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Kaléo Program

Welcome to the official Kaléo Program Blog! This is a great place to get the latest on what the students are up to and what's been happening in the Kaléo Program. Visit the program website: www.kaleo.ca.(A Leadership Program of Camp Qwanoes & Briercrest)


Week 1: Welcome

September 16th, 2019
They are finally here! Kaléo 2020 officially began Wednesday afternoon as we welcomed 21 students from 7 provinces across Canada. After everyone got registered on Wednesday afternoon we began our orientation. Students began getting to know the people that they would be spending the next eight months with and learning more about what day to day life will look like throughout the coming months.


Among orientation, the students were introduced to the Staff here at ...


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A Filled Ending

April 20th, 2019
A lot has happened these last few weeks.


The students took Pauline Epistles where Brian Westnedge took them through the letters of Paul and they all throughly enjoyed his teaching. 

Week 28: Crabbing & French Beach

April 10th, 2019
As the weather has been significantly warmer we have been as proactive as possible to take advantage of the warmth as much as possible.

We spent a few days catching crabs off of our dock here at Camp Qwanoes anticipating a crab feast. 



Week 26-27 Engaging the Ideas of Our World & Kayaking

March 27th, 2019
Only returning from the missions trips a short time ago, the students have made some hard transitions back into everyday Kaléo life and lots happened since then.


The students had a few days to rest and recover after reuniting from their trips before they dove back into their 'Engaging the Ideas of Our World' class. Where Professor Cal Mcfarlane taught on the ideas of modernity and postmodernity and how this affects the world that we live in ...


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Weeks 23-25 Missions

March 5th, 2019
The last few weeks have been SO good.  

The second week of February was filled with preparing to send off missions teams for the 13th - seven students to Mexico and ten students to inner city Vancouver.  

Everyone gathered together to pray before we departed for our trips.


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Week 21: Perspective in Missions

February 5th, 2019
After arriving back from trips to Vancouver and Mount Washington the students are back in class with Gord Nickerson learning about the Perspectives in Mission. 

With the Missions Fest conference fresh in our minds and the missions trips approaching rapidly, the students had ...


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Week 19 & 20: Missions Fest and Mnt Washington

February 1st, 2019
The last couple weeks we have been busy! We went over to the mainland to attended Missions Fest and spend some time in Vancouver from January 17 - 20. The thursday we got up early and made our way over to Vancouver to go tandum biking.



Week 18: Introduction to Theology

January 15th, 2019
This week the students took part in their first class of the semester - Introduction to Thoelogy.
This gave them the ability to think through some thoelogical concepts and for some it helped solidify their foundation.


The students had a really busy week. During the evenings they had small group and were doing a lot of research for their debates which took place on friday morning. Friday afternoon they had their exam.


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There and Back Again: Christmas Break

January 8th, 2019
We are back in the full swing of things, this time in a whole new semester. Our students have all safely returned from their Christmas breaks and are jumping straight into the second half of their Kaléo lives.


We finished the semester with a mug gift exchange. there was a variety of mugs that appeared, from practically sized, to enormous, to absolutely goofy. We ended our time together giving each other quick encouragements, or pointing out different things in ...


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Week 13: Foundations of Church Ministry

December 12th, 2018
This week the students had their final class of the semester - Foundation of Church Ministry. This class gave the students the ability to think through the practical things about the Church in a way that lead them to have a better understanding about why the church exists and what it is for.



Between class time and small groups students had a lot of time to ask questions and discuss different elements of the church throughout the week. The students found this week really benefical as many of them contemplate whether Church Ministry is what they would like to pursue ...


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Week 12: Christmas Festivities

December 6th, 2018
After a couple weeks of hard work, the students were all ready for a change of pace before the next class came around. So over the past week, they had a variety of Christmas festivities that they took part in.


On Tuesday morning we loaded up the vans and took all the students to Victoria for the day.

Everyone broke off ...


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Week 11: Love Crofton

December 3rd, 2018

This last week the students took part in Love Crofton. Love Crofton is an event where all the students would take part in helping out the community.





There was a group of four students who were placed in leadership over the project and they had organized a day to make, cut out, and ...


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It was amazing, and I would do it all over again in a heartbeat.
Tyler Wills