Looking beyond Your Summer
Although our main focus is the summer season, Camp Nakamun seeks to build program and connection throughout of the year-round months as well. Here you will find other ways to connect with the camp community.
We host 3 winter retreats in the new year. These retreats are a way to bring people out to camp to enjoy our program in the winter snow! The 3 retreats we host are for Youth, Young Adults, and Families. It’s a chance to take a break mid-way through a long, Alberta winter with a bunch of good people out at camp.
Each retreat will have special music, a guest speaker, great food, and most of all, a lot of fun outdoor activities! You can expect a structured, yet flexible weekend schedule that allows you to focus on what helps you let loose and relax. Whether you spend your whole day out on the ice playing hockey, or prefer to relax by the fire with a hot cup of coffee, we want you to be you on this weekend.
Winter Youth Retreat
- This Year
- What to bring
- What not to bring
Winter Youth Retreat is a Camp Nakamun tradition. We wanted to create an opportunity for a whole bunch of youth groups to come together to party for a weekend. The weekend always fosters good community, challenges and encourages our youth, and most of all, we get gather together to celebrate Jesus!
January 3-5 2020 $85 +GST Grades 7-12
The Camp phone is a business line. Phone calls (either to or from home) must be on an emergency basis only. Campers must have permission from camp staff.
If your child is on prescribed medication, please send it in the original prescription container. Please do not send any other medications.
Got questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Chris Whitelaw, Youth Pastor at Beulah Alliance Church
“My name is Chris and I’m one of the Youth Pastors at Beulah Alliance Church! I have been involved in Youth Ministry for about 10 years and have been a youth pastor for 5! I love youth ministry!… (It’s the best part of church) I also have a huge passion for camp ministry and have been serving at camps since I was 15!
I’m Scottish which means I say words funny, and I LOVE when people try my accent! Scottish is harder than you think! I also love to play soccer, drink good coffee, listen to podcasts and most of all I love my amazing wife Steph!” It will be a weekend of spiritual growth, winter activities, and a chance to maybe see some familiar faces from the summer or meet someone new. Registration open for youth groups and anyone in grades 7-12.
For those who have never come before, you will need to bring all the basic camp necessities (fitted sheet, sleeping bag, pillow, etc.) as well as your winter gear to participate in outdoor activities such as skating, snowshoeing, and wide games in the snow. If you want, you can bring a hockey stick as well. Check out the ‘what to bring to Winter Retreat’ list so you do not forget anything.
We will also have our merch & coffee booth open for the weekend. Bring a couple bucks to warm up with a mocha, or grab yourself some sweet Nak stuff like hats, shirts, & water bottles.
Winter Retreat shirts will also be available for a sweet deal!
Pick up and Drop-off at Southgate Alliance Church (3916 107St NW Edmonton)
Pick up Friday Jan.3 @ 5:45PM (BUS LEAVES AT 6:00PM)
Drop off Sunday Jan 5 @ 3:30PM
Please contact the camp (780) 967-5585 to sign up for taking the bus. If you are not on the list, we will not know to expect you.
WARM WINTER CLOTHES for outdoor games and activities
Sleeping bag and pillow
One fitted single sheet
Pen/Pencil/Notebook Bible Flashlight
Towels and face cloth
Soap and Shampoo Toothbrush/Toothpaste
Skates, hockey stick
WARM WINTER CLOTHES for outdoor games and activities meaning; jacket, snowpants, mittens/gloves, winter boots, toque, scarf, extra socks.
Please label clothing and personal belongs. Any lost and found items must be picked up personally.
Ipods, MP3 players Cellpones Video games Skateboards Snacks with peanuts – we are a peanut aware facility
Young Adult Retreat
- This Year
- What to bring
Young Adults Winter Retreat is a rest. We see the need for young adults to take time away from exams, jobs, and the normal and busy schedules of life. Retreat gets you out of the city and into a place where you can find peace for your soul.
Come if you want to play hockey on the lake. Come if you want to play board games all night. Even if you just want to sit by the fire and read, join us for Winter Retreat. The weekend is yours!
January 10-12, 2020 $105 + GST Ages 18-30
Come join us for a relaxing weekend full of winter fun and spiritual growth and connection.
Jon Thompson, Sanctus Church in Ajax, Ontario
Jon Thompson serves as the Preaching and Vision Pastor at Sanctus Church in Toronto, Ontario. He has been on staff for more than 21 years.
Sanctus Church is a regional church with a community of over 3,400 people that gather in multiple locations across Durham region. Under Jon’s leadership Sanctus Church is characterized by dynamic Biblical teaching, vibrant community groups, compelling media and powerful times in worship.
Jon has a Masters of Theological Studies from Tyndale Seminary, Toronto and a Doctorate of Missiology from Fuller Seminary, California. Jon is husband to his wife Joanna and father to three kids – Hannah, Emma, and Noah.
Musical Guest: Brooke Nicholls
Our hope is that this weekend will help you connect with others and God while enjoying the inviting atmosphere of winter at Nakamun!
BYOB… bring your own bedding. Your bible, books, board games, swim wear, towel, hockey sticks, cold weather gear, slippers, your favorite mug.
Once again, bedding is NOT included. Please bring your own fitted sheet, sleeping bag, and pillow.
Winter Family Camp
- This Year
Winter Family Camp!
January 31 – February 2, 2020
This event will be organized and hosted by Camp Nakamun staff. It will be centered around families spending time outside doing all sorts of activities including skating, hockey, sledding, cross-country skiing, snow shoeing, campfires, and sleigh rides.
If you’re used to our summer Family Camps, this winter one will be similar, yet with a slightly more laid back feel. We want it to be a time where you can just enjoy each other and the beautiful outdoors we are blessed with here at Nakamun.
Other things to look forward to are our coffee bar, warm fireplace, indoor pool, gym, games, and a whole lot of great people!
We do our best to keep the price low so that you can all come and join us for a super fun weekend! Winter packing list
Sunday Morning Speaker: Martin Trench, Gateway Alliance Church
Saturday Break-Out Sessions:
Colleen Teske, speaking on how to deal with screen time with the family.
Leon Johnston, speaking on building a Family faith foundation.
Childcare will be provided for Saturday’s break-out sessions as well as for our Sunday morning service. Otherwise, enjoy the weekend together!
We have 2 accommodation types:
Motel & Bunk (cabin/dorm). Motel rooms have a bathroom. Bunks rooms share a main bathroom with other dorms and cabins.
Motel Style – $150 OR Bunk Style-$ 66
January 31 – February 2, 2020 For as low as $216 + GST for a family of 4.
PRICE PER PERSON
Child 0-5 FREE Child 6-17 $30 Adult 18-Up $45
Taste of Nakamun
Every June, we kick off the summer with our A Taste of Nakamun event at Camp Nakamun.
We open up outdoor activities, give camp tours, have a silent auction, and enjoy fellowship with each other. It’s a great way for new people to check out the camp, and connect with other campers and families in the Nakamun community.
This winter we will be taking over the West Edmonton Mall Waterpark!
December 6th, 2019 • 7:30 – 10:30pm
Bring your family and friends and join us for some fun! We wanted to find a cool way to bring our camp community together in the winter, so come on out and see all of your camp buds!
We’ll also have our new Summer Brochures ready to hand out.
You can reserve & pay for tickets online, or purchase them at Camp Nakamun.
You’re not going to find a better deal or a better reason to escape the cold, so come on out this December and join us!
Tickets are just $15.75 GST included.
Order your tickets today!
HOST YOUR OWN EVENT AT NAKAMUN
If you’d rather book your own group’s weekend, you can find more information here.