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4 Ways Getting Involved on Campus is a lot like Capture the Flag

4 Ways Getting Involved on Campus is a lot like Capture the Flag If you’re like me when I was a student, your spiritual life can be traced in a predictable annual rhythm. It spikes around June as you anticipate camp starting in a few weeks, peaks in late August when you’ve been at camp for a while, and then slowly withers from Thanksgiving weekend until the following spring, when you start to think “should I go back to camp again this year?” That was my story year after year as I experienced God in such profound ways at camp, but struggled to find genuine, transformative community...

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4 Ways to Create a Culture of Thankfulness in Your Home

4 Ways to Create a Culture of Thankfulness in Your Home Thanksgiving is almost upon us and let’s be honest, it can sometimes be a bit crazy. The value of thankfulness can easily get lost in the panic of almost burning the pie and trying to remember not to say certain things around specific family members. Although it can be a struggle for all of us, thankfulness is an integral part of our faith and if it isn’t in the culture of our family, it likely won’t be lived out in the daily lives of our kids. My parents, or the “rents” as I like to call them, really instilled...

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The 3 Secrets Camps Know About Creating Leaders

A few summers ago I took two of our key staff members to observe Ontario Pioneer Camp’s locations while they were in action. After 36 hours of being on site, their number one observation was this...

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Camp Tips from one Parent to Another

Every first-time camp parent has been there... Driving up the camp road with that nervous / excited feeling, anticipating what your child has in store for them, and the rush of emotions that hit you when you first meet the counselor and you process that this will be the person caring for your little one...

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Not Your Ordinary Summer

Such ‘Nick’ moments happen all the time. But that doesn’t make them commonplace. Every moment signals something special happening in the life of a camper. Every moment adds up to an incredible experience, newly developed skills, increased faith and maturing character...

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New Adventure Camp Director

We are excited to announce that Katharine 'Delo' Beaven will be the new Adventure Camp Director! With over fifteen years of Christian summer camp experience, Katharine has filled roles from Boating Director to Kitchen Staff. Having experience in most areas of camp leadership has given her great appreciation....

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Having Eyes to See

Recently I woke to a thick fog settled over Muskoka. I grabbed my camera and sweater, and walked to an open field to observe the blurred horizon and the damp colours beneath the fog. As I stared, I began to make out the trees and the sun rising, and even as my hands turned cold the beauty of the morning engulfed me. Walking back to the cabin...

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10 Ways to Invite your Kids into the Wonder Surrounding the Birth of Jesus

It is not that hard to get excited about Christmas; the lights, the festivities, the time spent with friends & family, and even the Christmas carols. I mean really... what’s not to like! Granted, Christmas carols should not be played starting on November 1st. Two months of Jingle Bells is pushing it for even Buddy the Elf! ...

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Paddling Destination Reached!

On Sunday, July 26, OPC alumnus Ronn Bagge started his 100-mile canoe paddle to raise funds for the camp. He’ll be paddling down the Missinaibi River for the next 8 days and has challenged alumni and friends to make a donation to the camp. A private donor will match all ...

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The Paddling Adventure Begins!

On Sunday, July 26, OPC alumnus Ronn Bagge started his 100-mile canoe paddle to raise funds for the camp. He’ll be paddling down the Missinaibi River for the next 8 days and has challenged alumni and friends to make a donation to the camp. A private donor will match all ...

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