Charis Camp was founded in 1947 by Reverend E.A. Lieske and Reverend A.G. Knopp with the heart of bringing people to Christ through the wonderful camp experience. With the camp owned by the Evangelical Missionary Church of Canada, this godly group of people decided to open their doors to the general public as well. They knew that the camp experience was unlike any other and more people needed to be a part of that. The first guest group arrived in 1960. Since then, people have been coming to their home away from home, meeting God through chapels, creation and staff for decades.
The word charis is the Greek word for "grace" and grace is important to us. Whether you are here as a camper for a week in the summer, or a rental group for a weekend in the winter we do all we can to make your stay as comfortable as possible. over 70 years of quality service has developed Charis Camp into a camp and conference centre in a class of its own. Nestled tightly at the base of Mount Cheam, Charis boasts both close proximity to Vancouver and the feel of a mountain getaway. Sheltered by 20 acres of Cedar and Fir forests coupled with two rushing creeks, Charis Camp is truly a sensory adventure. Enjoy a wonderful homemade meal and then relax in front of the fireplace with a hot cup of coffee. Or, take your coffee to go as you take in your next seminar, meeting, or activity. Take a deep breath and enjoy the experience of this peaceful natural setting, God’s wonderful creation.
Adventure also awaits with an indoor climbing wall and archery, as well as a challenge course for developing cooperation and communication within your group. Let’s not forget about our 4 story outdoor climbing wall for those who want to push the laws of gravity and our heated seasonal pool for those who like to go for swim. Combine everything we have to offer with smiling staff and quality service, and we’re sure that you’ll be coming back year after year.