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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: Leadership Program of Camp Qwanoes & Briercrest)

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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Love Crofton: Week 8

November 12th, 2020

To start off our week, Colburn (Our Male Student Life Assistant) gave a chapel on Service. It was great being reminded of our purpose in serving others to glorify God and build his kingdom. This led us into our next three days of serving Crofton.

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Prayer and Leadership Week (Week 7)

November 3rd, 2020

Prayer and Leadership Week

    This past week was prayer and leadership week. We had a prayer room set aside that students would sign up to spend hour long "shifts" in to spend time with God. They each signed up for four 1 hour time slots (roughly one a day). Many students found this time really refreshing and challenging. We had chapels on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday morning focusing on hearing from God ...

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Surfing and Camp & Youth Ministry

October 29th, 2020
Thanksgiving, surfing, and Camp and Youth Ministry, not a bad couple weeks!

What a blessing it was to share Thanksgiving with a huge family like this! We ...

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Intro to Spiritual Theology and Kayak Trip: Weeks 3 and 4

October 21st, 2020

Intro to Spiritual Theology
(Week 3)

    This week the students had their first class of the year: Intro to Spiritual Theology with Cal Macfarlane.
While Cal was not able to be here in person, the students were able to all be in a classroom and take the class together, while ...

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This has been the most shaping and formative year of my entire life. This program is designed to help you grow at a rate I wouldn't have ever thought possible.
Levi Vanderkwaak