MacKenzie Camp is a summer kids’ camp on beautiful Mabel Lake, 35 km east of Enderby, B.C. Since 1947, it has been sharing love of Creation and hope for the future with thousands of children and youth from the Shuswap, the Okanagan Valley, and around the world. Adults too! Awesome staff, chaplains, and volunteers make it a welcoming and wonderous place, regardless of denomination. MacKenzie is a Camp and Retreat Centre of the United Church of Canada.
In place of each of our onsite camps this summer, check out MacKenzie Connect – seven weeks of online camping, June 29 through August 14. You can register kids and teens for a week of activities with other young people their age, and with the leadership of camp counsellors. They will go on quests, play games, do art, sing songs, and make new friends. They will be able to connect individually with their counsellor or with our Camp Chaplain. Weekly pop-up campfires are a chance for campers, their families and friends, and counsellors to get together in person (while social distancing). A Camp@Home supply kit is delivered to each participant.
The registration fee for each online camp is $15. Go to the MacKenzie Connect website for sample activities, and to register!
A MacKenzie Connect Pop-Up Campfire is coming to a United Church parking lot near you! Every Wednesday, join the MacKenzie Connect staff for some of your favourite camp songs:
- July 8, 6:30 pm: Zion United Church, Armstrong
- July 15, 6:30 pm: First United Church, Salmon Arm
- July 22, 6:30 pm: St Andrew’s United Church, Enderby
- July 29, 6:30 pm: Trinity United Church, Vernon
- August 5, 6:30 pm: Zion United Church, Armstrong
- August 12, 6:30 pm: First United Church, Salmon Arm
Anyone can come! For safety’s sake, we ask a member of each party to sign in. Please maintain social distance around the campfire. Each campfire lasts 35 minutes.