Day Camps Application Now Available!
For over 40 years Crosstalk Ministries has offered vibrant Day Camp programming to churches and communities across Canada and beyond. Come and join us this summer as we Follow the Leader, exploring 5 pivotal stories from the Gospel of Matthew. We will meet the Kind Soldier and the Greedy Tax Man, the Hungry Crowd, the Frightened Fishermen and the Pushy Disciples. Each day our program unpacks one of these stories through songs and games, crafts and Liturgical dance, small groups geared to children ages 4-12 years and so much more!
CTM offers three different models to meet the varied needs of churches and communities. The Virtual Experience package is designed for purchase by a church to then be shared via a Google Docs link with families who register to participate. This program includes five 2 ½ hour-long sessions and can be presented at times and days suited to each family from the security of their own homes and backyards.
The Classic Day Camp Experience comprises five units each of which includes 5 hours of activities. Purchase of this package provides you with a detailed Planner taking you through the whole process of recruiting volunteers, collecting supplies and encouraging the whole church family to be involved. Also included are digital copies of the Program Manual, Poster Template, Registration forms for Campers, Supply list, Power Points for the Main Presentation component and even a training video for your volunteers.
The Super Day Camp Experience includes all of the Classic package plus access to a “mentor” who will be matched with your community and join your set-up and daily debrief meetings via an online platform as well as offering support via text message throughout your Day Camp week. (Register early for this option as a limited number of mentors are available). No one yet knows how the pandemic will affect the coming summer, but whatever your situation, one of these programs can help ensure that the children of your church family, and wider community have the opportunity to Follow the Leader!
Junior Youth Camp
Camper Registration now OPEN!
Spaces are limited! Register before July 4!
Cabin Staff Needed!
If you or someone you know would be interested in a week-long serving opportunity, then you’ve come to the right spot!
We’re looking for those 16 years and above. This week-long serving experience will give you the opportunity to:
- grow as a leader
- develop new skills
- spend a week in nature engaging with Campers and Staff
- serve God and grow in your faith
Check out our Cabin Staff Page for more information!
Young Leaders Program
This year, JYC will be running a Young Leaders Program geared towards teens aged 13 to 15. This program will take place at Cedar Lodge during the same week as Junior Youth Camp, August 7-12.
Campers in this program will spend part of each day with the junior campers and parts of the day separately, participating in age-appropriate activities and discussions. There will be a focus on engaging their faith on a deeper level and learning leadership skills.
Apply soon! Spots are limited – first come, first served!
Day Camps e-Book
We are happy to inform you that the Day Camps e-book Come Together is now available for purchase!
Come Together contains all the resource materials necessary for churches and communities who would like to offer all-age worship gatherings throughout the Church Year. Included for each Gathering is an introduction, running order and a large resource section filled with video and audio links, activities, recipes and more. A short overview of the book is available for viewing. The full Come Together e-book has close to 100 pages filled with ideas for vibrant worship experiences in which the whole church family can participate.
Come Together is priced reasonably at only 40$ as we recognise that many churches are struggling while we still navigate the pandemic. Payment can be made via e-transfer (firstname.lastname@example.org please indicate this is a payment for Come Together e-book).
Once we receive your payment you will be sent a secure link whereby the e-book may be downloaded.
As of January 2022 the e-book will also be available for purchase directly from the Day Camps section of this website meanwhile do not hesitate to contact the CTM office.
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