Church Camp

It’s time to mark your calendars for 2019 Church Camp. The dates have changed a bit so please make special note of the new camp dates:

     ** WEDNESDAY, Aug 7 to SATURDAY, Aug 10, 2019 **

So, check out the details and make your plans  – we are looking forward to summer, warm sunshine, and Church Camp!


~Church Camp Team

Booking Online

This year we have added a priority booking opportunity for people who attend camp all 3 nights!  Following the priority booking, we will open it up to 2-night bookings and finally for all bookings.

  • beginning Wed, May 1 at noon – only bookings for all 3 nights
  • beginning Mon, May 6 at noon – only 2-night or 3-night bookings
  • beginning Wed, May 8 at noon – open to all bookings, including single nights

The intent is to prevent prime locations from sitting empty for 1 or 2 nights while there is a wait list for 3-night bookings.

2019 Church Camp Schedule

Evening Speaker:  Pastor Gus Booth from Warroad, MN

Location: Manhattan Beach Retreat Centre


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


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

FRIDAY (Aug. 9)

  • 10:00 am – Family Soccer (11 & under with parents),  Adult Coffee Time
  • 10:00 am – Youth in Youth Chapel,
  • 10:00 am – Adult Coffee & Board Games
  • 11:00 am – Adult Soccer Tournament (ages 12+)
  • 1:00-5:00 pm – Free Time/Group Activities, Water Baptism (time TBD)
  • 6:30-7:00 pm – Prayer
  • 7:00-9:00 pm – Evening Service (including children’s program and ministry time)
  • 9:00-11:00 pm Evening Activities

SATURDAY (Aug. 10)

  • 9:00-10:30 am – Cabin Clean-Up
  • 10:30-11:30 am – Morning Service (including children’s program)
  • 2:00 pm – Check Out of Accommodations

Children’s Programs

(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!

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 – FREE!

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

  • Swimming Pool
  • Volleyball and Family Soccer Tournaments
  • Bocce, Tchoukball, Ultimate Frisbee
  • Board Games, Scrabble Tournament
  • Mini-Golf Tournament
  • Bonfires, Late Night Swims, and more!

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


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

Amenities include:

  • Dining Hall (see prices below)
  • Swimming Pool
  • Snack Shop


There are a limited number of motels/cabins for rent, which we reserve on a first-come, first-served basis. (see “Book Online“)


  • Motel Rooms $61–$78/night
  • Cabins $38–$87/night
  • Trailer Sites $35–$40/night
  • Tent Area $26/night per tent


  • non-refundable deposit equal to one night’s rental due when booking
  • payment due in full by July 15, 2019
  • Accommodations not booked through COTR are subject to a registration fee of $2 per person per night. Register at Camp Display.
  • no pets in Chapel Grove or Poolside motel.
  • some accommodations allow for your own meal preparation (see details in online booking system or ask for details at Guest Services/Welcome Centre or the church office).

(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, $7.50
  • Lunch – 12-12:30 pm, $10.00
  • Supper – 5-5:30 pm, $13.00
  • Saturday Lunch – 12-1 pm, $13.00
  • Evening Snack (after service) Cafeteria Style – priced by item

Pre-Paid Meal Plans

Take a break from cooking this year – buy a plan and save. Meal plans will be available for purchase through online registration or at the church. July 31 is the final date to purchase pre-paid plans.

A. 3-night Plan – Wednesday supper to Saturday lunch

  • Adults – 9 meals $78
  • Children (9 meals, half-price) $39

B. 2-night Plan – Thursday supper to Saturday lunch

  • Adults – 6 meals $54
  • Children ( 6 meals, half price) $27

Order Meal Plans


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

  • Wednesday, Aug. 7th, 3–7 pm
  • Thursday, Aug. 8th, 1–7 pm
  • Friday, Aug. 9th, 1–7 pm

Check out from accommodations is 2:00 pm on Saturday.

Listen to the 2018 Sermons