We Are…

Hope Bay Bible Camp is a small camp with a big heart.  HBBC is a Christian, non-denominational ministry owned and operated by One Hope Canada (formerly CSSM Ministries), whose purpose is to share the saving life of Christ with those who have the least opportunity to hear.  We are a member of the Fellowship of Christian Camps.  

We Serve… 

Our purpose is to share the love of Jesus Christ with children from the Gulf Islands, Vancouver Island, and the Vancouver area.  A portion of our campers come from low-income homes from the inner city of Vancouver and Victoria, from foster homes, and from single-parent homes.  God loves us all equally, and we strive to pour love and care into each person who becomes connected.

We Began…

The story of Hope Bay Bible Camp began in 1962, when the Menzies family of Pender Island offered to donate their farm land for the express purpose of a children's Bible camp.

CSSM Ministries began developing the property, building a simple dining hall, a chapel, and cabins, and HBBC has been sharing the love and wonder of Christ with thousands of children over the last 50+ years. 

year-round staff

  • Bob Cooper

    Ministry  Director

    Bobby and Lynette and their three girls moved here from Grande Prairie in the autumn of 2015.  He is passionate about bringing the gospel message to those who have never heard it, and bringing kids to Camp.  

    (We call him "Bobby" to distinguish him from has father, Bob, who was Camp Director here at one time as well.)

    E: director@hopebaybiblecamp.com  |  C: 250.882.5571

  • Derek Broughton

    Program Director

    Derek & Sarah joined the team in the spring of 2015 from Vanderhoof, BC.  Their experience in camp ministry has taken them on a journey across four provinces and 15 collective years.  Derek sees his primary role as equipping and empowering summer staff to do their best job with their own campers.  He also works on lots of techy and logistical things around Camp, and facilitates off-season programs.

    Ezra was born in September of 2016, and is a delight to their family.

    E: program@hopebaybiblecamp.com


    Facilities Manager

    We are searching for a new Facility Manager.  


    Contact us if you are interested in this very important missionary role!

  • Chanda Bosch

    Office Administrator

    We have been praying for someone who can devote more time to the many administrative tasks required here.  In January of 2016 that prayer was answered in the form of Chanda.  Chanda works part-time in the office with increased hours in the spring and summer.  Chanda and Dan have been building a house on Pender, and moved here permanently this past autumn.  They've also got a sweet musical gig!

    E: office@hopebaybiblecamp.com | P: 250.629.3194 | 

  • Lauren Mann


    Lauren moved to Pender in 2015 from Calgary after spending five years on the road with her band, Lauren Mann and the Fairly Odd Folk. Besides being a songwriter and musician, Lauren has a passion for working with kids and the mission of camp. Here at HBBC she shares her gift of worship leading as well as running registration during the summer and providing additional office administration support in the off season. 

    E: office@hopebaybiblecamp.com | P: 250.629.3194 |

We Believe . . .

The whole Bible is inspired by God and therefore our authority for faith and practice. 

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The Trinity is one God: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. 

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Jesus Christ is God and was miraculously conceived, performed miracles, died and was buried, physically rose again, ascended to heaven and will return. 

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In the person of the Holy Spirit, whose ministry is to glorify the Lord Jesus Christ, convict mankind, renew the believing sinner, indwell, guide, instruct and empower the believer for godly living and service. 

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In the total sinfulness of mankind and that only by being born again through faith in our Lord Jesus Christ alone can we have salvation. 

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In the resurrection of our body, the eternal life of the saved and the eternal punishment of the unsaved. 

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In the existence of Satan, a created being and an enemy of God.