Serving kids in the Okanagan Since 1947
MacKenzie Camp is a summer kids’ camp on beautiful Mabel Lake, 35 km east of Enderby, B.C. Since 1947, we have been sharing our 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! Our awesome staff, chaplains, and volunteers make it a welcoming and wondrous place, regardless of denomination. MacKenzie is a camp and retreat centre of the United Church of Canada.
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The Vaccine Mandate is SUSPENDED
We imposed the mandate last December to protect kids, staff, and volunteers this summer. Now, it seems to be too strict for the risks involved. All children and youth are welcome to register for camp, REGARDLESS of whether they are vaccinated or not. To REGISTER follow this link and “push the gold button.”
Annual Golf Tournament a Big Success!
Golfers, you did one heck of a great job! This year’s tournament raised over $7,000! For your information, the rainstorm seems to have passed 15 km south of the Salmon Arm Executive Course. How’s that for luck?!?
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Women’s Retreat, September 9-11, 2022
Come join other women in a weekend of sharing, fun, food, and fellowship! The theme is “Care for Each Other on Splatsin Traditional Territory,” with the leadership of Crystal Morris and others. Boat over to the camp 4:30-5:30 pm on Friday, September 9, and depart at 11:30 am on Sunday, September 11. Fee: $100. ($50 for those who can only take part on Saturday.) This will be the 15th Annual Women’s Retreat, and it is sponsored by the women of Trinity United, Zion United, Lumby United, and St. Andrew’s United Churches. Click here for more details and to register.
Quilting Retreat September 15-18, 2022
Quilters! Now’s the time to register for another great retreat with Dianne Jansson. Click here for more information.
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Register for the 2022 Camping Program!
- June 27-July 1: Leadership Training Camp (14-17 years)
- July 4-8: Intermediate Camp 1 (10-13 years)
- July 11-15: Junior-Intermediate Camp 1 (7-13 years)
- July 11-15: Science Camp (10-13 years)
- July 18-22: Intermediate Camp 2 (10-13 years)
- July 25-28: Junior Camp (7-10 years)
- August 2-5: Junior-Intermediate Camp 2 (7-13 years)
- August 2-5: Art Camp (10-13 years)
- August 8-12: Teen Camp (13-16 years)
Take A Tour of Mackenzie Camp!
A week at Mackenzie Camp includes using the climbing wall, low ropes course, and our new and improved archery range for a variety of activities. We go swimming at our lake front every afternoon and we even go out on the canoes and kayaks once a week. In addition, our craft hall is used for arts and crafts, tie dye, and our week-end dance where campers and staff get to dress up in silly costumes to celebrate their week of camp.
Every day the campers eat the most delicious breakfast, lunch, dinner, and 2 snacks provided by our amazing camp cook. As the day comes to an end, we play a wide game with all of the campers together, then sit at the campfire singing crazy songs. We end off the days activities in the vespers circle where we reflect on the day, then it’s off to bed in our beautiful rustic cabins. (most of them even have newly installed lights!)
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