Frequently Asked Questions
What are the accommodations options?
Campers age 8-18 are placed in cabin groups according to age with a Cabin Leader. Campers under the age of 12 must have a responsible guardian who is over 18 years of age staying on the campgrounds at all times.
A Cabin Leader is responsible for their cabin throughout the week at camp. The cabins have electricity. They are unheated. Each campers cabin contains bunkbeds, mattresses and electrical outlets. Campers are to bring their own toiletries and bedding.
Adults and families with young children can request an adult cabin. Adult cabins are unheated. Adult cabins contain electricity, double or single beds and mattresses. Adult campers are to provide their own toiletries and bedding.
The Camp grounds contain hook ups for holiday trailers, and RV’s. They can be parked down by the river or in the parking lot, nearer the main campground.
Space is provided for tents as well.
A communal washhouse is located in the centre of the camp grounds and contains showers with hot and cold water, sinks and a single tub in the women’s washhouse for bathing children. Outhouses are located throughout the camp.
What about meals?
Pembina is famous for it’s farm-fresh, healthy meals.
Meals are served three times a day cafeteria style in the dining hall.
If you have certain dietary restrictions, please inform camp staff when you register.
When are Church Services?
Pembina values time with God. Each day begins and ends with time together in the Word and in worship. During Week 1 and 2 camps, the services times are 9:30 a.m. for Teens/Children, 10:00 a.m. for Adults, and at 7:15 p.m. for the camp-wide service.
The age specific services are coordinated by Children and Teen Directors and Speakers. The evening service is led by the main camp speaker.
Weekend Retreat camps services are at 9:30 a.m. and 7:15 p.m.
What activities is there to look forward to at camp?
You can guarantee to be up to your armpits in unforgettable memories when you leave camp.The camp schedule provides ample opportunities to have fun with your friends and make new friends in the process.
Teens are separated into teams which compete to gain points and win the ultimate prize at the end of the week. These team activities promote teamwork and encourage friendship building outside of cabin groups. Each team is led by two Cabin Leaders and activities are coordinated by the Teen Directors.
Activities include: Human foosball, water-balloon volleyball, relay races, soccer, Capture the Flag, Camp Jeopardy, Bible Smugglers, the Amazing Race, Fear Factor, and the most anticipated of all, Skit Night.
Primary/Juniors are led by the Primary/Junior Director.
Activities include: Wide games, scavenger hunts, skits, crafts, Bible Stories/lessons and MUCH more.
Both Teens and Primary/Juniors enjoy swimming in the Pembina River and/or Long Island Lake, as well as experiencing the joys of the famous Pembina mud slide, campfire and hay rides.
What is the camp daily schedule?
7:15 am Staff Meeting
8:00 am CAMP RISING TIME
8:15 am BREAKFAST
Camp and Cabin Clean-up Following
9:30 am Primary/Juniors and Teen Morning Bible Classes
10:00 am Adult Bible Class
12:15 pm LUNCH
1:00 pm Teen Recreation & Primary/Juniors Quiet Time
1:45 pm Primary/Juniors Recreation
Canteen Times will be Posted Daily
5:45 pm SUPPER
7:15 pm EVENING SERVICE
Mug-up to follow
9:45 pm Primary/Juniors in Cabins
10:00 pm Primary/Juniors Lights Out
11:00 pm All Camp in Cabins, lights out and EVERYONE QUIET
Sunday Service Times: 10:30 A.M. and 7:15 P.M.
What happens at a camp Work Bee?
Camp Work Bees are an opportunity for you to give back to camp with your time, sweat and creativity. The camp needs yearly maintenance as well as being opened up post-winter and closed up post-camp.
Bring your own bag lunch and be prepared to get your hands dirty.
(If attending a WorkBee during the Young Adults Retreat, camp meals will be provided).
Regular Work-bee activities include: cleaning and preparing buildings and kitchen for open or close up, general camp maintenance (painting, re-shingling, preparing the playground, etc.).
Work Bees start at 9:00 and close up around 4:30-5:00.
Even if you can volunteer for a few hours, all help is welcome!
What if I want to volunteer at camp?
Our camp is so grateful for those who give their time and energy to make camp the best it can be. We are run completely by the selfless service of volunteers.
If you are interested in becoming a volunteer at camp, check out our Staff/Volunteer page and download the Application Form.
Below are a list of Volunteer opportunities:
Adult Activity Director
Worship Band Member
Camp Cook (responsible for lunch and supper)
Breakfast Cook (responsible for breakfast)
Gratis Coordinator (responsible for coordinating cabin groups in kitchen and dining hall clean up)
Canteen Coordinator (responsible for opening and closing canteen for different age groups, handling money, as well as stocking canteen)
What if I or my child has a medical condition?
A camp nurse is on the campgrounds at all times. The nurse is responsible to store and administer all medications for campers under the age of 18.
Children who require a personal aid at school must be accompanied by a full-time aid at camp.
The camp has one wheel-chair accessible washroom.
The dining hall, Tabernacle, and specific cabins have wheelchair access as well.
Please contact the camp Registrar if you have any other concerns or questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.