Dauphin Bible camp

Dauphin Bible camp

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A bit of History


The Dauphin Bible Camp has a lot of history as the Canadian Sunday School Mission (CSSM) took over the camping program on April 1, 1964.


At that time, the main hall was used as a dining room, for classes, sports, chapel, and crafts.  Behind the main hall was the kitchen storage.  The camp had many buildings which were used for boys and girls cabins and residence cabins for the director and speaker.


Two new cabins, Poplar & Hawthorn, were then built in 1966. Beginning in late 1967 to 1968, a barn and corrals were built to facilitate the new attraction of horsemanship.  The main building was much too small and was not adequate to be used as a chapel, dining hall, kitchen, and craft shop.


In the winter of 1974-75, logs were cut and made into lumber so a new building could be built.  The new main building was able to be partially used in 1975.  Although it had no end walls, it was still a great place for games, etc., when it rained.  This building is still in use today and has been a great asset to camp. We are currently building a new kitchen/dining hall to replace the dining function of the building.


The camp was gaining in popularity.  So much so that in 1978, five new cabins were built.  This was a real asset to the camp and now many more campers could attend camp.  In 1979, a pool was added to the camp facilities.  An item much appreciated by campers and staff alike and in 1984, an infirmary (nurses cabin) was added.


As the camp continued to grow, two more cabins were added in the 1980’s and then boys and girls washrooms and a cooks’ quarters.


**This is our initial introduction into the history of the Dauphin Bible Camp. If you know some history that you feel should be added, please contact us so we can review it for inclusion on this page!


We feel that camp is...



  • A place to meet God through His Word and through the wonders of His creation.

  • An opportunity to get to know Jesus Christ personally as LORD and SAVIOR.

  • A time for learning, achieving, growing, and maturing through healthy activities.

  • A place to develop new friendships and to strengthen others by working, playing and worshiping together.


Our Purpose


"That we may present everyone perfect in Christ." - Colossians 1:28


We are a member of:


Dauphin Bible Camp is a member of the Canadian Sunday School Mission, Christian Camping International, Manitoba Camping Association, Canadian Camping Association and the Dauphin Chamber of Commerce.

Dauphin Bible Camp is searching for an Interim Executive Director. Details about this position will be provided as requested, but duties will be similar to the Executive Directors Job Description

View our shareable PDF ad. 

Inquiries can be submitted by e-mail to info@dauphinbiblecamp.com

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Dauphin Bible Camp is searching for an Executive Director. Details about this position can be found in the positions official job description which you can download below. 

Directors Job Description 

Executive Director Application Form

Applications can be submitted by e-mail to Richard Bankert at: apply@dauphinbiblecamp.com.

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During our search for a new director the Dauphin Bible Camp is searching for a casual Office Administrator. 

  • Follow up with camp communication, email, phone, mail, etc. 
  • Collect camp mail and pass it on to the necessary people. 
  • Follow Up with office tasks such as camp brochure. 
  • Manage bookings for the camp 
  • Follow Up with summer camp staff and sign up summer staff for 2017. 
  • Other office duties as needed. 
  • This position will report to a board representative. 
  • This position can be done from home, but will require travel to camp at least once per week. 

Please inquire for remuneration details. 

Applications can be submitted by e-mail to Richard Bankert at: richardb@onehopecanada.ca.

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Due to a recent fire that took our Kitchen, dining hall, and Chapel we have cancelled our current camp.  We are pushing forward to get occupancy for our New dining hall and kitchen.  We are awaiting a few final inspections.  If all inspections go well we will be continuing camp as planned.  We will continue to keep posting updates as things progress.

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  • At Dauphin Bible Camp we have many projects that are constantly on the go. We also have many dreams that we are striving towards. These dreams can be met not only in a financial way but also with donations of goods and services. If you feel that you, or someone you know, are able to meet these needs or if you would like to know more about how your donations will be used please feel free to contact us.

  • Remember that donations to Dauphin Bible Camp are not donations to people but to God, please give your best. Donations may be eligible for a tax deductible receipt.

