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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 9

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

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. 

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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I am BEYOND thankful for the friends that I have met here. They are truly my brothers and sisters in Christ and I can see God using them all in extraordinary ways.
Tori Baynton