Location

Our camp is located in a beautiful wooded area in Deroche BC (close to Mission).


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Directions

Driving east through the picturesque Fraser Valley, take the Lougheed Highway (#7) to the City of Mission. Continue for about 25 kilometers through Dewdney, and then past the hamlet of Deroche. After 2 kilometers, turn left  onto Brooks Road. A short winding climb brings you to 10943 Brooks Road. Turn left and continue up the driveway to the roundabout.

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History

The Deroche Retreat property was acquired to provide the members of the Fraser Valley Canadian Reformed Churches (particularly the youth) an opportunity to develop Christian leadership skills, foster Biblical knowledge and encourage an active faith life. At the same time the retreat provides a venue to share God and His Word with others.

The search for suitable camp property led us far and wide throughout the countryside of southern B.C. God blessed our search with an opportunity to acquire our own property, near Mission, in Deroche, B.C. A number of individuals from each church were approached for support. Upon arriving in Deroche many visitors were taken in by both the setting and the close proximity to the Fraser Valley churches. Sufficient funds were acquired to purchase the property in 2005.

The Deroche Christian Retreat Society was established to be responsible for the ownership of the property. The Reformed Conference Society was set up to manage the property and coordinate a wide range of spiritually enriching events. Many improvements have been made and continue to be made to the property as services, facilities and grounds are improved. Over the years an amazing number of people have been and continue to be involved with the Deroche Retreat. Indeed God has continually blessed the Deroche Retreat project. The vision for the property is moving forward under the name Stepping Stones Bible Camp.

We pray that it may continue to operate in His service for many years. All thanks and praise goes to Him!