Visitors' Day 2014
The Camp Artaban Society Board would like to welcome you to come and visit the Camp Artaban site on Gambier Island on Saturday, August 23rd, 2014. There have been a number of requests for the board to provide an opportunity for folks to come and visit Camp Artaban, so we hope that you will be able to come and enjoy a beautiful day at camp.
Find out more on the events page.
The Diocese and Artaban have reached a settlement!
From the topic:
The terms of the Proposal are that the Diocese of New Westminster will forgive the balance of the Artaban Debt which consists of a Capital Debt as of May 31st, 2014, of $396,632, and Interest estimated at roughly $400,000. The Camp Artaban Society’s responsibility will be to make one or more payments totaling no less than $196,316 (half of the Capital Debt) to the Diocese of New Westminster on or before November 30th, 2014.
After years of indecision and anxiety about the future of Camp Artaban and how Camp Artaban fits into the Diocese of New Westminster’s ministry paradigm a firm decision has now been made with the passing of this resolution.
When asked for comment, Camp Artaban Society Board Chair, Sandi LaCharite immediately said “It feels like a ton of weight has been lifted off our shoulders.” Then she said, “This Settlement allows us to vision and dream again. One of the hardest things for us to do is to go to the site in the summer and not see any children there. This is an opportunity that allows us to move forward with our ministry of providing a transformational experience for children, many of whom face incredible barriers in their day to day lives.”
The Right Reverend Melissa Skelton, Bishop of the Diocese of New Westminster responded saying “I’m delighted we have found a way to honour the dedication of those who have been associated with Camp Artaban over the past 91 years. And my prayer for them is that the freedom they now have will bring new opportunities to explore the full potential of Camp Artaban’s ministry.”
Don't forget to 'like' and 'share' the Facebook post with fellow Artabaners - this is really big news!
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2014 Annual General Meeting
Camp Artaban Society held its Annual General Meeting on Saturday, May 10. For more information on the meeting, see our News & Events Page.
Nearly a century of happy campers!
For 90 years, children, youth and adults have journeyed to this Anglican camp at the end of Long Bay on Gambier Island. Against a backdrop of lush green rainforest and rough-hewn oceanfront, campers have made lasting friendships, tried new recreational adventures, and experienced unforgettable Christian community.
While onoing financial challenges have resulted in the suspension of camp operations for the 2013 season, we are working hard towards a more secure future. We invite you to learn more about this situation by reading our Frequently Asked Questions.
We will be busy in the months ahead, determined to become revitalized, sustainable, and once again ready for another century of Christian camping. Please read how you can Show Your Support to help make that happen!