Together we are changing lives

Making memories and changing lives through the support of generous donors like you.

Photos from “The Chronicles of Kahquah: A Celebration of 50 Years” by Harvey Sider

WE’VE ALREADY COME SO FAR

The story of camp is an inspiring one of deeply committed donors, volunteers and staff working together to fulfill the mission of Camp Kahquah. Every year, as children, students and adults experience the fun-filled activities of camp and the beauty of Ahmic Lake, they have also been drawn deeper into their relationship with Jesus Christ – the heart of our mission. Memories have been made and lives have been changed.

As we look to the future we want to continue to build on this incredible legacy to ensure many more years of ministry through camp. In order to do this we need to improve our building facilities.

We invite you to join us in this exciting adventure!

Scenic view of the Lodge with Ahmic Lake behind it

HISTORY

Camp Kahquah was established in 1962 by a small group with a big dream – they wanted to build a Christian children’s camp where boys and girls would hear the good news of Jesus. And through their hard work and thousands of volunteer hours they did it. What began as a grassroots initiative has become a year round camp and retreat centre serving hundreds of people of all ages and stages of life.

We are so grateful to those who founded the camp, and to the Be In Christ Church of Canada who has continued to support the camp over the last 60 years of its incredible legacy. 

Old newspaper clipping: Camp Kahquah, operated by Canadian Conference Brethren in Christ

BUILDING ON THE VISION FOR THE FUTURE

In the early 1970s it became apparent that there was a growing need and opportunity to make the camp more accessible by providing overnight accommodations throughout the entire year. That vision took an important step forward when the lodge was constructed in 1972. Over the last fifty years, in addition to giving campers the opportunity to enjoy 4 seasons at Kahquah, the lodge has become central for many activities of camp – from eating to meeting to gathering to sleeping.  As times have changed, people’s expectations have changed. To help continue to fulfill the mission of camp, modern amenities and facilities are a key and the lodge is at the centre of our facilities.

Phase One

Upper Lodge Renovation

Renovate the upper lodge and convert the existing 10 bedrooms that share two common washrooms into eight bedrooms that have a private bathroom in each.

Phase Two

Main Floor Lodge Renovation

  • Renovate bathrooms to have one accessible washroom and two universal washrooms
  • Install new flooring, new windows, doors, and insulation

High Ropes Expansion

Expand the high ropes course to include two additional elements, allowing multiple campers to access the ropes course simultaneously.

We have already raised $275,000 of our $500,000 goal. 

Together we know we can make it the rest of the way.

DONATE

Countless lives have been changed through experiences at Kahquah. Let’s keep that legacy going strong.

Night sky over the Lodge

“Camp Kahquah will always be my favourite place on earth. It isn’t until I meet others my age who never had the opportunity to go to camp that I understand just how lucky I was to grow up attending Kahquah. It is hard to put into words the impact of camp, because I can hardly think of an area of my life it left untouched. Camp is where I developed a genuine and personal relationship with God. It is where I wrestled with and deepened that relationship every summer at Kahquah no matter what that year had thrown at me. Camp is also where I developed some of the most meaningful relationships in my life. It is where I grew up, in every sense of the word. 

I had the opportunity to visit camp for a few days during kids camp this summer. The same excitement filled the air during camp-wide game. The same presence of God was so prevalent as kids sang in the chapel sessions. But it wasn’t the same camp I remembered. Now, the staff leading those skits and songs, hiding in the bushes and dancing during chapel were the kids that not so long ago I was watching experience camp for the first time. Camp has a legacy that spans generations. Every year a new group of campers will step foot at Camp Kahquah for the first time, and new memories will be made and lives will be changed. For most, camp is just a phase of life— but it teaches kids a way of life, how to follow Jesus and how to live in community. And I am grateful everyday for the legacy of Camp Kahquah.”

— Brooklyn Lester, LIT 2013, Staff 2014-2018