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We know that camp can be intimidating for parents! In this article we hope to answer all the questions you may have and provide the need-to-know information about Madge Lake. If you need further help please feel free to contact us!

Drop Off & Pick-Up Times

For Most Camps
  • REGISTRATION is between 10:00-11:00am SK time on the first day of your camp
  • CAMPER PICK-UP 4:00pm on the last day of your camp. You are welcome to join us for a final chapel service at 3:00pm.
  • Directions available here
For Day Camps at Madge
  • Drop off time each morning will be 9:30am
  • Pick-up time is 9:00pm. 
  • On the last day, pick-up time is 4:00pm.
For Weekend Retreats
  • REGISTRATION / START TIME / END TIME will change, dependent on the retreat.  
  • Check out the information on the retreat's registration page 

Explore MLBC

We offer a few opportunities for families to come see what we are all about. Explore MLBC is a great opportunity to meet our staff, tour our site, check out our accommodations and get a sense of what we are all about. The day starts with a chapel service, continues with a lunch at noon and finishes with our camp activities  — all for free!

  • Date: Saturday , May 18

  • For ages 5-12
  • Time: 10 AM-3:00 PM

  • Cost: FREE

  • Register here!

Camp Registration & Payment Information

  • Register online and pay with credit card, e-transfer, or mail in a cheque. 
  • You may also contact us to request a paper brochure and mail it to our office.
  • You must make a minimum $50 non-refundable deposit with each registration.
  • If you require assistance registering, please contact us.
Available Discounts & Sponsorships

Volunteer Dollars!

Parents! Want to save $ on registration? If you volunteer the same week as your child, you can save $20/day! You can help as a cook (daily basis), nurse (weekly basis) or maintenance! (daily/weekly basis) Pre-arrange these dates through the registrar.

Bring Your Friends To Camp!

If you are a returning camper and you bring your friend to camp, and they are first time campers at MLBC, you receive a $20 discount on your registration costs! This offer is good for up to two friends, which means a total savings of $40 on your camper fees. So, 1 friend = $20 off, and 2 friends = $40 off. This discount only applies if you and your friends are attending the same week of camp. All camp fees, for you and your friends, must be in by May 1st in order to get this discount. (This program cannot be used in conjunction with our family rate program).

Family Discount!

If you are registering more than two kids, you will receive $100 off of each child after that! 

Camp Sponsorship

If you require financial assistance registering your child for camp, please contact us at 1(888)88-MADGE. Assistance is given according to the need and availability of funds.


Camp is popular! If the camp for which you want to register is full, you have the option to register to be on the waiting list for that camp at no charge. If we receive a cancellation for a camp, we contact campers on the corresponding waitlist in the order they signed up. You will never be transferred from a waitlist to a camp without prior contact from our camp staff.

Important Notes

All campers are expected to abide by camp rules while on site and/or in the care of camp staff. While camp is in session we regularly take videos and photos which are used to promote our camp and to produce our weekly highlight videos. Your camper may be included in these materials and in similar materials produced by our parent organization, One Hope Canada. If you do not want pictures or videos taken of your child, you will need to let us know when you arrive at camp!

To Do Before You Come & When You Arrive

  • Please register ahead of time. Walk-ins are not guaranteed a spot at camp, as most of our camps fill up fast! 
  • Pack everything you’ll need (see our check list)
  • Label your child’s clothing.
  • Make sure your child is healthy and check your child for head lice.
When You Arrive

Our staff will greet you at our camp office where you will check in, find out what cabin your child is staying in, choose your ministry skill for the week (main camps only), and check in with our camp nurse for a lice check and to drop off any medications. Once that’s all done, our staff will help you to your child’s cabin and you are free to depart.

What to Take to Camp

Summer camp packing list

  • Bible, pen, and paper – if you don’t have your own Bible we are happy to supply one for you, free of charge.
  • Sleeping bag and pillow.
  • At least two changes of warm clothes and two changes of light clothes.
  • Two pairs of footwear; we recommend quality sandals or shoes and rubber boots.
  • Rain gear.
  • Flashlight and batteries.
  • Toiletries (shampoo, toothbrush, etc.).
  • Hat, sunscreen and bug spray.
  • Towel and action-appropriate swimsuit — please leave small, poorly fitting, or immodest bathing suits at home!
  • Water bottle with your child’s name on it.
  • Dress Code: We ask that staff and campers alike don't wear short shorts and don't show midriff. Thanks!
  • Ranch Campers - make sure to bring closed toed shoes and long pants. 

