Changing lives through Adventure and Community


About Us

About Us

We founded Medeba for young people!


Stu and Jackie WilsonA Passion - With a desire to minister to young people in Haliburton, Ontario, Canada,  Medeba was founded in 1952 by Stu and Jackie Wilson. This heart for young people led them to purchase property in West Guilford to be used to challenge young people to grow, in all areas of life. Stu and Jackie started on a journey and it continues to this day on the same property. The baton that they picked up and carried during those humble beginings is still being carried over 60 years later!        


3 campers in the lake at the edge of the dock




From Humble Beginnings... - Those first years saw a few dozen children come to the site in West Guilford. Now over 60 years later, Medeba hosts over 5,000 young people every year, throughout the year, in Summer Camp, Outdoor Education and Group Retreats.


Added  to this is 20 years of intensive leadership training of over 180 young adults in our 10 month long college level program called Prosago. These young adults have spent time with us and then gone on to serve young people in their communities, mulitplying Medeba's impact on young people here, and around the world.

Take a look around "About Us" and get excited about Medeba!