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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)


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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Week 19: Mt. Washington

January 21st, 2020
Students finished their Introduction to New Testament class on Friday, with the Mt Washington snow trip just around the corner. We packed up and headed out for Mt Washington early Monday morning, starting the trip off with an afternoon of snowshoeing.


Week 18: Welcome Back

January 7th, 2020
Students have officially arrived back to Qwanoes! We are excited to be all back together and sharing and hearing about what has happened in each other's lives over the past few weeks.


Sharing in the excitement of reuniting with everyone we had to quickly transition our mindsets into, class mode. Monday morning started the first class of 2020, Introduction to the New Testament, with ...


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week 13-14: End of First Semester

December 15th, 2019
There were mixed emotions this past couple of weeks between students finishing their last class of the year: Foundation of Church Ministry with David Lee, and also finishing their last week here at camp before heading home for Christmas!


On Thursday, the whole camp had a Christmas banquet filled with amazing food and times of reflection together. The next day, the students finished ...


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Week 12: Christmas and Rock climbing

December 5th, 2019
 This week was packed full with lots of different activities. Ice skating, rock climbing, Christmas parties, guys and girls day; the students had a blast.


We started off the week sending out all of our mission's trip support letters. After praying over the letters, a bunch of students went indoor skating in Duncan.
To take time away from distraction, focus on growing in ministry, community, leadership, academics—you experience God in a whole new way! This program helps you to be intentional with the rest of your life.
Rachael Allen