The camp is one of five such ministries owned by the British Columbia (BC) Conference of Mennonite Brethren (MB) Churches. The operation however is managed by a local board of directors. The mission of this camp is to provide each camper with a sense of fulfillment that will encourage future growth in all aspects of life.
This idyllic lake-side property was originally homesteaded by the Gosnell family. In 1974 the BC MB Conference purchased the property from O. C. Dobell, the then owner. In 1991 a new working agreement was signed with the Conference.
Between 1976 and 1983 the British Columbia Government approved three camp development grants, totaling $45,000.00.
Bruce and Virginia Reimer were appointed as the first full-time directors in 1988. Subsequent directors have included Wilf and Pearl Pauls, Will and Doris Born, and Rikk and Kendra Kieft.
Over the years Gardom Lake Bible Camp has added numerous recreational facilities which include water sports, a basketball court, toddlers playground and enlarged playing fields. A modern lodge which offers a very functional central meeting place, was completed in 1981.
Address: 651 Glenmary Road, Enderby, BC V0E 1V3
|Date Published||October 2010|
Cite This Article
Giesbrecht, David. "Gardom Lake Bible Camp and Retreat Centre (Enderby, British Columbia, Canada)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. October 2010. Web. 20 Sep 2014. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Gardom_Lake_Bible_Camp_and_Retreat_Centre_(Enderby,_British_Columbia,_Canada)&oldid=94790.
Giesbrecht, David. (October 2010). Gardom Lake Bible Camp and Retreat Centre (Enderby, British Columbia, Canada). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 20 September 2014, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Gardom_Lake_Bible_Camp_and_Retreat_Centre_(Enderby,_British_Columbia,_Canada)&oldid=94790.
©1996-2014 by the Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. All rights reserved.