  • Volunteered Time - We need people who are able to give their time doing a variety of tasks. Call us at anytime if you are wanting to help us out as we have opportunities to serve both summer and winter!!!

Legend
- Black means item is needed in the future
- Blue means item is needed now
- Red means item has been provided

Quantity Needed
Item Description
Approx Cost

ProgramMaintenanceGeneralOffice Larger Projects

 
Program Items
 
unlimited
Christian Coloring Books
$5
unlimited
Christian/Nature Puzzles
$10
unlimited
Board Games
$30-50
unlimited
Flagging tape
$5
unlimited
Tape –masking, duct, scotch, etc.
?
6
Tennis Rackets
$25
 
Horse Equipment
 
?
8
New Compound Bows
$100
4
Portable Soccer Nets
$220
10
Baseball gloves
$50
2-3
Large Prospectors tent
?
 
Dress up clothes/costumes
?
unlimited
Hockey Sticks
$30
1
Broom Ball Set
$300
 
First Aid equipment (neck braces, crutches, etc)
?
Maintenance
1
Tractor
?
 
Building Supplies
?
Several dozen
Flowers for Summer
$50
 
Hand Tools
?
1
Shop vac with a large hose (2 inch) probably about 10 gal
$150
 
Power Tool -3/8" drill, skill saw, palm sander, etc.
?
1
Lawn Mowers
$300
1
Electric Floor Scrubber
?
1
Grass Sweeper
?
unlimited
Interior/exterior paint
?
unlimited Yard Tools (shovels, rakes, hoes, etc) $20
General
1
Golf Carts
$2000
1
Children’s play structures
$30,000
many
Double or Larger Mattresses with frames
?
many
Dressers
?
several
Lockers
?
6
Motorola Radios 10+km
$80
1
Upgraded DSLR Camera
$900
Several
New bunk beds for staff
?
1
Camp truck
$4,000
Office
 
General Office Supplies
?
1
Paper folding machine
$250
Larger Projects
(These projects require specific materials/talents. Please contact us if you think you can help meet one of these needs)
1 A new main Kitchen/Dining area is being constructed in the next 2-4 years. Donations towards this project can be directed to the building fund. We already have a good start but much is yet to do; thank you for your generosity! 900,000 +
1 Metal Shed for BMX bikes at course $2,000
1-2 Zip Line ?
1 Basketball court $6,000 - $10,000
9 holes Mini Gold Course ?
2 Archery Backboard ?
1 Maintenance Warehouse $10,000

 

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Booking Groups must be Christian-based, demonstrate good religious and moral values, and fall within the specified purpose and guidelines of the Dauphin Bible Camp.

A schedule of events must be submitted to the Camp Director for approval before the time of the Booking.

Activities during the summer camping season include Bible Study, Chapel, Nature Lore, Horsemanship, Swimming, Sports, Archery, Pellet Guns, BMX Biking, Journalism, and Drama.  Several of these activities are available to Booking groups but subject to availability of qualified supervision.  We also have trails available for cross country skiing and snowshoeing & a tubing hill.

 

Booking Application Process

 

1. Complete the Appropriate Registration form. Make sure to grab our Rental Package  or fill out the application online.

2. Have your contact enclose a cheque for 25% of estimated Booking cost as a non-refundable security deposit.

Make cheques payable to:
Dauphin Bible Camp
(NO post dated cheques please)
(NO phone in registrations)
Balance is due on registration day.

3. Mail form and cheque to:

Dauphin Bible Camp
Attn: Bookings
Box 686
Dauphin, MB  R7N 3B3

Facilities are rustic, with no electricity in the cabins, and non-winterized plumbing.  We have equipped ourselves for your convenience with modern washroom and shower facilities, and several cabins large enough for individual families which do have electricity.  For those who bring along their own kitchen staff we have heated cooks quarters with modern washroom and shower facilities.  We have room to house approximately 200 people.  Our main chalet consists of a large kitchen, a dining and chapel area, and fully function washroom facilities.  We also have a large office building which has a craft room that is suitable for smaller group meetings.

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Dauphin Bible Camp is located just south of Dauphin on the Northern slopes of the Riding mountain National Park.

