Showing posts from October, 2012

4th Annual 3 on 3 Pond Hockey Tournament!

Make sure to mark JANUARY 12, 2013 down on your calendars!! It's an event you don't want to miss!

For those of you who don't really know what the pond hockey tournament is all about, here is the lowdown on what this day generally looks like:
The 3 on 3 pond hockey tournament is an annual fund-raising event that we have held for the past 3 years.  It is a Saturday of fun, fellowship, and, of course, some friendly competition!  Everyone is welcome to enter a team of friends, family, coworkers, or any other people you can think of.  The tournament itself is for those who are 16 yrs or older, but everyone is welcome to come on out and cheer on the teams!  

Some questions you might already be asking yourself:

How do I get involved in this event as a hockey team? Those interested in participating must first recruit a team, come up with a team name, then download the Handbook and Pledge Sheet from our website.  Anyone can recruit a team (you don't have to have a team fully from …

Staff Bios: Meet Russell

Name: Russell

Hometown: Calgary

Hobbies/Loves: Handbells, Magic: The Gathering

Age: 31

Why are you at camp? An opportunity arose for me to work at camp for the summer and fall.

What do you do at camp? Cook's assistant

What did you do before you were at camp? Worked in financial retail

If people were to describe you in one or two words, what would they be? Mustachioed geek

When you were five years old, what did you want to be when you grew up? A paleontologist

If you were a plant, what would you be? Rosemary

What would your ultimate care package contain? Nong Shim Hot and Spicy Noodle Bowl

Staff Bios: Meet Moody!

Name: Mouayid "Moody"

Hometown: Burnaby, BC

Age: 18

Hobbies/Loves: Snowboarding, longboarding, gliding, driving the Gator

Why are you at camp? "I felt like it was where God wanted me to be."

What do you do at camp? Wrangling and maintenance.

Favourite Bible Verse: Acts 6:4 "But we will devote ourselves to prayer and to ministry of the Word."

If people were to describe you in one or two words, what would they be? Outgoing, positive

When you were five years old, what did you want to be when you grew up? A pilot

If you were a plant, what would you be? A sunflower

What would your ultimate care package contain? Cookies, sour candy, socks, chocolate, mittens

Winter is coming!

We woke up to a lot of snow this morning! It probably won't stay just yet, but with the colder weather we can definitely tell that winter is coming. Camp looks beautiful under its blanket of snow, and we are excited about this new season, and even more so since last week we all had a chance to stock up on warm winter clothes!

Rise Up 2012

Rise Up, our annual youth retreat for senior high students, was a blast! The cabins and lodge rooms were all filled with students and youth leaders from nine different churches. It was packed! Worship was led by Steve  from Prairie Bible Institute and his team, which included a few Evergreen staff. We again welcomed Sid Koop from Lethbridge as our speaker, and he certainly gave the students lots to think about over the weekend.

As usual, it was a very busy weekend, with sessions, activities, and night programming. For the first night, we brought back the extremely popular Cirque de la Groove, but with a few extra circus acts! On Saturday night, campers were once again transported to the South Moscovian airport, and became involved in a Bible smuggling mission to North Moscovia. 
Rise Up is a highlight on Camp Evergreen's calendar, and our staff really love it! Now we have to wait another year for it, but in the meantime, here are some photos from Cirque de la Groove.

Staff Bios: "Hi I'm Cam"

Name: Cam
Hometown: Calgary
Age: 18
Hobbies/ Loves: Talking like a Canadian, EH!  Impersonating Bob,  Playing more instruments then he can count on his fingers & singing in the shower. 
Why are you at camp? Right now, its the best way he feels he can serve God. 
What do you do at camp? Chase after kids, clean bathrooms & put glow sticks in Cody's bed? 
Favourite Bible Verse: 2 Kings 2:23-24 .. because of the she-bears.. 
If people were to describe you in one or two words what would they be? Energetic & Joyful 
What did you want to be when you were 5? Entomologist .. which is basically the  study of insects. 

If you were a plant what would you be? Venus fly trap
What would your ultimate care package look like? lots of peanut butter stuff, coke & cookie dough

Staff Bios: Meet Our German Friends!

