Looking Back at Another Year of Camps

Large group of people on rocky beach looking at ocean and mountains
by British Columbia
Categories: Blog, Camps

We had a successful camping season at both Camp Mountainview and Camp Sunrise this summer with over 1,200 young people in attendance, experiencing outdoor activities, community and great food in a safe, Christ-centered environment.

We’ve been privileged to gain two new members this year to our Camp Sunrise team, Chris Reid as our Camp Manager and Caitlin West as our Program Director. Please pray for them as they continue to adjust, learn and thrive in their new roles! Both of our Performing Arts Camps (JPAC & SPAC) had the largest amount of campers in attendance in almost 10 years, it was an incredible opportunity for them to grow in their gifts and in relationship with God and their peers. Our 2nd Annual Family Camp was fantastic, with 125 delegates (single mom’s, grandparents, aunts, uncles, single dad’s bringing children, grandchildren, nieces and nephews) we shared in meals, worship, games, and bible time together – we can’t wait for next summer! Special shout out to Boundless Vancouver, Centre of Hope, and Ridge Meadows for going above and beyond in their organization and exceeding their camper allocations to help us continue to reach and minister to our Holiday Camp kids. A highlight was sending a bus to and from the Interior region which enabled us to give more campers the chance to attend Holiday Camp B and fill it to capacity!

Participants at this year’s Camp Sunrise also got to take home a special memory as surprise guests in the form of orca whales appeared by the beach. Caitlin West, Children and Youth Program Coordinator said, “It was amazing to bring all those kids down to the beach and watch their faces as they saw the orcas come up after searching the water for them. It was an incredible moment to all share together and is something that, in all my time at camp, has never happened before.” Truly a special moment for those campers.