Ryan & Kathleen Lidstone
Ryan & Kathleen Lidstone

Field of Service: Algoma Region - Ontario

Mission Organization: Aush-Bik-Koong Bible Camp

Ministry: Kathleen and I serve at Camp ABK - a summer camp where we strive to present the claims of Christ through the camping experience. Kathleen grew up in North Bay, and I grew up in Sault Ste. Marie. We met at camp where we both served on Summer Staff for a number of years before getting married. We have two children, Lucy and Jack. We have been serving at Camp ABK as Managing Directors for six years now and are constantly reminded about just how blessed we are to have the opportunity to serve in such an awesome place. We love ABK!

E-mail Address: info@campabk.com

Praise & Prayer:
Camp Aush-Bik-Koong is excited to announce that, Lord willing, we will be operating an adjusted camp season in 2021. 

Here are our plans: 
In July we will be running 4 Family Camp Weeks on the following dates: 
July 4th – July 9th; July 11th – July 16th; July 18th – July 23rd; July 25th – July 30th

Our pricing structure for our Family camps is as follows: 
Adults (16+) $350/Week 
Youth (9-15) $290/Week
Children (4-8) $200/Week 
3 & Under – Free 
To register please contact Ryan at 705-942-1142. 

We are excited to announce that we will be offering a few more camp options in August. 
August 2 - 6 = Day Camp (Olympics) for ages 6-14
August 9 - 13 = Day Camp (Explorers) for ages 6-14
August 15 - 20 = Youth Camp (for High School students) 
We are working hard to make these camps a reality, and praying that the situation this summer is such that we can operate. Camp Aush-Bik-Koong exists to present the claims of Christ through the camping experience, and we are looking forward, Lord willing, to that happening this summer. 

Please consider supporting Camp ABK in the following ways: 
1) Pray 
- Pray that Ontario continues to advance through the various stages of the reopening plan 
- Pray for wisdom in decision making for us as an organization
- Pray for God's protection while we have families and children at camp
- Pray that we would see lots of children register for our Day Camps and our Youth Camp, and that our Family Camps would be full
- Pray for our speakers and our Summer Staff as they present the claims of Christ

2) Spread the word
Let people know about our Family Camps and the camps we will be running in August. I have attached a slide to play at your Church this Sunday, and please make the announcements. I am hoping to have weekly videos for you to play as part of your announcements as well. 

3) Give
Throughout this last year we have experienced so much generosity from so many people, and from our supporting churches. We appreciate it, and are grateful for the support we have received. This summer, we are doing our best to mitigate expenses while still offering programming at reduced capacity. We are currently projecting a loss of about $20,000 which will be covered by the surplus we had last year (thanks to the generosity I mentioned above). Please discuss/pray about supporting ABK above and beyond your usual amount as we enter another season that has been impacted by COVID-19. We are also looking for people to sponsor some of our Day Camp Campers as we will be offering sponsorship to those who need it. Please feel free to contact me for further information. 

4) Volunteer 
We are looking for some mature and energetic people to be a part of our team by being a Cabin Leader at our Youth Camp. Please let people in your Church know that this is a need for us to operate in August. You can direct them to speak with me by sending me an email. 
Thanks again for your continued support, we look forward to a summer where God is glorified through the proclamation of the good news of Jesus.

ABK Summer 2021 Slide

ABK August

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686 Black Road, Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, P6A 0C8
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