PBC 2021 – Covid-19 Protocols

The PBC Board of Directors have determined how best to minimize the spread of COVID-19 at PBC.  In order to re-open PBC and successfully remain open, everyone individually and collectively must actively participate in the core recommendations.  We will be adhering as well as possible to the guidelines provided by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the State of South Carolina for overnight camps.  Please read and plan for the following and THANK YOU for your cooperation:

  • Upon arrival for registration, we will guide you through a different registration process so please follow the signs and instructions.
  • No one in the vehicle bringing the camper to PBC should have any of the following symptoms in the last 10 days: Fever or chills, Cough, Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, Fatigue, Muscle or body aches, Headache, New loss of taste or smell, Sore throat, Congestion or runny nose, Nausea or vomiting, or Diarrhea.  Also, no one should have been diagnosed with COVID-19 OR have been told by their physician or a public health official in the past 14 days that they should self-quarantine due to a potential exposure to the virus.
  • Sunday Registration is from 11 am to 4 pm. Anyone arriving earlier will be asked to remain in their vehicles.
  • Sunday AM and PM worship are limited to campers and staff only.
  • Every person in your vehicle will be given a contactless temperature check upon arrival.  If anyone in the vehicle has a temperature of 100.4 or above, you will be asked to turn around and head back home.
  • Every person 7 years old and up must wear a mask when indoors at Registration and drop-off.
  • Family visits during the week are only by appointment with the Director.
  • Directors will group campers as appropriate (cabins, teams, bunks, etc.).
  • During the week social distancing will be observed when practicable and masks will be worn as dictated by the activity and the Director.
  • Anyone developing two or more COVID-19 symptoms will be tested (paid for by PBC) and quarantined.
  • Anyone testing positive with COVID-19 will remain quarantined and parents called for immediate pick up.

Please contact the Director for your week if you have any additional questions or would like to make a camp visit appointment during your child’s week:

1st Week – Stemy Mynhier, 704-497-1861, stemy@microsoft.com

2nd Week – Blake Nicholas, 662-415-8468, preacherblake@aol.com

3rd Week – Jeremy Hinote, 706-830-3229, pbc3rdweek@gmail.com

4th Week – Kent Massey, 704-904-1776, kmassey13@carolina.rr.com

5th Week (Junior Week) – Adam Richardson, 256-766-9690, adamrichardson13@yahoo.com

6th Week – Mike Howard, 864-905-3228, 6thweekpbc@gmail.com 

7th Week (Senior Week) – Josh Murphy, 864-426-1937, joshua.e.murphy@gmail.com

Mini Camp – Ted Gantt, 803-645-8877, twgantt@outlook.com


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As we celebrate over 50 Years, we look back at the years in amazement. God keeps his promises. In so many ways he has truly blessed us more than we could have asked or imagined! And we count the financial support by individuals and churches over these 50 years very high on that list of blessings. Your gifts help PBC continue to do the work for which it was established – making “a life changing experience” for all who attend. Palmetto Bible Camp is a 501(c)(3) corporation and your donations are tax deductible.


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About PBC

Far More Than A Place

By Mary Thigpin Batson and Gina Hurst Buchanan

What Is Palmetto Bible Camp…

Palmetto BIBLE Camp is far more than a place It is a love that deeply motivates and is

explained by one that was a camper, now staff and Chairperson of PALS. Gina Hurst Buchanan paints a beautiful word picture. This is shared “in part” so read and enjoy this word picture of PBC.

“I have love for PBC, it is in the quietness and laughter, the joy and the sadness, the climb to the mountain , the beauty of the chapel , it is music that is found around the campfire, Acappella, where ever voice is heard, it is the joy of being a Christian, with family and friends, it is like ‘heaven right here on earth.”

All this and more was brought into being. May 16,1966 the Charter of Incorporation was documented and recorded by the state of South Carolina and PBC HAD IT’S START !

These ten men Rhoden Presnell, Ralph Richardson, Ernest Thigpen, Carl Lancaster, Gene Lindsey, W G Gantt, C R Franks, Richard Beasley, Jerry Senn, and Harold Simmons had the responsibility and privilege to be our founding fathers. They prayed, planned, purposed, and produced Palmetto Bible Camp .On May 28, 1966 the first board meeting came together and by-laws were presented and approved. These same by-laws govern the camp today, The board continued to talk, pray, support and work.

For 50 years “ like men” have served and supported this grand endeavor. From these men have come the Weekly Camp Directors. These men have recruited, organizes, produced the weeks of camp. Hundreds , then thousands have come to learn and love camp. First at King’s Mountain, State Park then Cheraw Stare Park, and Camp Hide-Away.

In 1970 a blessed opportunity came. Camp Hide-Away was for sale.. The price was far beyond the ability of the board. This did not deter these faithful men. They went forth taxing their personal resources, some borrowed, some mortgaged their home, some secured money from congregations and families. The down payment was raised and the mortgage signed and camp became a burden and a blessing. Some how these and many more folks struggled and sacrificed and the original mortgage was paid .Bonds were sold for the needed buildings and improvements. Again the board rose to the demands as they have until this very day with the enormous cost of the repairs to the dam so the lake will be saved.

Now camp becomes the responsibility of the younger generation with all the blessings and burdens that come with this “ jewel “ that set in these acres of land and lake. May they be faithful to this calling. This will require for you to stand up and be faithful to your calling and to preserve for those that follow all that Palmetto Bible Camp has been and will continue to be. THIS IS YOUR TIME AND YOUR CALLING…BE FAITHFUL !






Palmetto Bible Camp strives to be as transparent as possible in our operations. Please review the financial information on this page. If you have any questions related to camp’s financial information please contact our treasurer:
Curt Harbuck


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