CLBC Board of Directors

Crowsnest Lake Bible Camp Association  is run by a volunteer policy board who meet together 8 times a year. They are responsible for developing policies concerning camp, future planning of facilities, the hiring, supervision and the evaluation of the Director of Camping. Many board members are also volunteers during our summer programs. Board meetings are open for anyone to attend. If you are interested in learning more about what the board does and how it operates, we welcome you to our meetings. You may also inquire about board membership.

Michael Oosterhof

Board President

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Suzanne Degroot


"I love ziplines and canyoning! We had a chance to do both in Italy a few years ago and I can't wait to do it again with the whole family."

2 Corinthians 3:4-5

Jim Graham

Board Member

"My first appearance at camp was in 1959 for a conference weekend (with my parents)."

John 3:16

Janice Sommerfield

Board Member

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Craig Degroot

Board Secratary

"When Craig is not sitting in on board meetings or helping farmers with the health of their animals, he loves to ski, snowboard, hike, mountain bike, and play frisbee with his three exuberant kids!" 

2 Corinthians 5:17

Greg Tarnowski

Board Treasurer

“One of my favorite personal past times is persuing wild turkeys"

Exodus 20:3

Mark Kadijk

Board Member

"I really enjoy wakeboarding and kneeboarding on the lake, and trying not to hurt the kids while giving them a fun ride on the tube."

1 Corinthians 10:13

Kathryn Ferrie

Board Member

“I am an avid sleepwalker and almost Phobic towards yogurt.”

Hosea 6:1-2

The Executive of the Board

Each year at our November Annual Meeting, executive members are elected. The executive presently includes a President, Chair of Personnel, Chair of Operations, Chair of Program, Chair of Facility and a Secretary. The executive members all have their own special jobs which they are required to perform in addition to meeting every two months to provide direction for the Board.

Committees of the Board

We have both standing committees and ad hoc committees. Our standing committees include personnel, operations, facility and programs. The Board forms ad hoc committees from time to time in order to do specific jobs.

Meetings and Membership of the Board

Board meetings are generally held once every three months. All meetings are open to attendance by any interested persons. Actual membership occurs by:

  1. prospective member attending a minimum of two meetings
  2. prospective member informs the Board of a desire to join the Board
  3. an open vote occurs to determine whether or not to accept a membership application

Membership is maintained by attending a minimum of two meetings per year.

The Association

The Crowsnest Lake Bible Camp Association is incorporated as a non-profit organization under the Societies Act of Alberta. As a result, we are not simply accountable to God to serve Him well, but we are also accountable to the province and people of Alberta in a somewhat secular, but very real sense. This legal structure is essential in order to be able to provide receipts for income tax purposes to those who donate to camp. There is no denominational restriction on who may join the Board or participate in camp programs. There is simply a requirement that members be Christians and be able to bear testimony to that fact in their lives. The Camp Board has the responsibility for determining camp policies, budget, and hiring the Director of Camping. The Director of Camping is responsible for full-time staffing and staying within the budget set by the board. Within our organization, membership automatically entitles the individual to sit on the Board. Although numbers vary, the Board is often at about 10-12 members.

Permanent Staff Team

The Director of Camping oversees the operation of camp and that person is responsible to hire and supervise all other full time staff. The Director of Camping is accountable to the Board for implementing Board policies and supervising the staff. 

Volunteer Staff Team

Camp could not operate without volunteer staff. Each year, approximately 300 different people contribute approximately 40,000 hours of their time to camp. Volunteers may be cooks, cabin leaders, program directors, helpers at work parties, etc.