Our How to directions provide directions from Dauphin,Winnipeg, & Brandon Manitoba.

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We have also include our Google Earth Placemarks so you can find us on Google Earth!

How to get to the Dauphin Bible Camp from Dauphin:

  1. Travel South out of dauphin traveling down Hwy #10 towards the Riding Mountain National Park.
  2. Turn East at the Hwy #5 junction towards St. Rose.
  3. Travel 3.22 km (you will see a large brown Dauphin Bible Camp highway sign) and then turn South onto a gravel road.
  4. Follow this gravel road 7 km right into the mountain, we are located at the end of this road.

 

How to get to the Dauphin Bible Camp from Winnipeg:

311 km – about 4 hours 4 mins
 
1. Starting from Perimeter Hwy heading to Portage.    
2. Merge onto MB-1 W/Portage Ave/Rte 85 W/Trans-Canada Hwy via the ramp to Brandon
Continue to follow MB-1 W/Trans-Canada Hwy
 
86.2 km
3. Turn right at MB-16 W/Trans-Canada Hwy/Yellowhead Hwy W (signs for Saskatoon/Neepawa)  
87.5 km
4. Turn right at MB-5 N (signs for Dauphin)  
130 km
5. Turn left  
6.4 km

 


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How to get to the Dauphin Bible Camp from Brandon:

168 km – about 2 hours 28 mins

 

 
Brandon, MB
 
1. Head south on 9 St toward MB-1 Alt W/Victoria Ave  
130 m
2. Turn left at MB-1 Alt E/Victoria Ave  
800 m
3. Turn left at 1 St/MB-1 Alt E (signs for Trans-Canada Hwy)  
5.1 km
4. Continue onto MB-10 N  
137 km
5. Sharp right to stay on MB-10 N  
15.7 km
6. Turn right at MB-5 E/Northern Woods and Water Route  
3.3 km
7. Turn right  
6.4 km

 


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Google Earth Placemarks

 

Latitude: 51° 1'29.95"N ,Longitude: 100° 1'4.32"W
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Are you uncertain that horseback riding lessons are right for you child? Come for a trail ride to see the location and ride a horse together. We offer a 30minute or 1hour trail ride through our trails. We have forest, meadows, and creeks to explore. For a 30 minute ride the price is $8 for children and $10 for adults. For a 1 hour ride the price is $10 for children and $15 for adults.

Call or email horsemanship@dauphinbiblecamp.com to book a time.

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Lessons

Each class is once a week for 6 weeks. The spring lessons start the first week in May and the fall lessons start the first week in September. Our Lessons are broken down into 3 groups to help students be around the same point as other students. 

Beginner – This class is for kids ages 6-10 to learn the basics of horse handling and theory. This class is 1 hour long and costs $150 for 6 lessons.

Intermediate – This class is for kids around ages 8-12, this class focuses on mastering the trot and learning more theory and horse care. This class is 1.5 hours long and costs $210 for 6 lessons.

Advanced – This class is for more serious riders around 12 and up to adults. Students groom and saddle each lesson, they learn about how you would care for your own horse and riding well at all gaits. This class is 1.5 hours long and costs $210 for 6 lessons.

Classes – This is our basic schedule we use for the kids classes. We try to make classes a fun environment for kids to learn by using a lot of games. Then as kids get older and more experienced we learn patterns and more technique. 

1 2 3 4 5 6

- Introduction

- Basic Arena Manners 

- Arena Games 

 - Grooming and Saddling

- Leading Horse

- Vaulting  

- Trotting

 - Obstacle Course   -Trail Ride 

Agility Course Competitions

At the end of each group of lessons we put on an Obstacle Course Competition where students can compete against each other on an obstacle course for ribbons. 

 

Gymkhana Fundraiser 

As a fundraiser for our program we have an annual open Gymkhana. Everyone is entered into a door prize and ribbons are awarded for placing. All funds raised go towards the program.

 

Races will be: Barrel Racing, Pole Bending, Flag Race, Timed Trail

Classes are: Kiddie: 6-8    Junior: 9-12    Teen: 13-17     Senior: 18+

Cost: Horse and rider entry is $25 for all 4 classes. 

