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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 12: Christmas and Rock climbing

December 5th, 2019
 This week was packed full with lots of different activities. Ice skating, rock climbing, Christmas parties, guys and girls day; the students had a blast.


We started off the week sending out all of our mission's trip support letters. After praying over the letters, a bunch of students went indoor skating in Duncan.

Week 11: Love Crofton

November 29th, 2019
This past week, the Kaleo program had the opportunity to love Crofton. Each morning they had a team meeting, hopped in the vans, and headed off into town for the day.


For three days, the students went from house to ...


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Week 10: Old Testament

November 20th, 2019
This past week, the Kaleo students had their Old Testament class with Don Taylor. It was packed with lots of stories, history, lessons, and a wack load of filming.


When the sun was shining, the students got to go outside for a short hike and ...


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Week 9: Prayer and Leadership

November 13th, 2019
With no classes and no trips this week, students focused on prayer and leadership. Each one signed up for two separate hours of prayer in the prayer room.



They creatively wrote down they're prayers and thoughts all over the room. By the end of the week, the empty room turned into a beautiful space where you could visually see the prayers between the students and God.


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Week 7 & 8: Theology and Caving

November 8th, 2019
Students settled in for another week of class, Christian Theology, with Merrell Dyck. Learning about the many different theological views on Christianity it quickly became apparent to the students that the world of theology was much bigger than they initially thought.


For the class, students ...


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Week 6: SALTS

October 23rd, 2019
After our camp-wide thanksgiving dinner, the students woke up the next day, packed into a bus, and drove down to Victoria to experience four days at sea on the Pacific Swift tall ship with SALTS.



Week 5: Camp and Youth Ministry

October 21st, 2019
This week we were excited to welcome Sid Koop to come and teach on Camp and Youth Ministry. The students learned about why youth ministries exist along with strategies that have been used in creating successful camp and youth ministries.


This class has a slightly different layout than the rest of the classes throughout the year, this class has 2 parts; this week the students went through the first part which was only 3 days opposed to the typical 5. Sid will then come back in the ...


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Week 4: Surfing

October 9th, 2019
At the beginning of the week, students had a couple days to get some homework done before we headed to Tofino for our big surf adventure.


We loaded up the vans bright and early Thursday morning and headed towards Tofino, but we could not travel all that way without making a couple stops.

Week 3: Spiritual Theology

October 3rd, 2019
It was the first class of the year for the students this past week. Professor Cal Macfarlane flew in from Saskatchewan to teach Introduction to Spiritual Theology.




"I found Introduction to Spiritual Theology very insightful. At the end of the class, I felt like I had a better understanding of how to apply each of the spiritual disciplines and make God the centre of everything in my day to ...


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Week 2: Mount Albert Edward

September 24th, 2019
We all met after church on Sunday afternoon to pack our bags for our big hiking trip this week. 


We brought our backpacks, clothes, food, tents and all the necessary gear we would need for the next 3 days as we made our ...


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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. 

I have grown as a person in the fact that I am more independent and am more comfortable with moving on with my life then I previously was. I also have developed relationship with God where it now feels real and not just superficial.
Jacob Clark