Summer Camp Sponsorships

NOTICE:  Oceanview Community Church will not be offering any Camp Scholarships in 2020.    


We will be back for January of 2021!  We are grateful to God for supplying incredible funding in the past for us to offer these scholarships to hundreds of kids from the community of Ladysmith.   It is our hope that you have been inspired by a great experience at Camp Qwanoes, Camp Imadene or Pioneer Pacific Camp to the point that you are able to raise the funds yourself and attend this summer.   We are pushing the “pause button” for this year to refill our depleted funds, pray for new donors, recruit a team of people to administrate the program and come up with new guidelines.   


We thank you for your understanding.


We're so glad that you are here! We at Oceanview Community church are committed to serving our community in many different ways. Being able to provide this opportunity to send children to camp is an honour for us. On this page you will find detailed information regarding the Summer Camps Sponsorships offered by Oceanview Community Church.

Need help?

If you are stuck or have questions please feel free to contact us via email or call our office at 250-245-5113 (Office hours are Tuesday-Friday, 9:00AM-4:00PM). We'd also love to chat with you in person if you want to come by the church during the week!


Camp Qwanoes summer camps are beginning to fill! Apply now for financial assistance so that you can register for camps.

Oceanview Community Church is a supporting church of Camp Qwanoes.

It's our camp!

Qwanoes is a youth-focused high adventure Christian residential camp that exists to love kids to life like no other. Founded in 1966, Qwanoes is an ideal place for fun-filled, life-changing experiences. 

Situated on 55 acres of magnificent scenic waterfront property on Vancouver Island between Victoria and Nanaimo, Qwanoes is a fully-accredited member of the BC Camping Association and Christian Camping International-Canada. As a Christian camp, we take principles of the Bible and make them relevant to everyday life.

From over 75 activities to quality staff, we are committed to providing the best experience to our guests...and we would love to welcome you here!

Fun Note: Camp Qwanoes has an Open House on June 8th. This is an amazing opportunity to explore the camp and what it has to offer. You can go on rides and two meals are provided!


Sponsorship Type: Through our partnership with Camp Qwanoes we are able to help single parented families and others needing assistance through The Harder Foundation, the Side-by-Side program and our Oceanview Sponsorship Fund.

Camp Imadene is committed to presenting the Good News of Jesus Christ and encouraging Christian growth. We provide unforgettable experiences that are fun, safe, and wholesome.


Since 1926 we have provided quality Christian Camping to children, teens, and adults from all over Vancouver Island, British Columbia, and the World. At Imadene, relationships are what we are known for, as we boast an industry-best 1:2 staff to camper ratio and create an atmosphere where lifelong friendships are born.


With a majestic mountain as a backdrop, our location soothes the soul and excites the senses.


Our 200+ acres surround beautiful Mesachie Lake, just a 90 minute drive from Victoria or Nanaimo, British Columbia.


Sponsorship Type: We are able to help sponsor a limited number of children through our Oceanview Sponsorship Fund.

Cowichan River Bible Camp

Cowichan River Bible Camp is located on seventy six acres of property divided by the Cowichan River, nine miles west of Duncan, BC. It is a choice location for Family camping. We believe time at Cowichan will be a life changing experience for every age.

The Bible, God’s Word to us, is the focal point of a Cowichan Camp stay. While at Cowichan, you will receive encouragement from God's Word, which will help you in your day to day life.

We look forward to your visit this summer.


Sponsorship Type: We are able to help sponsor a limited number of children through our Oceanview Sponsorship Fund.


Basic Sponsorship Criteria

  • A desire to go to camp.
  • Local area, single parented homes and/or a financial need are the priority of the scholarships.
  • You need to commit to your chosen week unless there is an emergency or illness.
  • Please be willing to attend the Scholarship Sunday at Oceanview Community Church on Sunday, June 9, 2018 at 10:00AM to encourage our donors to continue their support of this cause.

Different Types of Sponsorships

The Harder Foundation (Camp Qwanoes)

  • The priority of The Harder Foundation funding is to assist single parented families in getting their children to camp. Second priority is for first time local recipients who need financial assistance. Remaining funds are used at the discretion of the committee.

Side-by-Side (Camp Qwanoes)

  • The Side-by-Side campership is a $125 matching program between Oceanview and Camp Qwanoes to help a child or youth who could not otherwise have afforded camp.

Oceanview Community Church Sponsorship Fund (Any Camp)

  • We are committed to blessing our community, and we want to help as many children as possible go to camp. These funds are utilized when other sponsorships do not apply or to offer more assistance in special cases. However, these funds are limited and may not be available when you submit your application for another camp.


Step 1: Applying

  • Explore the camps websites and read through sponsorship material.
  • Fill out the application form (found below). The application form will be available until March 31, 2019
  • Oceanview staff will get in contact with you via phone or email to confirm your details, get the sponsorship process going and details on registering for camp.


  • Register with your camp by following the instructions given in the email or phone call.
  • You may upgrade your camp selection and get extras at your own expense.
  • Attend the Oceanview Sponsorship Sunday on
  • June 9, 2019 at 10:00AM, where we celebrate you!
  • Get hyped for camp!

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