What Makes Camp Evergreen
So Special?
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Best week of summer

Vision

Camp Evergreen is a place for all to connect, explore, and grow. We exist to see lives transformed by the power of Jesus.

Mission

Camp Evergreen is a year round camp invested in creating amazing spiritual, educational, and recreational outdoor experiences for all. We value outreach, community, leadership, stewardship, and partnership in all we do.

Values

  • Outreach

    We seek, through our actions and words, to share the Good News of Jesus Christ with everyone we encounter, on or off-site. God has revealed himself most fully in Jesus Christ as recorded in the Bible. The Bible anchors what we teach. Summer camp ministry is the heart of Camp Evergreen. We intentionally approach year round programming for all guests with the same heart.

  • Community

    Our relationships reflect the nature of a loving and caring God. We are authentic and real with each other, creating spaces to help each other grow. We seek to be good neighbors who have positive impact in our community through ongoing relationship.

  • Leadership

    We intentionally create opportunities in a safe environment for the next generation of leaders to take risks, learn, and grow. We disciple people to be leaders who are fully devoted followers of Jesus and make a difference in their families, churches, communities, and workplaces.

  • Partnership

    We are a primary partner of a group of churches known as ABMB and we partner with missionally aligned churches and agencies in the Alberta region. We look to partner with organizations where there are shared values and the opportunity for outcomes of mutual benefit.

  • Stewardship

    We have experienced God's provision. In response we use the resources we have been given to care for, develop, cultivate, and nurture the people we encounter. We purposefully and efficiently manage the resources that we have been entrusted with including assets, funds, finances, staff, land, nature, guests, and time.

Christ-Centred

Camp Evergreen takes its Confession of Faith from the Canadian Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches.

Statement Of Faith

Our Full-Time Staff

While it takes dozens of people to make Camp Evergreen function on a seasonal basis, here is the crew that keeps the Evergreen engine running year round.

Courtney Armstrong

Amal James

Katherina Toews

John Toews

Lane Thielmann

Colleen Reimer

Ken Underwood

Rolf Amann

Sarah Deschatelets

The Three Pupskateers

Our Board of Directors

Providing prayerful accountability and guidance

Eric Schubert
Board Chair

  • Airdrie, AB

Arno Doerksen

  • Gem, AB

Cody Hoffman

  • Big Valley, AB

Don Quapp

  • Sherwood Park, AB

Julia Taylor

  • Calgary, AB

Kevin Thiessen

  • Calgary, AB

Kim Green

  • Calgary, AB

Marni Hatch

  • Calgary, AB

Rebekah Wililams

  • Airdrie, AB

Bob Thiessen

  • Beaumont, AB

Where to find us

Camp Evergreen is located 14 kilometres south of Sundre, Alberta

Directions

  • From Highway 22 (north or south) find Bergen Road
  • Turn west and travel 8 kilometres
  • At the Bergen Cemetery corner, turn south on Range Road 52 and travel 3 kilometres on the gravel road

Be sure to watch for signs!

Drive Times

1.25hours from Calgary - 2.5 hours from Edmonton - 1.25 hours from Red Deer 1.25hours from Calgary - 2.5 hours from Edmonton - 1.25 hours from Red Deer 1.25hours from Calgary - 2.5 hours from Edmonton - 1.25 hours from Red Deer

Camp Evergreen Society Membership

As a non-profit organization, Camp Evergreen is considered an independent society under Alberta. As such, its members own the camp and elect the Board of Directors who govern the camp.

Interested in joining Camp Evergreen Society? Become a member!

What does that entail?

For specific details on the Camp Evergreen Society, read our Constitution & Bylaws:

Faith alignment:

How do I apply?

Individual Membership

Application

Church Membership

Application

Applications can be emailed to main@camp‑evergreen.com

Our History

The Alberta Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches founded Camp Evergreen in 1963. Prior to this, all camping ministries of the Conference were hosted at Southern Alberta Bible Camp and Camp Okotoks, southwest of Calgary. A number of individuals, including Peter Rempel, formed a committee to select a site and develop a program for the Conference’s young people. The first camp was held at the present site in the summer of 1963.

Since then, the camp has had seven Executive Directors and hundreds of volunteers; but more importantly, it has seen thousands of kids make lasting commitments to follow Jesus Christ.

The Evolution of Camp Evergreen

  • 1963
    Founded

    • $4,000 was used to purchase the first 160 acres
  • 1969
    Mini lodge and Cabins

    • The mini lodge and winterized cabins were built
  • 1976
    meeting rooms & The AC

    • The Creator’s Cabin, meeting rooms & Activity Centre (the AC) were built
  • 1978
    Main Lodge

    • The main lodge was built
  • 1985
    Guest Group Ministry

    • Our Guest Group Ministries program was established
  • 1991
    New Barn & Livery

    • The new barn, riding arena and livery were built
  • 2003
    Outdoor Washrooms

    • Outdoor washrooms completed
  • 2008
    Challenge Course

    • Challenge course and Initiative Task course completed
  • 2012
    Independent Society

    • Camp Evergreen became an independent society
  • 2014
    10 New Cabins

    • 10 new cabins built
  • 2017
    2 New Staff Houses

    • 2 new staff houses completed

Executive Directors

  • Walt Loewen (1971-1981)
  • Norbert Bargen (1981-1986)
  • Herb Harder (1986-1992)
  • Paul Isaac (1992-2002)
  • Rick Arkell (2003-2008)
  • Kerry Precht (2008-2012)
  • Bob Kroeker (2012-2020)
  • Courtney Armstrong (Current)

Contribute to Camp Evergreen’s Mission and Vision!

Partnerships

  • ABMB
  • Multiply
  • Columbia Bible College
  • C2C Network
  • CCMBC

Our Website Privacy Policy

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  • If you have signed up for our email newsletter, you can opt-out at any time; we will permanently remove your email address from our records.
  • We do not share your personal information with anyone outside of our organization, and we take precautions against any unauthorized use, access, alteration, or disclosure of information.
  • We will ask your permission if we need to use your personal information for anything other than its intended purpose.
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