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.
"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.