To holistically rejuvenate, recalibrate, and refocus an individual’s relationship with God inside of an authentic and growing community.
Community – We know that God is a communal God who loves relationship with one another and Himself. We want individuals to find community with a God who loves them unconditionally as well as a community of like-minded people who want to journey with them in their spiritual walk.
Creativity – We know that when God created the world, he did so with a great deal of creativity. We want to be able to explore the uniqueness of an individual and design a focus that will enable us to celebrate their own contribution to the kingdom. We want to represent the body of Christ with the context of Harmattan.
Holistic – We can not separate our spiritual lives from our physical lives. We view a healthy condition of the spiritual, physical, mental and social aspects of our lives are critical to a strong and developing relationship with Jesus Christ. Our desire is that an individual leaves knowing how to translate their camp experience into their daily life.
Missional – As the Church seeks to find ways to cooperate with God’s mission to restore the world, Harmattan is passionately committed to assisting in this endeavor. We want to serve students, children, parents, youth workers and their churches as we strive to be missional in our own contexts.
Environments – Harmattan is committed to nurturing environments for youth workers, students and children to encounter God in a transformational way. The environments that Harmattan creates are intended to help individuals discover, explore and experience God.
Christian Formation – We believe that evangelism and discipleship are a process of one’s life-long spiritual journey. We are devoted to the calling, inspiring and equipping of youth workers, students and children toward the pursuit of becoming like Jesus Christ through the work of the Holy Spirit, Scripture, the Church community, prayer and other spiritual practices.
Stewardship – Throughout Scripture there is a strong focus on stewardship. We want to be diligent in our efforts to do more with less and protect what we currently have. This will be in all areas including ministry projects, facilities, staff and partnerships that are built with others.
We want individuals to learn to live, love and lead in the way of Jesus.
About Camp Harmattan Association
Camp Harmattan has existed in the Little Red Deer river valley since 1955 and is owned by the Canada West district of the Church of the Nazarene. It is our hope, desire, and prayer that campers experience the life giving peace that comes from being in God's creation. Camp Harmattan serves Kids/youth camps throughout the summer, a large family camp, and many rental groups year round. We offer many activities including; a climbing wall, archery, RC cars, swimming, crafts and more! In addition, Camp Harmattan has about 250 camp sites open for camping throughout the summer months.