What Makes Camp Evergreen
So Special?
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Vision

Our vision is to be a camping ministry that sees individual lives transformed through the power of Jesus.

Mission

We exist to share the good news of Jesus Christ and to grow kids and youth spiritually, mentally, socially and physically. We seek to wholly-cultivate confidence, facilitate courage and equip leaders among our campers, guests and staff - all while having fun and using God's creation as a tool.

Values

  • Celebration!

    We celebrate all that God does, all He has made and each life devoted to Him. We rejoice and we are glad in it!
    (Psalm 47:1 & 118:4)

  • Dependency on Jesus

    Apart from Christ we can do nothing. We rely on His inerrant Word, and rest in His strength and power.
    (John 15:5, Hebrews 4:12 & 2 Corinthians 12:9-10)

  • Love

    We are Christ’s representatives. Driven by our whole-hearted love for God, we strive to be a community that serves and loves one another.
    (Matthew 22:37-39)

  • Prayer

    Prayer is foundational to the very existence of Camp Evergreen. We seek God continually as we listen, pray and read His Word.
    (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18)

  • Relational Integrity

    We worship, live, work and play as a team. Our relationships are driven by love and defined by grace. We seek transparency and accountability in our discussions and decision making. We trust authority and practice mutual respect. We strive to be the same on the inside as we are on the outside.
    (I John 4:7-21, Ephesians 2:8-9 & Proverbs 10:9; 11:3)

Our Permanent 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.

Bob Kroeker

Bev Kroeker

Katherina Toews

Courtney Armstrong

John Toews

Lane Thielmann

Colleen Reimer

Ken Underwood

Rolf Amann

The Three Pupskateers

Our Board of Directors

Providing prayerful accountability and guidance

  • Eric Schubert - Airdrie
    (Board Chair)
  • Marni Hatch - Calgary
  • Keith Thiessen - Linden
  • Julia Taylor - Calgary
  • Brent Shellborn - Calgary
  • Rebekah Williams - Airdrie
  • Paul Mclean - Calgary
  • Cody Hoffman - Calgary
  • Arno Doerksen - Gem
  • Don Quapp - Sherwood Park
  • Kevin Thiessen - Calgary
  • Rhea Davies - Calgary

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?

How do I apply?

Individual Membership

Application

Church Membership

Application

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

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

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 (Current)

Contribute to Camp Evergreen’s Mission and Vision!

Partnerships

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

Our Website Privacy Policy

  • If you donate or register for a Camp Evergreen event, we store your address, name, email, and phone number.
  • 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.
  • GeoTrust Inc. handles our encryption and security measures.
  • True Market in Calgary provides our web hosting, graphic design and professional print materials.