Serving Christ and Sharing the Wonder of God's Love Through a Christian Camping Experience


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Is JCP for you?


JCP is a summer camp in Digby County that provides quality Christian programming to young people from across Nova Scotia and beyond, regardless of denominational or faith background. All of our programs include meals, lodging, bible discovery, and recreation. The camp is owned and operated by the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Nova Scotia, and its activities are directed by a Camp Committee. This committee is made up of representatives from Christian Church congregations in Nova Scotia along with others from the Digby area.

Summer programs are provided with the help of a dedicated group of adult and youth volunteers who act as event directors, cooks, camp parents, recreation directors, worship leaders, and summer camp counselors. Camping programs exist for young people, ages 7 to 19. JCP also offers programming for adults—a Christian Women’s Fellowship weekend and a family camp for our churches, called DiscipleFest.

The camp is located on the beautiful shores of Porter’s Lake, and JCP campers have ample opportunities to make use of this lake and the surrounding environment for swimming, canoeing, and nature exploration. Campers will also experience campfire, crafts, sports, games, singing, skits, worship, night games, prayer and Bible discovery.


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campsJCP is celebrating 60 consecutive years of Christian camping during the summer of 2014. We have grown from one event, for teens, for one week in July of 1954, to several events for a variety of age groupings in 2014. We now annually provide the following: Beginner Camp (7-8 yr. olds), Junior Camp (9-10), Intermediate Camp (11-12), Chi-Rho Camp (13-15), CIT (15-16), NSCYF Event(s) (14-19), DiscipleFest (Family Camp) (all ages) and CWF Retreat (ladies). Please check on each of these camping events for more details and how to apply. Hope you will plan to be with us and to help create some camping history during the Summer of 2014.


JCP has grown from a beach - a field – tents – outhouses and a dining hall in 1954 to now include: 4 cabins (each housing a max. of 12 campers and 2 staff members); a washhouse (scheduled for replacement in 2015) with sinks, toilets and 6 showers; a dining hall and kitchen capable of seating and feeding upwards of 75 individuals; the Cosman Lodge designed as a meeting room and craft storage area; Shaw Cottage with its 2 bedrooms for our cooks plus areas for a workshop & recreation equipment storage plus a food storage area; and the Admin. Building housing 4 staff bedrooms, costume room, bathrooms, a small meeting room and small first aid room. JCP also provides 2 fully serviced trailer sites; a CIT area with its Screen Room and 7 tent pads, in its wooded setting; a Challenge Course area; a small sandy beach and its safe swim area; a campfire circle and its bench seating; an outdoor chapel able to seat 75 participants; a volleyball court; an archery area; some home-in-the-woods sites; some walking trails and a playing field.