Youth and Family Ministry – Why We Do it, and How We do it
Youth and Family Ministry is an essential part of any church community. Walking alongside children, youth, and families together on their journey reflects an understanding that faith development doesn’t only happen inside the church, but it involves the whole church family. Youth and Family Ministry is based on three key pillars; leading young people and their families to a deeper connection with God, with one another, and with safe and supportive adults in the congregation. We support young people and their families by meeting their needs, and providing opportunities for discipleship, formation and loving relationships! This takes shape in many ways: fun Day Camps, Youth Group events, Children’s Focus Sundays, music programming, Bible study, neighbourhood outreach, cheering kids on at their performances and sports, and small group mentoring in coffee shops. We also provide parents and caregivers with resources to support a life of faith at home.
Monday – Friday: At Home and Outdoors! Ages: 4 - 12 years Cost: Fully Subsidized
All Saints’ Discovery Camp is an action packed, fun-filled exploration of life’s big questions! Each week, through crafts, games, drama, music, science experiments and play, we discover exciting things about God, our planet and each other.
Last year our Discovery Camps were fully distanced and digital, with families enjoying our flexible “Camp Kits” from the safety of their homes. This year we have been given the green-light from the province to have in-person camp activities as part of our camp experience! Families will still receive take-home Camp Kits,and we will have an optional online Circle-Time every morning but every afternoon we will have fun outdoor activities in-person from 1:00pm till 4:00pm everyday. Outdoor activities to look forward to include banner-making, splash pad activities, giant art projects, field games, and even a life-sized “Where’s Waldo” hunt!
Finally, each Sunday after Camp is a “Show-and-Tell Sunday” – where campers are invited to show the grown ups at All Saints’ all the things they learned at Camp (and maybe have some celebratory treats too!). Its going to be a blast!
August 2nd – 6th, 2021: Justice Camp
A Discovery Camp VBS that empowers kids and families to make a difference in their neighbourhoods and change the world around them, through story-telling, real-life examples, hands-on activities, outdoor games, and art! Every family will receive a Camp Kit with everything you need to participate. Just let us know if you have access to a computer at home or not, and we will make sure your campers can participate! Every afternoon from 1:00pm till 4:00pm we will have camp activities outdoors! Drop your campers off for the afternoon, or accompany your kids to enjoy giant art, science experiments, special guests, and big games. Campers will learn about Jesus’s teachings to love and care for our neighbours and will be encouraged to think about how they can embody that love in their own lives.
August 9th – 13th, 2021: Under the Sea Camp
A Discovery Camp VBS that takes us on a deep dive under the sea! We will learn about the creation story, the oceans of the world, and how to take care of the water! Through story, hands-on activities, outdoor games, and art we will make a real splash in our Under the Sea adventures. Every family will receive a Camp Kit with everything you need to participate. Let us know if you have access to a computer at home or not, and we will make sure your campers can participate! Every afternoon from 1:00pm till 4:00pm we will have camp activities outdoors! Drop your campers off for the afternoon, or accompany your kids to enjoy giant art, science experiments, special guests, and big games. Campers will learn Creation stories from the Bible and from around the world! Campers will leave this camp with a deeper understanding of the underwater world, and their role as caretakers of the earth.