Charitable Giving
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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.

Current Capital Campaign

Striving together to reach new milestones!

Medeba keeps growing! The Journey On campaign:

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Stage 1: $550,000
River House – Space for those who work with youth at Medeba
5,000 square feet with 9 guest suites and a lounge for youth retreat leaders, teachers, and summer staff who work with youth at Medeba! This stage was completed in 2020.

Stage 2:  $1,250,000 (revised budget)
Trailhead Eatery – An expanded indoor eating area with a new commercial kitchen
6,000 square feet to expand the existing eating area, adding overflow dining space, washrooms, and a commercial kitchen.

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Yearly Events
April 20, 2024
May 27, 2024
Sept - Nov 2024


General Fund

User fees cover most, but not all of the operational expenses. This fund helps to ensure that the day to day expenses of the ministry are met.

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Camper Sponsorship Fund

Each year, Medeba sponsors children from financially challenged families to ensure they can have a summer camp experience too. This fund helps allow these children to go to camp.

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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.