Camp Spotlight – Spring 2019
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At Stillwood, we are passionate about helping people develop meaningful relationships with Jesus. Every summer we see lives that are changed because of significant experiences with Christ; 2019 will be no different. That is why our theme this summer is fashioned after Second Corinthians 5:17 – “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!” Echoing that passage is our theme for the summer – Made New.
At Stillwood, not only do we strive to develop new spiritual relationships – we also value excellence in everything we do. That is why we are making some exciting new changes for our summer programs. For our Turbo Camps (Ages 10-13), we are ensuring that all campers get to participate in our most popular activities (sky high ropes, waterfront, laser tag and others). We are also introducing new packages that include many new activities, such as biking, marksmanship, painting, sculpture, drama, rockets and more!
Another one of our newer initiatives is our youth development program (YDP). YDP provides the atmosphere and resources for youth aged 14-17 to discover more about themselves and who God has created them to be. We believe that part of fulfilling God’s design for our lives is to be in service to others. It is our hope that through this program and service to something greater than themselves, youth will develop the skills and abilities to grow into adulthood with confidence. The intensity and intentionality of these programs require complete commitment.
Stillwood offers its guests excellent facilities and service. Stillwood is proud to provide its campers with world class activities, meeting spaces, and accomodations. Our facilities include a Jr. Olympic-sized pool, full-size gymnasium, the region’s largest climbing wall, a high ropes course, and our always exciting zip line. Stillwood has programs for people of all ages. We hope that you will consider sending your sons and daughters to be a part of this incredible ministry.
Situated in the heart of the Okanagan Valley in West Kelowna, Green Bay Bible Camp has spent 65 years creating meaningful and memorable experiences for campers of all ages. Here, at Green Bay, we seek to serve and specialize in fun, we believe that summer camp has the ability to provide life-changing moments for parents and their children. With wonderful meals prepared for you, a picturesque waterfront as well as fun and innovative programming you won’t experience anywhere else, Green Bay stands out as an ideal place for you and your family to spend your summer. We provide space for families to experience rest, renewal and growth and have a team of leaders who model the sacrificial service and extravagant love of Christ. We are committed to being rooted in Scripture, immersed in prayer and devoted to cultivating community. We seek to serve others and are committed to developing the next generation of Kingdom leaders. Whether it’s on the field, at the waterfront or around the campfire, we believe that families come alive here at Green Bay so we invite you to come join us as we embark on another unforgettable summer!
Whether you are a child, teen or adult you will never forget your experience at Eagle Bay Camp. Our motto is “A Place Where Lives are Changed” and it perfectly describes this 23-acre piece of property on the shores of Shuswap Lake in the BC Interior. Once you come to Eagle Bay you will long to return. It is a special place of peace, solitude or crazy adventures. We have something for everyone, from our 26 ft, tower, and zip line, to our endless shore lines for kayaking, and swimming. Many people have found answers to some of life’s most pressing questions while enjoying the relaxation of a sunset or conversation on the beach.
Eagle Bay Camp has been around for 34 years but the gospel history of this place goes back over 100 years. We even have an old fur trader church on our property where people would meet for worship before the turn of the century. Today, we see close to 3,000 kids every spring summer and fall along with many retreats, school groups and rentals. Many find God’s loving grace and hope while creating memories and relationships.
Eagle Bay has a full-time Chef, onsite to create some of the best food you will ever eat. We believe food is as important as the scenery and activities so we cater to providing very healthy menus for all groups.
Join us for a rental group or register your child for a week.
An almost unparalleled opportunity
While offering kids the time of their lives and a chance to escape from the everyday, Christian camps are playing a crucial role in Christian ministry in Canada, especially to the younger generation.
Just over 4,000 campers and staff from around the world came to Camp Qwanoes last summer. As campers enjoyed incredible fun trying activities like zipping over the ocean or bouncing on a water trampoline or working with new friends to break out of the Escape Room, they also encountered the truth that they matter and are loved more than they can understand.
At camp, kids have an almost unparalleled opportunity to experience life change and to gain hope. A 2018 report called Renegotiating Faith: The Delay in Young Adult Identity Formation and What It Means for the Church in Canada, clearly shows the positive impact of being a camper or staff member on faith formation. Those who had been campers or staff at Christian camps were much more likely to attend church at least weekly and stay integrated with Christian communities as young adults than those who had not attended camp.
John ImBeau of Awana Canada and long-time Qwanoes speaker said, “God is changing the world through Qwanoes. Camps are one of the few places left where a child is given the opportunity for a complete transformation… It is the most vital ministry in church today.”
A camper shared that because of the staff at camp, “I’ve found my voice with God and Jesus and ever since I’ve found a really awesome church… I have so many friends… You’ve given me a lifetime of a Saviour and love by the King himself and his son Jesus.”
If you’re looking for a way to be part of what God is doing in Canada to reach the younger generation, there’s a place for you at camp. The potential is amazing. Your own life will likely be changed forever. A staff member said, “(Camp) changes our lives… a lot of people leave… with a new meaning and love for God and life – which is the most amazing thing about camp.”
by Julie Bayley, Qwanoes’ Associate Program Director
Trinity Western Camps are back again for another year, with more fun and more options than ever before. Day camps in a positive, fun Christian environment await you at TWU. The fun includes the popular Spartan Complete Champion Camps, multi-sport camps and Adventure Camps but also several new camps. This year, aspiring thespians can go to theatre camp, artists have art camp and those looking for an enriching musical experience, a new music camp is being offered. For those looking to do a little bit of everything and have a ton of fun, FunZone is the camp for you! Want to test your mettle in the wilderness? Go on a canoe trip! For those looking to experience a day in the life of a university student, our University Camp has been re-designed for a fuller, richer university experience. With so many options, how do you choose? For help deciding and to sign-up, please visit www.twu.ca/twucamps or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Our vision is that every person who walks onto our camp will know they have worth and value.
We seek to engage the grand vision of God’s fierce love shaping the GOOD and the BEAUTIFUL world he intended. Redemption flowing in every place, and in every heart.
We seek to enjoy the gift of creation in a context of people hearing their worth and value every day, through teaching God’s Word, experiencing the vibrant faith of those who serve them, and through the lightness and joy of the camp experience. It is for freedom that Christ has set us free!
So, we continue to seek to be a caring place for fun and adventure for every kid that God brings along, while also remaining accessible to children and youth from lower-income families
Our Inner City family camps and our single moms’ camps are an absolute joy. Our camp becomes a place of laughter and exuberance. A place for families experiencing the intensity of daily life, who need a place to be rested and belong.
We also introduced an amazing internship program this year for young adults called the ‘Forma Project.’ We literally witness God reshaping the lives of these ‘gap-year’ students, pursuing a depth of relationship with Jesus that is forming them for engagement in the world.
So, whether you’re canoeing on a calm sea, walking a trail, or cliff-jumping off the point, you’re taking a deep breath and finding abundant life on the journey towards Jesus. This is our fearless path.
Come join us! hopebaybiblecamp.com