Making a difference!
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Medeba was founded in 1952, and in 1955 became a not-for-profit organization and a registered charity with the Canada Revenue Agency. Medeba is a Christian organization and its ministry and programs for young people are funded by both user fees and donations. Our general operating expenses are mostly covered by user fees and supplemented by donations to our General Fund. Capital expenses, like constructing buildings or developing activity and program areas, are completely funded by donations. All excess revenue after expenses is invested back into the organization.

We rely on and are grateful to the friends of Medeba, who support us in a number of different ways - from giving financially to volunteering their time. Every year, there are many people who work and give in order to make a difference at Medeba.

We invite you to consider partnering with us and invest in young people through giving to Medeba.

Year End Giving Campaign


As we move forward with more normal ministry we will still need donations to our general fund or “where most needed fund” as we will not be fully on our feet yet. Budget - $75,000.
Unfortunately, our fleet of 5 vehicles is depreciating quickly. We need to replace our 2011 twelve passenger van. It has high kilometers and requires an expensive repair to be operational. We have “taken it off the road” and are looking to replace it in the Spring. Budget -$50,000.
We are planning to replace our commercial kitchen and dish room building in the Spring (more on that in the new year) and we need to build a "temporary facility” so we can continue to cook and provide food to our guests. Budget - $50,000.


Current Capital Campaigns
Journey On logo

Medeba keeps growing! The Journey On campaign has 2 parts: River House and Trailhead Eatery. River House is a new accommodation building with a Chaperone Lounge and the Health Centre in the summer. Trailhead Eatery is to renovate and expand our Kitchen and Dining Hall.

Find out more


Yearly Events


Medeba Auction

Medeba Golf Classic

Medeba Bike-a-thon




General Fund

Although user fees cover most operational expenses, this fund helps to ensure that the day to day expenses of the ministry are met.


Camper Sponsorship Fund

Medeba has the opportunity to sponsor financially challenged families to ensure their children can have a summer camp experience. Each summer approximately 10% of our campers receive a sponsorship.

Donating Your Time
Volunteer for a week in our summer camp program

We love having people come and join our summer staff team for a week serving in operations or program. Contact Chris Weir for more information.

Volunteer to work on our facilities or join a work party throughout the year

We are always blessed when people come to give us a hand on fixing buildings or maintaining something on our facility. Contact Ken Stevens for more information.


Donating Items
Auction Items

Each Spring we hold a charity auction where we auction off donated items to raise money for new program development and activities. If you would like to donate a new or slightly used item to our auction please contact Allison Tyne

Equipment or Vehicles

If you have tools, equipment or a reliable vehicle you can no longer use let us know, we may be able to use it at Medeba. Contact Ken Stevens about your item.