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A letter from Redberry Bible Camp

Redberry Bible Camp (RBC)

P.O. Box 25128 River Heights

Saskatoon, Sask.

S7K 8B7

January 16, 2023

To our Camp Constituency

For the past 79 years Redberry Bible Camp has been sharing with campers the message of our God who dearly loves each and every one of us. It is a joy to share this message in the fun and exciting setting of our summer camp with the various skills and activities provided and the relationships with staff and fellow campers that are quickly developed.

This past summer an isolated incident occurred at camp that was brought to the Board’s and media’s attention. We acknowledge your criticism and comments regarding how it was handled. As the RBC Board we apologize for the anger, hurt and mistrust that was caused.

This incident, and the investigations that followed, have resulted in the board initiating a number of actions to enhance camper well-being. Here are a several action steps we have undertaken:

  • We have instituted a review of our operations from hiring standards and procedures through to the training and implementation of policies and procedures.
  • We have engaged the highly respected organization, Plan to Protect, to review and guide us in our child protection policies and procedures.
  • We have worked closely with the Saskatchewan Camps Association to ensure compliance with their standards of accreditation.
  • We are working closely with the Saskatchewan Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches (SKMB), with whom our camp is affiliated, to strengthen theological and ministry practice alignment.

RBC is committed to the safety, protection and dignity of children who participate in our programs and activities. We believe that all people are made in God’s image and are deserving of the utmost respect through the interactions that occur at RBC.

It is our desire to redeem the past and to continue providing the positive, safe and fun experience for all campers that RBC has been known for. Together we look forward to the 2023 camp season.

On behalf of the Redberry Bible Camp Board

Wayne Dick

Board Chair

board@redberrybiblecamp.com

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