Work weekends are open to everyone! Any teen can earn $25 off their summer camp fee for each work day they help.
May 18th: Work day at camp 8am-4pm. Lunch and snacks will be provided.
June 15th: Staff training at Faith Baptist Church 9am-3pm.
July 27th-29th: Faith in Action: Personal Evangelism Training and Practice for teens. Teens will receive training on how to evangelize, and then will go out into the community to practice. We will also have some fun and relaxation while closing up the camp for the summer. Cost $25 (free to those who attended the March Faith in Action). Register to ensure your spot!
August 16th-18th: Work mini-camp for teens and adults
Arrival starts at 7pm on the 16th and pick up is 2pm on the 18th. Please RSVP, if you are able to attend.
Fall Teen Retreat: September 27th - 29th
This retreat is open to teens in grades 7-12. The cost is $50. Join us for Bible times to grow in your walk with God, games, activities, friends and great food!
Off the Grid teen retreat: TBD
This retreat is open to teens in grades 7-12. The cost is $30. This retreat is perfect for the adventurous teen. During this retreat there will be no electricity or running water. We will live like they did in the past. But don't be fooled, we have lots of fun during this retreat! Space is limited, so please register early.
24-hour Teen Retreats at Faith Baptist Church in New Maryland.
These retreats start Friday night at 7pm and end Saturday night at 7pm. Cost is $25. All teens in grades 7-12 are welcome!
Next date: April 19th-20th, 2019
May 24th - 26th
Tay Valley Bible Camp is offering a retreat for young adults ages 16 and up, single or married. This retreat will be time for young adults to get apart from their busy lives, grow in their walks with God, and have some fun. This retreat is for adults only.
The schedule will include Bible times, time to relax, campfires as well as various games, activities, and outdoor adventures that retreaters can choose to participate in.
Single retreaters will stay in cabins with other retreaters of their gender. Married couples will have a room in one of the houses or can choose to bring a tent or trailer.
Cost is $50 per person. All meals and lodging are included.
Reinvent is a creative retreat for ladies ages 16 and up. Come join us for times of fellowship, food and fun. Speaker for Bible times will be announced soon. This retreat will include creative sessions that you can pick and choose from based on your interests. Sessions could include the following: jewelry making, painting, sign making, wood burning, needlecrafts, candy making, candle making, canning, scrapbooking, sewing projects, card making and much more. No talent or skill is required, only a willing attitude to try new things.
Cost is $50, and all meals and lodging are included. Online registration gives the option for online payment. If you are willing to lead a session for approximately 6 people, the cost is $35.
This retreat starts Friday evening at 7pm and ends on Sunday with a continental breakfast and short devotional time. If you are unable to come until Saturday or need to leave Saturday night, please note that on the online registration form.
Please register early to ensure your spot. Lodging options incude a room in one of the houses, in a cabin with other ladies (if you come with a group, your group can have their own cabin), or you can bring a tent or trailer.
Find your place in God's plan for the ages.
Rikapuna is an opportunity to grow in your understanding of His plan and His passion to see the unreached reached.
August 2nd at 7pm - August 3rd at 4pm
$20 per individual or $50 for families.
Register to reserve your spot!
July 30th -August 1st
This retreat is open to all pastors, associate pastors, youth pastors/leaders and their spouses. This FREE retreat includes lodging and registration begins Tuesday at 10am. This retreat ends on Thursday at 2pm. The schedule for this retreat can be viewed here.
Attention Returning Campers!
For EACH new camper you bring to camp, you will receive $10 OFF your total camp fee.
Please Note: A non-refundable registration fee of $15 MUST be sent with the registration form and applies toward the total cost.
Arrival & Departure: Camp sessions begin with check-in on Sunday afternoon between 2 - 4pm. and departure Friday evening between 5-6pm.
No camper is rejected because of a lack of funds. If financial assistance is needed, or if you have a question, please feel free to contact us.
Frequently Asked Questions
HOW ARE CABINS AND CABIN MATES ASSIGNED?
