Frontier Lodge is a non-denominational Christian youth camp located just two hours outside of Montreal. Situated on the northeast side of Lake Wallace, the camp overlooks a beautiful view of the lake and mountains. It’s the perfect place to watch the fog lift in the morning, campers hanging out by the lake under the heat of the afternoon sun, and the vibrant sunset in the evening.
Around the world, countless lives have been changed by summer camp, and we believe that each child should have the opportunity to attend at least once in their life! Camp is a place for young people to take break from busy schedules and pressing demands; it’s a place that allows them to focus on their personal learning and growth.
To provide a secure environment that encourages meaningful experiences for young people,
cultivating in them a deep sense of identity, belonging, and purpose,
as they develop a better understanding of who they were created and saved to be.
With its roots in the Brethren Assemblies, the camp was initially started in 1936. Under the direction of Dr. Arthur Hill, the first counselors and campers laid the foundation for the beginning of Christian Camping in Quebec. Each year the leaders would find a farmer’s field or lakeside property in the Eastern Townships to host its summer camps. In 1946, Frontier Lodge moved to it’s permanent home on the shores of Lake Wallace, where it has remained to this day.
In 1986, a history book titled: “The Foundations of Frontier Lodge: Fifty Years of Christian Camping in Quebec” was published to record how Frontier Lodge came to be, and recall the first 50 years of our camp ministry. Jane Blair daringly embarked on the journey of gathering facts and memories to tell the story of how christian camping started in Quebec, and to give thanks to the Lord for what He has done. This is not a comprehensive record of everything that has happened at and through Frontier Lodge. It is a lighthearted and often humorous collection of stories that illustrate God’s hand of blessing and provision from 1936-1986!
Jane Blair wrote this book with the encouragement and support of Norm and Marg Gentry, and Ron Rublee who providing reliable documentation to confirm the facts and stories compiled in this book.
We wanted everyone to have access to these anecdotes that help tell the story of how Frontier Lodge started and what it was like to be a part of camp in those early years. We are very excited to share these NEW digital versions of “The Foundations of Frontier Lodge”! May you laugh often and be pleasantly surprised as you read about the Foundations of Frontier Lodge!
As almost 35 years have passed from the writing of this book, we look forward to sharing a second volume with you!