Camp Geddie would like to officially welcome Whitney Pyche-Melanson as its new full-time Executive Director. Whitney will begin her tenure in her new role on May 1st.
It has been an absolute honor to serve as the interim Executive Director over the past year and a half. My wife (Amanda) and I have relocated to Prince Edward Island in the past year and that has not allowed me to continue to serve at the camp. Therefore my work as director will come to an end on May 31st. It was a difficult decision to step away, but at this time we feel called to a different path.
After much reflection, what I think I will miss most about camp are those summer nights; after the majestic sunsets when the busyness and fun of the day have subsided to sleepiness, and a certain sense of peace settles over the camp, one is reminded of the holiness and love that surrounds this special place.
The word that I often use to describe Geddie is “sanctuary;” it is a sacred place which captivates and mesmerizes, where one is refreshed and renewed from the hardships of the world, where one grows in oneself and in relation to God, by tipping a canoe in a lake or playing “Plates” or by watching the waves lap onto the beach. I know I am not the only one who feels that way. Over the years, Geddie has been that sanctuary for so many generations. To be even a small piece of the life of Geddie and to have the privilege to have grown in relationship with you – the wider camp community – has been an absolutely amazing experience. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
Chad (and Amanda) Bolton
Every year Camp Geddie asks for support from the wider camp community to help us prepare for the upcoming summer months. This is often referred to as our “Camp Clean-Up Day.” The camp asks all those who are interested to come out to the camp on that special day to help us – there’s a job for everyone! Some of the duties include, painting, putting in our canoe dock, gardening, cleaning the cabins and lodges, etc. Plus, lunch is served for everyone afterwards!
This year, the date is set for Saturday, May 10th, beginning at 9am (with the rain date being Saturday, May 31st). If you’re able to lend a hand, we would really appreciate it! We would encourage youth groups, congregations, neighborhoods – all of the Camp Geddie community – to come out to help! We would really appreciate your support!
Camp Geddie is currently taking reservations for school groups in the month of June. If you or someone you know are interested in bringing a class of students to Geddie for a fun-packed, day long field trip, please call or e-mail the camp at: firstname.lastname@example.org
There’s only a few spots left, so please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you’re interested!
Registration for all our summer camps are now open! You can register online, by scrolling down and clicking “Summer Camp Registration” on the right. Or you can print off one of our camp registration forms and send it in. Click 2014 Registration Form for a hard copy of the form.
Canada Youth 2014 is just around the corner! For information on the event, please refer to the poster below, which details this year’s tracks (three distinct tracks for ALL ages) and fundraising initiatives you as a church may wish to hold to help alleviate some of the cost. CY is a great event and this year promises to be another opportunity for growth, devotion, and fun! You can discover more information about the event here: http://presbyterian.ca/canada-youth/canada-youth-news/#register
There are currently two buses booked to transport folks from Atlantic Canada to CY this year, leaving the Maritimes on July 6th. The deadline for reserving a seat on one of the buses is March 24, 2014. To reserve your spot, please send a $125 non-refundable deposit payable to “The Synod of the Atlantic Provinces.” Please include the contact information form (found below), as that information will be the primary means of communication. Cheques and forms can be sent to the attention of Chad Bolton at:
St. James Presbyterian Church
35 Fitzroy Street
The total cost for transportation will be calculated after the March 24th deadline and those who have reserved a seat will be contacted with the exact amount owing (as well as bus pick-up locations and times). Based on calculated estimates however, the total bus cost this year will fall somewhere between $350-$425. Of course, the more people that go, the lower the cost, so tell your friends!
If you have any questions regarding the travel arrangements, please do not hesitate to contact Chad Bolton at the following e-mail address: email@example.com
Camp Geddie has extended the deadline for accepting summer staff applications until Friday, January 31, 2014. However, applicants are encouraged to submit the application at their earliest convenience. As a result of this extension, interviews will now be held on Feb. 22nd and March 1st. All applicants will be contacted to arrange an interview time.
Staff applications for 2014 are available! Just click on “Summer Staff” under “Summer Programs 2014.”
Our 2014 summer camp dates are now available! Registration will open February 2014!
Here are a few images showcasing our exciting new items we’re selling this summer in our camp store! To see more items, check out our Facebook page!
The camp store is open on opening and closing days of each camp! Pick your favorite colour and represent Geddie this summer!
On June 21st at First Presbyterian Church in Stellarton, there will be a Camp Geddie Variety Show & Desserts fundraiser. The show starts at 7pm, with lots of sweet treats to follow! If you are interested in performing in the show, please contact Chad Bolton at 926-2632.
Come join us on June 21st to meet the staff and friends of Camp Geddie and help support our ministry this year!
Admission is by donation.