A Typical Day
8:30 am Breakfast.
9:15 am A simple morning worship introducing us to the topic for the day.
10:00 am Morning sessions – staff speak on varied topics related to the theme of this year’s camp. Presentations and discussion provide insight into the speaker’s personal story, the wisdom they’ve learned, and a message relevant to the campers’ state of life.
12:00 pm More food!
1:00 pm Quiet time – a camper favourite, this is one hour devoted to either solitary reflection or quiet conversation with just one other person. It is a chance to relax, reflect, and get a little closer to someone new.
2:00 pm Electives – these are varied activities dreamed up and offered by staffers. Past electives have included kite flying, tie dyeing, soccer, discussion groups, yoga, music making, dancing, henna, awareness games, card playing, and many, many more. Campers choose which elective to attend each day.
3:00 pm Rec activity – this is a camp-wide game to get the blood flowing, such as capture the flag, water balloon games, soccer, or Ultimate Frisbee.
3:45 pm Free time – often spent swimming, playing cards, or singing along to someone’s guitar.
5:30 pm Dinner!
6:30 pm Family time – another camper favourite. This is when we break into smaller groups of 5-7 campers, with two staff “parents.” We check in with everyone to see how things are going, and lead activities that give campers a chance to share, listen, discuss, and make more intimate connections in a safe environment.
8:30 pm A small and (usually) healthy evening snack.
9:00 pm Shalom – this is our evening worship time. The camp leaders work together to design a unique, experiential worship that gets at the heart of what spirituality means for the campers and leads them into a closer relationship with the Lord. Shaloms vary greatly in format but share the goal of creating an emotionally secure but powerful experience.
11:00 pm Back to cabins.
11:30 pm Lights out.