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14
Aug

Guest Blog by Oi

Oi’s Camp Widjiitiwin Testimony Camp came into my life in a time that I was really struggling. When I moved from Australia I was very angry and bitter towards my father and towards God. The friendship group that I was involved in was unhealthy and left me lonely. I was that...
16
Apr

Knowing is NOT Enough, We Must Apply

Lots of us do a lot of learning through reading, play, podcasts, books, online sources, webinars, sermons, etc. The problem is that if we don’t do something with our newfound knowledge we lose the value of what we have learned. It has been said that if we don’t make a...
12
Mar

Staffing, How Widji Builds its Team

As any manager knows, building a team and hiring staff every year can be exhausting work. There are countless models to follow, and countless considerations that can pile up and, if not careful, overwhelm a person with decisions. To give an idea of what hiring looks like for this...
08
Jan

Fill The Cups Of Glasses Half Full People

What if you could be the pitcher that fills up the cups or glasses of half full people? How could we do that? What would it look like? Is the group you hang out with better or worse for you being in it? Is the room better or worse for you being in it? Or leaving it? Are people...
09
Oct

Widji Staff & Campers Will Grow Up To Rule The World

Staff & campers will grow up to rule the world! I often wonder as I look around each summer at the new group of campers, what will be come of them. Which ones will do our SALT program, become staff, then leadership staff. Which one might eventually be the camp director.  We...
18
Sep

Leadership is like Ripples on Water

The effect of our leadership continues to go out like ripples on water through the people we have impacted. A ripple moves out from the center and the ripple effect is so much greater than the original impact formed.  As a leader, every word you say, every email you write, your...
22
Aug

Why Widjiitiwin?

Why Widji is a great question. Why not? Or why not another place or job? I’ve always said whatever job I had needed to have a greater purpose. Maybe you’re like that too. Widji does!!  In some ways we all have our own reason for coming to camp. Some grew up here a...
15
Aug

Fingerprints On My Life

I find myself wondering a lot about the people who have helped form me into the person I am now. The people whose fingerprints are all over my life. The people who shaped, molded, guided and corrected me. Thanks to dad and mom, my Grandpas Greenfield & Copeland, Jack, Mr....
22
Jul

What Would You Say to Your Grade 9 Self?

Now that my high school, Lester B. Pearson in Burlington, has closed, I’ve been wondering what I would tell myself going into grade 9. Here is the list I came up with.  Don’t compare yourself to others. Remember that weight is just a number on a scale and it in no way...
25
Jun

Staying Focused – Leah’s Guest Blog

Guest Blog by Leah Shadbolt, Widji Assistant Director Growing up as a camper, my favourite part of camp was always the surprise of who my cabin leader was going to be. I could hardly wait to find out! Every year, for as long as I can remember, I looked up to my leaders as if they...