Camp in the Community, Wilderness Camp and Board Spirituality are planned, directed and delivered by a vast paid and volunteer team. Our Mentor Team are motivated by their desire to share their passions and to see children, young people and elders grow in the experience and understanding of God and expressions of spirituality in an environment that allows for fun, exploration and questions.
A new opportunity for personal development and leadership opportunities for young people in the Ecclesiastical Province of BC and the Yukon.
Young people will gather to learn the art of conflict resolution, the role and value of restorative justice, trust building, values, leadership skills, personal goal setting, facing fears, responding to the other and Who are those people?!
As a ministry of the Anglican Diocese of BC, and grounded in the love of Christ, Camp in the Community serves families across Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands by providing camp programming for children, youth and young adults. By the grace of the Holy Spirit our programming seeks to
Submitted by kate.vangiesen on Wed, 2013-06-12 11:53
Two weekends ago I went to Mayne Island with a group of young people from St. Philips, Oak Bay. The weekend began with dropping a 4L jug of milk at the Swartz Bay ferry terminal. The youth group has been known to break something on every retreat, so I guess the milk was it! Thankfully, I had relatives on Mayne who opened the store so we could buy milk.
Have you ever stood at the bottom of a really, really tall tree and looked up in awe at how impressive it is? Or looked out at the ocean and thought about that same water touching countries that are really, really far away? The environment is pretty awe-inspiring; it’s all around us and within us. But sometimes we forget the wonder of it, and just see it as ordinary.
Submitted by alex.ortwein on Mon, 2013-05-27 16:32
What an incredible week of positive culture shock. In preparation for the camp happening this summer in late August, we went to experience Alert Bay for ourselves and to connect with the people. Such a rich and deep culture began to emerge as we took in the details of the community. We established many connections that will make this camp a true example of community and started relationships that will journey beyond the summer. The importance of community became even clearer to me while exploring the ‘Namgis culture, not only for this camp, but for every single camp this summer. By bri
Submitted by kate.vangiesen on Thu, 2013-05-16 14:20
I’ve never had a desk job before and, even though I am now programming this summer’s Camp in the Community, it still doesn’t feel like I have a desk job. In some ways this was not what I expected, and I’m thrilled about that. So far I’ve been able to play games, make posters, and meet new people. Doesn’t sound like a typical office job at all, does it? Sure, there have been days where I’m sitting at my laptop for hours on end, but I’m usually researching something awesome like different crafts for the summer.
This day camp runs from 8:30 -4:30 During the work day, campers will be immersed in crafts, collaborative team-challenge games, bible study, and nature education, by the end of the week you will wish you had been able to attend too after hearing all their great stories.