Focused on the good things

February 10, 2021 | Focus on Camps | Volume 25 Issue 4
Camp Valaqua
Water Valley, Alta.
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In this year of so many disappointments, it is easy to lose track of the good things. Even when summer camp is cancelled and so many major events are postponed, God brings us joy.

This was the year of the remote event, and our annual hike-a-thon was no exception. We ran a physically distanced hike-a-thon fundraiser and 36 participants from across Alberta went hiking. They raised more than $32,000, a record!

We planted and cared for the camp garden with help from more than 20 volunteers, who planted, weeded and harvested a garden full of wonderful food.

A cancelled summer camp season allowed us to present families with a rare opportunity to enjoy their summer holidays here at Valaqua. It was great to see families escape the city together and enjoy creation.

Thanks to a generous donation, we built yurts for families to enjoy, and we created an amazing space near the river.

We rested, we enjoyed this space and we worked on projects. We can’t wait to welcome you back to Valaqua, but, for now, we’ll keep focusing on the good things.

What good things have you experienced?

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