The property known as Rock Nest Ranch was a ranch owned by a First Nations family. RNR is located at Dunalter Lake in the area of Barrett Hat, a hill that the First Nations described as a rock nest. Dunalter Lake was a popular stopping point for the wagons as they traveled to and from the villages of Hazelton to Houston. Many people enjoyed a stop at the lake to sip
In the spring of 1974 five bunkhouses and the dining hall were moved to the Dunalter Lake site. With the girls in a bunkhouse and the guys in tents, RNR began its camping program. That summer marked the beginning of camping here at Rock Nest Ranch. For the first three years there was no running water in camp.
Rock Nest Ranch now enjoys fifteen cabins, an A-frame gym, modern shop facilities, a central shower house, and a new lodge that is 90% complete on 80 acres of land. Oh yeah, we now have running water.
Daniel and Geneva joined the Rock Nest Ranch staff in 2012 under the guidance of former UIM Directors George and Joyce Fitchett and Wendell and Heather Garrison.
Both Daniel and Geneva have served in multiple roles at camp including work crew, counsellor, maintenance and just about everything in between.
Daniel grew up in Jenison MI, he has always had a heart for missions and moved up to serve at camp in 2011.
Geneva is of Wet'suwet'en decent, she grew up in Witset BC and has been serving with First Nations youth for over 10 years.
We are humbled to be put in leadership here and we are excited to see what the Lord will do with this camp and ministry center.
The Koster Family