BC CAMPING CONFERENCE
The BC Camping Conference is linked event, co- organized by the BC Camps Association (BCCA) and the Fellowship of Christian Camps (FCC). This annual gathering is for people passionate about camps in British Columbia. Every late January/ early February, 180 people from 40 member camps gather to share knowledge, swap stories, play together, and celebrate camping in British Columbia. From staff to board members, owners to operators, everyone is welcome to attend!
WHY CELEBRATE CAMPING?
Camps play an important role in our society. We offer an immersion in adventure, the first taste of responsibility, a meeting space for life-long relationships, connection with nature and with spirituality, a space to find authenticity and, most importantly, fun!
2023 Keynote Speakers
DR. CHRISTOPHER THURBER
Dr. Christopher Thurber is an award-winning writer and thought leader who has dedicated his professional life to improving how adults care for kids and to enhancing the experience of adventurous young people who are spending time away from home . ... more
Professor McMaster University
From camp speaker to local youth pastor to youth ministry professor, Sid draws from over 25 years of youth ministry experience. Sid Koop is the Executive Director of the Youth Worker Community where he and his team are dedicated to equipping, empowering, and relationally supporting youth ...more
Executive Director, Youth Ministry
STILLWOOD CAMP AND CONFERENCE CENTRE
Amidst breathtaking beauty, Stillwood Camp and Conference Centre is located in Columbia Valley, near Chilliwack, British Columbia.
Stillwood sits on 100 acres, enveloped in majestic trees, borders on Provincial park land and overlooks the beautiful Cultus Lake near Chilliwack. With all the outdoor activities and fresh air, you are sure to work up a healthy appetite. Meals of a high standard are served regularly, enhancing time together while the day’s lessons are digested. As old and new friends break bread together, the buzz around the tables amplifies the signature Stillwood atmosphere of joy and celebration.
Rest is welcome after a day of challenge and recreation in Stillwood’s remarkable mountain setting. Day’s end is a good time to curl up in front of a fireplace with a friend and talk about your experiences, or just be alone with your thoughts. At night, you can often find bonfires scattered between the lodges.
The facilities and staff at Stillwood strike a good balance between excellence and humility, and provide the space for encouragement and growth of the whole person. Come and see what makes the Stillwood experience so unique.