USA Bigfork, Montana

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Festival Coordinator

Glen White

Location of Services

Big Sky Bible Camp
501 McCaffery Road
Bigfork, MT 59911

First Service

7:30 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 16

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Once again brethren attending the Feast in the beautiful Flathead valley of Montana will be holding services and most activities at the 200-acre Big Sky Bible Camp, situated six miles north of Bigfork. Situated just six miles from the north shore of Flathead Lake and 40 miles from the entrance to Glacier National Park the area abounds in opportunities for outdoor activities and sightseeing excursions. One day of the Feast is designated as “glacier day,” with early services to allow more time in the afternoon for longer day trips and hikes. However, those that just want to stay on site at Big Sky Bible Camp can enjoy fishing or taking out one of the many canoes or rowboats on Peterson Lake. Family day includes fun activities for all and culminates with a free barbecue dinner provided by the Montana brethren.

The hall at the Bigfork site can comfortably accommodate 150 brethren. Although a smaller site, all services feature live speakers. With approximately 75 Montanans assigned to this site there is plenty of room for those who would like to transfer in and experience the beauty of God’s creation and the warmth of friendly brethren in Montana. We urge you to apply. Please take a visual view on bigskybiblecamp.org or visit ucg-mt.org, where a number of images have been collected for your perusal.

On-site Housing and Meals

While there are only a limited number of on-site dorms and cabins, there is plenty of space available for those who would like to camp or bring an RV or trailer. Big Sky Bible Camp also offers delicious meals for the eight days, and the menu is planned around our dietary preferences. Prices have been $5 for breakfasts and lunches, with dinners, brunches, and special Holy Day meals priced at either $6 or $8. Menu and prices will be posted later on ucg-mt.org once meal rates are finalized. Anyone who attends the Bigfork site, whether staying on or off-site may eat in the dining hall. You will be able to select and register in advance for which meals you want to eat. This will allow you to have a nearly all-inclusive Feast experience in Montana if so desired!

Note: There isn’t a specific room available to set aside for fragrance sensitive people, but we do ask all attendees to refrain from wearing fragrances to the services in respect to those with these health allergies.

Contact and Questions: please feel free to contact Dan Deininger at (406) 410-0162 or e-mail dan_deininger@ucg.org.

Special Note: For those interested in attending at Bigfork, please follow to the registration process from home office. 

When accepted, we request you also register at ucg-mt.org. This information is necessary to accurately record the day-use fees, housing/camping and meal tabulation.

Location of Services: Big Sky Bible Camp 501 McCaffery Road, Bigfork, Montana 59911. Phone: (406) 837-4864

Camp-use Fee: Anyone not staying at the camp is charged $2.50 per person per day ($20 for the entire festival).

Opening Night Services: 7:30 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 16, 2016, at Traber Hall on the Big Sky Bible Camp campus. (We do also plan to have Sabbath services at Big Sky Bible Camp on Oct. 15.)

Glen White

As information about the Feast Site is updated it will be posted here.

You can also sign up for Festival email updates!

2016 Info Coming Soon

2016 Info Coming Soon

One day of the Feast is designated as “glacier day,” with early services to allow more time in the afternoon for longer day trips and hikes. However, those that just want to stay on site at Big Sky Bible Camp can enjoy fishing or taking out one of the many canoes or rowboats on Peterson Lake. Family day includes fun activities for all and culminates with a free barbecue dinner provided by the Montana brethren.

On-site housing and camping at Big Sky Bible Camp 

Register on www.ucg-mt.org

$25 or $5 per person per night—whichever total is greater.

Dorm Rooms with private bathroom—entire dorm room rented to one family. Dorm rooms have six bunk beds (12 beds). You need to bring your own bedding. Does not include kitchen facilities or cooking options. 

$25 or $5 per person per night—whichever total is greater.

Rustic cabins in the campground area. These have up to five bunk beds (sleep 10). They do not have private bathrooms. You need to bring your own bedding. Does not include kitchen facilities or cooking options. Bathrooms and showers are shared with others in the wash rooms in the campground area.

$5 per night.

Bunk bed in shared dorm room. There will be a men’s dorm room and a ladies’ dorm for singles that accommodates 10 individuals each. You need to bring your own bedding. Does not include kitchen facilities or cooking options. You will need to eat your meals in the dining hall. 

$5 per unit per night. 

RV, trailer or camper space: Limited electrical hookups, no hookups for water or septic, but wash and shower room use included. (This is one of the best values.)

$5 per unit per night. 

Tent space: Limited electrical hookups, no hookups for water, but wash and shower room use included. (This is one of the best values.)

Many have likened the camping experience at Bigfork to the early Feasts in Big Sandy—minus the fire ants!

Note: There is limited dorm and cabin space on campus, and it will be offered to those assigned to this site first. Those who are requesting to transfer in from outside Montana and desire a dorm or rustic cabin should contact us to see if there are any dorms or cabin space available. Please do not come expecting there will be a dorm or cabin available if you don’t have one reserved. They will all be reserved well in advance of the Feast.

Off-site Housing Options

There are an abundance of rooms in Bigfork and Kalispell, with a wide variety of both types of accommodations and price ranges. Since our numbers are not too large at Bigfork we have not negotiated special rates at limited number of properties. Members are free to find whatever property best suits their needs and budget. Below are a few options that are close to the Feast site:

 

The Timbers Motel

(406) 837-6200
https://timbersmotel.com/
8540 Hwy 35 south
Bigfork MT 59911

$60 & up     per room

Features: 7 miles from site.

 

Best Western Plus Flathead Lake Inn & Suites

(406) 857-2400 
(888) 226-1003
http://www.bestwesternflatheadlake.com/
4824 US Highway 93 S (Near Somers, MT)
Kalispell, MT 59901

$85 & up     per room

Features: 10 miles from site, includes breakfast & has indoor pool), mention United Church of God for group rate.

 

Bridge Street Cottages

(888) 264-4974 
(406) 837-2785 (ask for Sally)
http://bridgestreetcottages.com/
309 Bridge Street
Bigfork, MT 59911

$90        deluxe units & cabins, based on weekly rate

Features: 7 miles from site

 

Marina Cay Resort

406-837-5861
http://www.marinacay.com
180 Vista Lane
Bigfork, MT 59911

$99 & up        studios & condos

Features: This is the low season rate, 6 miles from site

 

Eagle Bend Flathead Vacation Rentals

(406) 837-4942
http://mtvacationrentals.com/
Bigfork, MT

Vacation homes—off season rates.

Distances from site vary.