Letter from the Directors


Good day to you in Christ!

We are approaching another great season of camp and are looking forward to seeing what the Lord will be doing in all the lives involved.

CHC is located in the southern tier of New York, one hour south of Buffalo, surrounded by the beautiful hills and forests of Chautauqua County. CHC has a unique ministry to the youth of the area, almost all of whom have grown up in very broken families or in one of the many trailer communities.

CHC hosts camps during the summer, for young people from grades 3–12. There are also mission camps for teens. The CHC summer camps are built upon Godly direction, great staff, and good fun. Many of the youth attend freely, and some make commitments to Christ. We also follow-up with campers’ families, and challenge and strengthen Christian campers in their faith and mission.

​At Chautauqua Hills Camp, we confidently hold onto the solid Biblical principles that this ministry has operated upon for approximately 40 years. Our sponsoring church is Lakeshore Community Church, SBC, in Fredonia, New York.

Pray and consider if God is asking you to be a part of what He is doing here. If you have further questions, please contact us and we’ll be glad to help.

Because of Our Soon Returning Savior, Jesus Christ,

Raughnsen and Holly Payne
Camp Directors
(716) 985-5810