Updated – May 15th : We’re Open *With Conditions*

We were energized to hear Premier Ford’s announcement that ‘private campgrounds’ would be permitted to open ~ if they are ready ~ as of Saturday, May 16th. This is a quick and significant turn-around from what our expectations have been in the last few weeks and days!!

Having said that, we need you to know that there are still a lot of unknowns in our capability to manage an influx of people and to guarantee a completely safe environment. We have been working on measures that we will need to implement – researching information and seeking professional advice; but, there is still more work to be done.

In light of the sudden announcement and our present staffing reality, please keep in mind the following if you decide to come up:

  • No more than 2 guests at a time in the office.
  • WiFi is slower than ever – Working on that!!
  • Gatherings greater than your immediate family (more than 6) are not permitted
  • All protective measures continue to be wise:
    • Physical Distancing
    • ‘Constant’ hand-washing
    • Elbow coughing
    • Etc.
  • The playground is NOT ‘sanitized’
  • A FIRE BAN is in place for Trent Lakes
  • The following are NOT open:
    • Public Washrooms
    • Laundromats
    • Swimming Pools
    • The Snackery / Dining Room

We are also recommending that if you choose to come to Elim, that you stay only for the day, check your trailers, etc. But not stay overnight.

Public boat ramps on Pigeon Lake have opened. Pray for safety as this could become a busy location for just that reason. As time and man-power have allowed, we have been able to remove some boats from the Quonset Hut; however, the docks will not be available until possibly later next week.

Thank you for each thoughtful consideration shaping the spiritual, physical, emotional, and mental health of our Elim Lodge community. Each member’s willingness to care for and about each other’s needs and privileges helps to make everyone’s experience pleasant and peaceful. When expectations differ with yours, we trust that you will be able to find a way to communicate your concerns and reach an understanding that is honouring to each other.

Elim Lodge Christian Retreat & Conference Center

696 Elim Lodge Rd., Lakehurst, ON  K0L 1J0