Camp Misawannee: A Welcoming Family for Girls
Our 7th annual summer camp for girls saw 85 girls and 31 leaders gathered in Chilliwack for 4 days of activities with new and old friends! Camp “Misawannee” is a name that expresses different ideas of “I can do it” or “Come on, you can do it” and works its way into the campfire songs each night.
“Camp Misawannee has been a wonderful experience for my daughters, they look forward to camp all summer and make lasting friendships. I love it because they are having fun, meeting new people and building a good foundation of faith and character.” – Parent
Crafts, sports, team challenges, swimming, crazy campfire songs, a fun talent show and dance party, spending daily time in prayer, and enjoying great camp food – our days were packed!
“My daughters… arrived home from Camp Misawannee full of excitement to share their positive experiences of fun activities, as well as things they learned about their faith. They both enjoyed their counsellors and getting to know other Catholic girls.” – Parent
What started out 7 years ago as a leadership camp for 20 girls, has now turned into a family, where our campers return year after year, and come back to volunteer as leaders.
“I was fortunate to be a camper for three years, and I think that it helped me in becoming a better leader. Misawannee teaches many leadership skills and through the activities and games, you can develop many virtues and qualities that are transferable to being a good leader. I think through camp and being a counsellor in training, I got to strengthen my qualities of patience, humility, empathy, and become more confident in myself as a leader.” – Camp Leader
All the formation received by the leaders and leaders in training comes from the activities and retreats they attend during the year, and many of the younger girls go on to attend formative activities on a regular basis once the camp is over. The spiritual formation is entrusted to the Prelature of Opus Dei and will be carried out with a greater scope once the Copper Ridge Conference is completed.