Camp Information

Important Dates

Registration begins.

April 30
Last day to register at the low rate.

End of month, May, June and July 20
Submit updates online after logging in to the site.

June 30
Have you organized a ride & accommodations before conference?

June 15
Last day to register and pay for Youth Conference.

Camp groups are organized and posted on the website.

Discussion group leaders/assistants posted on the website.

July 31
All attendees must submit a final workbook update of completion before coming to conference.

August 17-25
Manitoulin Youth Conference (God willing).

Daily Schedule

A day at Manitoulin Youth Conference is full of activity and fellowship. One of the great aspects about conference is that you can meet and get to know over a hundred young people! Numerous opportunities are provided to get together in small groups to study the word of God, discuss the week's study topic, or just fellowship while sharing meals or sports. To give you an idea of how your week will be spent, here is a sample of a typical day's activities.

Breakfast 7:30

You can arise early and try to beat the line up at the showers or awake up with just enough time to get dressed and make it to a conference communal breakfast served each morning.

Morning Activities 8:30 - 12:00

This is the heart of Conference. After meeting at the Pavilion to get things started, we break into groups of 12-14 people to discuss and share the thoughts that came out of our personal study of the subject. There are two sessions each morning that last about an hour followed by a 25 minute wrap up from our speaker.

Lunch 12:00 - 1:30

Lunch with your camping group. Invite another group over for lunch and fellowship, but remember to make your lunch dates early in the week.

Choir 1:30 – 2:30

Choir practice is a highlight for most attendees in preparation for the always moving climax of the week, the Friday choral presentation.

Afternoon Activities 1:30 - 4:30

Free time to enjoy the camp, pickup sports, organized sports, boating and swimming. A couple of days craft activity is available too. Thursday is dominated by the annual crazy Olympics. Of course, this is also a great opportunity to visit or catch up on an afternoon nap!

Bible Readings and Dinner 4:30 – 6:30

Invite another group over for the readings and have them stay for dinner.

Evening Program 7:00 - 8:00

Evening program presented by our speaker for the week. A related and practical presentation. Friday is our choral presentation.

Evening Activities 8:45 - 10:45

After the evening program, the schedule is up to you! Sign up for an Evening Seminar, join the campfire and hymn sing, challenge your opponents to a round of ping-pong, or take some time to meet new people! Small groups gather at a campsite to informally discuss topics relevant to young people. Take your Bible and enjoy lively discussion while you sip hot chocolate.

Devotional 10:00 - 10:15

The formal part of the day ends with a short devotional and the camp hymn around the campfire. Come early or stay late and join in the hymn sing under the stars.

Curfew 11:15

End the day with some quiet discussion with your camp group and snacks, or go to bed early in preparation for another day full of learning and activity.

Dress Guidelines

Guidelines and Rules for dress at Youth Conference.
All clothing should be modest and reflect a godly character. All clothing should be neat and tidy, free of tatters and tears at all times. Men should wear shirts at all times except at the beach. Women should not wear bikinis, halter tops, mini-skirts, short shorts, etc.

Discussion Groups, Evening Program and Memorial Meeting: Wear clothes suitable for ecclesial classes. No shorts, pajamas, sweatpants, etc. should be worn to any classes. Jeans should not be worn to memorial meetings. Wear shoes or sandals to all classes. Sisters should wear a head covering to all classes and discussion groups.

Principles for dress at Youth Conference

At Youth Conference our primary aim is to focus on God's Word and to encourage others in its study and application. When it comes to clothing, we all make personal decisions based on time, place and most importantly God's Word.

For the purposes of Youth Conference we have found it helpful to communicate in advance basic scriptural principles and examples to help you make wise choices for this event. Remember "he who called you is holy, so be holy in all you do" (1 Peter 1:15, NIV) and this includes our dress. So let us wear clothing that is practical and indicative of godliness rather than clothes with slogans of the world and designs that ignite the lust of the eye.

Please be conscious of the following principles:

Too Little
In the world garments once considered as under garments are now worn as outer garments. Clothing may be considered too little when shoulders, back, stomach, thighs and other body parts are exposed. So with this in mind please avoid revealing tank tops, spaghetti straps, V necks, low neck line tops, mini-skirts and short-shorts. Paul advised us well when he said "In like manner also, that women adorn themselves in modest apparel" (1 Tim. 2:9).

Too Much
The flesh tends to be drawn to outward appearances including clothing, makeup and jewelry which are designed to draw attention. The scripture comments on this problem often, and Peter puts it well when he says our focus should be the "hidden man of the heart, in that which is not corruptible, even the ornament of a meek and quiet spirit, which is in the sight of God of great price" (1 Peter 3:4).

Too Tight
As opposed to the principle of covering the body the world has designed clothing to tightly form around the body in order to show it off. Paul warned us not to fashion ourselves after the world when he said "be not conformed to this world" (Romans 12:2). Clothes which are tight show off the curves and contours of the body; we should therefore avoid wearing clothes which are skin tight (e.g. typical yoga pants).

Too Loose
People in the world have become bold in exposing their bodies in one way or another to each other, but the scriptures associate nakedness with shame. Clothing that allows for views of the naked body or undergarments when bending over, sitting, playing sports or just standing are to be avoided. No boxers or bras should be visible to others. Jesus understood this principle and used it to teach us a spiritual lesson: "Blessed is he that watcheth, and keepeth his garments, lest he walk naked, and they see his shame" (Revelation 16:15).