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 photo is a luncheon creation for the Intermediate Camp 1, with the theme “Circus”!)
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 may be coming to a United Church parking lot near you! Every Wednesday, join the MacKenzie Connect staff for some of your favourite camp songs:
- August 5, 6:30 pm: Zion United Church, Armstrong
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.
Be The Light!
MacKenzie Camp’s Craft Hall is now outfitted with six LED lights! They make it a great space for crafting, vespers, storytelling, and dance parties! Please consider donating $15o to help us cover the cost of one light. We will have a plaque installed in the Craft Hall in recognition of the six donors who make this project feasible!