Cabin assignments are made with consideration given to a camper’s age, size and development. Friends who come to camp together may request to be placed in the same cabin on their pre-registration form. Due to space limitations however, we may not be able to accomodate all such requests.
HOW MAY I WRITE MY CAMPER?
Since mail is sometimes slow, we recommend that you write early in the week, or if you want your camper to have a letter on arrival, mail it the week before camp. Let grandparents and friends know to write early too.
The mailing address during camp season only is:
500 Tay Valley Road
Taymouth, NB, Canada
We feel strongly about you writing your kids while they are at camp and it means the world to them when they hear from you. If you would like, you can leave your camper a letter on the opening day of their session. Please keep all communications to your campers by mail only. We are not set up to accept letters by e-mail or fax.
WHAT IS A CABIN LIKE?
We have 3 girl's cabins and 2 boy's cabins, each outfitted with bunks. Each cabin is enclosed and sleeps 8-10 campers and 2 counselors.
WHAT BIBLE SHOULD MY CHILD BRING?
We use and suggest the King James Bible.
WHAT IF MY CHILD IS A PICKY EATER?
Don’t worry, mom, we serve three nutritionally balanced meals a day. There is always plenty available.
HOW DOES THE SNACK SHACK WORK?
Campers will be given the opportunity to purchase candy, chips, pop, and more at the Snack Shack twice daily on a credit system. To set up a credit, you must deposit an amount of your choice ($15 is plenty) into the camper's Snack Shack account upon arrival on the opening day of their session. Any unused portion will be refunded on closing day. Please don’t allow your child to bring any cash to hold onto during camp.
WHAT IF MY CHILD GETS HOMESICK?
Let us assure you that we take homesickness seriously, and we are well equipped to handle it. Our counselors are trained and know when to alert the Camp Directors. After lots of experience, we’ve learned the following: that by watching for early signs, homesickness is usually avoidable; that once parents are out of sight, counselors and other campers come into a child’s focus and the fun starts; and that parents are usually more uneasy about leaving their children than children are in leaving their parents. If a problem persists, we will contact the parents. Should you choose to remove your child from camp due to homesickness, please understand that you will not receive a refund.
PHONE CALLS/PERSONAL VISITS
Telephone calls from parents or friends are limited to an emergency. Please feel free to call the Camp Directors if you need to discuss
something relating to your camper. Campers are not allowed to use the phone during their stay at Tay Valley except for emergencies. It is our experience that talking to your child while away from home can be very disruptive. For any child prone to homesickness it usually intensifies it and the results are hard on the camper, parents and staff alike. We encourage parents to call camp to check in on the well being of their child at any time. Parents, relatives, and friends are requested to limit visitation to camp during the opening and closing days only.
DISMISSALS & WITHDRAWALS
The Directors reserve the right to dismiss any camper whose influence and conduct becomes detrimental to the best interests of the program. No refunds will be made for dismissed campers or withdrawals. Any forfeiture of deposits or fees will be put in our Camper Sponsorship fund.
Packing list for a 6-day session
Clothing - enough warm and cool clothing for camp session including a warm jacket, extra socks, sweater and/or sweatshirts, shorts, pants, PJs, modest swim wear, rain gear, and change of footwear. Please label all garments. (Please dress modestly - no "short" shorts, bikini's, or midriff baring T's etc.)
Personal toiletries including: mosquito repellent, sunscreen, beach towel, bath towel, soap, shampoo, toothbrush, etc. (Private showers are available)
Warm bedding - Sleeping bag, pillow, and extra blanket. Don't forget your flashlight!
Bible, notebook, pen/ pencil
Money for Snack Shack (to be placed in credit account upon arrival - unused portion is returned to camper)
Backpack for hiking, water bottle (optional)
Camera/film (optional - please no expensive cameras)
Please do not bring - Electronics such as iPods, iPads, cell phones, laptops, Gameboys, DVD players, etc., magazines, fireworks, alcoholic beverages, drugs or tobacco.
We look forward to seeing you at camp!