Salem Acres was registered in 1978. The founders, John Adams and Herb Styles, had two complementary visions – to provide a farm home for young men who had been in trouble with the law and to establish a Christian camp. 

Both sides of that vision have been realized. Until 1998, Salem Acres operated a residential program for troubled young men. Soon there was a shift to working with younger people and emphasizing prevention before serious trouble occurred, and a camp vision emerged...



Meet The Team

Anthony Martin

Program Director


Christina Friesen

Marketing & Fundraising Coordinator


Nancy Froese

                     EXPERIENCE TRANSFORMATION, 
                                                             ENGAGE OTHERS

Our Beliefs

We believe that the Bible is the inspired Word of God, free from all falsehood, entirely true and trustworthy....

Our Mission


Governance & Operations

The day-to-day operation of Salem Acres Bible Camp and Our Board of Directors

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What People Say About Us

Jason Koleba

Lead Pastor,

Cochrane Alliance Church

God is using Salem Acres Camp in the lives of our students. Some have been won to Jesus. Others have had their faith in Jesus stretched. Still others are learning to lead like him. This happens as they experience summer camps, attend youth retreats on-site, and participate in leadership development programs like LEAD and the Timothy Project. We see the impact long after the week (or weekend) is over.

Craig Funston 
Compass Call

Salem Acres was a wonderful venue for Chronicles, a weekend event on Christian history.  Everything about the weekend was great:  food, accommodations, recreational options, and teaching room.  We ran a week-long school there years ago, and now have come back for what we trust is a long-term commitment on both our parts, Salem Acres and Compass Call (www.compasscall.ca), the grassroots Bible school that I represent.  I would highly recommend Salem Acres to anyone who needs a reasonably-price, fully-equipped, easily-accessible "spiritual oasis."

Jason Dimnik

Pastor of Student Ministries,

Cochrane Alliance Church

We have used Salem Acres many times for off-season youth retreats.  Each year, our youth greatly anticipate the weekends at camp .  The new upgraded facilities are fantastic.  Students love the wide-open space outside for games and activities along with the new cabins, games room, and chapel area. And the food is awesome too!

Partners and Affiliates

Camp Okotoks Society

Camp Okotoks has over 60 years of experience with Summer Camps

CCI Canada

CCI/Canada is our country's largest Christian camping association.

Alberta Camping Association

not-for-profit organization and a community of camp professionals, seasonal employees, volunteers, and supporters of organized summer and youth camps.

Compass Call

Compass Call is a hands-on, over-arching administration that is committed to the principle of teaching and training believers in the Scriptures.

Partners and Affiliates

We are always looking to develop new partnerships with those that share our beliefs and values.


If your church or business is interested in finding ways we can support each other to grow the Kingdom of God, please contact our Executive Director.

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Northside Bible Fellowship

Community church in Calgary's Tuxedo Park.

Bethany Chapel

The purpose of Bethany Chapel is to make disciples of Jesus Christ by inviting people to faith, growing them in worship and the Word, and moving them to serve.  

We sum it up with three words: come, grow, serve!

Please read on for more information about our beliefs and values.


Cochrane Alliance Church

We long to be a church transformed by Christ, multiplying Christ-centred homes, renewed lives and missional disciples in Cochrane, Canada and the world. While we strive towards this dream, we will focus on...

Drumheller Alliance Church

We exist to see lives transformed through the love and power of Jesus Christ

Church Partner

We are always looking to develop new partnerships with those that share our beliefs and values.

If your church or business is interested in finding ways we can support each other to grow the Kingdom of God, please contact us.