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! 🙂

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

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

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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:

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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} allsaintscamp.ca! (You know what to do with the “{at}”…)

Farewell… Until Next Year!

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 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:

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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} allsaintscamp.ca! (You know what to do with the “{at}”…)

Camp 2013

 

All-Saints of North America Summer of 2013 – July 9th-14th

There has been a lot of fabulous planning for camp this year.  So many people have been working year round to make camp memorable…..activities, games, workshops!  Are you coming??!

VOLUNTEERS:

We are looking for volunteers to be counselors and workshop leaders. We also need new camp cooks and kitchen crew!  If you are interested in volunteering please email the directors at: director{at}allsaintscamp.ca

PARENTS:

Camp is open to all children ages 8 to 16. We have a separate program for the campers over the age of 14 to ensure that that they are engaged and that the teachings are age appropriate.

There has been no change to the cost of camp. If payment and registration is received before May 31, 2012 the cost is $340 per child. If payment and registration is received after June 1, 2012 the cost will be $370 per child.

CAMPERS:

The camp t-shirt design contest is underway!

All submissions for this year’s t-shirt design must be received by June 1st. The top 2 designs will receive a special prize at camp and both designs will be used during camp. The design must be no bigger than a regular piece of 8.5×11 paper.  The design should be simple with bold lines.

Please email designs to director{at}allsaintscamp.ca

CAMP 2013! 10th ANNIVERSARY!!

Hey folks, it will be our tenth year as a camp this summer. Dates are July 9th-14th! Please begin registering your kids and volunteering your time! Contact directors@allsaintscamp.ca for details!!