Camp Annual General Meeting Tomorrow!

Hello, everybody! It’s that time of year again… when all those interested in the camp get together to talk about how last year went and how we’re going to run the camp next year. In other words, the camp AGM (annual general meeting) is being held tomorrow at 7:00pm at St. John of Shanghai Orthodox Church (immediately after Vespers, which is at 6pm).

If you are at all interested in the camp and it’s future, you are strongly encouraged to come!

The Camp in Pictures… So Far!

Hello again, everybody!

Well, I’ve had a few responses so far to my call for camp photos. It’s an interesting selection! Revealing, perhaps, about what was most memorable for you at camp this year?

Here’s my favourite of the photos submitted so far… I had a lot of fun walking everyone through the whole of the Gospel story this year, starting with the beginning of Jesus’ public ministry and ending at Pentecost. I think we all enjoyed going through the stories  – at least I had quite a few come up to me and say that they liked them… However, every preacher and storyteller needs a picture like the one which follows to remind him of the importance of brevity! 🙂



I also received a some really beautiful shots… My two favourites are this one of some of the campers kayaking on the camp pond…



…and this one of the hike that the teens went on with Fr. Kaleeg and Andrew and Sasha:



This second picture reminds me that there are aspects of our camp that I don’t get to experience, of course, and that I’d love to hear from you campers and staff what your experience of camp was like. If you e-mail your favourite stories of camp to me at frjustin{at}allsaintscamp{dot}ca (replace the “{at}” and “{dot}” with “@” and “.”, of course!), I’d love to share some of the best ones with everybody right here on the camp website!

The last – but not the least! – thing that our first photo submissions reveal about what’s important to us about camp is simply the joy of all of us being together. Here’s one of our traditional everybody-in-their-camp-shirts-standing-together-on-the-front-steps-at-the-end-of-camp photos:



Good memories!

Keep the photos coming – and hopefully some fun stories too! Remember, if you want to share your best photos for use here on the site, you can do so simply by clicking on the link or the button below!

Note: Direct uploading has been disabled, as this feature was used to hack our camp website.  🙁  Instead, please send your pictures to frjustin {at}! (You know what to do with the “{at}”…)

Farewell… Until Next Year!

 Wow. What a rush! It’s hard to believe that this year’s camp has come and gone already. Hard to believe that it happened at all… The fact that it did was a miracle!

Many, many thanks are due to all who helped pull things together so wonderfully – and especially to all those who came to the rescue of camp at the last minute. Through all of your hard work, prayers, and perseverance, camp happened! And, last but not least, many thanks are also due to all of you campers and camper-parents. Without you, there would be no camp – and no reason to have camp, for that matter!

So, until next year… which, if all goes according to plan, will happen July 8-13, if you’re wondering.

But, before we leave… I’d like to spend a little time here focussing on what happened at camp this year. It was our tenth anniversary, after all! Time for a little reflection. And here I need your help to make this reflective series of posts come to life…

Every year at camp there are lots of pictures taken – but usually not all that many taken by me. I’ve created an upload space where you can upload your pictures, and I’m going to ask for your best shots of various people, places, and events that showcase what happened this year at camp. So, you provide the photographs and I’ll tell the stories!

We’ll start with the trip to camp. Here’s one of my favourite shots of our ferry ride over:


Now you share some of yours! Use the link or the buttons below to submit them and I’ll feature the best ones in my next post.

Note: Direct uploading has been disabled, as this feature was used to hack our camp website.  🙁  Instead, please send your pictures to frjustin {at}! (You know what to do with the “{at}”…)