Dr. Claud J. Bonam, Sr.
In 1966, my father, Dr. Claud J. Bonam Sr. was used of God to start the Pot O' Gold Ranch Christian Youth Camp. It had been dad's lifelong prayer to operate a youth camp for the glory of God and many nights my brother Fred and I would hear dad pray that prayer to God during our family devotions.
As kids, we would have preferred that God gave us a family car but, as adults, working under dad as he pastored at the Huisache Avenue Baptist Church in San Antonio, TX, we saw dad's faithful prayer answered by the Lord. He was intrusted with 10 acres of land and $15,000 to start a non-profit church camp to be organized under his ministry. It was then that Youth Camps, Inc. was founded and from that miraculous beginning came the place we love so much!
The camp was started by the mighty hand of God and will continue wholly dependent on his blessing. God called Dr. Bonam to his eternal reward in 1993 and we honor his memory and remember the power of prayer as we continue to operate the camp for God's glory and in His will.
Dr. Claud J. Bonam, Jr.
President - Youth Camps, Inc.