To register please email or call Tasha at the camp

Camps 

For many kids, summer camp is the best week of the summer and for kids who love horses we have two camps this summer for your horse lover. 

For a few years now we have had a Teen horse camp. This camp is for ages 13 to 16. Teens spend all their skills and cabin time at the stables, they can bring their own horse or have a camp horse for the week that they groom and tack up themselves every day. They perform a musical ride and have a camp out with the horses.

We also run three Junior horse camps. These camps are for ages 8 to 12. Kids spend 3 of their 4 skills at the stables learning how to care for their horse and ride. They also have a cook out with the horses. Two camps are for beginners and one is an advanced junior horse camp for students who are confidant at the trot and are ready to try loping. Check out our camps schedule to check out these weeks.

 

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We are always looking for more ways to make Dauphin Bible Camp a better place for campers, families & the community. With this in mind we have begun adding winter activities that encourage family time.

The Dauphin Bible Camp is please to announce the Dauphin Bible Camp Toboggan Hill (formerly known as Durston Hill). During the preparation phase for the construction of our new Kitchen Dining Hall we purchased the quarter that we are on which included Durston Hill. We realized that the hill had a lot of potential and was an important place for the community of Dauphin. So we have been working hard on making improvements to the hill to make it a safer place for families. Please contact our office for specifics regarding the toboggan hill or how you can be involved in making it a better place.

Hours

OPEN FOR THE SEASON

Interested in renting the hill or tubing at a different time? Contact us.

Please review our TUBING HILL RULES below

  • Use tubing hill at your own risk!
  • Tubing is a dangerous activity.  Serious injury can result.
  • Please do NOT slide in other areas!

YOU CAN HELP!

Right now we are asking those who love the tubing hill and want to be a part of improving it to sponsor a tube. We are wanting to add 22 commercial tubes to the hill this season. These are commercial grade tubes with a plastic bottom and canvas cover. They also have a loop for easier transport back up the hill. Each tubge costs us $100. You can help by covering the cost of a single tube, 1/2 a tube or multiple tubes. A tax deductible receipt will be issued for all donations. Please fill out this form.

 

 

Please review our TUBING HILL RULES

Use tubing hill at your own risk!

Tubing is a dangerous activity.  Serious injury can result.

Please do NOT slide in other areas!

 

To minimize accidents, all tubers must abide by the following rules:

  1. It is recommended that all tubers wear helmets for their protection.
  2. For your safety please use tubes rather than plastic sleds. No wood or metal devices.
  3. Alcohol or tobacco is not permitted on Camp property.
  4. Tubing allowed only when hill is declared open by the Director, and only during daylight hours.
  5. Adult supervision required at all times.
  6. Tube in a safe & courteous manner in the designated runs only.
  7. BE SURE RUNWAY IS CLEAR BEFORE STARTING TO SLIDE!
  8. Get out of the runway immediately after stopping.
  9. Protect the slide runs - Use paths, don’t walk on runs, keep feet up when sliding.
  10. Building of jumps or other runway alterations is not allowed.
  11. Only DBC Authorized snowmobiles are allowed on the hill during maintenance hours.
  12. Never sit one person on top of another (side by side OK).
  13. DBC is not responsible for lost or stolen articles.
  14. Remember - if you suspect a neck or back injury, do not move the person!  Get help!
  15. By using this tubing hill you agree with the following:
  16. PLEASE READ CAREFULLY!
    1. As a condition of use of the tubing area and other facilities, users assumes all risk of personal injury, death or property loss resulting from any cause whatsoever including but not limited to: the risks, dangers and hazards of tubing, skiing and all other recreational activities; collision with natural or man-made objects or with other persons; travel within or beyond the tubing area boundaries; negligence, breach of contract, or breach of statutory duty of care on the part of Dauphin Bible Camp and its directors, officers, employees, instructors, volunteers, agents, independent contractors, subcontractors, representatives, sponsors, successors and assigns (hereinafter collectively referred to as "DBC"). The user agrees that DBC shall not be liable for any such personal injury, death or property loss and releases DBC and waives all claims with respect thereto. The user agrees that any litigation involving DBC shall be brought solely within the Province of Manitoba and shall be within the exclusive jurisdiction of the Courts of the Province of Manitoba. The Ticket Holder further agrees that these conditions and any rights, duties and obligations as between DBC and the user shall be governed by and interpreted solely in accordance with the laws of the Province of Manitoba and no other jurisdiction.
    2. PLEASE ADHERE TO THE TUBING HILL RULES AND 
    3. BE RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR OWN SAFETY IN ALL ACTIVITIES.
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The bring a friend program was created to encourage campers to bring new people to camp with them.

