Welcome to this year's 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)
Monday, October 24, 2016
Wild Play and Wild Children
This week of the program was a more relaxed and laid back week.
What I mean by "relaxed" and "laid back" is that we created space for the students to focus on their school work and connect with each other. This coming week they begin their "Introduction to the New Testament" class
with Dr. Wes Olmstead. The students had a great deal of prep work, ranging from
reading 4 books of the New Testament, (Acts, James, 1 Peter, and Revelation) to writing exegetical questions about
those texts they read. They have been working on those assignments diligently
for the past week, getting ready for the class.
Although, that is
not all that has been done this week. We also took time out of our day on
Thursday to go and have some fun at Wild Play, a large challenge
course outside of Nanaimo. The students had a blast participating in the various games that were presented to them. They
were able to challenge themselves physically and mentally on this aerial
playground and get some time away from the books! It was a great change of pace
and change of scenery for the students.
(Photo Credit: Caleb Smith)
To cap off this weekend
was the Juniors Retreat. Students were assigned positions to help
facilitate the weekend for these retreaters! The children at camp were having a great
time and the students were able to show them the love of God. Our students were
working in the kitchen, the challenge course, and in the cabins as counsellors!
There were a lot of good conversations that were had between the retreaters, the staff, and students at camp this past weekend.
(Photo Credit: Beth Vliet)
This coming week
is one of the more academically challenging classes so please be praying for the
students to be diligent in their work and to retain all of the information that
comes their way!