Conferences & Retreats

Holiday Bible Weeks

Registration begins January 11, 2023

Ministry to Spirit, Soul and Body

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

Guests will enjoy a holiday like no other as they experience Christ-focused devotionals and teaching from guest and resident lecturers, along with a myriad of recreational activities and special events. Enjoy a 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 programmes 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!

 
Holiday Bible Week 1: July 2-7, 2023

Jeffrey Thudian - Life of David - Shepherd to King...

Holiday Bible Week 4 - July 23-28, 2023

Clayton Dougan - Gospel of Luke...

Holiday Bible Week 5 - July 30-August 4, 2023

Richard Dahlstrom - 1 Corinthians...

Holiday Bible Week 6: August 6-11, 2023

Stephen Thiessen - Genesis...

FAQ

When does the conference start and finish?

Check-in will begin at 2:30 pm on Sunday. Guests are welcome to arrive on any of the afternoon ferry sailings from Chemainus to Thetis Island in time for a 6:00 pm supper. Accommodations won’t be ready until after 3 pm.

The conference concludes on Friday in time for guests to board a 1:20 pm or 3:05 pm ferry sailing from Thetis Island back to Chemainus.

For the most up-to-date ferry times please visit the BC Ferries website.

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

Please remember to pack:
a. Towels (full bed linen provided)
b. Bible, notebook and pen
c. Clothing for rain or shine
d. Sunscreen, bug spray, Afterbite
e. Flashlight
f. Portable playpen or crib (if needed for infant use in accommodations)

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.

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 are common, outdoor ocean view patios.

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 do I register?

Registration begins online on January 11, 2023 at 8:30 am PT.

Online registrations will be acknowledged as received when submitted.  Registrations will be confirmed as accepted once space in the conference is secured and the registration is completely processed.  Each online registration requires a $50 (CAD) non-refundable, non-transferable deposit PER PERSON in order to be received and accepted.  Only Visa, Mastercard & American Express are accepted.

How much does it cost?

Fees:
Adult – $590
Teen – $520 (age 13-17)
Child – $330 (age 9-12)
Child – $280 (age 6-8)
Child – $230 (age 3-5)
Infant – $120 (newborn-age 2)
Family max. – $2500 (applied to immediate, dependent family members only)
+5% GST to be applied to conference fees

Deposit:
$50.00 (CAD) per person
Non-refundable & Non-transferable
Balance is due upon arrival

There are a variety of optional activities that can be purchased for a nominal fee during the week as well.  These include things like snacks, drinks & souvenirs from the Pump House Snack Shop, Crafts, etc.

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 and kennel service in the town of Chemainus.

Holiday Bible Week Testimonials

Thank you for the restful and relaxing stay. The grounds were beautiful and food delicious. Very much enjoyed this week's speaker, Stephen. He gave me lots to think about. All around great family time spent at Capernwray

-  Marina,  Holiday Bible Week Guest

Our family has attended the Holiday Bible Weeks 3 times now and has loved every time. The staff are incredible, the food is delicious, the setting idyllic, and we've found it to be a rich time of family memories made and of spiritual refreshment and challenge. We are also past students and recommend the Bible school year as well!

-  Eric & Carmen,  Past Students, Holiday Bible Week Guests

Our family has been a few times with our church for the weekend and always feels to short ! So this year we did a holiday bible week what a great way to spend as a family! Great environment with friendly staff, amazing and good food! The friends you make with other families from many different areas is fantastic! And the property is just beautiful and relaxing. If you get the chance, do the early morning kayak tour!

-  Liz,  Holiday Bible Week Guest, Church Retreat Guest

What an excellent week for the family, we were all feed in so many ways and the staff was amazing. We will be back. What a blessing to be able to come to Capernwray Harbour.

-  Terry,  Past Student, Holiday Bible Week Guest

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

-  Sharon,  Holiday Bible Week Guest