Camp Douglas is a Place, a Plan, and an Experience.
- Camp Douglas is a Place. It is located in a beautiful, outdoor setting on the Sunshine Coast
of British Columbia, and it is an opportunity for children and adults to develop an
awareness and appreciation for God’s beautiful and diverse creation. It encourages
the development of a greater understanding of the natural world, and of our role in it
as stewards of the environment.
- Camp Douglas is a Plan. The shorter catechism1 states that “the chief end of man is to
glorify God and to enjoy him forever”. If campers are in an atmosphere where they
feel close to God and are challenged with his Word, they will make decisions for
Christ. Every activity begins with a sincere concern about every camper’s
relationship with God, and therefore, all curriculum and activities must be Christcentred,
child and Word related. This also means that the Camp leadership, Staff and
Volunteers are involved in Christian ministry and must be mature Christians. They
must also be encouraged, trained, and supported in their personal relationships with
Christ, so that they can relate to the campers and grow along with them.
- Camp Douglas is an Experience. It is an intentional community of people whose
overriding purpose is to live in loving and harmonious relationships with each other,
modelling the love and relationship of Jesus Christ and His church. Camping ministry
is filled with fun activities – such as knuckleball, hiking, archery, Triple H, and
campfire – but the focus is to create relationships which demonstrate the love of
Jesus Christ for each and every person. Camp is people-centred, not program-centred.
It is most importantly Christ-centred.