Thirst 2023

September 29 - October 2 at Camp Squeah

Thirst 2023

We are always super-excited about THIRST, our annual Trinity Central weekend retreat, but this year is extra-special because we have a THREE-DAY retreat instead of our previous two!

We are looking forward to being able to eat together, worship together, learn together, pray together, and have fun together all in the beautiful surroundings of Camp Squeah near Hope, BC.

Each morning and evening there will be passionate worship and teaching as well as great activities for the children. Afternoons will be a combination of family fun, sport and relaxation.

We are also delighted to have Bryan Mowrey joining us.  Bryan leads the Confluence family of churches that we are part of, and he will be speaking at some of the sessions.

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Thirst 2023 Provisional Schedule

 Friday evening:

4pm  Gates open to sign in
8pm  Session 1
10pm Drinks & Snacks
11pm Curfew – quiet please

7:45am Morning Prayer
8:30am Breakfast
9:30am Session 2
12:30pm Lunch
2:00 – 5:00pm Fun activities

5:30pm Dinner
7:30pm Session 3
9:45pm Drinks & Snacks
11pm –  Curfew – quiet please


7:45am Morning Prayer
8:30am Breakfast
9:30am Session 3
12:30pm Lunch
2:00 – 5:00pm Fun activities

5:30pm Dinner
7:30pm Session 4
9:45pm Drinks & Snacks
11pm –  Curfew – quiet please


7:45am Morning Prayer

8:30am Breakfast  

9:15am Vacate rooms and cabins

9:30am Session 5
12:30pm Lunch

3:00pm – all guests offsite

Price Rates

Comfort Accommodation (Fraser or Emory Lodges)

  • ADULT – $240
  • CHILD (5-12 years) – $105
  • 4’s & under go free

Standard Accommodation (Squeah Lodge Dormitories)

  • ADULT – $195
  • CHILD (5-12 years) – $105
  • 4’s & under go free

Basic Accommodation (Cabins)

  • ADULT – $150
  • CHILD (5-12 years) – $105
  • 4’s & under go free

MULTIPLE OCCUPANCY DISCOUNT price if 4 or more adults in a Basic Cabin:

  • ADULT – $120
  • CHILD (5-12 years) – $105
  • 4’s & under go free

Camping/RV Accommodation

  • ADULT – $115
  • CHILD (5-12 years) – $105
  • 4’s & under go free

Pricing Headlines

  • Most adult prices for 3 nights in 2023 are equivalent to 2 nights in 2022*
  • For children age 5-12yrs we are only charging the price of meals, their accommodation is free.
  • Basic Cabin accommodation with 4 or more adults can get a $30 discount each on the regular rate
  • We will have no higher price break this year
  • Payments can be made in instalments
*after the second price break

More information

  • Children’s prices are age 5-12 years inclusive on Sept 29th 2023
  • 4’s & under on Sept 29th 2023 go free of charge
  • All prices are per person and include taxes
  • Each room type is subject to availability  
  • Not all room types have the same number of beds.  Please check our FAQ’s for more info on room types.
  • The cost includes meals/drinks/snacks from Saturday breakfast to Monday lunchtime.  On Friday night only a bedtime snack id provided.
  • You will need to bring your own bedding and towel.
  • The cost does not cover transportation to Camp Squeah
  • Camping and RV sites do not include tent, vehicle or equipment


Camp Squeah is 16km north of Hope, BC in the beautiful Fraser Valley. It is about a two-hour drive from Vancouver. Simply drive East on Hwy 1 (Trans-Canada Highway), use Exit 170 near Hope to remain on Hwy 1, and continue for about 16km. The address is #4-27915 Trans-Canada Hwy, Hope, BC V0X 1L3.

Check-in will open on the afternoon of Friday September 29th 2023 (exact time tbc) to give you time to settle into your cabin or to get your tent set up if you choose to camp. The weekend will officially start with our first session together at 8pm.  We need to be off site by 3pm on Monday October 2nd 2023. The full provisional schedule can be seen above

There are three types of accommodation at Camp Squeah.  You can view the different prices above

  • Comfort Room (in Emory or Fraser Lodges)
  • Standard dormitory-style (Squeah Lodge Rooms)
  • Basic (Cabins)

Family units will be allocated their own cabin or room, or can have a multiple occupancy discount if two families/couples share a basic cabin.  Singles will be matched up to share in same-sex dorms/cabins.  If you want to arrange yourself who you share with then please let us know.

There are some camping and RV sites available but not many, so book in quickly if you want one.  If you are camping you must bring your own tent and equipment.

Further information on the accommodation types can be seen here on the Camp Squeah website

For all accommodation options, you will need to bring your own bedding and towels with you.

We will have a Friday night-time snack, all meals /snacks /teas /coffees on Saturday & Sunday,  through to lunch on Monday.  

Because no meal is included on Friday evening please plan a meal in advance to bring with you or eat before you arrive.  Alternatively there are restaurants locally in Hope, or you are welcome to bring a BBQ to use in the designated BBQ area.

Some things to remember when packing:

Bedding (pillows, sheets & blanket/quilt or sleeping bag).  The bed size will depend on your accommodation type.  We will let you know in our information email prior to the event.

Sports gear
Your Bible and notebook

There is a sports hall (gym) and plenty of space to enjoy the outdoors.  We will also have extra activities you can register for nearer the time.

You can register here.

You need to register and pay before September 15th 2023 so that we can give our final numbers to Camp Squeah in good time.

We anticipate Thirst being fully booked, so we recommend you register early, as we cannot guarantee there will still be space by September 15th.  Nevertheless we will do our best to fit you in if we possibly can.

Anything else I should know?
Prices are per person, including taxes.
Prices for children are 5-12 years inclusive on September 29th 2023.
4’s and under as of September 29th 2023 go free of charge.
Food allergies will be catered for, please include on booking form.  Food preferences can also be indicated, but are not guaranteed and may incur an additional charge.
The Thirst 2023 rates do not cover transportation to Camp Squeah so please make your own travel arrangements.  If you have any difficulties with this then please contact us.

Get in touch

How can we help?

We’d love to find out how we can welcome you. If you need more information or have a question, please get in touch, we’d love to hear from you.