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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)

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

Interdisciplinary Studies and Crabbing

March 15th, 2021

Interdisciplinary Studies

    March 1st-5th the students took Interdisciplinary Studies with Cal MacFarlane. They learned about the dominating philosophies and worldviews that have shaped our culture and how we are to approach this as Christians. It was a challenging class and sparked lots of good conversations throughout the week.

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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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I have grown as a person in the fact that I am more independent and am more comfortable with moving on with my life then I previously was. I also have developed relationship with God where it now feels real and not just superficial.
Jacob Clark