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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: Leadership Program of Camp Qwanoes & Briercrest)

Year End Retreat and Graduation 👨‍🎓

June 24th, 2021

Well well well, Here we are two months out of Kaleo. The students have moved back home, jumped into summer jobs, caught up with friends and family, and a good portion are involved with camp ministries. But, if you're wondering how we wrapped up the Kaleo program in its last two weeks... you've come to the right place.

Day 1 of the year end ...

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Class Week and Kayaking

April 13th, 2021

This past week was Pauline Epistles with Professor Brian Westnedge. Brian was able to come to teach in person. During this class, the students learned how to better navigate Paul's letters and understand how to apply them to their own lives and within the church. Brian is a lively professor who is very fun and engaging. 

Off Grid

March 23rd, 2021
Well, we survived! We spent an overnight trip off-grid in the forest by camp in completely homemade shelters. We even made our own bread and jam for a fresh breakfast the next morning. The trip couldn't have gone better.

No bricks, Just Sticks

Interdisciplinary Studies and Crabbing

March 15th, 2021

Interdisciplinary Studies

    March 1st-5th the students took Interdisciplinary Studies with Cal MacFarlane. They learned about the dominating philosophies and worldviews that have shaped our culture and how we are to approach this as Christians. It was a challenging class and sparked lots of good conversations throughout the week.

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Vancouver Island Mission

March 1st, 2021

If you asked these students what the most impactful experience for them was this year so far, almost every one of them would say that this mission's trip was. Not only was this trip impactful in the hearts and lives of those we met, but also in the hearts and lives of these students. We won't be able to share every story and experience because there were so many incredible ones, but I hope you get to see the powerful work of the Lord through this post. Miracles, restored relationships, bold evangelism, bold prayers, and ...

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Week 20: Foundations of Church Ministry

February 10th, 2021


    This past week the students were in Foundations of Church Ministry with Professor David Lee. In this class the students tackled issues such as discerning calling, spiritual gifting, the challenge of change, discipleship, how this all relates to the church as a whole, and more! David was able to teach the class in person which was a ...

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Mt. Washington Ski Trip

February 3rd, 2021

After staying at camp for the first few weeks after Christmas break, it was about time for an out trip. This past week, we journeyed up to Strathcona Provincial Park again... but this time we weren't hiking, we were skiing and snowshoeing!

DAY 1: Snowshoeing

Imagine walking through the fluffiest powder through a beautiful forest and then building the biggest snow forts with a bunch of your closest friends. Well, that was just the start of our trip.

Weeks 17+18: The Return

January 18th, 2021
Week 17: Class

Week 12: Christmas and Girls/Guys Day

December 10th, 2020

Well, that's it! End of semester one. What a mega year. We have had an amazing few months together and are so thankful for all that God has provided for us during this time. Here's a look into the last week of this Kaleo semester.

Guys Day

This was a big activity day for the guys. Almost every guy woke ...

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Week 11

December 3rd, 2020

Week 11

    This week was much more what you might call "lowkey" compared to your typical Kaleo week. The students had a lot of time this week to work on papers and other schoolwork. There was also a couple unique chapels like our Worship chapel. So instead of the usual format we sang songs to God the whole time which ...

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Old Testament Film and Class: Week 10

November 26th, 2020

We had Don Taylor fly out from Briercrest to teach our students about the Old Testament last week. Don has been a long time professor with Kaleo. In fact, he has taught classes every year since Kaleo began. Not only did the students complete their Old Testament class, but they produced a 10/10 Old Testament film. It even had Jesse (our assistant Kaleo program leader) crying laughing.

Caving: Week 9

November 16th, 2020

    This past week we took a day trip to Coombs and the Horne Lake Caves.

    We went in two separate groups. The first group headed straight for the caves, took their tour and then went to Coombs on the way back. The second group went to Coombs first, explored the area and the shops, and then went to the caves afterwards.

The Caves

    To begin the tour, the guide ...

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I enjoyed this foundational year, gaining a new understanding of my faith and developing as a disciple, growing in leadership and being prepared to go out into the world to be a servant that is continually furthering the kingdom.
Tori Baynton