About The Event

Join us for CCI/Canada’s 2018 National Conference: Everlasting. This is your chance to meet other Christian Camping professionals, be encouraged both spiritually and in your work, and develop your skills and resources in Camp Ministry.


Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel
Banff, AB


Monday to Thursday
November 26 – 29, 2018
Registration opens Monday at 1pm
Opening Session: Monday, 7-9pm
Closing Session: Thursday, 10-11:30am

Your conference for professional development

Training for Canadian Christian Camp Professionals that you won’t find anywhere else.

From Bible Teachers to Keynote Speakers to Breakout Session and Workshops, you will not find this type of training and development opportunity anywhere else.

Spiritual Refreshing

With the backdrop of the gorgeous Rocky Mountains, there is no better place to refocus.

Be encouraged and refreshed spiritually through fellowship, prayer, song services, and dedicated Bible teaching sessions.

Countdown until Everlasting!

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Breakout Sessions

Everlasting 2018 is bringing you phenomenal education and training opportunities! (Even more sessions will be added to this exceptional list.)*

  • Equine First Aid: Kit Development – Amy Frederick, Birch Bay Ranch
  • CIT/LIT – Andrew Hiebert, Camp Crossroads
  • Women in Ministry: How to Best Use Your Gifts –  Anita Boucher, Big River Bible Camp
  • Gatekeeper 101: Psychological First Aid – Audrey Hicks, Camp Arnes
  • Hospitality & Empathy – Fairmont Banff Springs Staff
  • Kitchen Tour – Fairmont Banff Springs Staff
  • Spiritual Significance of Maintenance – Bernie Doan
  • Vision Casting – Bill & Bev McCaskell, One Hope Canada
  • Designing Programs & Music for a Cohesive Camp Week – Bowen Wiebe & Mike Giebrecht, Winkler Bible Camp
  • Time Leadership: Why Time Management Doesn’t Work – Calvin Bennet, Inter-Varsity Christian Fellowship
  • Industry Standards – Jeff Friesen, IAWAH
  • Developing Vision: A Case Study – John Friesen, Muskoka Bible Centre
  • The Rhythm of Self-Leadership – John Friesen, Muskoka Bible Centre
  • Engaging First Nations Camp Leaders – Cohle Bergen, Midway Bible Camp
  • Team Building – Courtney Armstrong, Camp Evergreen
  • How Do I Find Time For God When I’m Busy Serving Him? – Ken Shigematsu, Tenth Church
  • Rhythms of Life – Ken Shigematsu, Tenth Church
  • Changing Staff Culture: Leadership Development as Perpetual Learning in an Ever-Changing World – Ken Vissers, IAWAH
  • Christian Leadership Training in an Age of Relativism, Post-Truth and Moral Neutrality – Ken Vissers, IAWAH
  • Food Service: Special Diets – Niel & Sharon Steward, Manitoba Pioneer Camp
  • Evaluating Ministry Success – Rob Ribbe, PhD, HoneyRock Camp, Wheaton College
  • Spiritual Formation – Rob Ribbe, PhD, HoneyRock Camp, Wheaton College
  • Sabbatical – Rob Ribbe, PhD, HoneyRock Camp, Wheaton College
  • Foundations of Camp Ministry – Rob Ribbe, PhD, HoneyRock Camp, Wheaton College
  • Conflict Management – Rob Toews, Camp Nakamun
  • Capital Campaign: The Little Camp That Could – Steve Archibald, Medeba
  • Communication: It’s More Complicated Than You Think – Steve Archibald, Medeba
  • Team Building – Tim Duffield, Muskoka Woods
  • Fundraising 101: Stewardship, Philosophy & Plan Development – Tim Partridge, Countryside Camp & Conference Centre
  • Change Management in a Camp Setting – Calvin Bennett, Inter-Varsity Christian Fellowship
  • Our Pleasure to Serve – Christine Long, Christian Life Coach
  • Bridging the Gap Between Church & Camp – Jared Clarke, Calvary Temple Camp
  • Family in Ministry – Panel Discussion
  • Retaining Staff – Panel Discussion
  • Writing Policy with a Focus on Emergency Preparedness – Richard Frederick, Engineer
  • I’m NOT ANGRY, PERIOD! – Timothy Quek, PhD Psychology
  • Sleep: Not a Waste of Time After All – Timothy Quek, PhD Psychology
  • How to Stop Pulling Your Hair Out: A Quiet Talk on Stress in Camp Ministry – Timothy Quek, PhD Psychology
  • Mentoring & Discipleship – Tonia Martens, Southern Alberta Bible Camp
  • How to Get MORE Campers by Spending $10 and Using 30 Minutes Each Week – Tyler Schaule, Forest Cliff Camp
  • Plan to Protect: Policies & Procedures for Camps – Melodie Bissell, Plan to Protect
  • How to Work with Special Needs Campers – Melodie Bissell, Plan to Protect
  • Gender Identity & Expression Policies – Melodie Bissell, Plan to Protect

*Some topics may change.


Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel

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