Galilean Bible Camp
On the sandy shores of Lake Duborne, north of Blind River in Northern Ontario, Galilean Bible Camp has led countless children and youth to know more of who God is through an inspiring camp experience.
2014 Summer camps are fast approaching! Take a look at the great camps we have to offer! This year’s camps feature wakeboarding, paintball, rock climbing and back country trips!
About Galilean Bible Camp
Galilean Bible Camp is a not-for-profit, non-denominational, evangelical Christian camp, owned and operated by CSSM Ministries. In operation since 1952, Galilean began as a summer children’s camp and is now a year-round camp and conference centre.
Our mission is to present Christ, instruct the Word of God, and inspire people to live a useful and joyful life.
Camping provides a unique opportunity for young people to develop confidence, skills, and friendships that will last a lifetime. We believe that this opportunity is best experienced within the context of Christian Camping. Entrusting your child to a camp is a serious matter; we recommend that you obtain all information you can before deciding on a camp.
Our commitment is to ensure the overall well-being of any camper who is placed in our care. This commitment is implemented in three main areas: personnel, property, and program.
All personnel are required to undergo a thorough screening process which includes reference and police background checks. We exceed the minimum standards set forth by the Ontario Camps Association (OCA) with a maximum 1:6 counsellor-camper ratio. We have policies in place that prohibit entry into the camp by “high-risk persons” at anytime and all visitors are required to report to the office for admission when camp is in session. Each parent must complete an authorization form for pick-up days, to ensure that campers leave the camp property with only those allowed by the parent or guardian.
Our property and all buildings are inspected regularly by several agencies, including fire service, health authority, and the OCA.
Our programs are designed to integrate the three essentials of camp: fun, challenge, and safety. Our rules are in place to ensure that every camper has a “good-safe” time. We have policies in place to accommodate those with food allergies. All waterfront staff are trained and certified. Our self-imposed practices and protocols exceed the minimum requirements of both the Lifesaving Society and the Red Cross. The ‘Buddy System’ is used. A certified Emergency Medical Professional is always on duty when campers are in session.