This year at camp, we have had three staff members join our team all the way from Germany! They are all spending just under a year volunteering with us in all areas of camp work. Christoph and Jessica (but most call her Fritzi!) arrived just as the summer began, while Hannah came in the beginning of September. We have loved having them here, and we asked them a few questions so that everyone could get to know them better:

Name, age, hometown:
Christoph, 21, Deisenhausen
Hannah, 19, Gebersheim
Fritzi, 18, Steinheim

Christoph: Every kind of sport, and survival skills (He's our resident campfire expert!)
Hannah: Being outdoors, campfires, hiking, camping, and cherry blasters candy
Fritzi: Ballet, drama, being with friends, and playing guitar

Of all the places you could have gone to volunteer, why did you choose Camp Evergreen?
Christoph felt God's call was to Canada, and he wanted to work at camp, and to be in nature.
Hannah says all her other plans fell through so it…

Staff Bios: Meet Chelsea!

Name: Chelsea

Hometown: Airdrie, AB

Age: 24

Hobbies/Loves: Playing Sims (She didn't answer quickly enough so this is what I've observed... But actually she really just loves children and hanging out with friends and also has a soft spot for animals.)

Why are you at camp? "Because I love camp!:

What do you do at camp? Program staff; running activities, cleaning urinals and going wherever I'm told.

Favourite Bible verse: Mark 12:30 "Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your mind and with all your strength."

If people were to describe you in one or two words what would they be? Crazy-loud, giving. 

When you were five years old, what did you want to be when you grew up? A Veterinarian

If you were a plant, what would you be? A Tiger Lily

What would your ultimate care package look like? Or maybe just your favourite chocolate bar? Dark chocolate, cracker snacks, and fun sticky notes and coloured pens with a note from Mom. Hint, hint.

Staff Bios: Meet Sarah!

Next on the Who's Who at Camp Evergreen is Sarah, and that's me! I've been writing some of the blog posts this season. Weird to write about myself, but here it is!

Hometown: Rocky Mountain House, AB, but my current home is in Kelowna, BC
Age: The prime number that comes before the square of 5. (So, 23.)

Hobbies/Loves: I studied classical music (French horn) at university, and I love it! I also love learning about anything and everything; mostly math and languages and world history.

Why are you at camp? It's one way I can serve God at this time in my life. I also love the community of staff at camp, and being able to work with my friends.

What do you do at camp? Challenge Course (zipline) staff, but also everything from leading team-building activities to washing dishes to painting walls to clearing snow to hosting meals.

Favourite Bible verse: Psalm 119:105 "Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my feet." His word is like a lamp, not a huge flashlight…

Staff Bios: Meet Cody!

Name: Cody Joseph Bourassa The 1st 
Hometown: Calgary
Age: 91... Maybe 19/pretty much 20. 
Hobbies/Loves: Drumming, the places you can go while hiking but not hiking itself, warm blankets, green tea/tea that tastes like earth like matcha or Yerba Mate (I can imagine Lacey's "that's sick" face right now) buff stickers and sour candy. 
Why are you at camp? God made it possible
What do you do at camp? This summer I lead out trips and did a tonne of dishes in the spring and fall. 
Favourite Bible Verse: Just wrote a blog about this one! (Here it is if you are into that kinda thing. )
Romans 5:1-5 1Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. 2Through him we have also obtained access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and we rejoiced in hope of the glory of God. 3More than that, we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, 4and endurance produce…

Staff Bios: Meet Lacey!

Name: Lacey
Hometown: Red Deer, but Lethbridge for the past five years
Age: 87... or maybe 24.
Hobbies/Loves: Singing, Reading, Sleep, Chai Tea, Anything Scotland  
Why are you at camp: Jesus
What do you do at camp: Assistant Cook
Favourite Bible Verse: Genesis 41:19 ("I had never seen such ugly cows in all the land of Egypt.")   
If people were to describe you in one or two words, what would you want them to be? Supremely Awesome.
When you were five years old, what did you want to be when you grew up? A Ballerina 
If you were a plant what would you be? Ficus... (Don't be sad if you dont know what this is... We had to Google it too!) 
What would your ultimate care package look like? Or maybe just your favourite chocolate bar? Nestle Crunch

Introducing the Fall Staff Team!

Well, Fall has begun here at Camp Evergreen. Actually we are already a month in!  The leaves are changing as well as the weather. And we continue to hold on to the hope that winter will stay away for just a little bit longer.
So far this fall has been jam packed with groups from youth groups on the weekend to team building days with school groups.  It has been a month full of fun and enthusiasm as we continue to zip kids down the zipline, jog the jugs across the playing field, canoe the canoe pond, and boulder our newly completed bouldering wall. Though we run the regular fun activities, we still have to do the dishes and clean the bathrooms, but we do the best we can at making those tasks fun and enjoyable as well.  Kathrin, Steph, Sarah, and Lacey's favourite times have been in the dishpit singing along to their favourite childhood Veggie Tales Songs!  Veggie tales makes everything more fun for most…Taylor seems to have her own opinion on this matter.
We have staff from al…