Nestled between Bastion Mountain and the shores of the Shuswap lies Sunnybrae Bible Camp. More than 75 years ago, a small handful of campers pitched tents amongst the trees. They had no idea that their own experience would mark the beginning of something deeply memorable to so many. The ever-changing facility can now host 300+ guests per day in the summer and 6000+ per year. On hearing the name Sunnybrae, thousands continue to tell their own remembrances of camp, sharing how those few days had such lasting impact on their lives. Our board and year round staff remain committed to constructing an incredible camping experience. SBC upholds that our greatest strength is our staff team. We maintain a 3/1 campers to staff ratio, requiring up-to-date criminal record checks and only hiring those staff we are confident are of the highest character.
Sunnybrae Bible Camp is a non-profit society owned by eighteen local Fellowship Baptist Churches. Nine full-time staff live and work on the property year round hosting more than six thousand guests per year. With a total of 424 beds housed in 52,000 square feet of buildings, our summer requires an additional ninety-plus staff in our peak season to achieve an exceptional camper experience. Of these seasonal staff Sunnybrae employs forty-eight young adult staff who work directly with campers, all of whom must have graduated high school and undergo a vigorous interview process. Sunnybrae also employs fifty 15-18 year-old students who form work crews in our successful SALT program. These teams support our janitorial and food services departments so that other staff can spend as much time with campers as possible.
SBC is committed to keep camper fees below 0.75% of an average family income, while maintaining high standards relating to facility, programming and meals. A modest 25% of our operating budget is generated by camper fees. The remaining revenues are spawned by churches, donors and user rental groups.
Sunnybrae has impacted so many lives, we trust this summer will be no different. Hope to see you then!