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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)


Pauline Epistles, Hammock Sleepover, Camp and Youth Ministry, Kayaking, and Grad! (Week 22, 23, 24, & 25)

April 20th, 2022

Welcome to the final blog post of the year! We have had so much happen in the last month. Lets take a look at ...


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Crabbing and French Beach (Week 20 & 21)

March 21st, 2022

Welcome back to the blog! Another two weeks has gone by so its time for another Kaleo update! The students have been busy crabbing, camping, and doing homework. Lets take a look at exactly what's been ...



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Church Ministry, Mission Trips, and Interdisciplinary Studies (Week 18 & 19)

March 9th, 2022

It has been a really busy three weeks here at Kaleo. The students had another class week and then we embarked on our two week mission trips! This year our students did two different mission trips. One trip went to downtown Vancouver and worked on East Hastings and the other half stayed on Vancouver Island and did ministry here and on Salt Spring Island. Let's recap all that went down:

Foundations of Church Ministry

Before the mission trips the students had class with David Lee. David is a pastor in Chilliwack but drove out to teach the students for the week. They had great conversations about the church, their own experiences, and lots of different ideas about how ministry should be done. David pulled from many years of experience and was able to share much of his wisdom with the students. It was an informative and enjoyable week of learning before the two weeks open mission. 

The next five days were spent finishing up homework, praying and preparing ...



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Leadership Week, Recreation and Missions Prep (Week 16 & 17)

February 1st, 2022

Welcome! In this edition of the blog we will look back on the last two weeks of the Kaleo program. Although mostly uneventful, these two weeks were still loaded with learning, stretching, and growing as a community and towards God.

Leadership ...



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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. 

Surfing



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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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Kaléo is about seeing each student advance in their faith while creating lasting friendships, experiencing new things and exploring God's creation. At Kaléo, I learned what it means to genuinely live a life worthy of the calling I have received.
Annika Johnsrude