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Camps

campingWe have two annual weekend camps for about 80 to 100 people. These are highly anticipated events that allow us to spend a great deal of time together. All of our staff (including our nurses, cooks, Bible study leaders, etc.) are volunteers, and many plan their holidays so they can join us.

Acting out stories from the BibleWe have morning Bible study groups; afternoon free times with options of swimming, walks, crafts, etc.; and evening gatherings where we present skits taken from our Bible studies.

We also have weekend leadership retreats for about 30 people every other year, and four-day tent camps for about 30 people in the years when we don't have leadership retreats. This group has enjoyed retreats at Rivendale on Bowen Island and at Camp Jubilee.

Spring Fair

Each spring we have a Jamboree that is held on a Saturday in May at Trinity Baptist Church in Vancouver. We have games, a pie-eating competition, a bake sale, crafts, a white-elephant sale, and a car wash. In keeping with the fair theme, we sell hot dogs, pop, chips, and cookies. This is a time for fun and fellowship. We welcome volunteers to help us run the games.

Christmas Craft Fair

Richard and his motherIn the fall we have a large Christmas Craft Fair, Bake Sale, and Tea. Many supporters create items and donate them to us to sell. This was one of Joy Gregory’s great contributions, but few of us now are very crafty. Carol Hansen, a long-time friend and supporter, is taking this event over and moving it in a different direction. She wants to gather crafts from around the world for us to sell. We are particularly looking for crafts done by people with disabilities overseas, and especially crafts that have something to do with Jesus and Christmas. These are times when many who love this ministry come and visit with us on this day of celebration. We sing Christmas carols all day long, and we serve a wonderful “high tea” (a full meal really). Many people spend the whole day with us.


crosses


I have been crucified with Christ
and I no longer live,
but Christ lives in me.
The life I live in the body,
I live by faith in the son of God,
who loved me
and gave himself for me.

Galatians 2:20
NIV

 

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