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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