Tay Valley Bible Camp
|Posted by Tay Valley Bible Camp on June 7, 2020 at 2:20 PM||comments ()|
Statement on Covid-19
Camp dates are subject to change and we are currently working on the assumption that we will be limiting enrollment to 15 campers total. We will be taking campers based on the registrations and after 15 it will be a waiting list. We would ask that you please be considerate of others when you apply online. Don’t hold a spot if you are not serious about coming to camp. In the event that camp is canceled, we will be refunding any and all monies that have been received for registration and unused fees.
Drive-thru drop off & pick up:
• Drop off: Campers will receive a temperature and symptom check before being signed in. You will drop your camper off at the registration area and a camp staff member will escort them to their cabin. You will have the opportunity to meet their cabin leaders. We ask that ONLY the camper leave the vehicle, all others stay in the vehicle.
• Pick up: You will pick up you camper(s) from registration area after signing them out. Please do NOT exit your vehicle.
Health & hygiene practices:
• Campers will be instructed at the beginning of the day and reminded regularly of good hygiene practices (ie. hand washing, coughing/sneezing into a tissue or elbow, physical distancing from other bubbles).
• Campers and staff will be temperature & symptom checked daily.
Cleaning & Disinfecting procedures:
• We have a dedicated cleaning staff, who will thoroughly clean and disinfect the building regularly.
• Bathrooms will be disinfected 3 times a day and more frequently as required.
• Tables will be disinfected between uses during mealtimes.
• High-touch surfaces in cabins and high use buildings will be disinfected three times a day.
Program & Activities:
• Recreation staff will wear face masks in any instance where physical distancing cannot be maintained to safely run an activity.
• All program equipment will be sanitized after use. What happens if my camper has symptoms?
• Campers and staff will be screened and temperature checked at arrival and daily during the week. Anyone with 2 symptoms (or 1 symptom if that symptom is purple toes or fingers) will be sent home, and parents will instructed to self-isolate the child and call 811 for directions.
• Campers should have a face mask with them on arrival. This will be identified as their mask and will be placed in safe keeping.
|Posted by Tay Valley Bible Camp on February 9, 2017 at 8:20 PM||comments ()|
Dear Camp Supporter,
Tay Valley Bible Camp is so grateful and tremendously humbled by your giving and prayer support. God has been doing great things with the young lives that have committed to Him. We want you to know that your giving and prayers have been very productive. We are continuing to see young people getting serious before God. Numbers of campers are making decisions for Christ and commitments to serve Him. Some are continuing on with formal training at Bible schools and mission schools. The staff have enjoyed the blessings of seeing the campers in their charge coming to know Christ as their personal Savior and then going home to live for Christ in their home and at school.
This past year we were able to have a retired couple come and give five weeks of their time to help at the camp. During Teen Camp we did a week of adventure camp followed by a traditional week of Teen camp. Note that during those two weeks we were pleased to have a large number of male campers. Mike Grant of New Tribes Mission did a couple of weekends of a program called Rikapuna, a three-day mission experience where participants deal with the problems of reaching people that don’t speak a known language and have no written copy of God’s word. We continue to do teen retreats on weekends and we enjoyed a very good response to these weekends with new campers coming back during the summer to get involved. These weekends are called “Recharge Weekends”.
As we look forward from here we are planning to improve the shower facilities first for the girls and then for the guys. Part of the girl’s shower building is complete, and we will have it ready for the next camp season. We also have done some repairs to the dining hall with more in the works. Water is now piped to the boy’s washroom and that had the guys giving some serious praise to God. We have started some roof upgrades and are putting metal roofing on buildings as we have manpower and time. Pray for us that we would be able to complete these things in a timely period and without a large financial burden.
This coming year we are planning to add two new events to try to be an encouragement to others. May 19 to 21 we are going to have a Young Adult Retreat, ages 18 to 35, married or single. This appears to be a serious need in our society today, and we see a huge opportunity to do something about it. Also, we have planned a Pastor and Leaders’ Retreat. Bob Dunlop has agreed to come and speak words of encouragement and share his wealth of experience with those who share the gospel today. This will be June 22 to 24th. Details can be found on the camp website www.tayvalleybiblecamp.com.
We again thank you for your support and ask you to continue to pray for the camp. Pray for the children that will be coming to camp and the staff as we prepare another season.
“Finally, brethren pray for us, that the word of the Lord may have free course, and be glorified, even as it is with you:” 2 Thessalonians 3:1
Because He lives
|Posted by Tay Valley Bible Camp on January 8, 2017 at 2:10 PM||comments ()|
Special deal to all interested campers - come to Ball Hockey Camp and Summer Camp will only cost $125 per week. This is a savings of $25.
