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Capernwray Harbour: Bible School & Conference Setting

Nestled among the Gulf Islands of British Columbia’s west coast, Capernwray Harbour Bible Centre on Thetis Island offers students and guests a unique learning experience!

From September through to May, Capernwray Harbour runs a One Year Bible School programme where sound, practical Bible teaching focusing on both the Old and New Testament scriptures in which God reveals the indwelling, resurrected Christ as the Christian Life is given.  Students gain an experiential knowledge of Christ and how His presence practically applies to daily living.

Through classroom studies, tutorial, dialogue based small group studies, and summary journals, students have opportunity to share from the written Word what God is teaching them & how He is working in their lives.  Many outreach opportunities located in surrounding communities and cities are available for students to participate in as well as international, short-term missions trips.

Capernwray Harbour welcomes people of all denominational backgrounds and nationalities.  The student body of approximately 100 students joins the full-time staff to create a community intent on knowing Jesus Christ as LIFE.  The desire of every staff at Capernwray Harbour is to prepare each student for “full time Christian service, regardless of occupation.”

During the summer months, Capernwray Harbour makes its facilities available for various groups as a full-service venue to hold their conference or retreat.  In addition, Capernwray Harbour hosts Ladies’ & Men’s Conference Weekends, Family Holiday Bible Weeks as well as youth weekends where men, women, youth & children can be encouraged in their walk with the Lord Jesus amidst an island, holiday setting.

Capernwray Harbour proclaiming Jesus Christ as Life!


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Kaleo, integrated leadership training


Experience an integrated leadership training approach! A fusion of five different components all seamlessly working together: Leadership Training, Learning and Doing, Community, Outdoor Adventures, and Academics.

The years right after high school are proven to be an extremely formative and pivotal time in a young person’s life. It is a time where young adults find themselves leaving home for the first time and learning in a whole new way about their faith and life.

Kaléo is Greek for ‘I Call’ and Hawaiian for ‘voice’. Our program provides a very unique opportunity to listen to God’s voice and discover His call on your life at a a very important time in one’s life.

Are you an aspiring leader looking for a year that will lay a strong foundation for the next part of your life? Whether it’s more school, work, ministry, travel or unknown? Are you interested in doing your first year of post-secondary education in a unique setting before heading off to a typical college campus?

A solid foundation of faith, character and leadership abilities is very valuable to have as a stepping point to whatever is next in life. The Kaléo program has proven to provide that foundation of faith as students study, serve, get stretched in outdoor adventures and ministry opportunities and focus on godly leadership.

If you become one of our students, we are committed to helping you build a strong foundation for life-no matter what’s next!

There is no typical weekly schedule for the Kaléo program! The five components of the program seamlessly work together in a very intentional schedule. Some weeks you are in class, while others you are on an outdoor adventure, on a missions trip, doing ministry in a church or at camp, or working on course assignments. The program schedule is put together in a holistic approach with every component supporting one another.

Each year of the Kaléo program is a little different.

An excellent place to look at what student life looks like at Qwanoes is by reading a past year’s program blog:

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