Frontier Lodge was founded by Alberta Youth for Christ under the direction of Reverend Lou Peskett. Lou used to take the young people of his church out on day trips into the mountains and decided to set up a permanent camp for them. Fish Lake turned out to be the ideal place. There was no access road to the camp so supplies were boated in during the summer months and a path across the lake was constructed in the winter. The year of 1959 saw the camp officially become Frontier Lodge under the auspices of Youth for Christ.
Frontier Lodge was dedicated to helping youth find their way, not just in the bush but spiritually as well. It was built with the help of many Alberta churches and volunteers to cater to the needs of youth.
Fifty years have gone by since then. The buildings have changed and the culture and society in which the camp was founded has changed, but the heart of the camp is still the same. The mission to use God’s wilderness to reach, teach and train youth and adults for Jesus Christ hasn’t changed.
It is amazing to see how the Lord has used so many people from so many different backgrounds to accomplish His purposes here. People like Doug and Joyce Ritchie who led the camp for twenty-four years. They and many others made significant sacrifices to serve the youth and adults who have come to Frontier. Above all, we praise Jesus Christ for what He has done and is doing to change lives for eternity through this ministry.