COME and Serve together!

The FCC is really excited to announce the recipient of our

Volunteer Work Party, Camp Douglas!

 

We are welcoming their new Director Lucy Rosenberg, and their small but growing camp vibe! 

Here is a description from Lucy. Be sure to sign up members from your camp to come volunteer this April and bless this exciting ministry! 

 

Work Party is planned for the week of April 8th, 2024  Mark your Calendars! 

Lucy Rosenberg - Camp Douglas Director

 

Camp Douglas has a very simple program, and we try each year to connect with campers who would experience a financial barrier to other summer camps. This year, 75% of our campers came through either partial or full scholarships, both through partner organizations and through Camp Douglas directly. 

 

As camps go, we are fairly small - this year, our largest camp had 33 campers, and we had 175 campers overall. Camp Douglas was founded in 1945, and a few of the original buildings are still in use! Our 'new' building was built in the 70s, so we are in need of some renovation in the coming years. 

 

The biggest change this year has been the appointment of myself (Lucy) as Executive Director. For the last number of years, the camp has not had a full-time, permanent staff member year-round, so this is a big change for us. We are excited about this new season, about how God might be leading us into growth, and what areas we should look to for development. 

 


Their camp's immediate facility needs are: 

 

* completion of a bathroom for director use. They have a trailer on the property that for the last number of years has been the residence of the on-site caretaker, but they have been expected to move out for the summer to accommodate the director and their family. They have just appointed a new caretaker and don't feel this is a fair expectation to carry forward, so they are turning half of their program storage room into a directors suite that can also be rented out year-round. To make this a viable space, they want to add a shower room nearby.  

 

* one of their cabins is slightly larger than the others. They would like to add some interior walls and a door or curtain to create a private changing space. They could then place campers with particular needs for privacy in this cabin so they have this facility as needed. 

 

* The male staff showers have been under renovation for the last twelve months. 

They could really use some extra skilled hands to get this project wrapped up! 

 

* The project of moving out of the trailer includes moving their office space, as they have previously used a trailer porchway for this purpose. 

They have identified a new space to put the office, but it is a much smaller space, so will require lots of shelving to add storage.

 

* They also need assistance with cabin roofing, building a woodshed and picnic tables!

 

They are excited to suit volunteers to their areas of expertise.

Any assistance you are able to offer would be a huge boost to our rugged little camp!

 

 

A link will be sent out at a later time with info on how to sign-up for Work Party

THANK YOU! 2023 work party

As an FCC board and community we are SO excited that Luther Ministries took the leap of faith to open a second site at Camp Tulahead. We know that kids desperately need the experience of camp, and most of all to know Jesus! Without all the hard-working staff at our camps in BC so many more kids would miss that opportunity. Please pray for Luther ministries and Camp Tulahead as they re-open this summer, and thank God for another camp that is not closing or degrading but rather being renewed for another season of ministry! This year at the work party some highlights were Matt's excellent humour and musical prayers, amazing food, fellowship with other camp workers, a great hike, canoe ride, and a freezing cold lake swim, we even got some work done including: brush and log clearing, building picnic tables, garbage cleanup, house renovations, painting, building docks and more!

 

We want to thank the Camp Luther team, Camp Bob, Rockridge Canyon, Maple Springs Bible Camp, Lake of the Trees Bible Camp, Camp Squeah and other churches and volunteers connected to serve Camp Luther Ministries (Camp Tulahead)

God bless you this summer! 

 

-Mark Wilson (Work Party)

Work party applications

are OPEN

WORK PARTY APPLICATIONS ARE OPEN!

If you are interested, have questions, would like to nominate a camp... please reach out and chat with us!  

Sometimes we don't like to ask for help but part of the FCC community is serving one another in practical ways.  It doesn't matter the size of your camp either! 

EMAIL INFO@BCFCC.CA

Thank-you! 2022

Our semi-annual work week was blessed to have volunteer supporters from other FCC camps join us this year.  And what a blessing it was!  A lot of work was completed including a new covered archery platform, a new roof on one of the cabins, another cabin exterior completely repainted, a number of dead trees felled and bucked, and a host of other cleanup tasks.

We are grateful to FCC and these volunteers for giving us their valuable time. Praise the Lord!

- Mark Dean - Work Party Coordinator Daybreak Point Bible Camp

A Word On being a part of a Work Party

Aside from feeling extremely blessed by all the work that was completed during the work party the week made us as a camp feel part of something much bigger than our own little camp.  Fellowshipping with other camps and their staff was truly uplifting and just the encouragement that we and hopefully many others needed at this time.  Events like the Work Party take you out of that sense of isolation that can be so prevalent in ministry and unite us with others who have the common goal of living for Jesus and making him known to others.  

- Camp Program Director