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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)

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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Orientation and Mt. Albert Edward: Week 1 & 2

September 30th, 2020

A New Beginning

Well, here we are in the middle of a pandemic kicking off the Kaleo 2020/2021 year. Who knew we'd be here? We are so thankful that were are still able to run our program in the midst of a trying time. As of today, we have just finished our two-week COVID 19 protocol, and can officially start function as a learning pod. The students are VERY excited to not be wearing a mask all the time.

Week 28: Wrapping Up

March 27th, 2020
After our crabbing adventure, we stepped into a bit of a whirlwind of a week. Gearing up for our French Beach camping trip on Wednesday things across the country began to shift very quickly, which meant that things for us were about to look very different.

Week 27: Crabbing

March 23rd, 2020
After a week of class, we had some nice weather for us to be able to do some crabbing off our dock here at Qwanoes anticipating a crab feast at the end of the week. 

Week 26: Interdisciplinary Studies

March 11th, 2020
We arrived back from our mission trips and celebrated our teams reuniting once again, everyone quickly reintegrating with each other eager to hear about one another's trips.

For the days following the trips, we went through some debrief with the students to help them process what they had experienced, asking questions like; What was hard? How did you see God move? How does this experience change the way you walk in your life now? The goal was to have intentional time to reflect ...

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Missions trips:

February 28th, 2020
We have just all arrived back safe and sound from our missions trips to Vancouver and Mexico. We all had an amazing time and learned so much, God has moved in some amazing ways in the lives of our students over the past 2 weeks. 

On the Vancouver trip we were able to serve alongside a ...

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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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This is such a special place and a special experience, and God has changed me through it. I have grown spiritually and I think I have just become a lot more mature in how I think and how I act.
Peyton Arnold