Conferences & Retreats

Holiday Bible Weeks

Ministry to Spirit, Soul and Body

Come experience an unforgettable, Christ-centred holiday at Capernwray Harbour this summer!

Guests will enjoy a holiday like no other as they experience Christ-centered devotionals and teaching from guest and resident lecturers, along with a myriad of recreational activities and special events. Enjoy palate-pleasing dining menu, comfortable accommodations and our beautifully maintained facilities and grounds. The Capernwray Harbour Staff aims to impart quality of service through which our guests will come to know Jesus Christ as Lord & Life.

While the adults participate in morning and evening sessions, children receive age-appropriate Bible teaching along with stimulating games, music, crafts & outdoor adventures. Parents can rest assured that their children are well cared for, both physically and spiritually, by competent and caring Capernwray Harbour Staff, as they participate in the teen and children ministry programs offered each week.

Holiday Bible Week afternoons, designed for both adults and youth, are filled with outdoor pursuits like water skiing, wake surfing, ocean kayaking, the climbing tower, beach volleyball and island boat tours. Guests may choose to take time to reflect on the beauty of God’s Creation with an afternoon stroll through the forest trails, or relax in the shade of our ocean view patios with a refreshing treat from the snack shop.

The Holiday Bible Weeks have become an annual highlight for so many, with families & individuals returning year after year. Join us!

FAQ

When does the conference start and finish?

Check in will begin at 1:00 pm on Sunday. Guest are welcome to arrive on any of the afternoon ferry sailings from Chemainus to Thetis Island in time for a 6:00 pm supper. The conference concludes on Friday in time for guests to board a 1:10 pm or 2:50 pm ferry sailing from Thetis Island back to Chemainus.

What do I need to bring with me for the conference?

Please remember to pack:
a. towels (full bed linen provided)
b. Bible and notebook
c. Clothing for rain or shine
e. Sunscreen, Bug Spray, Afterbite
f. Flashlight
g. Portable play pen or crib (for infant use in accommodations)

Where will I stay during the conference?

There are several different types of accommodation on the property where guests can stay. There are 15 fully-winterized cottages which sleep 4 – 8 persons depending on the cottage size with attached washrooms.

Preedy Lodge is another accommodation on the property which is a dormitory-style accommodation with rooms sleeping 4 – 6 persons. Each room in Preedy Lodge has its own washroom and there is a common, comfortable lounge for guest use as well as outdoor ocean view patios.

The third option for accommodation is one of our 5 Guest Suites located in our Main Hall building. These suites sleep 2-3 persons and have their own ensuite or shared bathroom. Each room provides a range of amenities including coffee maker and towels. Please note there is an additional cost to the conference fee to stay in a Guest Suite.

Can I make an accommodation request?

We will do our utmost to fulfill your accommodation requests where possible. Accommodation is pre-assigned prior to arrival by the Conference Registrar taking into consideration the number of persons per family unit, the ages and number of children and any medical, physical or other needs present.

How can I register?

Registrations will be accepted on and after the posted registration start date. Registrations can be mailed in accompanied with the specified deposit in the form of a cheque, money order or credit card number with expiry date. Telephone or fax registrations are accepted with a credit card to be used as the method of payment for the deposit. Capernwray Harbour accepts VISA, VISA Debit, Mastercard, and Amex. All deposits are non-refundable and non-transferable should a cancellation occur.

Are pets allowed at Capernwray Harbour?

To ensure the comfort and safety of all guests of Capernwray Harbour, we do not permit guest pets on the property or in any of the accommodations or facilities. We are happy to recommend a canine bed & breakfast & kennel service in the town of Chemainus to you.

What type of programmes will there be for my children?

Parents can be assured that their children will be well cared for, both physically & spiritually by competent and caring Capernwray Harbour Staff, as they participate in the teen and children ministry programmes offered each week. Each age group will receive age-appropriate Bible teaching along with stimulating games, music, crafts and outdoor adventures while the adults are in session during the mornings and evenings. *Please see the sample Holiday Bible Week schedule for the structure and timings of the week.

Holiday Bible Week Testimonials

Despite all the amazing places in the world we have visited, Thetis Island and particularly Capernwray remains among our favorites!!

-  Sharon van Dijk

Let me say thanks for the week, it was wonderful and memorable for our family. It was a blessing to see that you care about my walk in Christ, after I leave. I was encouraged, and thankful.

-  Gordon Dykstra