Sends us your email and ideas

We have more than 300 emails for camp alumni, but over the last couple of years some of you have moved or changed your email accounts.

Please send your new email and emails of other alumni to so that we can update our list of camp alumni.

If you have an idea for a blog entry or wish to contribute other material like letters, recipes, diary entries, trip maps. . .send them my way.

If any links are broken, please tell me.

And don't be bashful. It's OK to comment. Really. It's OK.

Sunday, March 20, 2016

How the "Big Camp" celebrated its 28th anniversary - July 31, 1927

From the August 6, 1927 edition of the Manitoba Free Press:

"Sunday was the big day of the entire camp when the second anniversary of the outdoor chapel and the twenty-eighth season of the camp was observed.

"Rev. Dr. C. W. Gordon was in charge of the service, and spoke on each individual's responsibility for rendering service."

This chapel service would have been held at its current site above Emblem Rock.

The original site of chapel was located just down the path from the log cabin towards Raspberry Rock (Click on the hyper-link to read about the history of chapel).

The old site is now kind of marshy and overgrown, but somewhere in the bush, not that far off the path, should be the remains of the original cairn. 

To read the 1927 Free Press story, click on the page:

 28thanniversay-big camp

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Registration open for 125th anniversary

Registration for the 125th anniversary of YMCA-YWCA Camp Stephens is now open.

Please click here on the Winnipeg YMCA-YWCA's website for details and costs.

Registration is easy and quick.

There are several options to come out and visit the island July 30-31.

If you're on Facebook and haven't already found us, check out the YMCA-YWCA 125th Camp Stephens group.

Please use this Facebook group as a place to make plans, share stories and pictures, and share in the excitement the closer we get to July!  

And click here to hear Lisa Malbranck on CBC Radio describe her and her family's experiences at Camp Stephens.