As the snow accumulates and the lake is frozen, I can’t help but reminisce about the summer that was 2014! It was another great year and we are looking forward to 2015 with a lot of excitement. THANK YOU to all who made this past year of ministry a success! Without volunteers (cooks, maintenance, shoppers, boat drivers, riflery instructors, board members, people helping care for our horses etc.) this camp could not run effectively. There are a few new things coming up this year and we are looking forward to sharing them with you.
Firstly, you may not have seen it yet, but our fall edition of the MLBC UPDATE fall 2014 newsletter is available to read. This includes a report from the summer as well as some news items.
We have launched a monthly giving program for those who wish to help support the work at Manitou. As you may know, we rely on donors support each year to keep our camper fees low while offering an excellent and safe camp experience. The fees we collect cover about half of our operating expenses and the rest is received through donations! It’s an amazing and humbling thing to be a part of, but we truly are blessed by generous support from across the region. If you are interested in the monthly giving program, you can download this partner brochure and call or email Seth with questions.
Our 75th anniversary coming up this next summer and you can stay up to date with details by clicking on the http://manitoulakebiblecamp.ca/75th-anniversary/ tab on our website.
If you’ve checked on our calendar lately, you will notice that our camp dates for 2015 are up, as well as our spring events. Keep your eyes open for the launch of registration for our 2015 camps. You will notice that we are launching extreme camps this summer – a week of camp to go all out! We have extreme drama, extreme horsemanship, extreme marksmanship and extreme survival. Details on these camps will be coming very soon – under the summer camps tab.
Thanks for your support and involvement at Manitou. God bless as you head into this Christmas season!