On May 2-3, The Salvation Army’s National Advisory Board (NAB) convened at Scotia Plaza in downtown Toronto for its biannual meeting. In his opening remarks, board chair Andrew Lennox thanked Colonels Floyd and Tracey Tidd for their commitment to the work of the NAB, noting that this was their last meeting before taking up new appointments in Australia Southern Territory as territorial … [Read more...]
Each summer, more than 4,500 young people attend Army camps.
May 15, 2013 Leave a Comment
Tranquility and fond memories await at Jackson’s Point Conference Centre.
April 23, 2013 by Melissa Yue Wallace Leave a Comment
When Majors Ivan and Audrey Rowsell were appointed to Ontario’s Jackson’s Point Conference Centre (JPCC) in June 2010, they were thrilled and excited about the challenges and opportunities. “In our own home, we enjoy making friends feel comfortable, and having the opportunity to do that on a larger scale is something that has always appealed to us,” says Major Ivan Rowsell. Over … [Read more...]
Week-long program offers children the opportunity to learn about the Bible and engage in fun activities.
October 6, 2012 Leave a Comment
For the 3rd consecutive summer, the Ontario Great Lakes Division has operated a “Camp at Home” program for children who are not able to attend traditional camp settings. Camp at Home is an all day, week long program that leads children ages 6 – 12 in Bible teaching, crafts, singing, sports, games. In addition, several Corps made arrangements for the children along with the Camp at Home team … [Read more...]
Over a hundred people met at Jackson’s Point camp on Lake Simcoe in Ontario, Canada for the second annual Hispanic family camp from July 30 to August 3, 2012.
August 20, 2012 Leave a Comment
Over a hundred people met at Jackson’s Point camp on Lake Simcoe in Ontario, Canada for the second annual Hispanic family camp from July 30 to August 3, 2012. For many of the Spanish speaking delegates it was the first time experiencing a Christian camp, and the dynamics were powerful to see as God was at work. Not only did delegates find new life in Christ, but relationships between parents … [Read more...]
Representatives from National Recycling Operations thrift stores in Ontario visit Jackson’s Point Camp to present a cheque for $22,462.
August 13, 2012 Leave a Comment
Representatives from National Recycling Operations thrift stores in Ontario visited the Ontario Central-East Division’s camp in Jackson’s Point, Ont., in July to present a cheque for $22,462 to help send children to camp. Present for the occasion were Maria Guayacan and Priscilla Jogaratnam, retail district managers, and Michelle Sanelli and Shaney Cannon, store managers. The money was … [Read more...]
A Salvation Army summer camp in British Columbia gives kids confidence
July 26, 2012 by Andrew Hudson Leave a Comment
On Superhero Supper day, the kids at Mountainview summer camp in Houston, B.C., are loudly lining up for lunch wearing beach-towel capes. The girls’ and boys’ lines wriggle and bunch, quickly losing shape as one more camper runs up or shows off a superhero pose. “C’mon Bears, you can do it!” shouts camp director Erica Azak, clapping to cheer them on. The four cabins—Bears, … [Read more...]
It’s just one week—seven days filled with fresh air, campfires and fun—but for many children, a short time at summer camp can mean a lifetime of faith and friendship.
June 13, 2012 by Kristin Fryer Leave a Comment
Three young people tell Salvationist about their life-changing experiences at Salvation Army camps. Name: David Skeard Age: 18 Hometown: Grand Falls-Windsor, N.L. Camp: Twin Ponds Camp, Gander, N.L. David Skeard was eight when he went to music camp at Twin Ponds Camp, but after his first year, he says, “I was hooked.” Raised in Grand Falls-Windsor, N.L., David attends Grand … [Read more...]
Southlands Community Church, Winnipeg, uses its summer day camp to offer children and families the keys to the Kingdom
October 26, 2011 by Carson Samson Leave a Comment
In the days leading up to her fourth year as a camper at Southlands Community Church KidsQuest Day Camp in south Winnipeg, Brooke (last name withheld) had been overheard complaining. “She looked forward to camp every year except this year,” says Monica, Brooke’s mother. “Brooke felt she was old enough to stay home by herself and enjoy the occasional sleep-in.” After her first day … [Read more...]
Blessings, encouragement and commitments to Christ abound at recent Hispanic family camp
August 26, 2011 by Julia Hosking Leave a Comment
The Salvation Army Jackson’s Point campsite, Ont., recently hosted an Army provincial first when more than 70 people gathered for a Hispanic family camp. From Sunday, July 31 to Friday, August 5, activities were enjoyed and the message of God was preached in Spanish. As a refugee to Canada once himself, Auxiliary-Captain Fabio Correa, associate corps officer—Spanish ministries and community … [Read more...]
At the National Music and Gospel Arts Camp, students and faculty seek musical and spiritual enrichment
September 28, 2010 by Kim Garreffa 3 Comments
From August 28 to September 4, 151 students attended the 42nd annual National Music and Gospel Arts Camp for Canada and Bermuda in Jackson’s Point, Ont. Special guests for the weekend were Colonels Glen and Eleanor Shepherd, retired officers from Montreal, who delivered spirit-filled messages on Sunday, Monday and Saturday that focused on transformation and social justice. In addition to … [Read more...]