Our staff and Board of Directors have been closely following the COVID-19 pandemic as it has unfolded over the last few months. Daybreak Point Bible Camp remains open as we continue to assess the ongoing situation. Kent and his family (our camp caretakers) are on the island keeping the camp safe and in working order and Shannon (our office administrator) is working in isolation from her home office to answer your questions and assist as needed by our community. We have put together a few FAQ’s we have been receiving over the past week, which we hope will help answer some questions for you too. If you have any further questions please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we would be happy to assist you.
Are summer camps still happening?
We are continuing to plan and prepare for our 2020 Summer Camp Season, but the health and safety of our campers and staff is the highest priority. We plan to provide an update on summer in approximately four weeks time, but will do so earlier if we have any new information.
Can I get a refund?
Yes. We are offering full refunds, minus our $25 cancellation fee at this time. However, if we end up cancelling camps this summer, every registrant will receive a full refund. We strongly encourage our campers to stay registered for now, as we hope camp will continue. Also, as we already have waitlists, we would not be able to guarantee you a spot should you change your mind and want to re-register.
What about the Banquet in May?
Our Annual Fundraising Banquet has been postponed and will not take place in May. We will provide an update on the Banquet as more information becomes available.
Are Rental Groups still running this spring?
We are continuing to assess the situation as time passes and will update our rentals as need be.
Is the Spring Work Week still happening this spring?
The Spring Work Week will not take place as originally planned. We hope to run some small work parties later in Spring, if safe to do so, to help and assist Kent up at Camp.
I want to hike and get outside! Can I on Anvil?
In light of recent government recommendations, our facility is closed to all public access, including the Leading Peak trailhead. In addition, all other access points on the island are through private property and our neighbors have requested that people respect their wishes to not have people access the hike through their property. As the government has requested that people stay home and socially isolate, we ask our community and hikers to follow these instructions and not attempt to access the Camp and the island at this time. Thank you for your understanding.
Should I still register for summer camp?
Yes! We are still hopeful that summer camps will run and are excited for all this summer has to offer.
Can we still apply to volunteer this summer?
We have delayed our volunteer staff registration launch till April, along with registration for our College and Career Camps, while we review the situation. We will launch these registrations when we have a better picture of the summer. For now, please continue to be in communication with your Director and they will guide you in completing the initial application, CRC, and references as needed in preparation for the summer.
How can I support Daybreak Point Bible Camp at this time?
Please pray for us! We don’t know what this spring and summer holds, or even what tomorrow holds, but we hope to share the good news of Jesus Christ with campers this summer.
We also are accepting donations as now, more than ever, we are relying on the contributions of donors to ensure we can operate.
Please partner with us in giving to our general fund online at anvilisland.ca or you can call us at 604-764-8569 to donate over the phone or you can mail a cheque to:
Daybreak Point Bible Camp
PO Box 18085
Vancouver, BC V6M 4L3
How do I get in touch with the camp?
The best way to get in touch with us is to email Shannon in the office. She is regularly checking and responding to all emails during and outside of office hours.
You can also contact us by phone (604-764-8569) Monday – Friday 8:00 am-4:00 pm.
This is a time unlike any most of us have seen in decades, if ever. While we live in a world so deeply connected, today we are facing words like ‘social distancing ‘and ‘outbreak’ which can leave us feeling confused, isolated, and even anxious. Thankfully God is bigger than our fear, and He encourages us to bring our worries to Him.
Thank you so much for your continued support and prayers.