Encounter Camp

Encounter Camp

Encounter is for anyone who wants to spend more time in the great outdoors; from the savvy wilderness veteran, to someone who is new to camping. Encounter is your chance to get close to nature and see God from a different perspective. Located in a semi-remote wilderness setting on the Gardom Lake property, Encounter goes back to basics camping with tents and authentic cooking over fires. Experience old camp favorites such as the beach and archery as well as Encounter exclusives like survival skills and shelter building. Depending on the week experience out trips to local treasures such as the Enderby Cliffs and Natural Waterslides.

About Encounter Camps

Encounter camps are themed to give you the experience that fits your interest, from H20 water week to our Aim week, and even our Wilderness Survival weeks, there is an Encounter camp for you. If you love the outdoors, find that you connect with God through nature, or want to try something outside of your comfort zone; Encounter is waiting for you.
  • Encounter Aim - Ages 13-16 – June 30 - July 5

    This camp is all about paintball, re-ball, and laser tag! Campers can expect to spend lots of time based around these three activities. Other Encounter classics and activities will also be offered such as pellet guns, archery, and axe/knife throwing. 

    $300
  • PRE-TEEN SURVIVAL – Ages 12-14- July 7-12

    Spend the week exploring the outdoors and learning wilderness survival skills like fire building and shelter building. Experience various camp activities, as well as out-trips. Paintball is also optional for this camp (additional $25).

    $260
  • TEEN EXPLORE – Ages 13-16 – July 14-19

    Explore the North Okanagan and Shuswap with us this week. Experience day trips to various hiking spots and other locations around the area. Perfect for both the first-timer or experienced hiker. You will also have the opportunity to try activities around camp and play paintball (additional $25).

    $260
  • ENCOUNTER 101 – Ages 10-11 – July 21-24 (NEW)

    Come try out a bit of everything that Encounter has to offer! This camp is packed with outdoor experiences like fire building and shelter building, as well as tons of games and activities.

    $155
  • ENCOUNTER BOYS SURVIVAL– Ages 11-12 – July 28-August 2

    Built to let boys be boys. Spend the week exploring the outdoors and learning wilderness survival skills like fire building and shelter building. Experience various camp activities, as well as out-trips. 

    $250
  • GIRLS ADVENTURE 1 – Ages 13–16 – August 4-9

    This is a time for the girls to get together and connect through outdoor adventures. Activities such as archery, pellet guns, and knife throwing will be offered. Experience horseback riding, time at the beach, cooking over a fire, and more.

    $310
  • TEEN H2O ADVENTURE – Ages 13-16 – August 11-16

    Everything water! White water rafting, river floats, the natural water slides, and more! Other games and activities will also be included in this adventurous week. 

    $310
  • GIRLS ADVENTURE – Ages 11–13 – August 18-23

    Built to let girls be girls. This is a time for the girls to get together and connect through outdoor adventures. Activities such as archery, pellet guns, and knife throwing will be offered. Experience horseback riding, time at the beach, cooking over a fire, and more. 

    $310
In case you miss any information or just want to give us feedback, please feel free to contact us.

Brochure, Registration, and Waiver Forms

To register by mail, download a Brochure and Registration form from below.

Main Camp Brochure

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Main Camp Registration

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Paintball Waiver

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White Water Rafting Waiver

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Encounter

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Info for Campers

Camp registration runs from 4:00 till 4:30pm Sunday. Camp ends 6:30 pm Friday with a short closing program. We encourage campers, parents and guardians to join us for the closing program to experience highlights from the week of camp.
Please do not arrive more than 30 min prior to registration. There is no advantage to arriving early, as all the staff will be in a meeting making last minute preparations. Campers need to be accompanied by a parent or another adult as they register.

What to Bring

  • Sleeping bag & pillow
  • Bible (if you have one)
  • Clothing for rain & sun
  • Toiletries & P.J.’s
  • Bathing suit & towel
  • Rainwear
  • 2 pairs of running shoes (You NEED shoes not just sandals or crocs)
  • Sandals or crocs
  • Bug repellent, sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Water bottle!

What not to bring

  • Electronic games
  • Cell phones, mp3 players and iPods, iThis or iThat
  • Gum or sunflower seeds
  • Food (except for medical reasons)
  • Pocket knives
  • Bikinis
Our Camp Store will be open at registration time and after the closing program. We have your camp souvenirs and cool camp clothing with items from $2 and up, get a wristband, t-shirt, hoodie and more.
Note about White Water Rafting: If you have signed up for White Water Rafting you will need to download a waiver form that must be signed by the participant’s parent or guardian and mailed back to the camp or submitted at the time of camp. Without this waiver with the proper signatures the camper will not be able to participate.
Note about Paintball: If you have signed up for this activity you will need to download a waiver form that must be signed by the participant and participant’s parent or guardian and mailed back to the camp or submitted at the time of camp. Without this waiver with the proper signatures the camper will not be able to participate. If you are paintballing you must be 12 years of age at the time of camp to participate.

Refund/ Cancellation Policy

Deposits are non-refundable. Where cancellation is made two weeks or more before the start of camp, the fee, less the $50 deposit will be refunded. No refund will be given if cancellation occurs less than two weeks prior to the session, except for medical reasons. No refund will be given for a dismissal due to disciplinary action, home sickness, late arrival or early departure. All registrations are non-transferable.
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