Simply bring a friend to camp who has never been here before. For each friend that registers you will receive $10.00 off your registration cost. Bring 20 friends and come to camp for FREE!

Simply follow these steps:

1) Find friends that have not been to DBC before

2) Attach a list of them to your registration form

3) Put your registration form with your list and all of their registration forms into the same envelope and mail them in together.

4) Receive great discounts on summer camp!!! For more information visit our website or contact us at the camp.

We are looking forward to seeing you at camp this summer! Smile

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I like playing wide games, most of all Bible smugglers. –Taylor (camper)

I like that I get to stay in a cabin with my friends. –Parker (camper)

I like being with God and being his friend. –Anna (camper)

I like to give the opportunity to share the good news of Jesus Christ with all who step on to the camp property. –Andrew (volunteer)

I like all the cabin leaders and staff, because they are all awesome. –Cassidy (camper)

I like the joy in camper’s eyes when they truly realize that someone loves them! –Tim (volunteer)

Being able to live in a Christian atmosphere and not having to deal with unrealistic pressures of today’s society. –Matt (volunteer)

I like learning about God. –Logan (camper)

The opportunity to be thrown out of my box, by doing thing I usually wouldn't encounter. – Ana (volunteer)

I like giving kids the opportunity to hear about God. –Danielle (volunteer)

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One of the growing concerns in Summer camping is the cost of registration fee's. We understand that parents should know why camping fees are increasing and demonstrate what those fees cover. In an effort to do this we have broken down some of the camping costs below and held them up against what we charge as a camp for registration fee's.

The largest increases over the years has been the introduction of GST on all camp fees, the increasing cost of proper camp insurance, increase of camping regulations and overall cost inflation.

Some of the Camping Fee's

  • Taxes - The GST is 5% on all registration fee's, and goods sold.
  • Meals - Meals at a restaurant generally cost a minimum of five dollars at a low cost establishment. Campers eat 16 meals at their time at camp averaging out to $80 per camper. Campers also receive 2 snacks a day equaling $15.00 per camper.
  • Accommodations - Accommodations are provided for at next to no cost, but even a basic Inn would potentially charge $80.00 per night for a child and an adult. We do not do that because that would be ridiculous and we are a non-profit organization.
  • Program Costs - Program costs cover the amount required to run each summer program. Some skills, such as sports, cost as little as $1.00 per camper to run. Others, such as horsemanship, may cost up to $30.00 per camper. Our camp runs ten skills resulting on average a $50.00-$75.00 camper cost for skills. Additional program costs such as chapel, books, wide games, DVD's, etc are not included in that cost.
  • Payroll - This is one of the highest cost as all summer workers must be screened to ensure they are not of any risk, trained and offered an honorarium. During a full week the camp will be running around 50 workers. The cost of the honorarium alone for these workers is over $50.00 per camper during a packed week. During a non packed week the costs are higher.
  • Insurance & Levy's - It seems that this price increases every year. Right now the cost is around $15.00 - $20.00 per camper based on our current camper numbers.

So far we have totaled up $235 dollars and that does not include the costs of medical, utilities, office, maintenance, janitorial, worker training, upgrades, etc.

The Dauphin Bible Camp firmly believes in keeping summer camps affordable and available to all children. All together Dauphin Bible Camp's registration fee's are approximately half of the current cost to operate a summer camp. The rest of the camp costs are covered by donations.

If you would like more information about summer camp costs please contact us!

