Sylvan Lake Lutheran Bible Camp Association

The SLLBCA AGM will be held March 18, 2017 at 2:30pm, at Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd in Red Deer.

Or, join the meeting online or by phone at 647.497.9391, access code 590-057-525


View the 2016 Annual Report


Sylvan Lake Lutheran Bible Camp Association is owned by member and partner congregations.  Kuriakos is a partner of congregations around Alberta.  Through our programming, we hope to serve and support congregational ministry.


ANNUAL REPORT and AGM

Click HERE for the Report to Congregations, for inclusion in your congregation's annual report

Also in Word Format


SLLBCA PARTNERSHIP and MEMBERSHIP

Click HERE to submit your Partner/Member Information online
Click HERE for the printable Member/Partnership Form, which can be mailed in

Membership ($25)
  • Pastors attend camp programs free of charge
  • 1 leader/10 students attend Confirmation Retreats free of charge
  • Voting representative(s) at the AGM


Partnership ($100)

includes membership fee

  • Two weekday nights retreat space provided for your Pastor, spouse and children, free of charge
  • One weekday retreat for a congregational group of your choice (youth group, council, men's group, etc.)
  • Members of Partner congregations may book an RV site in the new RV park, otherwise not available to individual campers.


Congregations also support the camp by advertising camp programs, sending campers, renting the camp for congregational events, making donations, encouraging volunteers to serve, and through prayer.

For Churches

HOW WE WORK TOGETHER

TO GROW FAITH
We believe the seed of faith is planted by the Spirit.  The same Spirit continues to nurture that faith through a variety of ways.  The soil of family provides richness for roots to be securely planted, a firm foundation for growth.  Congregations provide nourishment, with regular watering, and by helping to keep plants turned toward the sun.  Outdoor ministry provides those days of extra sunshine that we all need.  A touch of the extra-ordinary, which brings inspiration to grow in our every day lives.  

LEADERSHIP
Research has shown that an overwhelming majority of leaders in the church, both clergy and lay, have had significant experiences though outdoor ministry programs. Each year, Kuriakos provides leadership training, and an opportunity to practice Christian servant leadership, for close to 100 people between the ages of 14 and 25. 
Young leaders trained at camp need somewhere to serve all year long. Is your congregation ready to help them serve?
Do you know of teens or young adults hungry to put their faith into action?  Encourage them to consider serving at Kuriakos as volunteers and staff.

RELATIONSHIP
In the camp setting, people live together, play together, and worship together as a community. New friendships form, old friendships deepen, and intergenerational relationships are fostered at camp, which can bring greater richness to your congregation.
Consider hosting a retreat for your congregation at   Kuriakos.
Encourage your council, bible study, men's, women's, confirmation, youth, or kids group to attend a camp program together. 


OUTREACH
We all know that new situations can be intimidating.  Churches can be scary for those who are not familiar with the traditions and practices.  Camp is often a great way to introduce people to Christian community and the Gospel message.  Many people who come to camp do not have a congregational home, but they leave camp hungry for more. 
Consider sending members of your community to camp, or invite them to come with you!
Is your congregation interested in working with new people who have had their faith ignited or rekindled through an experience at Kuriakos?  Let us know how they can connect with you.

SERVICE
More and more, people are looking for a place to exercise their faith.  At camp, we emphasize the calling God places on each of our lives to live and serve in community.  We are never saved because of our works, but rather the desire to serve comes in response to God's work in us. We have been restored through Christ, and called to work for restoration in the world.
Considering a local service project?  Consider serving through Kuriakos.  Many groups donate their time at camp, make auction items or assist with camp mailouts as a way of giving back.

Are you interested in working with Kuriakos on a specific project?  Please let us know.  We are always looking for ways we can support each other.