13 Oct Summer Vacations?
Was just thinking that now might be a great time to encourage you to consider a new approach to your summer vacation for 2016!
Cindy and I have spent our summer vacations for the past 30 years enjoying a week (and a few times two weeks) at Fair Havens Bible Conference. Click HERE for their website.
Fair Havens owns an amazing piece of property on the Trent Canal just east of Lake Simcoe. It is about 3 hours from London. If you are familiar with Muskoka Bible Centre (MBC) near Huntsville (click HERE), then you will know the kind of ministry and focus Fair Havens has.
MBC and Fair Havens are Christian centres which provide summer vacation options which include all the usual summer recreational options plus a twice a day ‘church service’ with worship and the Word. They bring in a speaker (or two speakers at MBC) to preach morning and evening Sunday-Friday.
You take your own tent or trailer and stay there or you can book some accommodations from them and make your own meals or eat in their dining hall.
Cindy and I have rented a trailer from Fair Havens for a week’s vacation. Usually we take and make our own food but sometimes have eaten in the dinning hall (for a fee).
We think Fair Havens is especially well suited for families with young children for it is flat, lots of open space, some great play grounds and a splash pad area as well as a pool which are all great for children. They also have a beach on the Trent Canal for swimming and kayaks, canoes or a paddle boat you can use for free. They have tennis courts, basketball, a rough 9 hole golf course, baseball, soccer and other recreational activities.
During the chapel services they run a full and wonderful program for all your children. The older children, besides have Bible teaching, do crafts or activities such as archery or climbing, etc.
All our kids have loved our vacations at Fair Havens and some are going now themselves with their children.
Best idea is to get some friends and all of you book a week together so you can enjoy time in fellowship, recreation, relaxing and in wonderful, life-changing chapel services with worship and the Word.
HERE are next summer’s preachers at Fair Havens.
You can also check out their prices, fees, programs and accommodations on their website. Feel free to ask me or Cindy if you have any questions.
Please consider beginning a family traditions of summer vacations at either Fair Havens or MBC (MBC is more beautiful than Fair Havens but rather hilly – great for older kids we have found but not as easy for families with younger children.
God has literally changed our lives through the preaching at Fair Havens and He has blessed our entire family through a week spent each summer at this wonderful Christian family centre. That is why I wanted you to know about this option for your family.