Retreat Spotlight – Fall 2019
It’s not by chance that Young Life properties are in spectacular settings across North America. Young Life intentionally selects locations reflecting God’s grandeur in creation.
RockRidge Canyon was designed as a place for high school students to hear the Good News and consider a relationship with Jesus Christ. Since everyone should know how valued they are by God, standards are set high, for a resort-like experience. Yet “camping” is only a component of the Young Life mentoring mission. Students attend and return home with their leaders, who continue to do life with them.
From September through June, rental groups of all ages are invited to experience the extraordinary. Nestled in a peaceful valley, RockRidge Canyon provides endless fun and a retreat from the busyness of daily routines. Guests enjoy kayaks, mountain bikes, challenge courses, hikes, lakeside walks and swimming. During the winter, there’s a sledding hill and groomed outdoor rink. Year round zip-lines provide lake-crossing thrills.
Meals are created by RockRidge Canyon’s Red Seal chefs. Large groups dine in the 425 seat Pinnacle dining room with 180 degree lake views.
Events are a hit in the state-of-the-art 320 seat presentation theatre. There’s also a coffee shop, snack shop, store, gamesroom and 20+ flexible meeting rooms.
You’ll sleep well. Accommodations include the 47 room luxury Wolfe Creek Lodge and 3 lake-view Dorm Lodges. Comfy fresh bedding and towels come standard.
Support the mission! RockRidge Canyon excels at hosting groups of 50-400 for retreats, reunions, meetings, camps, and conferences.
A welcoming oasis customized for your event.
Springbrooke Retreat Centre is located an hour outside of Downtown Vancouver on a beautiful 16-acre property nestled in a grove of cedars on the banks of the Salmon River in Langley, BC.
We rent our space to organizations and community groups for overnight residential retreats and workshops, as well as day-long seminars and conferences. For overnight rentals, we can accommodate a minimum of 18 and maximum of 42 people in shared rooms, and we offer a delicious home-cooked menu that caters to diverse dietary needs. For day rentals, we offer a number of flexible spaces that can be customized according to your needs. Catering is also available upon request.
Enjoy a warm welcome and a friendly approach designed to cater to the specific needs of your event. Our Director of Rentals will work closely with you to understand your requirements and ensure an enjoyable stay for you and your guests.
According to one of our frequent guests: “The facility is clean and well loved, the grounds are beautiful, the staff is helpful and accommodating, and the food is consistently excellent.” Visit our website to find out more!
The Alexandra Retreat & Events Centre is a non-profit organization located in the heart of Crescent Beach. With two distinct facilities, the Society has successfully served the needs of church groups and private organizations for decades.
Known by the community as Camp Alexandra, the 2.5 acre fenced property features a huge activity field surrounded by both heritage and modern buildings. The facility can accommodate up to 84 overnight guests which include cabins, lodges, lounges, halls, kitchens and activity rooms. Enjoy homestyle cooking prepared by the camp’s in-house caterers. Just steps from the beach, Camp Alexandra is the perfect retreat for groups looking for a spacious getaway in a rustic setting with modern amenities.
For daytime or evening events, Beecher Place is another great option. Located directly on the beach, guests enjoy stunning panoramic views of the ocean from the wrap-around balcony. Recently renovated, Beecher Place adds class and sophistication to any event. Included with each rental are tables and chairs for 80 people, a full kitchen and projector screen.
Whether you come for a day, or an overnight stay, Alexandra Retreat & Events Centre in beautiful Crescent Beach can accommodate your group’s needs. Proceeds from each stay are invested back into the community through programs, services, and special events.
Camp Squeah’s Retreat Centre Mission statement is “in response to God who loves and calls us, Camp Squeah provides a place of refuge in a natural setting, where people of all ages can build relationships, grow and be nurtured.” At Camp Squeah, we believe that we are called, that is, it is our vocation, to minister (serve) people in such a way that they are nurtured in an environment of care and hospitality; that it becomes for them a refuge from all that weighs them down. We are compelled by God’s great love to welcome people to this place of peace. We are motivated by our own journeys of faith to provide space in a loving environment where others can also continue on their own sojourn of faith.
Our heart’s desire is to welcome people to this refuge, this sanctuary, that they might grow in their own understanding of who they are, that they are loved by God, that there is deep and rich meaning to life to be shared together, meaning and purpose flows from God’s love for us all in community.
When at Squeah, stroll through God’s wilderness and enjoy the quiet of the forest. Sit and commune with friends and family as you partake of our delicious and nutritious food. Be challenged and experience some great and enjoyable activities that we have to offer. Whatever your goals, or needs, we hope that you will be changed by God’s everlasting and all-encompassing care and peace and joy.
Weaving together: three themes of reconciliation at the Sorrento Centre.
Reconciliation is a central theme of Christian life, and a major journey for people from South Africa to New Zealand to Canada.
The Sorrento Centre, a dynamic retreat centre in BC’s beautiful Shuswap that welcomes 3,500 guests annually, is weaving three themes in reconciliation drawn from the great covenant in Genesis 9. The covenant is three-pronged: Between God and humans, among humans divided by hatred, and between humans and the natural world.
During our five weeks of summer and at retreats throughout the year, we aspire to reconciliation with God by living deeply into our mission as “a holy place of transformation for learning, healing and belonging.”
In July, we received the global Biosphere designation from the UN’s Responsible Tourism Institute, signaling our commitment to environmental and social sustainability through sound practices on our 24-acre campus and 8-acre natural farm.
In June, we were welcomed into the Community of the Cross of Nails, a global community centred at England’s Coventry Cathedral, signaling our commitment to reconciliation amongst humans.
Learn more about our three themes of reconciliation at: www.sorrentocentre.ca
Rev. Michael Shapcott is Executive Director of the Sorrento Centre.
Conveniently located close to the highway in the Fraser Valley, the Columbia Bible College Conference Centre offers unique, versatile, and affordable rental spaces for events of all kinds. Looking for a polished and professional meeting space? Try our sleek Metzger boardroom, fully equipped to meet your audio/visual needs. Hoping to find a wedding venue that doesn’t break the bank? We have a beautiful chapel that holds over 300 people and onsite catering to make your day special. And if you’re planning your church retreat or kid’s camp, don’t forget that all of our dorm buildings are available to rent from May to August of every year! No matter what your event looks like, the Conference’s staff at Columbia and Columbia Gourmet Catering are happy to help you bring your vision to life. We are now booking through Summer 2021.
Contact us at email@example.com or visit our website today!
This summer, Stillwood was blessed to have almost 2000 campers attend our summer camps. We are so very passionate about having the opportunity to share the good news of Christ with these campers. In addition to our summer camps, we have programs running year round with various retreats, and educational programs.
In addition to our own programming, each year Stillwood hosts close to 40,000 overnight stays. With a huge variety of meeting spaces, activities, and a fantastic culinary team – we are enthusiastically prepared to serve you.
Our facilities include hundreds of rooms located in our cottages, motel rooms, and lodges. In addition to our accommodations, Stillwood has meeting rooms that can provide a space for every unique need. Whether your group requires a small intimate meeting room or an event space that can handle more than 500, we can more than meet your needs.
As a Christian ministry aligned with the British Columbia Mennonite Brethren church, Stillwood’s goal is to engage everyone who comes through our gates to mature – spiritually, mentally & physically. We hope that you will join us as our guest and in ministry. For more information on how we can serve you, contact our office at firstname.lastname@example.org.