 

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We believe in creating well balanced meals for our campers and staff and follow the Canadian Food guide in preparing our menus. are able to meet common dietary requirements.We often have on hand a variety of soy products for those who are lactose intolerant.

We are an allergy conscious camp and as such: 

  • We do not allow peanut or nut products.
  • We use vinyl gloves instead of latex. 
  • Are equipped with Epi pens around the camp.

Some sample meals would look like:

Breakfast

Lunch

Supper

Scrambled Eggs
Sausage
Toast
Milk/Orange Juice

Or:

Banana Muffins
Hot/Cold Cereal
Fruit
Milk/Apple Juice

 

Soup
-Chicken Noodle
Subs
Egg Salad Sand.
Brownies
Juice/Water

Or:

Grilled Cheese
Tomato Soup
Cookies
Juice/Water

 

Roast Beef
Mashed Potatoes
Frozen Veggies
Salad
Rocky Road Pudding
Juice/Water

Or:

Spaghetti & Meat Sauce
Garlic Toast
Juice/Water

You can download complete sample menus from our downloads section

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It is our desire that each child be able to experience summer camp.

We understand that sometimes parents/guardians come across hard times and find it difficult to meet the fee requirements. This is where DBC along with others have stepped forward to help you as a parent/guardian meet these requirements.

The following is a list of sponsorship's that you may be qualified for.

 


Sunshine Fund

sunshinefund

The Sunshine Fund enables Manitoba children who do not have the financial means through parents, guardians or agencies, an opportunity to attend an accredited Manitoba summer camp.


Dauphin Bible Camp 

One Hope Canada

Dauphin Bible Camp does receive donations to go towards camper sponsorship's that are available through application to the Dauphin Bible Camp. This application can be downloaded on our downloads page.


Do you know of another Scholarship?

 

We would love to fill this page with opportunities for campers to attend camp. If you know of another scholarship or if you would like to give so a camper can attend camp please contact us. 

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Offering a safe place

to learn, grow & make new friends.

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Our Young Campers camps are for ages 6-8 and are dedicated to introducing your child to the camp environment. Based as a cabin group campers will take part in a variety of age appropriate activities including chapels, singing, camp fires, horsemanship, riflery, sports, playground, nature lore, drama, etc.

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Concept of the game

 

The goal of the game is for campers to find the message that Maid Marian wants delivered to Robin Hood which is scattered throughout the playing field, hidden in tins. Once they find a tin they take it to Nottingham and try to unscramble the message; Nottingham is also where they can get more money if theirs is taken away. They are also avoiding the Sheriff and his tax collectors who will stop them to see if they have any money and if they don’t then they have to go to jail. Meanwhile the rest of the cabin leaders are all running around with roles of their own. Prince John and his Army want to eliminate Robin Hood and protect their treasury, and Robin Hood and the Merry Men are trying to save people from jail, steal from the treasury and help the campers find Marian’s message. The game ends when the message is solved.

People of Nottingham (Team 1)-no flagging tape

  • Start at Nottingham
  • Collect Tins To unscramble the message
  • Once Maid Marion knows the entire message the people of Nottingham and robin hood and the merry men win
  • Start the game with 2 coins
  • Watch out for the Tax collectors and Prince John’s Army

Tax collectors (team 2) - Blue Flag tape

  • Led by the sheriff
  • Start at prince johns castle
  • Catch people of Nottingham and tax them one coin (if they do not have a coin they must go to jail)
  • Must walk with them to jail
  • Running away from merry men 

Merry Men (Team 3) - Green Flag Tape

  • Can start anywhere
  • Free Prisoners (Run into the jail without being caught, take one prisoner with them and go out into the forest, don’t have to go all the way to Nottingham)
  • Catch Tax Collectors (Tax collector hands over any money they have and any prisoners that are with them) Tax collector can run and leave the prisoners behind if they do not want to get tagged
  • Take coins back to Nottingham for the poor
  • Rob Prince John’s Treasury (Run into the castle and find treasury and take a handful of coins to take back to Nottingham )
  • Can be Caught by Prince John’s Army 

Prince John’s Army (Team 4) - Yellow Flag Tape

  • Catch People of Nottingham and Merry Men
  • If they catch a Merry Man they take all of their money and put it back into the treasury and take them to jail
  • If they catch a Person of Nottingham they must either take all of their money, or take them to jail, or take any tins they have and re hide them. 

