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Summer 2020 Update

Summer 2020 Update from Gardom Lake Bible Camp (GLBC)

To our Campers, Families, Staff, Volunteers and Community,

You have been on our hearts and in our prayers as we have made decisions regarding our summer programs.

With over 45 years in operation, GLBC has held fast to our mission to encourage personal growth in a camping environment for all ages and stages of life through spiritual, recreational and educational experiences. Ensuring the health and safety of our campers, staff, and their families is our highest priority. We have been actively monitoring COVID-19 and have been working hard to adjust our plans for Summer 2020. Based on the direction of Dr. Bonnie Henry and the BC Camps Association, we have made the difficult decision to suspend and cancel all programs through August 31, 2020.

We know this is difficult and disappointing news, however, we trust that you understand that our highest priority is the health and wellness of our community. Those of us connected to Gardom Lake know that we are involved and attend camp because we are connected to the mission and values that camp brings to our daily life. We will miss connecting in person this summer!

We have been working on developing a plan for all financial needs as we understand the financial hardships that many are encountering. We will be issuing full refunds to all campers registered for the 2020 season. Please be patient with us as this process can take several weeks. 

We also want to take this opportunity to encourage those who can, to give. Any donations given to Gardom are of the upmost importance to the future and longevity of the camp and ministry. We are grateful for your generosity and thank you for your support! You can make donations at

** All donations above $20 will receive a taxable donation receipt

At this time, we also want to remember to lean into what God is teaching us in this difficult season. We trust God completely and believe the camp ministry that happens at Gardom Lake is Kingdom work. We can rest knowing that God is in control and will be glorified, even when we can’t yet see the big picture. 

We are already brainstorming ways to make camp bigger and better in 2021. If you have any questions, please email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. here to set up a time to connect.

We will continue to monitor the current state of BC and follow recommendations from our local/governing Public Health when we are able to re-open safely. In the meantime, please follow our social media to stay connected with us.

We are grateful for our camp community and know that we will get through this together. On behalf of all of us here at Gardom Lake Bible Camp, we keep you in our prayers and we look forward to seeing you again at camp.

Rikk Kieft and the Gardom Lake team

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