Other Opportunities for Children and Youth
Camp Pringle, in Shawnigan Lake, provides opportunities for children, youth, adults and families to experience a closer relationship to God, themselves, other people and the natural world in a Christian setting. For full details on year round and summer programs, click here.
There were two George Pringles, father and son, and both United Church ministers. George Sr. was a much-loved preacher in the Yukon, on the coastal mission boats and ministered in various churches including Centennial United here in Victoria. George Jr. was a champion athlete while at UBC and served as a minister in the Okanagan for a time but was tragically killed in 1943 while serving as a navigator with the RCAF.
When Victoria Presbytery established a church camp in 1950, they named it in honour of these men. The property is 18 acres (7.3 ha) of woodland and sheltered waterfront on Shawnigan Lake, 45 minutes north of Victoria. Facilities include winterized accommodation, a meeting space, kitchen and dining hall, a nature trail, an outdoor chapel plus a boathouse and wharf. The camp relies on the support of its volunteers for semi-annual spring clean-ups, for undertaking specific projects and for financial contributions.
Now entering a new era as the Regional Camp For Vancouver Island, the new facilities are ideal for United Church summer programs and year-round rental retreats. With leadership programs, CIT and Crew, for ages 15+ and family oriented camps for all ages in addition to youth programming for ages 8-14, there is something for everyone. There is also an excellent March Break Camp each year. For more information see the Camp Pringle website .
Below is our NEW Branter Lodge – one of two recent additions to our revitalized camping program funded by BC Conference United Church.
For more information, call (250) 472-6877.