This is our only class in the Kaléo program that is separated into two separate blocks, one in each semester. This gives the students an opportunity to learn about working in a camp and youth context and as the program continues they are given the opportunity to work in a series of retreat weekends that Camp Qwanoes runs. Also putting their skills to the test in the youth groups that they serve in throughout the year. Then the second half of the class takes what they have learned through their experiences and they learn different aspects of organizing and running a youth event or camp retreat.
Immediately following the class students jumped straight into a busy retreat weekend serving in many different capacities.
Many of the students served as; counselors, helpers in the kitchen, running activities, and everything else in between.
This retreat gave students ample opportunity to put their challenge course skills that they learned in the early weeks of the program to the test.