Based on our understanding that the new moon after the barley is aviv begins the Biblical year, and the first sighting of the crescent moon begins the Biblical month, following are our anticipated festival dates for 2020 feasts:
- Passover Seder, April 8, 2020; Feast of Unleavened Bread, sundown April 8 through sundown April 15
- Pentecost weekend, Sabbath May 30, and Pentecost May 31
- Feast of Trumpets, sundown September 18 to sundown September 19
- Day of Atonement, sundown September 27 to sundown September 28
- Feast of Tabernacles and Eighth Great Day, sundown October 2 through sundown October 10, 2019
If your understanding of the calendar is a bit different than ours, we welcome you to join us on these dates anyway.
At our feasts, we have events scheduled from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. each day, with breaks throughout the day. Children are allowed in the main hall during the speaking sessions with their parents’ oversight. We will be recording the main speaking sessions, so parents need to ensure that children need to play quietly.
Preparing for your visit
What to bring:
- Food: There will be no community meals other than potlucks for the evening of each weekly or annual Sabbath. Each attendee will need to bring their own food for the entire feast. There are camp stoves in the cabins. There will be limited shared refrigerator space available in the main meeting hall.
- Bedding: sheets and blankets (or sleeping bag) and pillows. (Mattresses are provided.)
- Power: We are off-grid. The main generator will be on from 7:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m. If you want power after hours, or power to supplement small electronics in your lodging, you will need to bring your own generator. Please note that you will be unable to use the showers when the generator is not running.
- Towels and toiletries (soap, shampoo, toothbrush and paste, etc). Hot showers are available between 7:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m..
- Rubber boots and umbrellas (optional, recommended during rainy season)
- Indoor shoes for the main meeting hall
- Water bottles (filtered water available in the main meeting hall)
- Flashlight (no gas lanterns, please)
- Warm clothes, jackets. Evenings can get quite cool this time of year
- Quiet activities for children during meetings (colouring books, etc)
Festival Facility Rental Suggested Donations: In order to help us cover the out-of-pocket expenses to host events, we request the following minimum donations for visitors during the feasts. If you are blessed by the fellowship and messages, we also need your on-going support in the way of tithes and offerings so that we can continue to host events, produce podcasts and videos, and to spread the gospel to the world.
- Cabins: $25 per person per night (Children 12 and under free, 13 – 18 $10 per night).
- Tents: $15 per person per night (Children 12 and under free, 13 – 18 $5 per night).
- RV space: $20 per person per night (Children 12 and under free, 13 – 18 $5 per night). Must provide your own generator.
Power: We are off grid, using generators for electricity. There is limited power available from generators for the cabins from approximately 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Generators are turned off at night. Cabins cannot accommodate guest appliances such as electric coffee makers or other such devices. If you would like coffee, there is a coffee maker available in the main lodge for your use. Please bring your preferred blend and creamer (sugar is available). We do not have generator capacity for RVs or tents, so please bring your own generator and fuel.
Volunteering: Because we do not have paid staff, all visitors are asked to help in with helping around the camp, cleaning, preparing firewood, etc.
No pets please. We already have cats, dogs, and free-range chickens living at the camp. Extra animals put our pets and livestock at risk. If you must bring a pet, it must be restrained at all times – no exceptions, please. You must clean up after your pet at all times. No pets in the cabins or other buildings at any time.
Meals: The camp will not be serving meals. Each family will bring their own food. Please make sure everything is Biblically kosher. The meeting hall kitchen will not be available for visitor cooking. The stoves will not be functioning. Bring your own cooler, or food that does not require refrigeration. The kitchen can be used for washing dishes. Each family will be responsible for their own clean up.
Schedule (times are approximate):
- 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.: Tamiyd/Prayer time. Ladies in the main hall, men in cabin 3.
- 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.: Breakfast break/free time
- 12:00 – 1:30 p.m.: Meeting in main hall.
- 1:30 – 3:00 p.m.: Free time
- 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.: Afternoon Tamiyd/Prayer time. Families may choose to have private prayer time in their cabins or in nature. Everyone who wishes to have community prayer time, please meet in the main hall.
- 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.: Supper break
- 6:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.: Worship in music, Main meeting hall.
- 6:45 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.: Evening meeting
To register for this event, please click the following link: Register here
Things you need to know
Everyone, by virtue of attendance, agree that Camp Tamiyd, Inc., its officers, shareholders, and heirs and assigns, are not responsible for any injury or damage to any person or property. You are entering our property at your own risk. Roaming the forest is done at your own risk. We are in a wilderness area, so there is a good deal of wildlife in the area. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all time, and remain in after dark (either main hall or cabin). Bears and cougars have been sighted near the central camp area.
Camp Tamiyd offers some beautiful views. Click on each photo below to view them in full size: