Foundations Program

The purpose of the 'Foundations Program' is:

  1. To share Christ's transforming love with young people in order that they might know God, know what they believe and know why they believe it.

  2. To enable young people to have a better understanding of how camp works as an entire ministry.

  3. To enable young people to know what their God-given gifts are and how they can use them to build God's kingdom at/outside of camp, in the present and the future.

  4. To give opportunities for meaningful work and the ability to be a part of something that is bigger than the youth themselves.

  5. To allow for community and relationships to be developed, memories to be made and risks to be taken personally, spiritually and physically.

We know that each person has a different skills set and is passionate about different areas of camp.  This is why we are offering different routes within the 'Foundation' program.  We want your camp experience to be challenging, encouraging, and a time of growth.  The Foundation program is for anyone ages 15 - 17 (must have completed grade 10 or 11) who would like to be involved in one or more of the following areas:

  • Cabin Leading

  • Cooking/Kitchen Help

  • Camp Maintenance

  • Horses/Wrangling

  • Camp Program (program directing, activity planning, lifeguarding, video tech, etc.)

All participants will begin their training together and throughout the three week program, they will be split into their specific program groups to learn things that pertain directly to the program area that they are interested in. 

Week 1 - This week will be a time of personal growth and Bible-based learning.  All leadership development students will participate in activities and hear from guest speakers together.  The group will serve together by doing various camp facility chores.  Get ready to go deeper in your relationship with God, make new friends and make memories together.

Week 2 - Students will spend more time doing activities and sessions that pertain to the area of camp that they would like to be involved in.  For example, youth who want to be cabin leaders will do cabin leading sessions, youth interested in helping with Horsemanship will do sessions with the Wrangler, etc. There will still be large group sessions and activities this week pertaining to general camp ministry and personal growth.   

Week 3 - Students will have opportunities to practice what they have learned and serve an area of camp that their Foundations Leaders have assigned them, while being mentored and supported by leaders and other Sr. Staff members.     

We will be running two Foundation sessions throughout the summer:

  • Foundations Session #1: July 5-24, 2020

  • Foundations Session #2: August 2-21, 2020

Cost:  $325 (taxes included) 

  • Once you have been accepted into the program, you can pay your fees via cheque (mail to our office) or credit card (call our office 306-477-4410).

Additional Information

If a student decides that they would like to work at camp after completing the Foundation program they can apply to be on staff as a volunteer.  

The program begins at 5pm on the first Sunday of the program, and goes until approx 7:00pm each Friday; students then go home for the weekend and return to camp the following Sunday at 3pm.

Foundations applicants must be finished grade 10 or 11 by the time of their Foundation Session.