CROWSNEST LAKE BIBLE CAMP’S VISION
Developing Christ-centered servant leaders for the outdoors.
BRIEF HISTORY OF HOW CROWSNEST LAKE BIBLE CAMP GOT STARTED AND WHY IT EXISTS
The mission of CLBC is, “Crowsnest Lake Bible Camp Association is an autonomous, evangelical, faith ministry dedicated to bringing glory to God by responding to the needs of the whole person according to the Biblical principles of evangelism and discipleship through offering programs in a camp setting.” It was founded in 1956 and offers programming with outdoor elements for children and youth, regardless of socioeconomic standing. Basically we offer our all of our programs free of charge and trust God to provide the needed funds. Each camper that comes to our Lake Site goes on a backpacking trip of varying length based on age. That’s approximately 460 children and youth that are able to go backpacking and spend 2 to 4 days in creation. Out of this outdoor intent, our COLTS (Crowsnest Outdoor Leadership Training School) was created in 1987 to train individuals to be competent to lead our outdoor program components.
WHAT MAKES A SUCCESSFUL WILDERNESS ADVENTURE TRIP?
Success for us is not if a group peaks a mountain or completes the longest hike, it’s about if our objectives of showing campers Christ is met or not. If God is not included in the outdoor program, we would consider that unsuccessful. We also like to see campers pushed physically and to experience things that they wouldn’t normally experience.
DURATION OF TRIPS OFFERED
They offer trips ranging from 2-10 days.
EXPEDITIONARY LEARNING ELEMENTS TYPICALLY INCLUDED IN THEIR TRIPS
- Daily devotion or quiet times
- Solo experience (either a few hours or day-long solos)
- Teachable moments or trail talks along the journey
- Rock climbing
- Practicing and Teaching Leave No Trace Ethics
HOW CLBC INTRODUCES PEOPLE TO CHRIST AND HELPS PEOPLE GROW IN THEIR FAITH
We teach and stress teachable moments, we expect each student to find an opportunity on any trip or teaching time to take the time to point campers and staff to God and to Jesus Christ.
Most trips cost in the rage of $100-$150