GENERAL RENTAL INFORMATION
The Rough Acres Bible Camp Society owns and operates Rough Acres on a non-profit charitable basis. Eight Christian churches located in Kitimat, Terrace, the Hazelton’s, and Smithers, and numerous members and volunteers support the Society. The camp property and facilities have been developed by the voluntary gifts and labours of the churches, Christian friends and area businesses.
Rough Acres Bible Camp is dedicated to evangelical outreach to the people in Northwest British Columbia. It seeks to provide children and adults with an opportunity to study the Bible while enjoying the wholesome environment of a beautiful wilderness retreat on a tranquil lake. Each summer, since 1973, approximately 400 campers have participated in our summer programs.
The camp is located on Dunalter Lake (a.k.a Irrigation Lake) 16 km west of Houston, B.C. about 2 km up Barrett Hat Rd. The lake and 80-acre campsite provide excellent aquatic and land based recreational opportunities during all seasons of the year.
Our main camp centre offers complete year round meeting and seminar facilities in a controlled environment that is cool in summer and warm in winter. It overlooks the beach and lake and has
2 levels, both wheelchair accessible. The upper level includes a modern kitchen, 120 seat dining hall, 75-80 seat chapel/meeting area, and two wheelchair accessible washrooms.
The lower level has a first aid station, 12 sleeping rooms, each with queen size bed and a bunk bed,
2 dormitories each with 8 bunk beds, and 2 washrooms with shower facilities. Bedding and towels are not provided.
We also offer 5 newer cabins, each with 10 bunk beds. They are heated by woodstoves, have electrical lighting, and are serviced by outhouses and a common wash-up area. We have 3 rustic cabins, with woodstoves, bunk beds, but with no electricity or lighting.
The period available for rentals extends from after the September Labour Day weekend to the end of June, with the exclusion of the May Victoria day weekend and our youth camps in July and August.
Indoor facility equipment provided:
Kitchen: convection oven, propane oven/range, dishwashing area, walk-in cooler, various counter prep areas, dishes, cooking pots and utensils (please read further for kitchen rental and cook guidelines).
Dining Hall: 30 round tables, 130 chairs, pull down screen for projector use, 2 high chairs, bulletin board, and coffee service area.
Chapel: 75+ chairs, podium, moveable stage, 4-5 folding tables, large pull down screen, LCD projector and sound system (special rental agreement and fees must be pre-arranged) and an overhead projector
Foyer: wrap around seating, coat and shoe storage (indoor footwear must be worn in camp centre),
2 washrooms, and bulletin board
Lounge: small meeting room, whiteboard, table and approximately 7-10 chairs