Please, leave these things at home:

  • Valuables – this includes expensive clothes and electronics
  • Cell phones – campers may not have cell phones or other communication devices
  • Dangerous items – knives (unless you are at Wilderness Camp), firecrackers, and fireworks
  • Food – we want our wildlife to stay outside your cabin; don’t worry, snacks will be provided at beach time each day!
  • Drugs and alcohol – if any camper brings intoxicating or illegal drugs, tobacco products, or alcohol to camp, the camper will be sent home.
  • Clothing that you don't want to get dirty or wet

Wilderness Campers

  • A detailed packing list will be emailed to you before your camp. 

Health and Safety

Our mission team and volunteers are chosen and trained to provide a safe environment for your child(ren). We always aim for physical safety in activities, disease prevention practices, mitigating environmental dangers (such as sun and insect exposure), and bullying prevention. Our goal is to have maximum supervision, that is, to have all our campers supervised at all times, within reason. To learn more about our staff screening and standards, visit our In Safe Hands website.

Camp nurses are on-site at Madge Lake during summer camp weeks and are equipped to:

  • Deliver regular medication to campers.
  • Bandage bumps and bruises.
  • Mend minor injuries.
  • Deliver over-the-counter medicine as needed.
  • Provide immediate first aid.
  • Bring campers to a doctor in town or hospital when appropriate.

In the event of an emergency, the nearest hospital is within 15 minutes from camp at normal driving speeds.



All medication (including over the counter drugs such as Advil, Tylenol, etc.) brought to camp must be given to the camp nurse at registration. Only our qualified medical staff are able to deliver it to campers. No medication is allowed in cabins. If your child requires emergency medications (e.g. epi-pens, ventolin), please bring two sets: one for the camp nurse and one to be kept on the camper. Ensure these prescriptions are properly labeled, full, and brought to camp in a fanny pack or small backpack.

Illness or Injury at Camp

If your child starts vomiting and/or has diarrhea or is found to have lice, they will be isolated and need to be picked up to go home as soon as possible.

If your child becomes sick with something else or is injured, the camp nurse will assess the severity of the situation and determine if a parent/guardian needs to take the child to the hospital or if the camp will take the child to the hospital and if the child can return to camp.

Homesick Campers

We strongly discourage campers from calling home as this often makes them more homesick, and we are simply not equipped for our campers to make/receive phone calls unless it is an emergency. We try to keep them busy and give them extra attention. If necessary, the camp director will call a parent/guardian to discuss the situation and the parent/guardian will decide whether or not the child should go home.

Head Lice

We are not a big enough facility to be able to deal with head lice at camp. That is why we do a lice check the first day of camp. Anyone found with head lice will be sent home. We will try to find a space in a camp later in the summer that the child can attend, provided they are free of lice at that time.  

Food and Diet

We love making fun and tasty camp meals for your camper! At every meal there are healthy options and cabin leaders encourage campers to eat well.

Special Dietary Requirements

We do our best to accommodate special diets, but require advance notice so we can give your camper their best experience. We are able to accommodate some, but not all, special diets. Please make sure to include your camper's allergies on the registration form.

There are too many variables beyond our control for us to claim to have a 100% peanut-free environment. We do not knowingly serve peanut products from our food service or Tuck Shop. We try our best to buy nut free food items. 

Lost & Found

If you discover you are missing an item once you return home, please contact us with your camper’s name, the week they attended, and a detailed description of the item. We will try to help you find your lost and found item. 

There is a lost and found box located near the Madge Merch shop. Please make sure to check there before you leave camp! 

Summer camp items are kept until the end of September. After that, items are donated to those in need.

Cabin Placements

Campers are placed in cabins of 8-10 campers, based on their age and sex. When filling out the camper registration form, you may indicate with whom your child would like to share a cabin. We will make every effort to accommodate that request.

Please note that cabin placements are done before campers arrive. When you arrive to check-in on Sunday, you will find out which cabin your child is in and be introduced to his or her cabin leader at the cabin.

One of the best parts about camp is making new friends! If your child is coming to camp for the first time or is not bringing a friend, don’t worry; campers have lots of opportunities to make friends not only with their cabin groups, but also with other campers during daily activities.