This past week we had an incredible time camping together on the West coast of Vancouver Island! We pitched tent for two nights within 100 meters of the Pacific Ocean at French Beach Provincial Park. It was an incredible time of community, relaxing, reading, and learning about how to be lifelong leader wherever life takes our students after the Kaleo Program. This year is almost over—Can you believe it?! We definitely can’, but it is certainly settling in that it’s less than a month till graduation.
|Sarah H, and Kelsey W, walking up to the campsite covering from the beach.|
|Chris, Dawson, Jon, and Ian exploring the beach front.|
|While camping we were divided into 4 groups that would separately prepare their own meals.|
(pictured is Dawson and Jessica)
|Lots of time to connect and read|
The students each had 3 books with them as they were preparing for the course which just started today, Introduction to Christian Worldview with Grant Poettcker. There was lots of discussion happening all around camp about the contents of the books throughout the trip, the books are some of the more challenging philosophy books they will read this year, and most were enjoying the challenge. There was lots of re-reading pages to try grasp the concepts, but certain enjoying the moment where the idea 'clicks'.
Our three days also had a focus on learning what it meant to be lifelong leaders. This was incorporated through some interesting yet challenging group games and also Devo's during the mornings and evenings that were lead by the leadership team (Andrew, Lyann, Ashley, and Levi).
|Trying to communicate without sight and sound proved to be quite a challenge!|
|We also had one of the most impressive tarp structures I have ever seen. |
We dubbed it the coliseum, truly is a piece of art.