Showing posts from May, 2017

From one Camp Parent to another...

Dear Parents, From one Camp Parent to another...welcome to the family. Summer Camp. Two little words that can strike you with joy and fear at the same time. Whether it was your child's idea to go to camp or your own idea ( while making them think it was their idea ), you are about to experience an emotional rollercoaster. The fear part is usually belongs to us: Will my kid have fun and make new friends?  Will he eat more than just a bag of Skittles every day?!  Will he be cared for and stay safe without me?  Will he learn new things?  WILL HE BRUSH HIS TEETH, REMEMBER TO SHOWER, AND CHANGE HIS UNDERWEAR ( Please, just once in the week) ?!? Let me fill you in on the answers that I've learned to these questions... It's hard not to. Actually, nearly impossible. Possibly. Definitely. Yes, although not always as you would expect. Um...Probably not...Well, maybe once on the last day when you come to pick him up. I'd recommend keeping the windows op

Galactic Success!

May has begun and we've already had a very full couple of weeks! On May 1st, we started our Spring Staff Training. As you read on our Reaching Higher Blog last Friday, Redberry Bible Camp joined us on-site for the week. It was great to connect with our sister camp in Saskatchewan as we both prepare our staff for our Guest Groups and the coming Summer Season. Staff Training is not for the faint of heart. From 8am to 9pm - our staff are learning how to facilitate our Outdoor Education program for the coming Guest Groups, how to be amazing hosts, and to shine the light of Jesus Christ to everyone that comes on-site. Then they worked through Safe Place, Staff Conduct, and Crisis Management. There may have been some paintballing mid-week just to decompress a bit. If THAT wasn't busy enough - we had our Spring Fundraiser: Evergreen Night Out on Saturday, May 6th. We just love to have fun and what better way to celebrate what is going on at camp and raise some funds for our pro

Hotcakes for Campers

Our Spring Season has officially begun (along with snow) and with that came our entire Spring Staff Team who is busy learning the ropes and what it means to serve our Guest Groups here at Evergreen this May and June. Twenty-nine in all are being trained this week and along with it - Redberry Bible Camp from north of Saskatoon, SK, is joining us on-site for their Spring Training week. We're excited to learn and partner in ministry with our sister camp. If you have visited our Events Page on our website recently you will notice something right away. There's a lot going on with Evergreen in the next two months. One type of event that is now a tradition is our Hotcakes for Campers Breakfasts. This year we're even running one more in Calgary. What is Campership Aid? Campership Aid is our financial assistance programs for families so they can afford their son or daughter's camp fees. We're anticipating needing $22,000 for our Campership Aid Program this year. We