New Day. New Start. New Life in Christ!
Above all else, we see the use of this camp property as a ministry. That is, our summer and snow camps along with the retreats are opportunities for us to share the Bible’s life-changing truths with children, teenagers and families. The good news of the gospel is that there is a God who created each person uniquely and loves them dearly. All of the pain and brokenness that we see in the world around us is the result of sin, a humanity that has rejected God’s perfect plan and tried to do things its own way. We believe that God shows us the way to live in the Bible and that this book has the power to give meaning and purpose to our lives, no matter what age we might be. Through Jesus Christ, we are saved from the power of sin and given a new life and a new hope for living in this crazy world.
We are here to form disciple-making disciples of Christ who love God and others through the Holy Spirit.
To provide a safe place for people to be known by Jesus and to know Jesus through worship, and the Word, and the fellowship of believers!
In the 1960s, our camp property was the site of a minimum security prison known as Camp Oliver. When the facility was shut down in the early 70s, the property was purchased by a group of Baptist churches who had a vision for a summer Bible Camp in West Grey.
New Life Camp was incorporated in 1973 as a non-profit registered charitable organization and is a ministry of the Bluewater Association of the Fellowship of Evangelical Baptist Churches in Canada.
New Life Camp is governed by a board of directors who are individually members of the Bluewater Association churches. Our board members meet monthly with the camp director and other staff to encourage one another, discuss the logistics of managing a camp facility, and discern God’s leading and direction for the future.