In addition, teens can who help at work days will earn $25 off their camping fee for each work day. Come join us at Tay Valley for a weekend, a week, or the summer. We would love to have you join us!
|Posted by Tay Valley Bible Camp on May 27, 2014 at 7:30 PM||comments ()|
Special deal to all interested teens - come to Ball Hockey Camp and Teen Camp will only cost $100 per week. This is a savings of $50. In addition, each work day that teens help out at will earn them $25 off their camping fee. Come join us at Tay Valley for a weekend, a week, or the summer. We would love to have you join us!
|Posted by Tay Valley Bible Camp on November 15, 2013 at 9:25 PM||comments ()|
A message from the president of TVEA:
Greeting to all who are supporters, prayer warriors, and interested persons of Tay Valley Bible Camp.
November 9, 2013 we decided to partner with New Tribes Mission of Canada to help reach out to the Atlantic area to recruit and encourage those are interested in short term and long term missions. We are excited to be part of this outreach as it will also create more exposure for the camp and will increase the usefulness of the camp facility. This new outreach will require much more prayer and will increase the opportunity for others to become involved in the camp. We also feel this will increase the possibility for the interested teens to stay on and help as staff during weeks or weekends that NTM will be offering their program and possibility of learning more about the great commission.
At this time the “program” would be like an escape weekend of intense mission awareness and teaching of what it would be like to be involved in outreach to a third world people that speak some unknown language and have a totally primitive culture. This would be a weekend without cell phones or computers, without power and running water, and to be surrounded with nothing but nature and fresh air.
So I would ask you to pray that as we move forward that God would use this to be an outreach to others, to be an encouragement to existing missionaries, and to show young people the need for missions. Please watch for up coming announcements and who knows maybe we will see you at a NTM / TVBC missionary weekend.
Thank you for your prayers and support,
President Tay Valley Evangelistic Association
|Posted by Tay Valley Bible Camp on June 7, 2012 at 3:45 PM||comments ()|
Come join us for a day of serving the Lord and preparing the camp for the 2012 camping season! June 16th and June 23rd 9am to 4pm
Please RSVP if you plan to attend. Hope to see you there!
|Posted by Tay Valley Bible Camp on May 28, 2012 at 11:00 PM||comments ()|
Ball hockey for this coming weekend, the 1-3 of June, has been cancelled.
|Posted by Tay Valley Bible Camp on April 18, 2012 at 7:20 AM||comments ()|
Last year as we prepared to have Tay Valley Bible Camp celebrate 50 years of camp ministry, we worked hard to make the camp grounds and buildings the best they could be to look presentable, if not impressive. As a result of this massive work project by both staff and volunteers the weekend was a huge success.
I spent hours walking around giving tours, answering questions, and pointing out the numerous improvements and changes that have happened over the last number of years. I listened to the various conversations of those who had been campers and staff in the past years, and I could not help but notice one common theme that keep coming to the center of every comment that was made.
It was not about the great games that were played during camp. It was not about the great facilities at camp. It was not even about the great messages that were presented. The common thread of all the talk was about two things.
The first was about how good God has been in real life situations. Testimonies about how God had healed, fixed things, changed lives, provided money, repaired broken lives, and saved lives.
The second thing was concerning relationships that were started at Tay Valley Bible Camp. Some spoke of the eternal relationship with Christ and others spoke about the friends that made during camp.
Tay Valley Bible Camp is in the people business! The most important part of the people business is the eternal relationship with God. If campers don’t come to a personal relationship with Christ at during camp or shortly after camp then we are not doing our job. The main goal of Tay Valley Bible Camp is to see young people come to know Christ as personal savior. The secondary goal is to teach them how to live as Christians and that we can have fun in Christ. This coming summer Tay Valley Bible Camp plans to continue with the two goals just as we have in the past.
We ask you to pray when you think of us.
We invite you to support the camp by giving funds as the Lord provides.
Lastly we invite you to come and help out. Work weekends are soon coming up and will be announced on our calendar right here on the website. website.
Thank you for your interest in Tay Valley Bible Camp.
|Posted by Tay Valley Bible Camp on April 16, 2012 at 7:15 PM||comments ()|
On February 23rd, Gordon Mowry spoke to the student body of NBBI about Tay Valley Bible Camp during the morning chapel.
If you'd like to listen to the audio of his entire message, simply follow the link below.
|Posted by Tay Valley Bible Camp on March 27, 2012 at 8:35 PM||comments ()|
Tay Valley's new web site is currently under construction....
The registration form for summer camp is ready to print. Please send yours in asap!