100th Anniversary Family Camp!

We’re turning 100 this year, and because we are, Family Camp is swinging its doors wide open! Let’s celebrate this by gathering as a church family! Every year, this retreat is a chance for us to step aside from our “usual” and to recalibrate - our vision, our purpose, our life, our relationships, our faith. We’re excited to make Loon Lake our home again this year, and to explore together what God has in store for us, and for you, in 2019.

New this year: a variety of workshops designed to help you grow in your faith, no matter where you’re at! Also: specialized track for children, and another for teens.

Note: Please note that Loon Lake’s terrain poses significant difficulty for those with mobility issues. If you have any concerns, please don’t hesitate to reach out with your questions.

When

September 13-15, 2019
Friday evening until Sunday after lunch.

Where

Loon Lake Lodge and Retreat Centre – WE’RE GOING BACK! In the beautiful UBC Malcolm Knapp Research Forest, Maple Ridge.
Take Hwy. 1 to exit 44 and follow signs for Maple Ridge/Mission via Hwy. 7b (Mary Hill Bypass). Follow the map to UBC Malcolm Knapp Research Forest at the end of Silver Valley Rd. The Loon Lake Research and Education Centre is approximately 7 km from the Main Gate. Signs for “Loon Lake” mark the route to follow at each road junction.
Travel west on Lougheed Hwy #7 to Maple Ridge. Turn north off Lougheed Hwy onto 240th St. Turn west on Dewdney Trunk Rd. Turn north on 232nd St. Follow the map to UBC Malcolm Knapp Research Forest at the end of Silver Valley Rd. The Loon Lake Research and Education Centre is approximately 7 km from the Main Gate. Signs for “Loon Lake” mark the route to follow at each road junction.
Take Sumas/Abbotsford Border Crossing. Travel along Hwy 9 north from Bellingham to Sumas border crossing. From the border crossing travel continue on Sumas Way to Abbotsford. At Abbotsford take the Abbotsford Mission Hwy (11) following signs to Mission. Turn west (left) onto the Lougheed Hwy (Hwy #7). Travel west on Lougheed Hwy #7 to Maple Ridge. Turn north off Lougheed Hwy onto 240th St. Turn west on Dewdney Trunk Rd. Turn north on 232nd St. Follow the map to UBC Malcolm Knapp Research Forest at the end of Silver Valley Rd. The Loon Lake Research and Education Centre is approximately 7 km from the Main Gate. Signs for “Loon Lake” mark the route to follow at each road junction.

Accommodations

We have a limited amount of rooms available for young families who need to share a room. If you would like for your family to share a room, please let us know when you register.

2 beds with shared bathrooms on each floor. Please indicate when registering if you have a roommate preference.

What To Expect

Sample Schedule From Past Family Camps:

6:30pm Arrival
7:15pm Welcome/Orientation
8:15pm Campfire
9:00pm Hangout
7:00am Optional morning devotional gathering
8:00am Breakfast
9:30am Session 1
10:30am Group Activity
12:00pm Lunch
1:00pm Rest
2:00pm Personal Activities
5:00pm Dinner
6:30pm Community Activity
7:30pm Campfire
9:00pm Hangout
7:00am Optional morning devotional gathering
8:00am Breakfast
9:30am Session 2
10:45am Community Activity
12:00pm Lunch
1:00pm Departure

Pricing

Pricing includes lodging Friday to Sunday and meals except Friday dinner.

Early Bird Pricing available if registered and paid before May 31, 2019 :

$110/adult
$90/child (age 4 and up)
FREE for children under 4

 

$150/adult
$120/child (age 4 and up)
FREE for children under 4

There will be a surcharge of $15/person/weekend for gluten free or vegan meals (Loon Lake surcharge). There is no additional charge for vegetarian meals.

If you would like to support West Vancouver United Church's mission to continue to help families grow in their faith and in community, please consider donating to sponsor a family that might otherwise not be able to come.

You can do so by clicking here.

Money is always available to support families who might find costs prohibitive. If that’s the case, please contact Rev. Simon LeSieur at 604-922-9171 to see what options might be available.

Refunds

Full refunds will be given if written cancellation is received more than 30 days before camp (by August 13, 2019). After August 13th, no refunds will be given.
Want a feel for what Family Camp is like? The video below was made during Family Camp 2016, held at Loon Lake. Family Camp is the BEST!

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Note: To secure your spot for Family Camp, you MUST receive confirmation from us once you've completed the full registration process.

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