Showing posts from April, 2016

A new name and a new App!....Wait...what?

This week has been so full of excitement. We'll be sure to keep you in the loop with how the colt is doing... That's right! We've officially got a name for our little buddy. It's BLUE!A big thanks to everyone who submitted names and voting. The response was exciting and overwhelming! But that's not all. We've got another announcement that was just emailed out to the World of Evergreen. We've got an app. Thanks right - there is an app for that! We have been looking for new ways to engage and connect with our campers and guests outside of email and our website. Our App helps you do that. With features like: DVO - devotionals posts during the week (about twice weekly) from our staff. You can ask questions and comment on the DVOs each week. Tree Mail - notifications from the camp once a week about important stuff like if Camp is going to be at a church for a promotion, if we have introduced new camps (like we did last week), or if a camp fills

We have a new addition!

  It was four in the morning when the new foal arrived today. The Wranglers have been diligently checking Delilah these last days to make sure that the foal and momma were healthy. Lane was out at 3am when he realized it was time. Mikaela, Katherina, and Lane were all present to watch our new colt meet the world. Delilah has been a wonderful and protective momma and the baby is doing just great! And now he needs a name! If you remember the guidelines to the contest, we took hundreds of name submissions and then the Wranglers narrowed that list down to three filly names and three colt names. The next step was up to nature (which is a very unbiased factor of the contest). And much to our delight, though we would have been delighted with either, it ended up being a colt. Now to the last part of the contest - we are down to THREE names and you have to vote! So you can vote here, Facebook, Instagram (either our Barn Instagram or the main Instagram) or email me at courtney@camp-

Tim Bit's in India

Connor (Tim Bit) in Northern Ireland We love to tell stories about how camp is continuing to impact the lives of our campers and staff outside of our Summer Camp season. In the fall, we shared about Felicity (Hulkin) working in Brazil. This week - we'd like to share about another staff member, Connor (Tim Bit) who travelled to Northern Ireland to do a program through YWAM. We're excited to welcome Connor back in just a few weeks as a Spring and Summer Staff member. Connor wrote this a couple months ago but because where his team was travelling to, we had to keep it under wraps until they got back to N. Ireland. We hope you enjoy his story: Lives are transformed at camp by the power of Jesus. I have seen lives transformed, and my own life has been transformed at camp. Three and a half years ago I did the PUSH Program (now Pit Crew) at camp and that was the first time I had ever lived in a community setting. I loved it and I knew I had to go back. I've been to camp ever

Come laugh with us!

As most of you know, May 7th marks the day of our Spring Fundraiser at Dalhousie Church. It's going to be a hilarious event as Leland Klassen joins us as the entertainment for the evening. Laughing is not the only thing we can promise about the event. Ken, our Red Seal Chef, will be preparing a most amazing meal. There's rumours of roasted goodness and homemade salad dressings. If you've ever had a meal from Ken - you know how much love and imagination gets poured into it. The other thing that you can get excited about is our Silent Auction. There will be an amazing spread of family friendly tickets to things like Calaway Park, Tyrrell Museum, and Heritage Park and then some cool getaway ideas like Golf and Hotel Packages to Olds, Cranbrook BC (Kimberley Golf Resort), and even a week hotel in Maui, HI. If destinations aren't what gets you excited - look for a home speaker system, artwork donated by some Alumni, a Fitbit, a tablet, an AMAZING decorated cake, and

Epic Ladies Retreat!

Ladies Retreat for 2016 is in the books and WOW was it amazing! I mean, if we just start with the fact that it is our LARGEST Ladies Retreat that we can remember (and Colleen is a good reference...she's been at 17 consecutive Ladies Retreats). We've never sold out - never had 100+ Ladies PLUS a waiting list. Just...Wow. The community and the spirit of the women that attended this weekend was just beautiful. I must say also - I've never - never heard such a reactive crowd. The "oooo's" and "ahhhhha", the gasps, applause, cheering, laughter, and even sympathetic 'mmmhmmmm's" throughout the weekend. It was almost as if someone was standing at the front with cue cards getting the audience to respond. I loved it. Saturday's activities included zipline, archery, wagon rides (now an integrated part in our activities), Cooking with Ken, crafty fun with letters, stretching with Lisa, and wonderful fellowship on a beautiful day. Check