10 Reasons You Should Send Your Child to Camp

As parents, you may be wondering what the benefit of camp is. Why put in the time, effort, and finances to register and send your child?

We think there are TONS of reasons, but let us give you a few!

1. Camp is a BREAK

Summer is a wonderful season of sun, friends, and free time. But oh that free time… it can really wear on a parent! Having to entertain your children for days on weeks on end… it can get hard to find creative ways to keep them occupied! Camp is a fantastic way to give yourself and your children a break. Let us take them off your hands for a week. We’re happy to entertain them, teach them new things, and send them back to you exhausted! Camp can be a much needed break for parents and can leave you refreshed and energized for the rest of the summer.

2. Camp is FUN

… of course! Camp offers so many activities, games, and events that it is impossible for a child to not enjoy at least a part of it. Our goal is to give campers the best week of their summer. From night games to breakfast in bed, “Man’s / Ladies Day” to tubing, we are always surprising our campers and giving them exciting memories. We love to use lots of glow sticks, loud music, and crazy dancing to amp up the fun!

3. Camp is NEW EXPERIENCES

Every time a child comes to camp for the first time, they have the opportunity to try something new. Campers get to climb the climbing wall, shoot a bow and arrow, go tubing, and try kayaking. Sometimes they are nervous to try something new, but rarely do they regret it! Even a child who goes half way up the wall is excited because that’s higher than they’ve ever gone! Someone who is nervous and prefers a slow tube ride gains the confidence to try something a little bit crazier. We love to see children trying new things and we love the excitement and confidence they gain from giving it a try!

4. Camp is NEW and OLD FRIENDS

We have some campers that come with friends or some that come alone, but no camper returns home without making a new friend! We love seeing kids open themselves up to people that they may not normally become friends with, and we love to see new friendships being formed and old ones becoming even more solid!

5. Camp is OUTSIDE

In a culture that is always plugged in and screen based, we pride ourselves in offering children the chance to unplug for a week. Our campers spend 90% of their day outside in the fresh air. They are surrounded by nature and are breathing fresh air and we think this is an incredibly valuable part of the camping world!

6. Camp is LEARNING

At Camp Likely we have the opportunity to teach children about Jesus and the Bible. We like to explain what we believe and allow kids to ask questions if they choose. We think it is important to respect and care for each child and family’s opinions and beliefs and never try to push our beliefs on others. We just think it is a privilege to share about the love of our God who loves us oh so much!

7. Camp is GREAT ACTIVITIES

Camp Likely offers many activities that give children the opportunity to be outside, physically active, and try new things. We have a climbing wall, archery, canoeing, kayaking, tubing, crafts, and camp skills. We play wide games each evening and incorporate little games throughout the day. Our goal is to be active, outside, and together with each other.

8. Camp is YUMMY FOOD

Each year we hire a fantastic head cook and a variety of assistant cooks that work many hours each day in order to serve us the best food! We pride ourselves in serving lots of fresh produce and homemade meals. Quality nutrition is important to us, and our cook always strives to make wholesome beneficial meals! We are so thankful for the people who work hours each day in a hot kitchen to feed us!

9. Camp is the chance to be CRAZY

Camp is different from ordinary life – it is a place where it is culturally acceptable to be absolutely crazy! We encourage loud singing, crazy dancing, hilarious skits… We love to see kids come out of their shell and let loose! Our staff do a great job of providing a space where campers feel comfortable to be who they are with confidence.

10. Camp is CREATIVE

We love to provide campers with the opportunity to try new things and think in new ways. We encourage creativity through team cheers, flags and costumes. Being out in nature can really help facilitate these creative juices and we think it is important for kids to use their imagination and think outside of the box.

Camp Likely’s AGM

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APPLE FUNDRAISER

APPLEFUNDRAISERWe are excited to have an apple fundraiser this year, with the support of Davidson Orchards! Order through Cariboo Bethel’s office and the form provided. We can’t wait to see how well we can do, all thanks to you!

