From the Directors
At Camp ABK we strive to fulfill the mission statement put in place years ago, to “present the claims of Christ through the camping experience” through everything we do. Our programs, schedule, and staff are all chosen and organized to give your child a week that they will not only love, but also learn about the love that God has for them.
We want you to know that your child will be safe in our care; your trust in us is something we highly value. Most of our staff are volunteers who choose to be at camp because they care for children. Many attended camp when they were younger and want to invest in the lives of children because they know first-hand the positive influence camp can have.
My wife and I both grew up coming to camp and understand the positive impacts this place can have. We remember coming home raving about all aspects of ABK. Our goal is for your children to do the same. Please look through our frequently asked questions below and if you have any questions or concerns please don’t hesitate to contact us.
We look forward to seeing your child at ABK this summer!
Ryan and Kathleen Lidstone
The following items are recommended for camp:
2 Sweat shirts or sweaters
1 Large Beach Towel
2 Swimsuits (1-piece for girls, shorts-style for guys)
2 or 3 Pairs of Pants
2 or 3 Pairs of Shorts
1 Raincoat or Poncho
1 Set of dress clothes for the Banquet
1 Pair of Pajamas
Hat to shield the sun
7 days of Socks & Underwear
2 Pair of running shoes
A Pair of Rubber Boots
Towel and face cloth
Sunblock (at least #15)
Bathing Attire: Girls, please wear modest one piece bathing suits. Two-piece swim suits are permitted when covered by a long, dark T-shirt. Guys, wear shorts-style bathing suits; please, no speedos.
Daily Attire: Pants/shorts/skirts that are skin-tight or too short are not permitted. Shirts must be modest and cover the torso (ie. Halter tops/cropped shirts/shirts that ride up, one-strap tank tops, and spaghetti strap shirts are not appropriate at camp. Shirts that refer to or advocate drugs, alcohol, tobacco, or that contain offensive words or symbols are not permitted at camp.
We reserve the right to ask a staff or camper to change if we feel his/her clothing is inappropriate. Our desire with this clothing policy is to honour scriptural guidelines, and remove distractions that would hinder camp’s purpose and goals.
Snack food (campers have opportunity to buy snacks at our tuck shop each day)
Tobacco products, alcohol, illicit/illegal drugs
All prescription medication must be in the original container as dispensed by pharmacy, and must be for that camper, as per College of Nurses medical guidelines. Medication must be turned into the camp nurse immediately upon arrival. Campers are discouraged from bringing over-the-counter medication. The Camp Nurse will provide these if necessary. Please ensure your child is free-of-lice and/or other communicable ailments before coming to camp. Campers are checked for lice when they arrive at camp; parents are required to come to get their child if lice and/or nits are found. When the camper has been treated, nit-picked, and all linens/clothing etc. cleaned as per the Camp nurse’s instructions, the camper may return to be reexamined. If lice/nit free, they are welcomed back into the program. Camp ABK is responsible for First Aid only.
|LOCATION||BUS TO CAMP||BUS HOME|
|Bus From North Bay:|
|North Bay – Bethel Gospel Chapel||12:30 p.m.||2:40 p.m.|
|Sudbury – Walmart – Long Lake Rd||2:15 p.m.||12:55 p.m.|
|Espanola – ESSO Service Center/Hwy 17||3:10 p.m.||11:45 a.m.|
|Bus From Sault Ste. Marie:|
|Sault Ste. Marie – Bethel Bible Chapel||1:00 p.m.||2:15 p.m.|
|St. Joseph Island 17 E Trading Post||1:45 p.m.||1:30 p.m.|
|Bruce Mines – Country Store||2:00 p.m.||1:15 p.m.|
|Thessalon – Hwy 17/129 Trading Post||2:15 p.m.||1:00 p.m.|
|Elliot Lake – Hwy 17/108 Car Park||3:15 p.m.||11:45 a.m.|
In order to guarantee your spot at camp we require a $50 non-refundable deposit. If your child can’t make it to camp for any reason we will refund the remaining balance. If your camper is sent home for disciplinary reasons or because he/she is homesick your fee will not be refunded. If your child needs to leave ABK for medical reasons they will be given a refund based on how many days they attended.