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Bow Valley Camp - 1961-1975
Canadian Japanese Ministries (CJM)
Sunnyside Family Camp - 1975- >>
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After 15 years of enjoyable camping experience at Bow Valley Camp, it became necessary for us as renters to search out another camp facility. It was not long before we found Sunnyside Camp which suited our needs well. Sunnyside Camp is located on the east shores of the beautiful Sylvan Lake, 16 km (10 miles) west of Red Deer, AB. Their administration welcomed us with open arms and further favored us with a week right in the middle of their six week summer camp program. That favorable situation continues to this day. Annually, an average of 200 campers come together to enjoy a relaxed and an inspiring week together.

CJM is grateful to Sunnyside Camp for the long and harmonious relationship we have enjoyed. 2010 marked 35 years at this location. 2012 was the 60th consecutive years of CJM camping ministry.

To God be the glory, great things He has done!
1961 was the final year of Family Bible Kamp at Kootenay Lake. That same year the first Youth Camp was held at Bow Valley Camp in Canmore, Alberta. 1962 was the first CJM Family Camp at Bow Valley.
The CJM Family Camp has a long and envious history. It is probably the closest thing to a truely "family camp" experienced anywhere. We have had new-born babes from weeks old to grandparents into their mid 90's attend from a few days to the entire week.

CJM camping ministry goes back to the year 1953. The first location was on the beautiful shores of Kootenay Lake near Nelson, BC. Scores of campers came from the Okanagan Valley, Vancouver and from southern Alberta to annually enjoy fellowship, to make new friends and study God's Word together.
Canmore is located just east of the entrance to Banff National Park in the Canadian Rockies.
Kootenay Kamp - 1953-1961
A Little Bit of CJM Camp History...
Sunnyside Family Camp
To Edmonton
Sunnyside Christian Retreat Centre
202 Birchcliffe Road,
Sylvan Lake, Alberta
To Calgary
July 29 - August 4, 2018
Sunnyside Family Camp 2018
Camp Speakers:
English department:
Japanese department:
On site family accommodations in motel units are available on a first come, first serve basis. Trailer park and tenting facilities are available on the camp grounds. Please notify accordingly.

Children from 8 years of age to High School are accommodated in their own group "cabins" with assigned counsellors.
Camp Info & Registration 2018
For further information:
Marie Hasegawa 403-288-7584 Email: rob.and.marie@shaw.ca
Robert Hasegawa 403-690-4259 Email: robjasegawa@shaw.ca
... was another fabulous week of exceptional Christian camping. Campers from nursery age to great grandparents enjoyed the fun-filled, spiritually energizing and life-inspiring week together.
Camp 2017 had the largest attendance with nearly 300 campers and staff throughout the week.

2017 marked the 65th consecutive year of summer Family Bible Camp for CJM. Campers from Vancouver, Toronto and even Japan joined the majority who are from the Alberta and central BC regions.

Plan your family summer vacation in 2018 to join us on the beautiful shores of Sylvan Lake, Alberta.
July 29 - Aug. 4, 2018

Please see registration info above.
CJM Sunnyside Family Camp 2017
Some images from Camp 2017
Marie Hasegawa
105 Scenic Cove Bay NW
Calgary, AB T3L 1P7
Tim Bergmann - Associate Pastor
Rockyview Alliance Church,
Calgary, AB
Pastor Go (Gordon) Kaneda
Lynnwood Japanese Family Church
Lynnwood, WA USA
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