It’s here! Spring has come and is in full swing here at the Valley. Our Spring Staff team arrived at the beginning of May and has been settling into camp life quite well. There’s been some noticeable changes around camp as the spring staff have been here. For one, it’s a lot louder. There’s always conversation happening, always laughter to be heard. Our morning staff meetings have gotten a lot bigger. It’s a beautiful thing, to have so many people praying with and for each other every morning.
Community. There’s nothing like it. In the “5 Star,” the girl’s house, there are 10 spring staff and living in the guy’s residence, there are 7. We’ve had fires. We’ve had worship nights. We’ve had community lunches and suppers. We’ve played foosball. We’ve watched movies. We’ve been working together to get camp ready for summer: planning skits, planning different skills like weaponry and arts & crafts, planning specialty camps like dance camp and bike camp, and planning for training teams. We’ve also been doing camp together, running the climbing wall, arts and crafts, weaponry, horses, and games for school groups and rental groups. Having people, kids and adults alike, coming through the camp is refreshing and energizing. It’s why we’re here. It’s what we do!
We consume a lot more coffee. We eat a lot more food. We use a lot more dishes. But it’s so worth it. One thing we’ve been talking about a lot this spring season is that your story matters. Revelation 12:11 says, ” They triumphed over him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony.” (NIV) This shows how important and powerful your story is. It has the potential to impact lives…that’s pretty cool. In pondering summer camp this year, we really believe that each kid that steps into this camp this summer has a purpose, that they are important, and that their story matters. And you know what? We believe that for you, too. #pvbc15
Our Spring Team is:
Levi Willems – Program Director
Britton James-Thiessen – Paintball Leader
Joe Enns – Guys Discipleship
Harlan Schaefer – Weaponry Leader
Scott Harder – Maintenance
Cameron McNabb – Outdoor Leader
Trevor Elias – Bike Leader
Erica Bartsch – Foods & Services Coordinator
Lucienne Elias – Girls Discipleship
Mia James-Thiessen – Photography/Liaison
Arial Giesbrecht – Social Media/Promotions
Ashley Klassen – Assistant Wrangler
Tracey Friesen – Camp Artist
Kaitlyn Rempel – MTT Leader
Brette Elias – MMT Leader
There will be a freewill offering with proceeds going to Pembina Valley Bible Camp, Winkler Bible Camp, and The Bunker. Sunday, April 19th @ 7:00pm at the Winkler Mennonite Church.
Hey everyone! The 2014 Ride-A-Thon is coming up real quick! Here is all the information you’ll need as well as the pledge sheets.
When: Welcome to come Friday evening on Sept 19. The Ride will take place Saturday, Sept 20. Registration starts at 9:00 am. Overnight accommodations available for Friday to Saturday night.
Where: At Pembina Valley Bible Camp
Who: Riders of all ages welcome. (Riders must be over age 12 to ride a camp horse.)
The Grand Prize A registered quarter horse yearling, donated by Sandy Ridge Ranch! For every $150.00 you raise your name will be put into the draw for the grand prize. (ex: $600.00 raised, your name is entered four times)
Prizes and Give-a-ways Your name will be put in the draw bucket once for the other prizes. A minimum of $100.00 is required to be eligible for the draw bucket.
Where are the Funds Going and What is our Goal? We have started the Tack Shed and Barn projects and have been blessed to maintain a good level of stewardship in this area of ministry. Now we would like to finish off the project. Help us see this area reach another level for year round opportunities. Our goal is to finish by raising $25,000.00 this year! Join us!
- 25 people give $1,000.00
- 50 people give $500.00
- 100 people give $250.00
- 200 people give $125.00
- 250 people give $100.0
When Fundraising, Remember:
- All donations over $10.00 will be receipted.
- Neatly print all information for every donor.
- Collect all your pledges and bring the monies raised with you to registration the day of the ride.
- You are not allowed to combine your amount raised with someone else to be entered for the grand prize.
Overnight Accommodations: Available for Friday, Sept 19th to Saturday, Sept 20th. Please call ahead to reserve your overnight accommodations. All overnight accommodations by donation.
- Tent Sites: Sites can fit approximately 2 tents per site. No electrical, no water. Fire rings and fire wood supplied. Shower house is available for washrooms and showers.
- Chalets: Can house 10 people. Full bathrooms and showers in each chalet. Open room with bunks. No separate bedrooms.
Ride A Thon Schedule: Friday Night, Sept 19
- Book a camping site or cabin and come and stay the night.
- The camp obstacle course and riding arena will be available for your use.
Saturday, Sept 20
- Registration at 9:00am. Muffins provided at registration
- Those riding Camp horses meet at corrals at 9:30 am
- Bring your own horse riders meet at corrals at 10:00am
- Lunch on the trail, and Supper provided.
- Return from ride between 3:30-4:00, stay for supper, closing program and draw for the Grand Prize.
Camp Horse Use: Camp horses can be reserved ahead of time. All camp horses will be placed in a trail order by the head wrangler and remain in order during the Ride A Thon. The ride will be at a pace appropriate for beginner riders. Camp horses are not available for use on Friday evening. All riders must be over the age of 12 and be confident on horseback. (This full day trail ride is not a good place to learn how to ride a horse for the first time.) PVBC staff will supervise all camp horse activities throughout the trail ride. Adult supervision for riders under age 18 is required. Those riding camp horses will meet at the horse corrals at 9:30am on the day of the ride. Bringing Your Own Horse:
- Please bring your own penning, feed, and water bucket for your horses if you will be staying the night. PVBC does not have corrals available for your use.
- To make the ride enjoyable for everyone, the Ride A Thon will be at a pace appropriate for beginner riders. Please be considerate of others throughout the ride.
- PVBC does not take responsibility for riders bringing their own horses under age the age of 18. All riders under 18 years of age are required to have adult supervision riding with them.