Summer at the Centre

~ a great experience

"This summer was my first time at the Centre, and I loved it – the location, the folks I met and especially the camp fire, skits, and games," said Carolyn Nicholson in regard to her experience at Summer at the Centre. "It is so good to see young families enjoying this facility together with us ‘older folks’ – and it lends so much hope for the future of The United Church of Canada."

For a week last July, Calling Lakes became a gathering place for around 40 people of all ages. Activities ranged from African drumming, to finger-painting, to Brain Gym, to visiting a nearby First Nation, to learning about the environment, to golf technique improvement. On top of that was lively worship and singing, nightly campfires replete with silly skits and games, and special activities such as our fabulous natural waterslide, an elegant meal for adults, and a costume party for kids.

Many of the newcomers expressed their disbelief that such a good-quality program could be so inexpensive. "Our friends thought we would probably be swabbing the decks a lot for that price," one participant quipped. But the chores are minimal, the food is tasty (and nutritious!), and the sense of community is hard to match. Be sure to register early – word is spreading fast about this great experience.

In closing worship, David, age 5, summed it up pretty well: "I hope for everyone going home that they can pretend they are still here.

Other articles from this Echo:

Linda's letter ~ reviewing 2006

The Celtic Pilgrimage ~ exploring the thin places

My Cup Overflows ~ a poem by Joan Tessier

Board Chairs show their Devotion to the Centre

The Time has Come ~ more chairs needed!




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Phone: 306-332-5691 Fax:306-332-5264
Email: office@callinglakes.ca