What a week we’ve had together here at Camp Kahquah!!
We’ve learned so much about ourselves, one another, and most importantly, about God and his love for us! Pastor Brent has helped us to taste and see that God is good and he is with us, always. Many campers have taken steps forward on their journey with Jesus and that is the very best news of all!!
When campers arrived here at camp they found out which cabin they would be in, who their cabin leaders would be, and the cabin mates they were going to share their week with. Most had never met before coming but they spent the week getting to know one another and being a cabin family together. They got to experience the joy and fun (and, sometimes, the challenge!) of living, playing, and learning together. Some formed friendships that will last a lifetime. They made memories together and grow in their faith. It’s not a week they are soon to forget!
Cabins worked hard all week searching for clues, putting the pieces together, and trying to figure out WhoDunnit. All the cabins figured out that the culprit was actually Aunt Mya…but one cabin edged out their competition! Their prize? An ice cream party just for them after campfire!
Our fearless leaders (Program Directors) for Summit were Mya and Hannah! They have worked tirelessly to make this an amazing week, jam-packed with fun and opportunities for campers to learn and grow and try new things. They have done such an incredible job and their love for Jesus and each camper has been evident in it all! Thank you so much Mya and Hannah!!
Countless memories have been made this week and lives have been changed, forever!!!
We woke up to cloudy skies and cooler weather this morning but that didn’t stop the fun! We spent some extra time under the Big Top together before lunch due to a brief storm but Aunt Mya kept us entertained with games and a hilarious lip sync battle courtesy of the Waterfront Staff!
Our theme for lunch dress up was Cops and Robbers and it was awesome to see what ideas the campers came up with! They are so creative!
The sun came out and campers had a great afternoon doing a variety of activities! During free swim, campers played in the water and on the beach during free swim. Some relaxed in the shade and read books, others swam despite the chilly air, and some worked together to make a human Jenga sand sculpture!
After a yummy supper, campers searched for clues around camp property during the camp wide game. Once they had found all the clues, they worked together in groups to decipher a coded message.
To wrap up another great day here at Summit, we gathered around the campfire for songs and skits!
Before all the water fun began, we spent some time under the Big Top worshiping God and learning together. There is nothing quite like hearing campers and staff gathered together singing and praising God! Pastor Brent helped us to listen quietly for God’s voice and he encouraged us to take time to keep practicing throughout the rest of our week here at camp.
After Big Top, we kicked off Water Wednesday with an amazing Summit Quadrathlon. Campers gave it their all as they competed as teams. They had to run and swim, race in canoes and kayaks, and they finished things off with a relay race. Their effort and energy and persistence was inspiring to watch!
The theme for lunch dress-up was Treasure Hunters and there were some amazing costumes!
Once we finished lunch and had some time to rest in cabins during Tuck & Bunk, we jumped into the second part of our water day.
Canoe Bucketball, Slip ‘n’ Slide, team relay races and water fights sure made it hard to stay dry! And we had a blast!
Water Wednesday wouldn’t be possible without our awesome Waterfront Staff Team! They work hard each day to keep us safe while we have fun in and on the water.
With two camp wide games tonight after a busy day playing in the sun, campers are sure to sleep well tonight!
It’s hard to believe we’re already partway through our week together here at Summit!
The perfect day to be outside and play on the water.
Our theme for lunch was the board game Clue…and, boy, did campers ever come up with some amazing ideas and costumes! Go check out Instagram for more pictures!
The sun was still shining for our huge game of capture the flag after supper. It’s always a favorite game up here at camp!
While campers were outside having fun and enjoying the sunshine, Crew was inside and working around camp. They clean bathrooms, sweep and mop floors, help set up for meals, do a tonne of dishes after each meal, and so much more. And the most amazing part about Crew, is that they still have a whole lot of fun while they’re working hard! Today, between all their jobs, they even got to show off some of their creativity (and dance moves!) in an epic lipsync battle. It will go down in history!
Some campers braved the chilly waters with a polar dip, while others enjoyed warm showers to start their day. And others still woke themselves up and got their blood flowing with some aerobics, karate and gaga ball.
Under the Big Top this morning, we talked more about our walk with Jesus. Pastor Brent helped us to consider where we’re at on our journey and encouraged us to take at least one step towards Jesus this week!
Campers used some creative strategies to sneak past Crew and Waterfront Staff who guarded the doors to the lodge. Pregnant women, giant circus performers, and campers disguised as staff were some that were granted entrance.
As always, there was lots to do and it was busy around camp! Low and high ropes, tubing, crafts, and kayaking, archery, sports on dry ground and on the water, canoeing, archery tag, wilderness and ninja warrior adventures, and free swim. There’s never a dull moment here at Camp!
Ice cream cones for dessert after supper, some amazing games, worshipping together under the Big Top, and campfire was the best way to cap off an awesome day!
And with that, the sun has set on our first full day of Summit!
The bus arrived just before 5:00 and after we settled into our cabins, we had a yummy spaghetti dinner thanks to our amazing cooks!
After dinner, we traveled around to different stations to meet some important people, learn about all the fun we will get to have this week, and do our swim tests.
With the rain falling, we spent the rest of our night hanging out under the Big Top together. We kicked things off with a favourite song and Pastor Brent told us a bit about his journey with Jesus. It’s going to be an amazing week!
Our night wrapped up with a campfire before we headed to our cabins.
A good night’s sleep will help us be ready for all the fun that awaits us tomorrow!