It is with heavy hearts that we announce that we will not be running bible camp this summer at Eagle Lake.
On May 19, 2020 the Ontario government made the decision that all overnight camps in Ontario would not be permitted to run through out the summer.
As Wayne Toews local board member said “We don’t seem to have any option but to cancel. But I find myself praising the Lord for all the years of being able minister to the children. And how faithful God has been. This is only the second time since 1958 that we have had to cancel camp. In 1976 we had to cancel because of forest fire. Praise the Lord”. Can you imagine how many lives have been impacted by this ministry since 1958? Proverbs 19:21 says; “Many are the plans in a persons heart, but it is the Lord’s plans that prevail”
For the past couple months we (mans plans) have been working at trying to figure out how to adjust the ministry of camp with all the COVID restrictions and regulations that we were hearing about. But with the May 19 announcement all our summer planning came to a stop. Though this leaves us feeling disappointed, we fully TRUST that God is at work in the middle of all of this, and building His kingdom which is what ELBC is all about!
The COVID-19 pandemic has carried significant financial implications for many families and organizations. We will willingly refund any deposits and camp fees that you have given or you can choose to donate that money to the camp and will receive a donation receipt for your donation. ELBC is a non-profit organization, and the cancellation of summer programing and also having to cancel any group rentals creates some financial implications for us as well. If you would like to donate your fees towards the ministry of ELBC please fill out the attached short form so that we can make the changes in our records.
In our trusting and believing that God works for the good of those who love him (Romans 8:28) we are making plans to work on the yard at the camp and also get some maintenance projects done that have been tough to do when we run summer camps. Thank You all so much for your support over the years and we look forward to resuming camp 2021!
If you have any questions please feel free to contact
Eagle Lake Bible Camp Director: Vince Kehler Phone: 204-371-1189 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org