Showing posts from November, 2010

become a fan on facebook!

I know, I know. Facebook is old news . Camp Evergreen has had a group for a while, but these days, fan pages are all the rage. So, we're catching up to the times with a fan page that we promise * to keep updated! CLICK HERE TO BECOME A FAN! Courtney has started a bunch of conversations ... favourite camp games of all time? Should jug 'n jog become a chosen skill? Orange Yak or Ekklesia (my vote is for "Evening Chapel", but that's going to have to be a write in ballot, I guess)? CLICK HERE TO BECOME A FAN! We'll be posting about retreats and events and maybe the weather from our fan page ... it'll be exciting times! CLICK HERE TO BECOME A FAN! *Things aren't being updated frequently enough? Look up "Courtney Bear Armstrong" on the fb. She'll get things going again.

pond hockey prep!

At last year's Pond Hockey tournament, we used just our usual rink. With six teams, we really only needed one ice surface and it worked out a-okay, even with the unseasonably warm weather ( read last year's blog post to find out more about all that fun, if you'd like ). But this year, we're expecting more than six teams, and that means that one ice surface totally isn't going to cut it! Dave and Emily, I think with some help from Cody, have been building a surface in the middle of our RV Sites. Here are some photos, to give you an idea of the work that's underway. (Also, it's been soooo winter wonderland here - so gorgeous ... and cold!) If you would like to enter a team into the Pond Hockey Tournament , on January 15, 2011 , first check out all the information on our website by following this link . Then, give us a call at 403.638.4230 or email Kerry at It's a fun, fun day!

rise up 2010

Four score and twenty years ago (or, five weeks ago, actually), we had our 2010 Rise Up! What is Rise Up? It's our annual Senior High retreat, of course! It was lotslotslots of fun: so much fun that I've only now recovered enough to blog about it! We had 96 youth here, along 30 youth leaders, from nine churches (I think nine? Gem, Linden, River West, New Hope, Highland, Dalhousie, Bergen, Southwood, Crestwood. Am I missing anyone?) Our speaker was Seth Franco . Seth is an old friend here at Evergreen, having spoken at previous Rise Up retreats -- last in 2007. Seth talked about what it means to give all that we are and all that we have to Christ. It was good stuff ... challenging! Jill Hagen and her band came out to lead the worship through music. And we had lots of fun hanging out, doing activities, playing Bomb the Burning, eating bacon, getting to know folks from other churches and communities. Good times, good times!

Tales of a Cowgirl

Okay, so this is Julia Dunbar. Kerry has asked me to write a blog post today, and so here goes... First off, I will tell you a little bit about myself therefore answering some of Kerry's list of questions for all the winter staff... (She told me I don't have to answer all of them because I'm going to share about summer too). I'm from Red Deer, AB but Evergreen has been my home since May 2006. I work at the barn as Assistant Wrangler and therefore like to lead trail rides, but I also love to lead climbing wall or help at the zipline. I am also currently a student at SAIT in the evenings, taking photography. In my spare time, I go climbing (on the rocks, and indoors), take lots of pictures, play my guitar, ride horses, and work on training my 2 year old horse. I have a younger brother who is getting married next summer, which is very exciting for me. Those are some of the basic questions, and I guess I will answer a couple of the more interesting questions.... Morn

aerials in edmonton!

We followed up our successful and spytastic Calgary fundraiser with a Dessert Night & Silent Auction in Edmonton, at River West Christian Church, on October 29. I was a little nervous: we have fewer MBs in Edmonton and fewer campers, too. How many people would show up? Well. I was totally blown away by the support of all the great, friendly people who came out and amount of money we raised ! $7540! It was lots of fun to see campers from the summer with their families, staff members from years gone by and all sorts of other great friends! We had a lot of help in Edmonton, which meant we ended up with a really fun program. Michalene and Kim put their amazing aerial talents to use. Michalene did a beautiful trapeze act. Ben, infamous for many reasons including being the most fanatical climber Camp Evergreen has had on staff ever , was ridiculously impressed by how strong Michalene was. Kim did her Spidergirl routine on the rope: it's a little bit interpretive, a little