75 Prayers for Camp Christopher


Thank you for including Camp Christopher in your personal and congregational prayers on Sundays. We invite you to use these 75 prayers in 2020, as we celebrate our 75th Anniversary and pray for a continuing fruitful ministry for many years to come.

Jan. 26

  1. Thank God for 75 years of fun and fruitful ministry at Camp Christopher.
  2. Pray for potential counsellors and staff, that they will consider if God is calling them to camp this summer.

Feb. 2

  1. Thank God for families and congregations who are saving money to send kids to camp.
  2. Pray for young adults considering staff positions at Camp Christopher.
  3. Thank God for sacred spaces where we encounter God, including Camp Christopher.

Feb. 9

  1. Thank God for the members of the Camp Committee, and pray for them as they do their work.
  2. Pray for a Kitchen Manager (cook) for Camp Christopher this summer.
  3. Pray for talented and faith-filled program staff for the camp this summer.

Feb. 16

  1. Pray for a Waterfront Director (lifeguard) for Camp Christopher this summer.
  2. Pray for the Camp Committee members who are interviewing potential summer staff.

Feb. 23

  1. Pray for the Camp Administrator, Donna Wilkinson, as she helps prepare Camp Christopher for the summer.
  2. Pray for the 2019 campers, that they will have warm memories of camp in this cold season.

Mar. 1

  1. Thank God for the strength received when isolated individuals join in community, especially at camp.
  2. Pray for new and returning counsellors for the summer of 2020 at Camp Christopher.

Mar. 8

  1. Thank God for the Bible study curriculum we receive from the Presbyterian Church in Canada and use at Camp Christopher in the summer. This year’s theme is “This is Our Prayer.”
  2. Pray for the Camp Committee members who are beginning to interview counsellors for the summer.

Mar. 15

  1. Pray for the TRI 4 KIDS 4 CAMP Committee in Prince Albert as they raise money and support kids to attend Camp Christopher this summer.
  2. Thank God for congregations, schools, and communities that nurture young people in faith and leadership throughout the year.

Mar. 22

  1. Pray for adult volunteers to help out with maintenance at Camp Christopher this summer.
  2. Pray for parents considering summer plans for their kids, that they will see the value of a camp experience.

Mar. 29

  1. Thank God for the great memories of Camp Christopher that encourage the campers through the long winter.
  2. Pray for teenagers to consider the Leader-in-Training program at camp to develop their skills and confidence.

Apr. 5

  1. Pray for the Camp Committee as they continue to prepare for the summer of 2020.
  2. Thank God for congregations holding special “Camp Sundays” to highlight camping ministries.

Apr. 12

  1. Pray for adult volunteers to help out with first aid at Camp Christopher this summer.
  2. Thank God for the gift of prayer, and that so many young people learn to pray at camp.

Apr. 19

  1. Pray for the Camp Committee Convenor, Heather Kolojay, as the summer of 2020 approaches.
  2. Thank God for the ministers and lay leaders in our congregations that support Camp Christopher.

Apr. 26

  1. Pray for volunteer chaplains for each week of the summer at Camp Christopher.
  2. Thank God for grants received from the Presbyterian and United Churches to support Camp Christopher’s ministry.

May 3

  1. Pray for adult volunteers to help out in the kitchen at Camp Christopher this summer.
  2. Pray for the off-site training weekend for 2020 camp counsellors and staff (May 8-9).

May 10

  1. Pray for our Maintenance Manager, Keith Latzkowski, as he begins work on site at camp.
  2. Pray for volunteers to help out with the Camp Work Weekend (May 15-18) to get camp ready for the summer.

May 17

  1. Pray for additional counsellors and staff for the summer of 2020 at Camp Christopher.
  2. Pray for camper registrations – that each week at Camp Christopher will be full this summer.

May 24

  1. Pray for Camp Committee members getting ready for summer staff training.
  2. Pray for the TRI 4 KIDS 4 CAMP Committee as they do their final fundraising events this week to send kids to camp this summer.

May 31

  1. Praise God for parents, grandparents, church workers, and social workers who help get kids to camp.
  2. Pray for the Presbyterian and United Church women who are planning a special 75th Anniversary Women’s Camp Weekend (Sept. 9-11).

June 7

  1. Pray for the summer program staff as they begin their work this week.
  2. Pray for generous gifts for Camp Christopher’s ministry in celebration of 75 years, and to support many more.

June 14

  1. Pray for good relationships to develop in the Camp Christopher staff team for this summer.
  2. Pray for our camp counsellors as they complete high school exams and anticipate getting up to camp.
  3. Pray for campers who are getting excited about the ending of school and the beginning of camp.

June 21

  1. Pray for creative and Spirit-filled planning of the camp program for the summer.
  2. Pray for first-time campers to be excited (and not too nervous) about attending camp this summer.
  3. Pray for the camp cook, as they get ready for a busy summer.

June 28

  1. Pray for the camp staff and counsellors doing on-site training at Camp Christopher this week.
  2. Pray for a successful Camp Christopher Open House and Staff Commissioning on July 4.
  3. Thank God for the Camp Committee, and all those who volunteer during the summer at Camp Christopher.

July 5

  1. Pray for the campers and staff at Camp Christopher’s Camp Caterpillar this week.
  2. Pray for a good celebration of 75 years of ministry at Camp Christopher. (Celebration Weekend is July 31- Aug. 3.)
  3. Thank God for the “Leading with Care” policy of the church that helps us keep children and youth safe at camp.

July 12

  1. Pray for the campers and staff at Camp Christopher’s Junior Teen camp this week.
  2. Thank God for our Indigenous elder, Darlene Turner, who shares traditional cultural practices with campers and staff.
  3. Thank God for the buildings we have at camp, including the lodge, cabins, and gazebo, and pray for those who maintain them.

July 19

  1. Pray for the campers and staff at Camp Christopher’s Intermediate camp this week.
  2. Thank God for the way camp often inspires young people to live out their faith in action and work for justice.

July 26

  1. Pray for the campers and staff at Camp Christopher’s Junior camp this week.
  2. Thank God for the beauty of Creation that we see at camp – in the lake, the forest, the sky, and the wildlife.

August 2

  1. Pray for the campers and staff at Camp Christopher’s 75th Anniversary Weekend this week.
  2. Thank God for the gift of music, and for counsellors and staff developing and sharing their musical skills at camp.

August 9

  1. Pray for the campers and staff at Camp Christopher’s Intermediate camp this week.
  2. Thank God for individuals and congregations that support camp through gifts of time, talent, and treasure.

August 16

  1. Pray for the campers and staff at Camp Christopher’s Junior camp this week.
  2. Thank God for gifts received from congregations to develop the camp program with things like canoes, kayaks, kitchen equipment, sports gear, and craft supplies.

August 23

  1. Pray for the campers and staff at Camp Christopher’s “Campers-In-Training” camp this week.
  2. Praise God for the generosity of all who give to support Camp Christopher’s ministry.
  3. Thank God for the gift of Sabbath rest, and for the ways young people learn to pray, play, and rest at camp.

August 30

  1. Pray for the Camp Christopher staff and volunteers as they clean up and close up the summer camp program.
  2. Praise God for the foresight of the Women’s Missionary Society in purchasing the site at Christopher Lake for a church camp.

September 6

  1. Pray for all the women who will be attending the Women’s Camp Weekend at Camp Christopher (Sept. 11-13).
  2. Thank God for another amazing summer at Camp Christopher in 2020, and for all the people involved in making this ministry fruitful.
  3. Praise God for the gift of wisdom, and pray for wisdom for all those planning for the future of Camp Christopher’s ministry.