 

 

 

We’ve got spots left!

Do you know someone who is perfect for camp!? Are they between the ages of 6-16, looking to experience living on beautiful Quesnel Lake? Looking to eat lots of candy and home cooked meals? Someone who wants to gain some independence?

We think a week at Camp Likely is perfect for them!

We still have space in our Squirts, Teens and Kids camps! Register today and be entered to win a prize from our stash of prizes valued around $500! Get them to bring a friend, cousin, team mate or neighbour!

Their week will ‘LIKELY’ include:

  • New experiences
  • New friends
  • Memories!
  • Games
  • Tubing
  • Camp fire songs
  • Late nights
  • Swimming
  • The best week of their life!

Teen Camp Speaker 2015

Now announcing Skittles! Skittles will be hanging out with us during Teen Camp this summer. She brings years of youth pastoring experience, as well as many summers spent at camp! We’re excited to have her because she’s got great ideas, stories, and dance moves!

Skittles owns a cute little dog named Whimsy, maybe you’ll see her at camp?

Register today to find out! We still have spots left in Teen Camp! We’d love to have you there!

Come and hear Skittles share about Jesus, and the difference he makes as you live your life out in this world, why it matters, and go tubing with her!

 

 

REGISTER & WIN!

you'reinvitedcanoeyou'reinvitedcanoeRegister a camper and be entered to win some of the coolest prizes!

These prizes are $50 gift card for Walmart or Superstore, Camp Likely sweater, $20 gift card to Starbucks, Beats Pill blu-tooth speaker, and more! $500 of goods to be won!

We still have spots in all of our camps! If you let us know at office@camplikely.com that you have referred a friend to Camp Likely, then you will get an additional entry to the draw! So, basically, let your friends, neighbours and strangers in your life know about Camp Likely!

 

Camp Theme

We are thrilled to announce our camp theme for 2015!

We are excited to learn with our campers about the importance of Jesus in the world, and in our lives! We love different cultures and we can’t wait to share them with you!

This theme looks at what it means to be on an adventure around the world! We will have themed meals, learn some new languages, try different foods, but most importantly, we will be looking at with the Bible says about being in the world, and caring for the world!

 

We Love Camp Names

camplikely-coverpicCamp names are a great thing about Camp Likely that help you get to know our staff and volunteers in a new and exciting way! We are excited to announce that many of our favourite staff our coming back this year, and maybe you only know them by their camp name?!

Do any of these sound familiar?

Cookie! Maui! Fiesta! Captain Awesome! Anything! Nala! Popcorn! Fudd! Segundo! Cariboo! Lynson! Lemur! Gummi Bear! Zaboomafu! Crombie! Roxy!

Plus, we have more coming! New people, and others coming back too!

 

May 30th Work Bee

camplikely-coverpicWOULD YOU LIKE TO BE INVOLVED WITHcamplikely-coverpic CAMP LIKELY PREP?

We are looking for volunteers to come out to Camp Likely and help it get in shape for our camp season!

Meet at 7:00 AM on Saturday, May 30th in front of SpruceLee Construction to organize rides.Bring a lunch, dinner will be provided.

We thank all of our volunteers who are willing to come and help get Camp Likely ready for a summer of great memories!

 

Family Camp?

As you think about sending your child or grand child to camp as a camper or volunteer, have you ever wondered if there is a place for you at camp?

Camp wants to be a place where families can experience the awesome nature of camp together! So, what about this idea of a family camp?!
This would mean that as someone you know is volunteering or being a camper, that you would stay on site and volunteer in a way that best suites both camp and you! What a great week to be in the wilderness, being  on a volunteer team, and helping in whatever way you are able!

Camp wants to partner with you, so you can experience all that camp has to offer, and be a part of camp program alongside a camper!

If this interests you, please email us at office@camplikely.com or go to the Contact Us page on our website.