Maid Marion

  • Either collects tins or stays to help unscramble message
  • Exempt from being taxed and also anyone with her cannot be taxed
  • Prince John’s Army may catch her and escort her to jail, but she can just leave right away
  • Any people of Nottingham with her must run because they can be put in jail by the army 

Sheriff

  • Catches people of Nottingham
  • Takes all money from People of Nottingham
  • Cannot put anyone in jail 

Robin Hood

  • Catch Tax Collectors and take all of their money
  • Rob Treasury and can take whole bucket
  • Can get caught by Prince John’s Army and goes to jail
  • If he gets into jail to free people, there is a jail break 

Prince John

 

  • Can catch anyone and take all of their money and take them to jail
  • If Robin Hood is caught and Prince John is at the castle he may order his guards to collect Maid Marion
  • Once Maid Marion is at the jail she must decide to either
    • Stay in Jail herself for the rest of the game
    • Flip a coin Heads there is a jail break, Tails Robin Hood is executed (game goes on without him)
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This video, put out by the American Camping Association, gives a glimpse into why Camp is so important in our society.

I developed lasting friendships...
I learned self-esteem...
I became a team player...
I learned how to care...
I became a counselor..
.

We Went to Camp. Shouldn't You?

 

Emma Roberts, Hill Harper, Lisa Loeb, Kerri Strug, Michael DeLorenzo, Justin Chambers, Paul Adelstein, James Pickens, Blair Underwood, Sharon Lawrence, Frank Sesno, Glynn Turman, Ashlan Gorse, and Lisa Raye share how their lives have changed Because of Camp…™.

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If you are a parent who never went to camp yourself it might take a while to realize that summer camp is more than babysitting. Camps provide a safe, healthy, positive, supervised environment where children will grow and experience a true community of their peers.

So, if your children are facing another aimless summer, but you aren’t sure what summer camp is all about, here are 10 reasons why your kids need camp.

1. Summer Camps are safe and held to strict guidelines for campers. We select staff that have the well being of their campers as their highest priorities. For some family environments, it might be a safer choice than a mismatch of summer childcare.

2. Summer Camps build quality relationships. Summer Camp is the only place where children can build quality relationships with their peers and cabin leaders. Where else can an eight year old boy receive such attention and friendship from an 18 year old? School is so segregated that children do not build bonds with older children. Friendships are also so much deeper as they are living with their peers for six days, 24 hours a day

3. Summer Camps are a place of acceptance. Riley was a young man with a speech disorder. Although he had a hard time being in public or fitting into school he decided to attend summer camp. The time that he spent at summer camp was all he needed. His confidence soared. Every child, not just special needs children, have the opportunity to reinvent themselves at camp. It is a place where past labels are dropped and new beginnings can take place.

4. Summer Camps allow campers to grow as a community, apart from the pressure of parents or teachers. They can decide what clothes to wear, what activities to sign up for, what to get at the snack shack, etc. It is a rare opportunity for children to make their own decisions, and they have to live with those choices. Sometimes poor choices are made and that is part of learning. The staff members provide a safety net, providing a watchful eye ensuring that your daughter does not live on a diet of snack food and that your son changes his clothes.

5. Summer Camps provides a break from the stresses of family life. For parents it might be a time for a vacation or much needed time for themselves to refresh. Children can get off the couch or computer, leave behind their neighborhood, and experience the outdoors in a whole new way.

6. Summer Camps are a place of moral learning. We at Dauphin Bible Camp are a non-denominational Christian camp and as such adhere to moral standards in speech, attitude, and actions. Campers and staff alike must respect and help each other.

7. Summer Camps bring out every child’s strengths so that they can succeed and belong, gain self confidence, be a part of a team, feel safe and accepted. We also have camps that are designed for a specific childs strengths including horse camp, media camp, special needs camp, and golf camp.

