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The Leadership Chair

Sitting in the leadership chair is one thing. Accepting the responsibility that goes with the chair is something else.  It’s easy to think you’ve got all the answers when none of the ultimate responsibility lies with you. But sitting in this chair. Until you sit in...

HOW did I get HERE?

Hello! I’m Maddy, but at camp I’m known as GiggZ. I got my name because I was and maybe still am known for my excessive amounts of laughter. This year I am the Program Director and that’s amazing but super strange. As I kid I was a camper at Widjiitiwin and looked up to staff and...

Why We Do Camp Names @ Widji

Why do we have camp names at Widjiitiwin? Because they’re magical! It adds to the magic of camp and creates a space not only for the campers but also for the staff to have the opportunity to be the people they can’t be outside of camp. There’s nothing like...

Tut’s Guest Blog

My camp name is Tut, and will forever be Tut. Camp has changed me into the little TNT camper I was, to the leader I am today. From being here as a camper, to SALTer, staff, and now leadership, camp is now my home. One summer, waaayy back in the day, I told my parents I wanted to...

When I Predicted the Future

Every summer for over 35 years I have been privileged to work with teens and young adults. In fact, it is my life’s mission. I get to see SALTers and staff when they are young and help lead them to be the next generation of Christian leaders. Very often I see great...

Is This is the Moment?

“Perhaps this is the moment for which you have been created…” Esther 4:14 Aloha! My name is Kyra, and I am excited to begin my first season at Camp Widjiitiwin as the Camp Admin for the summer and “intern” for the following eight months, whatever that means to Moose! I, like many...

MBC Compass Spring 2017: Widji News

Transformed youth! This is the desired result of our mission to be ambassadors for Christ to children and youth. What does that look like? Christian youth (summer staff, campers & SALTers) who have their own faith, godly character, actively participating in these disciplines:...

Hey Alumni! Where Are You Now?

Have you ever wondered what happened to that special staff member you remember from Widjiitiwin? We do too. And we would love to know what they and you have been up to. SO, we are starting a project to share updates from as many alumni as possible.  Want to share what...

They Call Me Moose

I have been called Moose since I was 16 and was first on summer staff at Camp Ambassador, outside Owen Sound, now the site of Word of Life Camp.  Many camps have a tradition of assigning staff camp names. That summer each new staff was named for an Archie comics character. Yes, I...

What Camp Widjiitiwin Has Meant to Me

A guest blog by Rhino I have been part of Camp Widjiitiwin for almost nine years, and it will likely continue to be the place having the most influence on my life. As my fourth summer on staff comes to an end, I have been reflecting more on what this camp has meant to me. Camp...