After two years of cancellations due to COVID-19, our Hearts of Gold (HOG) youth group was thrilled to get back to camp this summer! Zajac Ranch is outside of Mission, BC, and hosted our group of 30 teens and coordinators over the July long weekend. The weather cooperated, and the food was great, the highlight being s’mores made over the campfire. Some of the favourite activities were the Skynet (think trampolining in the air), the high ropes course, swimming in the pool, hanging out in the hot tub, making tie-dye shirts, playing Ping-Pong, the outdoor “pudding fight,” and the special graduation dinner and slideshow for the teens turning 19. Next year the HOG group will be heading back to Zajac Ranch over the May long weekend.
Quotes from some of our campers:
“My experiences at Zajac Ranch with my Hearts of Gold friends have always been jam-packed balls of fun. Even in the pouring rain years ago we managed to have a good time together. At camp I built a sense of community and lifelong friends!”
“I really enjoyed being at camp with everyone in HOG and spending time in person. My favourite part was the talent show and seeing everyone stepping out of their comfort zone to perform.”
“My favourite activity at camp was the aggressive Ping-Pong games and when the ball went flying everywhere, because it was chaotic, fun, and silly. When I was there, it was very nice, because I never felt left out, and everyone was very including. It would be awesome to be able to go again next year since I enjoyed myself a ton.”
If you are between 13 and 18 years old, are a heart warrior, and would like to join in on the HOG monthly events and camp, please feel free to email one of our coordinators:
Lower Mainland: Kristi Coldwell at email@example.com
Vancouver Island: Megan Madsen at firstname.lastname@example.org ♥
“Hearts of Gold Camp at Zajac Ranch” is from our fall 2022 newsletter, Heart Matters. See our Newsletters page for more stories and to subscribe.