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What We Do


Something extraordinary happens when campers and guests slip away from the regular rhythm and routine of the hustle and bustle of their lives to visit Bayside.

While difficult to describe, it’ll be impossible to forget the difference even the shortest stay will have in their lives as guests discover the story of God’s amazing love.

Bayside is a Christian camp and retreat centre conveniently close to Halifax.

An ideal vacation destination for families of all sizes and stages looking for family-friendly getaways with greater purpose.

Encouraging first steps in a life-long journey with Jesus; next steps that follow him obediently; and, servant leadership exemplifying his compassion and concern for others,

Bayside will strive to produce inviting environments for guests to grow in their faith by offering camps, retreats, and conferences for all ages at a level of excellence unparalleled in Atlantic Canada.


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Why We Exist


“To glorify God

by creating inviting environments

that enable people to know Jesus Christ

and grow in their relationship with him

through life-impacting experiences.”

inviting environments, life-impacting experiences


“Be an innovative ministry

and influential partner in our community,

striving for excellence in all that we do

in order to further the work of Jesus Christ” 

innovative, influential partner


Christ at the Center

“For in Him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things have been created through him and for him” Colossians 1:15-16

Everything Bayside will strive to accomplish will centre around Christ. He will be the starting point of all endeavours and efforts. With Christ firmly fixed at the centre of the ministry, serving guests well will be an expression of love, not simply an obligation.


The Bible as our Guide

“All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work” 2 Timothy 3:16-17

The Bible is Gods captured word to us and carries the weight of His authority. We believe that God knows what is best for us and so His book will be the source of our wisdom, the source of our teachings and the guide for how we conduct ourselves.


Team Oriented Ministry

 “Be completely humble and gentle, be patient, bearing with one another in love. Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace. There is one body and one Spirit just as you were called to one hope when you were called;” Ephesians 4: 2-4

We have been created to serve in community, together more can be accomplished. We are committed to partnering, supporting and valuing each and our local churches to further the Kingdom impact of Bayside.


Pursuit of Excellence

“Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for your human masters” Colossians 3: 23

God’s reputation is on the line and so we cannot afford to settle for “good enough”. Having experienced his grace and love we will pursue excellence in all endeavours, giving our all for His names sake.


Servant Leadership

 “For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many” Mark 10:4

Godly leaders mature, discovering better and more effective ways of influencing the world around them. We are committed to growing, seeking out new and fresh ways of serving. We are committed to leading by example so that we can shape established and emerging leaders of the highest capacity.

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