THE OATMILK WINTER CAMP

Winter Camp Update... I am lactose intolerant. Yet I love milk. Unsurprisingly this has caused some grief in my personal life. One day, after drinking a glass of milk, I asked my partner Josh, “Hey, when you drink milk does it hurt...

2020 Current Projects Report

Over the past few years, we've made great progress on our To Do list out at Crow, but as always - more to be done. There is always ongoing maintenance, but we wanted to highlight some of the big projects that will help to sustain Crow's ministry...

2020 Annual Report

Well folks: here it is! The Annual General Report! We'd love for you to flip through, take a look at the pics, and leave a comment. Despite everything that has happened, we're doing well out here at Crow in 2020. Camp Happened. Pre-...

Video on Memory Verse Program

Do you want to win a two night retreat at camp for your church? Do you want to win a 50 dollar gift certificate to the tuck shop? Do you ALSO want incentive to memorize more scripture! Good, because you can accomplish those things by joining camps...

November Verses!

It's a new month which means new verses! We are stoked to start another month of our new memorization program! Check out our previous post for the rules and other information

Book Club

One of the consequences of being born in a Christian family is that I do not remember a time before Jesus. Jesus was like an older brother: he was part of the family before I was. I don’t remember when Jesus went from being “the way” to being “my...

Covid-19 Rental Practices

In the interests of ensuring adequate communication with all Crowsnest Lake Bible Camp rental guests, please read and review the below Covid-19 Rental Policy. This Policy was adapted specifically from the Alberta Health Services (AHS) Guidelines...

Memory Verse Program

Crowsnest Lake Bible Camp is starting up a five month Memory Verse program from October 2020 to the end of February 2021. This is a program that everyone is able to participate in and has some pretty amazing prizes. The best part is that it keeps...

Meet Yin Liu

Yin did COLTS back in 1990, and obviously had a lot more to learn, so lately the kind people at Crow have been letting her come back to do COLTS again -- ostensibly to instruct, but actually to learn more, as she follows the COLTS around in the...

Meet Stephanie Brouwer, iDoOP

Steph Backpacking.jpeg I first showed up on the scene of Crowsnest Lake Bible Camp back when I was an intermediate camper at Outcamp (Crow 2) which I went to for a few years until I was old enough to go on the AGOT. Having grown up on a farm in the...

Update #14: 23 June 2020

2020 Summer Outdoor Programs Stephaknee.jpg Hey everyone, this is Stephanie here. Many of you might remember me as the Registrar, and others of you might also know that currently I’m the Interim Director of Outdoor Programs here at camp while Daniel...

Meet Mackenzie Schalk

Mackenzie 1.jpeg Hey! My name is Mackenzie. I first came to camp as an intermediate camper in 2012 and loved the community and the outdoor focus. I continued to come as a camper for a few years and then came back in 2018 to cabin lead. God has...

Meet Logan Schroeder

Logan (2).jpg Logan Schroeder... The Logan Schroeder is a curious creature. His natural life cycle includes hatching and early development in the wide open prairies, then later in his development, Logan moves toward the mountains to find his mate,...

Meet Lanea Schroeder

Lanea.jpg Lanea here! A smidgen of my background: I spent my childhood romping in the cities and forests of Ukraine where my parents were missionaries. Always in the outdoors, I hiked my first mountain in Switzerland when I was...

Meet Jaclyn Knol

Jaclyn Knol What brought you to COLTS? Crowsnest Lake Bible Camp has been a part of my life since I was 8-years-old and came as a junior camper. I was only a camper for a few years but then later came back to cabin-lead. First as a...

Meet Noah Tainsh

Noah Tainsh.jpeg Hi, I’m Noah. I’m 22 and, when I’m not isolating at camp, live in Calgary. Some things about me: I youth lead, I just finished my mechanical engineering degree; I have two different coloured eyes (sorta); I enjoy doing various...

Update #12: 9 June 2020 - Meet the 2020 COLTS

I’ve spent a lot of summers at Crowsnest Lake Bible Camp. Here’s what I have learned: if you want to sound wise, you cannot go wrong with a paradox. So, in pursuit of (the appearance of) wisdom, I offer this paradoxical observation: change is...

Update #11: 2 June 2020

Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go. ~ Joshua 1:9 The impact of Covid-19 has been profound, even here at Crow. Starting way back on 16...

Update #10: 26 May 2020

Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. ~ Philippians 1:2 Every week, I come to the blog to spell out what I think is happening, what I think will happen, and what we should do next. This week, friends, the shoe is well...

Update #9: 19 May 2020

Most weeks, there isn’t a lot to report, but this week, News! Behold, I am doing a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert. ~ Isaiah 43:19 Crowsnest Lake Bible Camp has...

Update #8: 12 May 2020

And he said, “My presence will go with you, and I will give you rest.” Exodus 33:14 I like writing these weekly updates, but often I find myself without very much to report. And this week is no different - the plan remains roughly the same as it was...

Update #7: 5 May 2020

A special treat this week, folks - to this point, we have been very Lake-Site-Centric... but this week, by special request: a view from the Mountainous Site, by our own Mountainous Site Director and Mountainous Man - Andrew Legg! Please do keep us...

Update #6: 28 April 2020

Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. ~ Romans 12:12 As Covid-19 began, and even when the Crow staff began to realize that a global pandemic was going to have an impact even within the “Camp Bubble”, we still talked in...

Update #5: 21 April 2020

As usual, we begin with a passage from scripture: Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you. ~ 1 Peter 5:7 Special this week, because it seems timely, a quote from Dr. Deena Hinshaw : The weather is improving and I encourage you to get...

How COLTS can operate in 2020

As discussed in our blog, everything at Crowsnest Lake Bible Camp has been cancelled ( read more here ) - including all of our own programming, as well as our rental programs and training sessions. We continue to cancel all activities on a three...

Update #4: 14 April 2020

In times of uncertainty, it is easy to think that the work is ours. It is easy - for me at least - to think that if I work harder, if I am more careful, if I read more deeply, that will lead to success for my plans. And so I remind myself, and I...