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Kaleo Blog

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 23: Departing on Missions Trips

February 15th, 2020
On Tuesday we had a community lunch with the staff of Camp Qwanoes where they spend some time praying for our missions teams before sending us off early Wednesday morning.


Our Mexico team left bright and early Wednesday morning at 3:30, While our Vancouver team headed to the ferry just before lunch 
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20-21 CVYN and Mission's Fest

February 3rd, 2020
The past two weeks involved preparing and leading Cowichan Valley youth night (CVYN) and heading over to the mainland for Mission's fest. 

After finishing up their New Testament exam, the next few days were all about CVYN. This was a time where students were given full ...


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Week 19: Mt. Washington

January 21st, 2020
Students finished their Introduction to New Testament class on Friday, with the Mt Washington snow trip just around the corner. We packed up and headed out for Mt Washington early Monday morning, starting the trip off with an afternoon of snowshoeing.


Week 18: Welcome Back

January 7th, 2020
Students have officially arrived back to Qwanoes! We are excited to be all back together and sharing and hearing about what has happened in each other's lives over the past few weeks.


Sharing in the excitement of reuniting with everyone we had to quickly transition our mindsets into, class mode. Monday morning started the first class of 2020, Introduction to the New Testament, with ...


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week 13-14: End of First Semester

December 15th, 2019
There were mixed emotions this past couple of weeks between students finishing their last class of the year: Foundation of Church Ministry with David Lee, and also finishing their last week here at camp before heading home for Christmas!


On Thursday, the whole camp had a Christmas banquet filled with amazing food and times of reflection together. The next day, the students finished ...


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