Since 1962, when Mr. Menzies donated this land to be used for a Bible Camp, Hope Bay has been doing camps for kids of all ages, and from diverse backgrounds. Dave Griffin, who at the time was the Field Director for BC with Canadian Sunday School Mission, accepted the land from Mr. Menzies and began to operate summers camps, particularly focusing on inner-city children and youth. Dave had an incredible ministry and the stories of what God did during that time is amazing. Many kids from neighbouring cities found Jesus here at Hope Bay.
Today, we continue with Mr. Menzies' vision, and offer summer camp opportunities for kids from all types of backgrounds and income brackets. Though we are not a large camp, our intention is to be strategic with our camps to offer the unique flavour of a coastal camp, paired with the intimacy and adventure of being near both the forest and the sea.
Along with summer camps, we also intentionally reach out to the community of Pender, hosting a local growing church community, off-season retreats, local artist guest groups, and (hopefully in 2016) a full time youth ministry for teens on the Island.
Our quiet and peaceful setting is a safe haven for building intentional Christian community on Pender Island, and we're excited to see what God continues to do in this little corner of Canada!