Overlooking the Red Deer River, Salem Acres is a summer camp and year-round retreat centre, a short drive from Calgary, AB. We provide exciting camps for kids, leadership opportunities for teens, and relaxing retreats.
Our Mission is to...
ENCOUNTER JESUS, EXPERIENCE TRANSFORMATION, ENGAGE OTHERS
To fulfill this mission, we endeavour to:
expose all people to the Gospel of Jesus Christ, to give them opportunities to accept Christ, and to develop a deeper relationship with him.
develop Christian leaders through training, mentoring, and serving.
operate camps for kids and families, and rent our facility to retreat groups.
to value excellence, friendliness, and respect.
Our vision is for people who engage with us to reach into their own community by loving God and loving their neighbours.
Statement of Faith
The Word of God:
We believe that the Bible is the inspired Word of God, free from all falsehood, entirely true and trustworthy and that it has supreme authority in all matters of faith and conduct.
2 Timothy 3:16, 2 Peter 1:16
We believe that there is one living and true God, creator of the heavens and earth, eternally existing in three persons; the Father, Son (Jesus Christ), and the Holy Spirit. They are equal in every divine perfection, and that they execute distinct but harmonious roles in the work of creation, providence and redemption.
1 John 5:7, John 1:1
We believe in Jesus Christ, God’s only begotten son, conceived by the Holy Spirit. We believe in His virgin birth, sinless life, miracles and teachings as recorded by the scriptures. We believe in His atoning death, bodily resurrection, ascension into Heaven, perpetual intercession for His people, and personal visible return to earth.
Luke 1:31-36, Isaiah 7:14, Matthew 28:6, Hebrews 7:25, Acts 1:11, Revelation 1:7
The Holy Spirit:
We believe that the Holy Spirit is an active force in the lives of Jesus' followers and indwells them with the purpose of empowering and enhancing a holy, consecrated life.
Romans 8;14, Galatians 5:16
We believe that Satan and his demons are created beings and adversaries of God whose ultimate desire is the destruction of humankind. We believe that Jesus was born to redeem humankind and destroy the works of the devil.
John 10:10, 1 John 3:8
State of Humankind/Salvation:
We believe that humankind was created in the image of God and that all humankind sinned and thereby incurred not only physical death but also spiritual separation from God. We believe that God passionately loves his creatures and desires to reconcile all people to himself. God has made this reconciliation possible only through Christ’s death and resurrection. We believe that whoever receives God’s free gift of grace salvation in Christ Jesus, through faith, will be saved. We believe that God has called us to share this good news with all humankind.
Romans 3:10, Romans 3:23, John 3:16, Acts 4:12, Matthew 28:18-20, Ephesians 2:8-9
We believe that are called to love and emulate God. Through willing obedience, our ultimate goal is to bring glory to God through Jesus Christ and to enjoy Him forever. We are committed to living like Jesus Christ and applying the principles from the Bible, as a whole, to our everyday lives.
Luke 10:27, Ecclesiastes 12:13, 1 Corinthians 11:1
We believe that we are called to love all people. Each person is uniquely created in the image and likeness of God, is to be highly valued, and will exist forever. Luke 10:27, 1 John 4:7 & 8
Loving people, it blesses you so much
Alex, Kitchen Coordinator
Camp feels like a family to me
Kirk, Cabin Leader
My favourite part of camp is creating memories and building relationships with the people