The Lodge is named in honor of Elmer “Amby” Krauss whose generosity to the camp made it possible to build the new facility, solving a long-standing problem in staff housing. Summer staff such as the Lifeguards, Food Service workers, Director’s Assistants, etc. have always been required to live on the camp property. But living space was mighty scarce and sometimes college-age employees wound up in areas that were less than comfortable.
Amby Lodge fixed that problem. It features 13 rooms, each equipped with two or three beds, a shower/bathroom, a couple of small tables and lamps. The building is both air-conditioned and heated.
Another major need was for a place where off-duty employees could gather and “hang out,” yet still be on the grounds. The Lodge features a large common area with lounge furniture, a flat-screen TV and a DVD player. Nearby is a fully-equipped kitchen.
All of this works equally well for retreats and rentals.
Director Parsons credits much of the Lodge’s success to the combined efforts of Bay Shore’s Master Plan Committee and The DK Design Group (architects) who specialize in designing facilities for camps and ministry organizations.
The Tabernacle is the founding building and logo of Bay Shore Camp.
A new addition was recently built, giving the Tabernacle more seating availability.
Every pew and chair is filled with additional bleachers on the outside during the summer’s largest gathering: Family Camp.
A large two-level stage and choir loft sit at the front.Family Center
This is a large fellowship room with many extras that multiply its potential for use.
Basic size is 96′ x 60′ and includes a restroom with showers, full kitchenette, laundry room and a very large meeting area that can be partitioned off with an accordion-type dividing wall.
Six garage doors (3 on each side) go up to convert the building into a large pavilion with screens.
Features include a large fieldstone fireplace, tables and chairs, sound system, audio-visual equipment, and complete kitchen. Floor is carpeted for better acoustics.
A mini-conference/retreat center fully-equipped to serve groups of up to 40 persons.
Separate Men’s and Women’s housing is directly attached; fully-stocked kitchenette included.
Other features: audio-visual resources, seminar tables and chairs, round dining tables and chairs, gas fireplace, bulletin boards, central heat and air-conditioning.Youth Center
Bay Shore Camp’s Youth Center is a large gymnasium with restrooms, showers, kitchenette and stage. Located at the north end of camp, it is very near the Duplex Cabins and Patton Lodge. Space for basketball; full-court and half-courts marked, 6 backboards available and 2 Volleyball courts, marked and equipment available.
Oak Ridge Lodge
The Oak Ridge Lodge faces the Bay at the north end of camp. Eight rooms with various sleeping configurations ranging from twin beds to queen-size bed with one set of bunk beds. End rooms on the bottom floor are Barrier-free with twin beds (sleeps two) and a barrier free restroom/shower.
Bedding and linens are provided. And all rooms are equipped with a table and chairs, dresser, and nightstand.Duplex Cabins
Bay Shore Camp’s north-end housing is made up of duplex cabins. Those are long “ranch-style” frame buildings equipped with central heat and restrooms/showers. Each building is composed of 2 separate camper cabins, and each cabin houses 16 campers and counselors. The result is 12 cabins with beds for 192 campers.
Sturdy wooden bunk beds fill the Duplex Cabins. Please bring your own bedding. Handicap accessible bathrooms are available. Additional camper housing is available in Fellowship Hall which has 4 separate dormitory wings. A new restroom and bathhouse is located just a few steps away.
Once upon a time, this was Bay Shore Camp’s office building. It was outgrown long ago, but there was no where for the staff to relocate.
A miracle was needed, and it came! Former students of a much-loved area teacher made Bay Shore an offer they couldn’t refuse. They would build a Welcome Center and staff office in memory of Miss Ethel Scheurer.
The Welcome Center was finished in 6 months leaving the old office building vacant, but not for long! It was renovated into three much-needed adult and family housing units. It was named “Lighthouse Lodge,” pointing to the mission of Bay Shore Camp to be a “light to the world.”Tibbits Dining Hall & Adult Housing
Another well-used, well-loved “historic” building, the Tibbits Dining Hall. The first floor is devoted to the camp kitchen, campstore and three dining areas. There are three main eating areas in the Tibbits Dining Hall. The Porch, The Main Area, and the new Addition. The entire upstairs has been renovated for private rooms serving as Adult Housing. For years this was the only available housing for speakers, or campers who did not have access to a tent or RV. Guest must provide their own bedding and towels. Each room is neat, very clean, bright and comfortable. Community restrooms and showers are on the same floor.
Another well-used, much-loved “historic” building. The Fellowship Hall has enjoyed a few facelifts and still serves us well. From the air, this building looks like a cross with dormitory wings extending in each direction. The Fellowship Hall has been remodeled and has 5 separate rooms each having a bathroom in them. You will travel to the South Bathhouse to shower. We have installed air conditioners in all.South Bath House
Centered around the major buildings, the South Bath House features separate Men’s and Women’s shower and restroom facilities which include barrier-free shower stalls. Restrooms have numerous stall, individual sinks, mirrors, and power outlets. Each shower stall has a fold-down seat, towel hooks, and a soap rack.
Built in 2001, Pobanz Cottage is used for housing speakers and staff families who benefit from the beautiful home-like setting. The cottage is set at mid-camp and features 3 beautifully-furnished bedrooms, 2-1/2 bathrooms, living room, a full kitchen, central heat and air-conditioning.
Four rockers line the wide front porch.Warner Cottage
Beautifully decorated, functional, warm and cozy would describe this small cottage. Perfect for a couple, there is a kitchenette, sitting area, queen bed and a private bath. Centrally located in the heart of camp make this housing option one of the best at Bay Shore Camp. Linens provided.
Side by side just south of the Family Center, both cabins offer a full-size bed and a bunk bed. Air-conditioning and electricity make this cabin very comfortable. No linens are provided and it is just a short walk to the restrooms at the Family Center.RV Sites
Bay Shore Camp’s RV Park is located at the southeast end of the grounds. Choose from full-service, water and electric or just electric sites. Easy access to the South Bath or Family Center for showers and restrooms. Playground and children’s activities close by.
The recently remodeled Hildinger Health Center (A.K.A. The Nurse’s Station) provides camper with all their first-aid needs. Licensed nurses are on staff for every camp. The Nurse’s station is also rented out as a housing and facility option during the off-season.