Camp Widjiitiwin is pleased to announce our newest partnership with Ephraim’s Place Community Centre in the Jane/Sheppard neighbourhood of Toronto. We’ll be working closely with Kevin and Bill to bring 30 campers plus volunteers to Widjiitiwin the last week of the summer (August 28th to September 3rd). Like our other partners, Ephraim’s Place has a compelling story and mission. Read more here: www.widjiitiwin.ca/ephraims-place-partnership.
Our program themes for 2016 are Disney: Frozen to Neverland, Atlantis, and Olympics! Each theme will be repeated twice over the summer. Our NEW camp pastor cabin will allow our weekly pastors to stay right at camp this summer to be closer to the campers and staff.
We still have summer staff positions to fill including male and female cabin leaders (must be 17 or finished grade 11); 1 male SALT cabin leader (age 18+), one 15-16 year old male volunteer. Leadership positions needed (age 19+): Registrar and Ropes/Sports Area Head. If you know some great Christian youth/young adults please send them to www.widjiitiwin.ca/work-at-widji for more information.
Great opportunities for teens ages 14-17 in our SALT program. Our three week Skills And Leadership Training session seeks to train the next generation of young Christian leaders; providing experience in leading campers; to develop or improve their outdoor skills; for personal growth; development of group dynamics through teamwork & common experiences. Featuring a 4-day 3-night out trip in the Haliburton Highlands, rock climbing day, chapels, canoe trip to Huntsville, service day, Biblical leaders, ORCKA & Bronze Medallion certifications, leadership sessions, making lifelong friendships & more…
Our now five partnership camps are growing strong and will soon be more than half our summer campers. We offer opportunities for kids to come to camp that they would never have otherwise. A great part about partnering with churches is that follow up ministry with the campers is built right in! Our partners are:
• Fresh Air Camp, our partnership with Toronto Police, 42 Division; in its 8th years targeting 115 campers making it our largest week of 2016!
• Escape Camp, our partnership week with Hughson Street Baptist Church in Hamilton; in its 5th year, targeting 70 campers.
• Royal City Camp our partnership with Church of the City in Guelph; in its 3rd year targeting 65 campers.
• Venture Camp our partnership with Capstone Community Bible Church in Toronto; in its 2nd year targeting 65 campers.
• Ephraim’s Camp, our partnership with Ephraim’s Place in Toronto, in its 1st year, targeting 30 campers.
This year we anticipate having 330 fully sponsored campers at Widji. It’s amazing to watch as God draws people in to be involved with His ministry to at-risk youth and kids. It takes a community to raise the funds needed to sponsor this many campers. Last year over 150 donors accomplished SO much! No amount is too small — every gift makes a difference! Would you consider becoming a monthly donor with us?
Please pray for the final staff positions we need to fill, for applications for campers and SALT, for donations to bring kids to camp, for the spring crew as we prepare camp and programs for the summer and for a great summer of Kingdom ministry to campers and staff. Pray too for our camp pastors as they prepare to teach each week this summer.
Serving Him together,
Mike (Moose) Greenfield
Being ambassadors for Christ to children and youth