Canaan is established as a resource for families within York County, the greater Charlotte area and beyond. Recognized by the IRS as a 501(c)(3) non-profit entity and incorporated in the state of South Carolina in April 2004, Canaan is governed by a Board of Trustees and managed by co-directors, Nick & Tiffany Wimmer.
Our annual goal is to provide scholarships for at least 35% of children registered for our summer programs.
Our primary service to families is through our programs, which include: summer camps, retreats, and adventures. Additionally, we offer financial relief for families by providing scholarships for children to attend our summer camp.
Our philosophy and approach to service is to offer quality, safe programs that focus on the development of each individual and their role in the community. Our counselor to child ratio is 1:8 and each of our staff and volunteers serve with a loving, hands-on approach. It is our greatest wish that all guests crossing the bridge onto the camp property are empowered by experiences that last a lifetime.
To provide an escape to the island where others can embrace life’s adventures by growing relationships through unique outdoor programs that revitalize spirit and body.
To provide specialized outdoor experiences that encourage Christ-like growth and connection within the environments of summer camp, retreats and adventure programs.
Serving others to reflect life’s greatest adventure in Christ.