Frequently Asked Questions
Are you a religious camp?
Turtle Mountain Bible Camp is a non-denominational Christian ministry and a registered charitable organization owned and operated by One Hope Canada.
What is the fundamental purpose of TMBC?
The purpose of TMBC is to bring glory to God by providing a recreational setting that is both relevant and relational for the primary purpose of helping campers and volunteers reach their potential in Jesus Christ.
How much Christian teaching do you offer?
Campers and volunteers participate in morning and evening chapel sessions which include singing and age-appropriate Bible teaching by the chapel speaker of the week, with the purpose of providing opportunities to learn about God.
What do you teach?
We teach the simple gospel message about Jesus Christ & his life, death, and resurrection; and how God's love is available to each and every person. For more details please see What We Believe (in the About section of the website).
When are camper fees due?
A $50 deposit is due upon registration for each camper for the week they will be attending. This registration fee is non-refundable. The remainder of the fees are due on arrival at camp, although full fees can also be paid at registration.
Do you return fees if a camper does not show up or leaves camp early?
Refunds are made for unforeseen circumstances at the discretion of the Director. The $50 registration fee is non-refundable.
What is the Family Discount?
Households who send more than two children to camp will receive a $15 discount for each additional child (from the same household).
Are there sponsorships available?
If you or someone you know is in need of financial assistance in order to attend camp there are various avenues of sponsorship available.
1. Pay Online through RegPack within your registration account.
What personnel are on site in case of injury or medical assistance?
We have a Health Officer available to campers and volunteers on site 24 hours a day. They are there in case of injury, sickness or to administer medication (prescription or otherwise) as needed.
What do I do with medications my camper is bringing to camp?
What happens if my child is hurt at camp?
My child has allergies/food sensitivities - How will these be addressed at camp?
All allergies and severity MUST be noted on the camper's registration.
How does the camp protect my child from head lice?
Take the child home to treat the condition and we will reschedule them to another session (if available)
TMBC is willing to provide needed treatments (cost of treatment will be charged to parent) on site if necessary. The camp Health Officer will make daily checks for nits. The campers bedding and clothing would also be washed and dried prior to them going to a cabin.
How will I know my camper is registered?
A confirmation e-mail will be sent to each camper upon completion of registration forms.
Do you accept campers if they are not old enough/too old for a session?
What time does camp start/end
Pee Wee Camp - 10:30am
Junior 1 & 2 - 10:30am
Intermediate 1 & 2 - 5:30 pm
Skills Camp - 5:30pm
Junior High - 10:30am
High School - 10:30am
What To Bring
Toothpaste & Toothbrush
Shampoo & Conditioner
Sleeping Bag & Pillow
Bag for Dirty Clothes
Mandatory Running Shoes
Appropriate Swimsuit for water activities
Bible (available at camp if you do not have one)
What NOT to Bring
Electronic devices (iPods, cell phones, gaming systems, etc)
Non-prescription drugs, tobacco, alcohol are prohibited on the property
Knives (including jacknives/multitools), weapons of any sort
Magazines, books, etc.
Can I come visit camp during a session?
Yes - you can come and visit during a camp session. However, please call head before visiting.
Can my child use the camp telephone/Can I call my child during camp?
If you are concerned about how your child is doing, don't hesitate to phone the camp office (747-2587) and they can inform you. Campers are given permission to call home if needed and the camp will contact parents if their child is homesick and/or wants to call home.
Can we come tour the camp?
We will be happy to arrange a tour of the camp for you. Please contact the office to arrange a tour (747-2587)
Who are the volunteers?
The majority of our mission team/volunteers are from the Southwestern Manitoba area. Most have been campers at Turtle Mountain Bible Camp and enthusiastically return to help provide other campers with a great camping experience like they have received. We endeavour to accept the highest caliber of volunteers who are good role models and can lead by example.
What does the volunteer application process look like?
Each of our volunteers are carefully chosen through a thorough application process, including a written application, personal contact, reference checks, and a Criminal Record Check/Vulnerable Sector Screening check.
Do the cabin leaders sleep in the cabin with the campers?
Yes. Our cabin leaders are with the campers 24 hours a day. They are involved with all of the activities we do at camp, they sit with the campers at all meals and in chapel. They stay in the cabins with the campers at night, all night.