8. Summer Camps help It is said that as soon as a child is born you begin the process of letting go. Parents need to allow their children to develop and grow into the independent adults that they are destined to become. Often camp separation is harder on the parents than it is on the camper. This allows for the growth of campers and parents alike so that future separations, like college, are easier.

9. Summer Camps provide unique activities that no parent or school can provide. We provide horsemanship, archery, riflery, card making, BMX biking, sports, drama, journalism, nature lore, swimming, golf, campfires, team builders, and more in one week.

 

10. Summer Camp means community living. For children who don’t have siblings, who have never had to share a room or speak up and be assertive to get their needs met, it is a wonderful lesson in patience, tolerance and interpersonal skills. Camp lets kids put into practice the life skills that their parents try to teach them all winter.

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To provide a safe, fun, and loving camping environment for children, teens, and adults, to be shown in Word and example what it is to be a mature life-long disciple of Christ.

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Hey everyone, we are Andrew and Tasha Sevigny and we serve as the Camp Directors here at Dauphin Bible Camp. Together we have 21 years of camp experience and counting.

Andrew grew up going to Carberry Bible Camp as a camper and later moved on to beginning working in the kitchen, doing maintenance, cabin leading, and program directing at Valley View Bible Camp. Following the 7 years at Valley View I came up here to DBC where I served two summers as the program director. The following year we got married and both served at Gimli Bible Camp, where I looked after the Leadership Development Program. In Spring 2012 we moved to Dauphin to work full time here at DBC.

Tasha grew up going to Gimli Bible Camp and served for 6 summers there, working in the kitchen, cabin leading, head cabin leading, and program directing. Tasha currently is the Head Wrangler here at DBC where she leads our summer program, as well as teaches lessons to those in the community during the spring and fall seasons.

Both Andrew and Tasha graduated from Providence University College (formerly Providence College), in Otterburne Manitoba. Andrew and Tasha both studied Youth Ministry, with Andrew minoring in Theatre and Tasha in Business.

We are both happy to be serving at DBC and are excited about what the Lord is doing not only in our own lives, but in the lives of each and every person that attends the camp.

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We believe in:

1. Divine inspiration and consequent authority of the scriptures of the Old and New Testaments. By the term "Divine inspiration" we mean the truthfulness and authority of both the Old and New Testament Scriptures in their entirety as the only written Word of God, without error in all that it affirms in the original manuscripts and the only infallible rule of faith and practice.

2. The doctrine of the Trinity, one God revealed as Father, Son and Holy Spirit,  Creator of all things, infinitely perfect.

3. The Deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, His miraculous conception, humanity, miracles, bodily resurrection, ascension and return.

4. The personality of the Holy Spirit whose ministry is to glorify the Lord Jesus Christ and during this age to convict men, regenerate the believing sinner, indwell,  guide, instruct and empower the believer for godly living and service.

5. The total depravity of man who was created in the image of God, that he sinned and thereby incurred not only physical death but also spiritual death; and  that all human beings are born with a sinful nature and are incapable of pleasing  God, and in the case of those who reach moral responsibility become culpable  sinners, utterly lost, and only through being born again through faith in our Lord  Jesus Christ, in whom we have redemption through His blood, can salvation and  spiritual life be obtained.

6. The resurrection of the body, the eternal life of the saved, the eternal punishment of the lost; after death all men continue in conscious existence, the  believers being "absent from the body but present with the Lord," the lost in  everlasting conscious torment.

7. The personality of Satan as a created being and an adversary of God.

 

"Jesus we preach, warning every man in all wisdom,

that we may present everyone perfect in Christ!"

-Colossians 1:28

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Did you know that we create a custom weekly DVD for each camp of the summer that our campers receive for free? This DVD is put together by our tech crew who work long hours to ensure you have the memories of your week of camp for years to come. 

Whats on the DVD? Check out some of the videos below to see a sampling of Dauphin Bible Camp, our activities, and how much your camper will grow over the course of just one week of summer camp a year! 

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Fax:(877) 292-5126

Location: SE35-23-19W

PO Box 686,

Dauphin, MB, R7N 3B3, CAN

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