What does God have in store for me here?

 

Kyra, 20 years old, CBBC staff for 7 years Two staff members and some kids are riding a boat over Pigeon Lake. The sun shines bright and they are all waving.

This past summer I helped out with taking care of the LIP's. (LIP stands for Leadership Investment Program) The friendships I made with the the LIPS were incredible. Some of the kids that were in the program this summer have been campers in the past, and I was stoked as they stepped up to be staff. Some were deeper in their faith then others, as the summer went on they all learned so much about God, the bible, his kingdom, how to serve others,and what it means to follow Jesus. 

It was a great group of kids and I was so proud to see them grow in their faith, as leaders and to also see how they interacted with the kids attending camp, they showed great amounts of love and patience. And they took pride in helping provide a fun, safe place for everyone involved. 


 

Kari, CBBC Lifeguard

The summers that I have spent at Covenant Bay have truly made an impact on my walk with God, especially as I went through Jr. High and High School.
Though those years have been hard 
in many ways, the life giving community that I have found in the camp has helped me through it all; 
each camper, staff and speaker has had an impact on my life. 
Through the speakers each summer, I have been challenged on what it really means to live out God’s call for my life and I have been able to find spiritual,
and even mental healing 
year after year.

Being a staff member, I have been able to form close friendships with some amazing people who bring out the best in me and challenge me on my spiritual journey.

This camp, and each person who has been a part of it, has been a community and a family to me for many years, and in this community
I have been able to become who I am. 
I have been able to share my testimony, and last summer I was baptized during Sr. High camp. 
These were pivotal moments for me in my faith walk and I saw my connection with the camp and the people grow. 

Each year that I have come back to camp, I always wonder to myself: what does God have in store for me here? And I have learned that I know the answer to that question.

 

God has greatness in store for me: every summer, forever and always.

  

Together, we can achieve the impossible!

FBCOVER ACCOMMODATIONSLODGE

We need your help! Together, we can achieve the impossible.

We are requesting your help to reach our goals of raising $270,000 for capital, $200,000 in volunteer labour, and $30,000 for operations. Are you willing to provide support?

You might think this is a crazy set of goals; however, I know that working together, we can achieve these goals by December 31, 2017. Crazy – maybe. Doable – absolutely! Before I get into how you can help us achieve our goals, there are couple things I would like to share with you!

First, I would like to thank you for your dedication and support of children and youth. Your investment in the ministry here at Covenant Bay shows how dedicated you are to children and youth to grow in a relationship with Jesus Christ. We want you to feel proud of what God is doing in the lives of children and youth!

Second, by the middle of December, the outside of the Accommodations Lodge should be complete. With this new building, we will be able to serve our children and youth within our churches and communities even better, not only in the summer, but also  in the winter!

The Covenant Bay board has set these three goals to help serve our children and youth even better:

  • $270,000 – Capital
  • $200,000 – Volunteer Labour
  • $   30,000 – Operations

Let’s start with the capital goal. For every dollar given to the capital fund, a group of Covenant Bay supporters will match that to a maximum amount of $135,000 of total funds donated. How exciting is that? That means if donors give $135,000, it will be matched, for a total of $270,000! See the attached sheet for details and how you can contribute!

Volunteer labour is awesome! We are seeking both skilled and unskilled volunteer labour in a variety of areas from general clean up to finishing carpentry. See the attached sheet to learn how and where you can volunteer your time and skills!

Finally, $30,000 is needed to prepare for the next camping season. This will allow us to continue operating through the winter months.

You can donate and get regular updates on our building project and fundraising efforts by visiting covenantbay.ca/lodge. Whether you are donating your time or your finances, your efforts are greatly welcomed and appreciated. We thank you for supporting our children and youth campers in building and deepening their relationship with Jesus Christ!

 

Jon Drebert - Executive Director

Covenant Bay Bible Camp

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