Showing posts from November, 2014

New Landscapes

Last week our landscape changed. In truth, our landscape has been consistently changing for the last few years due to our cabins getting rebuilt. This summer saw all 10 new cabins house campers. Cabins Six through Eleven still stood on that back row beyond the bathrooms (called The Lost Cabins by some...or so often - The Boys Cabins). One by one, the cabins have been moving out. First eight, nine, and ten. Six made its way next. Eleven and Seven took the longest as the trees that have grown up around them made quite the challenge and puzzle for Rolf. Koda is sitting where Cabin 6 used to be. Finally, last week, Seven and Eleven were carefully moved out from their homes. This seemed, at least for me, the most significant of the changes that I've seen over the last few years. These little wooden cabins that had housed thousands of summer campers full of memories are almost finished their work here. As I watched Rolf haul Cabin 7 past the Welcome Centre last week, memories ca

Story Night

...we had two story nights in two weeks.  The first was in Edmonton, at Sunrise Community Church and the second was in Calgary, at Dalhousie Community Church.  The goal was simple, to tell stories.  Stories about how God is working at and through Camp Evergreen.  A secondary goal was to have some good dessert together.  Let me tell you there was some good dessert together!  There was a young boys table that really liked dirt and worms! At both nights we interviewed some campers and asked them several questions including how many years have you been a camper at Camp Evergreen and what advice would you give to someone coming to camp for the first time?  Jesse proved to be our longest attending camper as he pulled seven different Camp Evergreen T-shirts from a backpack including the owl T-shirt from 2012.  Some of the advice given to new campers was to bring a lot of bug spray and lots of socks! We heard from recent and past staff. Stories about how God was working in their lives an