Updates, notices and events from the Camping Ministry of BC Conference.

Naramata to reduce its 23-acre footprint

May 18, 2017

Over the next few years, Naramata Centre will sell a portion of its 23 acres in the heart of Naramata village. The Centre's Board of Directors arrived at some difficult, but necessary, decisions this spring and presented the plans to Society members this month.

Naramata Centre Society Board Chair, Doug Wollard, says "We believe by creating a smaller footprint we can operate in a way that fits the demand in today's world. Having fewer acres will require less maintenance, and will better fit our registration requirements as the Centre no longer hosts large conferences."

Read the full press release. More information on future plans are here in the Centre's newest newsletter.

Camp Fircom rebounds

2014 was a challenging year for Camp Fircom. A lightening storm in early September 2013 destroyed the two-year old, $2-million dining hall in a devastating fire, sending staff and board members into a year of insurance claims and rebuilding – all while sustaining the needs of its campers, families, school groups, weddings and retreat guests.

But they did it! On May 2, 2015, Camp Fircom will officially open its new, functioning dining hall and celebrate even more relationships within the community including the David Suzuki Foundation and the Surrey School District.

Plus, with the recently sunk Annapolis (a former battle ship), Camp Fircom is now the premier site for BC’s newest artificial reefs. Campers this summer will have the delight of paddling over and seeing the ship underwater. A future dive camp? Maybe! The tenacity, adaptability and commitment of this camp bodes well for an exciting future serving both church and community.

BC Conference is pleased to be a partner in the growth of Camp Fircom and its continued commitment to spirituality, education, the environment, and health and wellness. Find out more about the camp and community social enterprise at

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