Showing posts from July, 2017

Trail Blazers 2 is in the wind!

As I write this, we have checked our half way point. Our fourth camp is finishing up and we only have four to go. It's always amazing to us here how it seems like summer camp will never arrive for 10 months of the year and then all of a sudden we're halfway done and we don't know where the time has gone. We had our second of our largest weeks of the summer with Charge 2, Roughin' It Girls 2, Trail Blazers 2, Pit Crew 2, and Internships all being full. 163 campers in total were here! That's crazy!! The week blew in with a start - quite literally actually. We had a really big wind storm on Sunday evening which caused us to pull our two out-trips in just to be careful. They were chopping at the bit to get back out to the bush next morning doing their out-trip thing. Those Out-trip kids are just not made for civilization. :) We played Jug 'n' Jog, Ketchup to the Flag, Captain Sonar, Collector's Choice...sometimes I wonder how we fit everything in.

Make Room for Ignite 1

It's been an amazing week! Yes, yes - we say that every week but seriously - it's been a super week. And this week we had to enlarge our Fort Firering again . Isn't that awesome? Read about this really unique challenge we have here on our Reaching Higher Blog . Weather has been just perfect. No rain, not too smokey, and warm enough for our Creek Party and Field BBQ. Could you ask for anything more? Well - there was also horseback riding, ziplining, climbing, paintball, artsy awesomeness, and wide games galore! Jug 'n' Jog, Ketchup to the Flag, Human Sized Clue, Pandemic just to name a few. We had one last chance this morning to go on some wagon rides, play on the Balance Beam, Leap of Faith, and Climbing Wall. Brennan, our speaker for the week, from Dalhousie Church in Calgary shared stories from his own life and also about Moses throughout the week. Testimonies from this week were especially cool. Here are something of the things that were shared in th

Amazing Trail Blazers!

What a week! It was such an amazing week with our Trail Blazer 1 campers, Roughin' It Girls 1, Charge 1, Pit Crew 1, and Interns. The weather was  pretty wet in the beginning but that made it's own fun. By Wednesday, the sun was out and we were playing Jug 'n' Jog, Captain Sonar, and all the fun outdoor games we could get our hands on. Chapel this week was amazing. These kids were crazy good singers. One of the things that gave me shivers was the unexpected singing of Oh Canada during our last lunch, started by Crestwood. That rendition was good enough to be on any Stampede Grandstand show. I definitely got the shivers.  J Janzen, from Abbotsford, BC, was our speaker during the week and shared a lot of stories from his childhood and from the Bible. He taught us that we are created with super powers, that we have the power to serve, and that Jesus is the ultimate superhero and we can join his team by saying yes. Campers had a ton of

Week 1 is in the Books!

There you have it! Our first week of summer camp is in the books! We've been waiting forty-four weeks for this moment! All the planning, hiring, colouring, designing, training, and dreaming has been for these next 8 weeks. What better way than to start with one of our brand new camps: Jr. Explorers. I like to call these campers our Little by Mighty campers. They often come in shy and timid of the strange camp environment but so many gain courage and energy (is that even possible?) throughout the week. They're enthusiastic about the food, the games, the activities, and sometimes they're even enthusiastic about napping. These campers played a tonne of Willsonball, Jug 'n' Jog, a life-sized game of Clue, Ketchup to the Flag, and more! Most of these games were filled with Superhero costumes and ridiculously. This week - our Speakers: Chip and Roundup taught us about how Jesus is a Superhero and that sin makes God sad. We learned that Jesus came and not only sa