Church Camp (2024)

AUGUST 7-10, 2024 (Wednesday-Saturday)

We’ve had an amazing Church Camp launch (despite some website glitches) and all the cabins and motels are now booked.  If you are interested in coming, we still have a few options:

  • Book a tent or trailer/rv site – you will need to bring your own tent or trailer, but we have lots of sites open.  If you need assistance setting up a trailer or rv, we have some pros available!
  • Join the waiting list – if a cabin or motel becomes available, we will offer the unit to people on the waiting list before opening it up for online bookings.  Click on the blue button below to sign up.

Accommodations waiting list 

Our apologies to anyone who encountered issues with the registration website, we did our best to accommodate everyone.


2024 Camp Brochure

(click image to download 2-page PDF brochure) *updated May 2, 2024

Booking Online

We are providing a priority booking opportunity for people who stay at camp 3 nights! Following the priority booking, we will open it up for all bookings.

  • beginning Wednesday, May 22, at noon—only bookings for all 3 nights
  • beginning Friday, May 24 at noon—only 2-night or 3-night bookings
  • beginning Sunday, May 26 at noon—open to all bookings, including single nights

NOTE: Minors must attend with a parent or other responsible adult.

Go to booking site      

Booking Instructions


Church camp is how I first built some relationships at Church of the Rock! It is a great time to meet new people in a relaxed venue, enjoy a great outdoor atmosphere with lots to do, and have a meaningful encounter with God along with your church family. Join us this summer!

Camp Pastor, Steve Hoffman


What to Expect

Each day at camp has lots of free time and outdoor/indoor recreation options for all ages, plus a service with worship, ministry time and preaching from our guest speaker. We expect to be both refreshed and challenged as we respond to what God is doing in our hearts.

Come ready to meet new people and reconnect with old friends!


Evening Speaker – Pastor Tony Froese

Spending the last two decades in international, pastoral, and church planting ministry, Tony’s love for the gospel is undeniable.
With a passion for evangelism and discipleship, his relatable approach to communication is refreshing for all ages.
Tony currently serves in leadership at New City Church and as the regional manager of Shareword Global. He resides with his lovely wife Joanna and two teenage children in Niverville, Manitoba.

2024 Church Camp Schedule

Location: Manhattan Beach Retreat Centre

WEDNESDAY (Aug. 7)

  • 3:00-7:00 PM – Arrival/Check-in
  • 6:30-7:00 PM – Prayer
  • 7:00-8:30 PM – Evening Service (including children’s program and ministry time)
  • 9:00-11:00 PM Evening Activities

THURSDAY (Aug. 8)

  • 10:00 AM – Children’s Program, Adult Coffee Time
  • 10:00 AM – Youth Activities
  • 1:00-5:00 PM – Group Activities & Free Time
  • 6:30-7:00 PM – Prayer
  • 7:00-8:30 PM – Evening Service (including children’s program and ministry time)
  • 9:00-11:00 PM Evening Activities

FRIDAY (Aug. 9)

  • 10:00 AM – Preschool Program/Family Soccer (11 & under with parents), Adult Coffee Time
  • 10:00 AM – Youth Activities
  • 11:00 AM – Adult Soccer Tournament
  • 1:00-5:00 PM – Free Time/Group Activities
  • 4:00 PM – Water Baptism (Pre-Register)
  • 6:30-7:00 PM – Prayer
  • 7:00-8:30 PM – Evening Service (including children’s program and ministry time)
  • 9:00-11:00 PM Evening Activities

SATURDAY (Aug. 10)

  • 9:00-10:00 AM – Cabin Clean-Up
  • 10:00 AM – Prayer
  • 10:30-11:30 AM – Morning Service (including children’s program)
  • 12:00-1:00 PM – Lunch
  • 1:30 PM – Check Out of Accommodations

Kidz Rock

(Children ages 3 yrs – completed Grade 5)

Age-appropriate programs are offered for children in the mornings and during the message portion of the evening services. Children will have exciting times discovering God’s Word in fun and relevant ways! Get ready for a great adventure!

You must register for Church Camp to join in Kidz Rock.


Threshold/High School (Youth)

(completed grades 6-12)

Each year youth come out to camp and have a great time growing closer to God and also participating in some crazy events! There is usually something happening for teens morning, noon and night, so make sure you grab the Threshold camp schedule.


