The Community Roots Day Camp Program is designed to do two things - first, to encourage young people to grow in their faith, or to learn about Christianity for the first time, and second, to develop leadership capacity in communities so that meaningful, local ministry can continue to happen there for children and youth.
Even if your parish has never done a day camp before, we can absolutely help you make it happen.
We’ll have a staff team of Program Architects and a Program Administrator who will develop and help facilitate a fun, engaging, and creative camp program. They will travel throughout the diocese, bringing all of the supplies needed for a week of camp with them.
We'll train and support your volunteers in the lead up to camp, and through the week of camp, and offer guidance about next steps for children's ministry in your community, so that you can continue to build on the connections and relationships formed during camp.
This ministry is overseen by the Youth and Family Ministry Vision Strategy and Support Team (YFM VSST) of the Diocese of Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island. The YFM VSST appoints a task group to directly oversee the various pieces of this ministry and to provide support for the program staff.
If you have questions, you can start by taking a look at the program overview, or the frenquently asked questions (although these are primarily written for parents and guardians), but don't hesitate to be in touch if there's anything else we can do to help determine whether or not Community Roots is a good fit for your parish!
Applications for parishes interested in participating in the program wil be available early in the New Year, so keep your eyes peeled for that update!
We are grateful to the Anglican Foundation of Canada for funding this program through their Say Yes! to Kids campaign. Find out about the 2022 edition of that campaign here.