For Bible Camp Directors, Harold and Kathy Weir, this past summer marked a significant milestone as they're celebrating 20 years of serving at Turtle Mountain Bible Camp.

Co-Director, Kathy Weir, says a lot has changed over the past 2 decades.  "A lot more regulations, a lot more paperwork," she adds, laughing. 

Now operating out of a year-round facility, Turtle Mountain Bible Camp is able to offer more programs and host more events.  They have seen a steady climb over the past number of years, (aside from the pandemic years of Covid) peaking in numbers this past year.

Weir says the number of visitors and campers will increase dramatically going forward.  "We had several thousand people here this past fiscal year, in comparison to being open just in July and August for the summer camps. We've now been able to have school groups and rental groups and all kinds of different things going on outside of those 2 months.  So, that would be one of the biggest changes."

The outstanding staff that works alongside the Weir's has made their work as Directors that much more rewarding, and the couple expects to stay on for perhaps another decade or so.  "There's some wonderful young people coming up and we have some amazing staff here," shares Kathy.  "So there might be some kind of transition over the next number of years, but we're just taking it a day at a time.  We love what we do and we'd probably be volunteering even if we're not here full time."

"We've been in camping ministry for over 40 years now, and there's nothing we enjoy more and find as fulfilling!" she adds.

The highlight of their ministry is seeing the changes in young campers as they grow strong in their Christian walk, to become leaders in their communities, many coming back to serve at Turtle Mountain Bible Camp.

Please listen to these thoughts in Kathy's own words below: