area office in Madisonville.

We appreciate your kind and generous gifts, and we will keep you posted as we move ahead. Here’s to wonderful Disciples and an inspirational summer at Camp Kum-Ba-Ya!



Beth Dobyns                                                                                    William E. Roberts, Chair
Associate Regional Minister                                                            West Area Board
for the West Area

Kum-Ba-Ya Dates 2018

Young Disciples                 6/1 to 6/3                Grade 3
Kristi Stuckel, Director

Junior                                  6/4 to 6/8               Grades 4 to 5
Jeff Mandrell, Director

Discovery                            6/8 to 6/10             Grades 1 to 2 *
Kara Foster, Director

CYF Sailing                         6/11 to 6/15           Grades 9 to 12
Jerry Johns, Director

Chi Rho Sailing                  6/18 to 6/22           Grades 6 to 8
Ben Gritton, Director

CYF                                    6/24 to 6/30           Grades 9 to 12
Billy Fulton, Director

Chi Rho                              7/2 to 7/7                Grades 6 to 8
Kelsey Morris & Embry Luallen, Directors

All Y’all Family Camp         9/7 to 9/9                All ages
Mark & Nancy Dycus, Directors

Wakon’Da-Ho 2018 Schedule
check website for more information and forms (

Mini Camp                   June 1-3, 2018
CYF 1                           June 4-9, 2018
Eighter’s Camp            June 10-16, 2018
Junior 1                        June 18-22, 2018
Camp 101A                  June 22-24, 2018
CYF 2                           June 25-30, 2018
Chi Rho 1                     July 2-7, 2018
Chi Rho 2                      July 9-14, 2018
Junior 2                        July 16-20, 2018
Camp 101 B                 July 20-22, 2018
Y’All Camp                   August 31-September 2, 2018


2018 Summer Camp Registration

Come have fun with us in 2018!  Bring a friend or two with you to camp. Sailing camps tend to fill up quickly, so get your form in soon.  The earlybird discount ends May 1.

2018 Summer Camp Registration Form (click here) Application.Youth Events
2018 Health Information form (click here) Health Form 2018
         2019 All Y’all Family Camp form (click here) All Y’all Family Camp
PDF Fillable Forms Available:
2018 Health Information Form – PDF fillable form (click here) Health Form pdf fillable
2018 Summer Camp Registration Form – PDF fillable form (click here) Application.Youth Events pdf fillable


Be a Counselor!

Directors are currently recruiting counselors for all camps. If you’d like to be considered for one of our counselor positions, click here for the application:

Counselor & Director Application

Help Promote Camp Kum-Ba-Ya

You and your church can help spread the word about our great camping ministry at Kum-Ba-Ya. The KBY Team has put together a variety of materials for you to help promote camp, tell others about our Summer 2018 events, and share with others that camp matters.  Please share the following materials with your children and youth, church members, family, neighbors, and friends.

Click here for Introduction to 2018 #campmatters Promotion Materials

Click here for Bulletin Insert (b:w)

Click here for Bulletin Insert (color)

Click here for Customizable Poster

Click here for Poster with dates (legal)

Click here for Brochure

Welcome to Camp Kum-Ba-Ya

Click the link below to see a short video on Camp Kum-Ba-Ya.  This gives you basic information on what is available for your use when you come stay at KBY for a day, a night or longer!

Are you looking for a great place to have a retreat, a wedding, a birthday party, a weekend away?
Camp Kum-Ba-Ya is a peaceful place to come fish, visit with family and friends.  Call Camp Kum-Ba-Ya for a brochure. Click here for a Facility Use Brochure, Camp Site Map and Reservation Request Form.  Brochure, Site Map & Reservation Request

Camp Kum-Ba-Ya from West Area on Vimeo.



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