Independence Baptist Association
Friday, January 17, 2020
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Camp Information

At our February Executive Board meeting the board voted to suspend operations of the camp. We will not be booking any camp dates for 2019. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused our loyal patrons in scheduling your events this year. We appreciate your support of the camp over the years.
It has been our joy and pleasure to serve you and we are thankful for the many life changing decisions that were made and have impacted the Kingdom. We have all been blessed through the friends that were made and the experiences we shared. God Bless!
The Independence Baptist Association Camp
10 Bellgrove Rd., Batesville, Arkansas
IBA Camp is located on 40 acres in Bethesda, Arkansas just 10 miles from Batesville. The camp is a perfect place for your groups retreat or event. Our facilities are open from May through October and all are winterized from November through April with the exception of the lodge which is open all year.
Recreation opportunities abound to add physical and mental rejuvenation to your overall experience at this wonderful camp. You'll want to enjoy all the traditional outdoor activities. The grounds offer an immense lawn area in the center of the complex that is perfect for frisbee, gymnastics and other lawn games.  There is an area for baseball and volleyball and a basketball court is within this area also.
The pool is also a rental item for your groups enjoyable summer stay.
We offer a tabernacle for worship services and open pavilions for private quiet time or classes.
The Lodge is a year round facility that has nineteen rooms with private bathrooms and will accomodate 57. Our Conference Room is located in the Lodge and is convenient for retreats for all ages and groups.
The Dorm is divided into two separate large rooms.  One for males and the other for females. Each section is provided with bath facilities. It will accommodate 191. This facility was upgraded in the spring of 2009 and is now air-conditioned and heated.
The Kitchen is furnished with all the cooking utensils for your convenience. 
Bring your own cooks and food to enjoy your style of foods. Also, the facility offers a large air-conditioned dining area and private cooks sleeping quarters.
Our camp is perfect for church retreats or camps, family reunions and business meetings. The entire camp is rented for your group activities ONLY during the time you request.
This year round Christian Camp/Retreat Center is operated by Independence Baptist Association. It's open to other denominations and other organizations by advance reservation and deposit only. Your organization plans and staffs your entire event.
Phone us for the reservation at 870-793-7162
Firearms, pets, alcoholic beverages and illegal drugs are not permitted.
                       Lodge                           Tabernacle                    Dining Hall
                      Dorm                              Pool                             Playground