Merry Christmas Everyone,
On behalf of the Year Round Team at Camp Chestermere I just want to wish everyone a Merry Christmas. I hope all of you have a chance to spend some time with family and/or just get away from the regular routines of life for a few days and have a breather. I also want to acknowledge that for some people the Christmas holiday season can be stressful for all kinds of reasons. This is something that I have become even more aware of now being in full time ministry. My prayer for those who find this time of year to be stressful is that you would encounter the peace that Jesus brings in a new and refreshing way.
Thank you to those who attended our Christmas Banquet a couple of weeks ago. It was an amazing time of celebration. Thank you to Assistant Director Collin (Deuce), Office Manager Chantel (Lilac) and Site Coordinator Vic (Papa Smurf) for all the work you did in making this event a success. And a HUGE thank you to Kitchen Lead Erik (Baloo) for the incredible job he did in the kitchen preparing the meal for the banquet. We also want to thank my wife Michelle (Hockey Mom) and Vic's wife Kathy (Sweet Pea) for all the work they did with the decorating of the lodge in preparation for the Christmas. AND, thank you to Zak and Kitchen Lead Suzanne (Honey) for all the work they did in the kitchen as well. Things truly are accomplished through a team effort here and any success that this organization has in due in large part to the incredible group effort that happens on a daily basis. The night itself was filled with great food, games, Christmas carols, updates about the camp and great fellowship at all of the tables. My personal favourite part of the night was when the whole room stood and sang Silent Night a cappella style. It was a powerful moment and a reminder of what Christmas is about; "Silent Night, Holy Night, all is calm, all is bright." A great reminder. Thank you again to everyone who attended. It was cool to see so many "generations" of Camp Chestermere represented. The night lived up to the billing of family dinner and the whole night was a reminder of how this place truly is A Place to Belong.
Boxing Week Sale
Watch for the Boxing Week sale that will be happening from December 26 - 29. You can save money on your Summer Camp 2018 registration fees that week. Please spread the word on this. There will be lots of social media posts coming out about this in the next day or so. Save $30 on your registration. Please help spread this word and watch for the details on all of our social media platforms.
Follow us on Social Media
Speaking of social media, just a reminder that we are on a wide variety of platforms including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snap Chat and Youtube. We are actually one of the most followed camps on Facebook in Alberta. Feel free to join our community on any or all of these platforms. It is a great way to stay connected to the things that are happening at Camp Chestermere.
Seasonal Leadership 2018
Ok, so I know registering your children for Summer Camp 2018 may not be the first thing on your mind in December but Summer 2018 is coming very, very quickly. In fact, this may be hard to believe but we held our first interview today for our 2018 Seasonal Leadership Team. Yup, here it is December 18, 2017 and we are already in the hiring process for Summer 2018. Thursday is booked solid with interviews and we have some on Friday as well. Please continue to pray for us as we work through this process. Hiring our Seasonal Leadership Team is always exciting but it is also a bit stressful as we always find ourselves in a position where we have to say no to some very good people. Please pray for wisdom as we make these decisions and please pray for those who have applied as well. AND, if you know someone who may wish to be on the Seasonal Leadership or if you would like more information about the positions that are available then please go to https://www.campchestermere.com/employment. The deadline to apply is January 19, 2018. Like I said, interviews have already started and this is to help accommodate those students who are home for the holidays so that they can do in person interviews as opposed to online interviews. But, applications will remain open until January 19, 2018 and interviews will be conducted until the right people for every position are found.