General Activities

When you arrive at camp you will receive a schedule of group activities including:

  • Swimming Pool
  • Volleyball and Family Soccer Tournaments
  • Bocce, Ultimate Frisbee
  • Board Games, Scrabble Tournament
  • Mini-Golf Tournament
  • Morning Adult Coffee Time

Would you like to Volunteer to help with games & activities? Click here to Volunteer

 

Bring your sports equipment, outdoor games, board games, kites, remote control airplanes & cars, inflatable rafts, baseball gloves, bikes & helmets, lawn chairs, etc.


THINKING ABOUT WATER BAPTISM?

Friday 4:00 PM at the beach

Sign up here for Water Baptism

 


Location

Manhattan Beach Retreat Centre (MBRC) is located on Pelican Lake in southwestern Manitoba, approximately two hours from Winnipeg.

Amenities include:

  • Cabins, motels, tent & trailer sites
  • Dining Hall (see prices below)
  • Swimming pool
  • Snack Shop
  • Mini-golf, volleyball, basketball
  • Lakefront & beach
  • Dock & boat launch

click for DRIVING MAP to MBRC


Accommodations

There are a limited number of motels/cabins for rent, which we reserve on a first-come, first-served basis (see “Book Online“). The camp also has full and partial service sites for RV’s + campers as well as a group tenting area.

Costs

  • Motel Rooms $90–$95/night
  • Cabins $43–$140/night
  • Trailer Sites $39–$47/night
  • Tent Area $28/night per tent
  • Day Pass $10/day to a maximum of $30

Details

  • non-refundable deposit of 25% is due when booking
  • payment due in full by July 23, 2024
  • Everyone staying overnight on the camp grounds must register
  • some motels and cabins allow for your own meal preparation and most have private or shared bathrooms (see details in online booking system or ask for details at Guest Services/Welcome Centre or the church office).
  • You will need to bring your own bedding, towels, soaps, etc. (and dishes, pots, etc. if in a kitchen unit)
  • no pets in Chapel Grove or Poolside motel.
  • Day Pass – there is a $10 per day registration fee to cover Church Camp amenities. Please register early so that we can plan for your family/group attendance.

Day Visitors

If you would like to come to Church Camp as a day visitor without booking our accommodations, you must pay a daily registration fee. This fee helps offset the costs of the guest speaker, camp amenities (pool & mini-golf), and activities including Kidz Rock and Youth programming.

The Day Pass cost is $10 per family (or similar group) per day to a maximum of $30. This fee also applies to families or groups that have arranged their own accommodations either on the camp grounds or offsite. For more information, please contact the Church Camp Team.

If you have booked your accommodations through Church of the Rock, no day pass is required—it is included in your accommodation.


(Optional) Dining Hall Meals

Meals are available for purchase at the onsite dining hall on a pay-as-you-go basis. (Children ages 3-9 eat for Half Price.)

  • Breakfast – 9-9:30 am – $10.00
  • Lunch – 12-12:30 pm – $14.00
  • Supper – 5-5:30 pm – $18.00
  • Evening Snack (after service) Cafeteria Style – priced by item

Pre-Paid Meal Plans

SAVE with a meal plan. Book now, eat later! Deadline for pre-ordering your meal plan is AUG 2, 2023

(Meal prices include beverages and dessert)

A. 3-Night Meal Plan $104

Wednesday supper to Saturday lunch (9 meals)

  • Adults – $104 (ages 10+)
  • Children – half price (ages 3-9)

B. 2-Night Meal Plan $70

Wednesday supper to Friday lunch (6 meals) or Thursday supper to Saturday lunch (6 meals)

  • Adults – $70 (ages 10+)
  • Children – half price (ages 3-9)

Order Meal Plans HERE


Arrivals

Everyone needs to check in at the Camp Office upon arrival. Our Camp Office hours are as follows:

  • Wednesday, Aug. 7, 3–7 pm
  • Thursday, Aug. 8, 3–7 pm
  • Friday, Aug. 9, 3–7 pm

Check out from accommodations is 12:00 pm on Thursday or Friday and 1:30 pm on Saturday.


We had a fantastic time at Church Camp 2023! To listen to the sermons from Pastor Bruce Martin, please go to our Camp Sermons page.