About Camp Li-Wa Christian Retreats and Summer Camps in Fairbanks, AK

Camp Li-Wa which stands for Living Water is located just outside of Fairbanks. Li-Wa offers year round activities which include: summer camp for all ages of kids, retreat and conference center, horse riding lessons, and more.

Our camps are hugely popular, so never hesitate to sign up early to ensure you spot at camp this summer. For a lifetime of memories and a strong relationship with our Lord and God.

Camp Li-Wa (Living Water) was started in 1959 and was operated as part of the Denali Bible Church in Fairbanks for 25 years mainly as a summer camp. Wycliff also had a missionary here. Camp Li-Wa was turned over to InterAct Ministries (Victory’s parent organization) and then to Victory Ministries.

Camp Li-Wa runs eight weeks of summer camp. It is also a fall, winter, and spring retreat and conference center for churches and organizations in the area and has a heated riding arena to minister to the needs of the Fairbanks community. Camp Li-Wa is located just five miles from Fairbanks and ministers in that area and many other parts of the Interior of Alaska.

Our Team

Mark Hibma

Mark works in the maintenance department. Mark and his wife Jo have two sons, Nate and Jarod. The family came to Li-Wa for the summer of 2008. They returned permanently in July of 2009. The Hibmas are originally from Michigan. They love the fact that God is using them and their gifts in a way to spread His word.

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Dave and Chris Goff

Dave and Chris Goff came to Camp Li-Wa in 2008. The couple are formerly from Wisconsin where Chris worked in the camping industry for 30 years and Dave worked in engineering. Dave is Finance Director of Victory Ministries of AK and Chris is the primary cook and housekeeper. Both of them love to hike and read.

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Patrick and Amy Nave

After serving in Alaska on mission trips, Patrick and Amy Nave now serve full time at Camp Li-Wa. Patrick works in maintenance and Amy works in the office. Patrick and Amy have a desire for the next generation to know the love of Christ and live a life fully devoted to Him. Originally from Tennessee, this family, including Logan and Natalie, is excited to see how God will use their gifts to bring Him glory.

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