Camp is covered in snow and it seems winter has arrived and plans to stay. Our winter LTD retreat is coming up next and will be hosted on January 20-22nd! This weekend is for LTD’s and summer staff to come back and reconnect. It’s the most chill & relaxed of all retreats. And yes quite literally. If the snow keeps falling, there will be ice hockey, (maybe) even luging, campfires, space to worship, hang out, laugh like crazy, go for a walk, and re-enter a thin space. A sacred space. A place set apart to play and pray. Can’t wait to have you all back here.
This retreat is meant to be just that – a retreat. Take a weekend by yourself, with your spouse, or with your whole family, and pause and enter the Advent season and the countdown to Christmas well. December is often such a hectic month but this retreat helps prepare us each year to sort our priorities and align our heart so that we can celebrate the birth of the Messiah with intention and reverence. There will be warm delicious food, wagon rides, carol singing, sitting by the fire, crafts, and stories. $80 per Adult, $60 for kids 4 – 17 and kids under 4 are free.
One incredible aspect of the LTD Program is that it runs year-round. We’re committed to the relationships and spiritual growth journey that begins through the crazy world of summer camp. And we pour into these relationships by bringing LTD’s and summer staff back together through our retreat season.
The Fall Retreat is a time for LTD’s to reconnect and it runs Sept 30 – Oct 2nd. It’s also a time where the greater Gull Lake family comes together to cheer each other on. Our annual Adventure Race takes place on the Saturday where LTD’s run stations for racers who run an adventure fundraising race that supports the program. It’s a beautiful fall weekend we’re looking forward to.
The annual Advent Retreat (Nov. 25-27). December can be such a hectic month and Christ can almost get lost in all the hustle and bustle. This is a is a wonderful time set aside to pause, connect, and prepare to enter the season of Advent as we count down to Christmas. Open to all ages.
Winter Camp is like summer camp but with luging instead of boating, and boots instead of flip flops. We have one weekend for Jr. and Sr. High (Feb. 3-5) and one weekend for grade 4-6 (Mar. 3-5). It’s going to be awesome.
The Gull Lake Adventure Race is my favorite weekend of the year! It is full of excitement, adventure, ridiculousness, friendships and more. Gather your team and test your mettle against our course. The race includes cross-country biking, orienteering, head-to-head competition and an incredible amount of interesting challenges such as archery tag, climbing, hatchet toss, slingshot, and a whole lot more. Come and create some memories with us. Sept. 30 – Oct. 1.
It’s that time again when I send out the annual report. This is where I go into a deeper level of detail on how things are really going at the camp and speak candidly on our finances and overall organizational health. Each year I try to pick a different angle to report on and for this year I have focused specifically on why we do program the way we do. Why is it so expensive? Why do we do the activities we do? How do we create a space for campers to connect with Christ? There are also updates on the operations and capital finances, some plans for the future, and some statistics (yay!). It’s 18 pages long, so feel free to skim it over and pick and choose the sections you want to read.
Winter’s still here, but spring is a comin! We offer 2 Spring Break Camps to serve both the north and south school divisions. Are your kids off school but you have a normal work week? We’d love to love on your kids. We create a space for play, for friendship and connection. We also have a way of introducing a whole new level of fun! We’ll bless your kids like crazy and encourage them to share that same blessing with others. These camps are for kids in grades 4-6.
For our March 22-24th Spring Camp we will have a bus available for kids to catch a ride to camp from Westview Baptist Church in Calgary. Please contact us for details.
For our March 29-31st Spring Camp we will have a bus available for kids to jump on coming from Edmonton & Leduc. Please contact us for details.
Grab your friends, come play outside, and enjoy the fullness of life with us. Register online $120 + GST.
The time is nearly here. We get to reconnect! The LTD Winter Retreat is a weekend set aside for LTD’s. It’s days away, Feb 19-21st. We invite you to come, reflect, and take time to live in the fullness of life right here and now. This weekend we’ll be playing the game Connect 4. Not literally. Although you can do that too. Camp creates space where 4 intentional relationships can connect. The vision of this weekend is to cultivate a space where you can come and deepen your relationship with God, with each other, with the world around you, and with yourself.
“Remain in me, as I also remain in you. No branch can bear fruit by itself; it must remain in the vine. Neither can you bear fruit unless you remain in me.” ~John 15:4. Let’s remain connected.