Milton Rutherford and Graham McIntosh were fishing on Chubb Lake 49 years ago and both had been praying together with their Pastor Reuben Schmunk for a suitable location to start a bible camp. Both were looking up at the tree-covered slope with a flat area at the top when they turned and looked at each other “wouldn’t this be an ideal location for our camp?”
By summer of the next year a huge tent with a sawdust floor was filled with excited children and their counsellors – Chubb Lake Bible Camp has continued till this day.
I have been involved at this camp for more than 30 years and have directed a 50+ Camp for the past five years.
The wide road slopes down from the gate to the azure blue lake sparkling in the summer sunshine. You may see a red canoe out in the middle of the lake with a lone person communing with the Lord and His creation. The loons sing their familiar melody while an eagle swoops down to catch a fish. Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada Churches hold five camps every summer. Want to join us? Here are the dates:
Men’s retreat May 22 – 24
Annual 50+ Camp June 11 – 13
Kid’s Camp July 5 – 10
Family Camp: July 31 – Aug. 3
Teen Camp August 9 – 15
Public rentals are still possible but all weekends are now booked. Phone 250-998-4609.
Come to the table in West Park Mall May 1 – 2 for more information or call Marian Gillard 250-992-7633.
– submitted by Marian Gillard