Camp Columba was established in 1957 by the Mataura District Bible Class Committee to hold Easter and Labour Weekend Camps for young people from around Southland. These camps still run and are a special part of the Christian heritage of Southland; many of the parents and grandparents of the young people that come today testify to the amazing experiences they had at Camp Columba. We hear many stories of people who met their future husband or wife here, and of people who came to know God in a special way through Camp Columba. It is with this unique heritage in mind that we look to the future and plan to continue running excellent programmes for children, young people and adults that they may know the love of God in a fresh, new way.
We are aware of and grateful for this rich legacy we have the privilege of building on today. To all those who have gone before us - we say thank you.