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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)

New Testament Theology and Mt. Washington (Week 15 & 16)

January 18th, 2022

Welcome back to the blog! Semester 2 here at the Kaleo Program is officially underway. There has been so much that has happened already; God has moved in incredible ways, and we've experienced so much community and adventure! Let's ...

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Christian Theology and Wrapping Up Before Christmas (Week 13 & 14)

December 16th, 2021

Welcome to the final blog post of the semester. The last week and a half of the semester has been busy; let's take a look back at what they've been up to:

Introduction to Christian Theology

Last week the students were in their final class of the semester with Merrill Dyck. They learned all about the Trinity, Calvinism, Arminianism, End Times, and so much more. As part of the class the students participated in the Great Debate (an assignment where they were given topics, teams, and sides of an argument to create) which took lots of time and dedication. The debate happened on Friday morning. There were two separate debates and two teams that debated each topic. All four teams did a really good job and made really good points on both sides of the arguments. After the debate, the students had their final exam on Friday afternoon. It was a long week but a good one and the students were definitely excited to be finished. 

Wrapping Up

In the last ...

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Guys/ Girls Day, Rock Climbing and Christmas Festivities (Week 11 & 12)

December 6th, 2021

Welcome back to the blog! The last two weeks have been filled with lots of different activities, events and homework. Here's what we've been up to:

Old Testament Wrap Up

Following the class week the students had a few more ...

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Love Crofton, Caving and the Old Testament (Week 8, 9, & 10)

November 25th, 2021

Welcome back to the blog! We have had a lot happen since our last update, so let's take a look back at everything that has happened since surfing!

Love Crofton

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Surfing (Week 7)

November 2nd, 2021

It's crazy, the first semester is already half over. Time is really flying here at Kaleo and there's been so much happening this last week. Let's take a look back at all we've been doing. 


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Prayer and Leadership Week (Week 6)

October 25th, 2021

Welcome back to the blog! This last week the students were in their prayer and leadership week here at camp. It ran from Tuesday until Friday morning and it was filled with longer chapels, leadership workshops, and non-stop prayer (literally)! 

The chapels were run by Korey (Kaleo Leader) and Tristan (Associate Qwanoes Director) and were mostly focused on hearing from God and biblical ways to enter into his presence. The students were challenged with different practices and given the opportunity to immediately put them into action. 

SALTS (Week 5)

October 20th, 2021

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Spiritual Theology, IYWC, and Camp and Youth Ministry (Week 3 & 4)

October 8th, 2021

Welcome back to the blog! It has been a great last couple weeks with the students mostly in class. Lets take a look back at the last two weeks:

Introduction to Spiritual Theology

Last week the students had their very first class with Dr. Callum McFarlane who flew out from Briercrest to teach the class. The students had a great time learning from Cal and thoroughly enjoyed his class as a whole. They learned all about spiritual disciplines (rhythms to help us grow closer in relationship to God and practices that help us become more aware of His prescience in our lives), sanctification (becoming more like Christ) and the "already, but not yet" Kingdom of God! Among the class lectures the students used the evenings to memorize passages from the Bible for the class. Another part of the class that the students participated in was a silent retreat. Basically the students spent 20 hours in solitude, praying, fasting, reflecting, and slowing down to hear from God. It was ...

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Arrival at Kaleo and Mount Albert Edwards (Week 1 & 2)

September 29th, 2021

Imagine, it's September 2021,  18 months since the start of COVID, and we are kicking off another year of the Kaleo Program in person! God is seriously looking out for this program. As of right now the students are in their first class, but so much has happened already. Let's take a look back at the first two weeks:

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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

My son Brent is in the program and enjoying it so much. It brings tears of thankfulness to my eyes to see the beautiful things he's experienced already. What a special time of life that those in the program will never forget.
Margot Bandy