1st day of camp! “Seeds of Change” Youth Meeting

Hello everyone, we are so excited to be at camp and have been having a really great time! All delegates travelled out to site on a big yellow school bus after their home-stays and flights and were welcomed by the leaders and staff. The first day is always a whirlwind of activity and getting to know each other and we have been having a great time.

Arriving on the bus to our campsite

Our campsite has many great places for educational and recreational activities (such as a gym with different types of balls/nets, a foosball table, ping pong table, lots of comfy couches, a cozy space for singing lullabies, a stage, outdoor fields, a fire pit, big and small activities rooms, and a big dining hall to eat lots of delicious locally grown food).

Our first day activities included many different types of team building games and get to know you activities. This has helped us to “break the ice” and already many friendships are forming. Some of the activities we did were a variety of energizers, the west wind blows, the blanket game, bang, hoohah, invisible object, ball juggling, and many more. The delegates will be working in planning groups with others from different countries, and will take turns leading the rest of the camp in thoughtful, engaging, educational, and fun activities that focus on our theme “Seeds of Change”.

Playing the blanket name game
Playing the game of hoohah
Getting to know you games

Our camp is all about how small actions have big impacts, and we are trying to be as sustainable as possible. We are using lots of natural light from the sunny Saskatchewan skies, recycling as much as we possibly can, not wasting edible food, and composting everything.

We have started a dropbox where we will post all of our photos (we are taking lots) The leader of your delegation will tell you the login information and password so you can log in and see all the photos.

Every day we will have a Delegation of the Day who will prepare something for our blog. Day 2 is Brazil – check back soon to hear from them about our second day!

Brazil delegation arrives to camp
USA delegation arrives to camp
Canadian Delegation arrives to camp
Switzerland delegation arrives to camp
The Spanish delegation got delayed, but they arrived and we were so happy to see them!