About Us

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Serving the Families of York County since 2004

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.

Our Vision

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.

Our Mission

To provide specialized outdoor experiences that encourage Christ-like growth and connection within the environments of summer camp, retreats and adventure programs.

Our Value Statements

  • To operate and manage every facet of the organization with integrity; upholding the vision and mission at all times.
  • To elect and maintain a committed and called Board of Trustees and executive staff.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 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 annual goal is to provide scholarships for at least 35% of children registered for our summer programs.
  • 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 create a safe environment for our participants on the premises and through our programs; always serving with love.
  • To be a resource for the community, partnering with local organizations and efforts.
  • To provide financial relief for families who cannot afford the tuition for programs.
  • To care for the earth and everything in it.
  • To help each individual discover their purpose and grow in the destiny God has for them.

Philosophy of Ministry (P.O.M.):

Serving others to reflect life’s greatest adventure in Christ.

Canaan is a Member of the Following Associations:

York County Regional Chamber

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