The Problem with Trees

Challenge Course Swing

We don't actually have an issue with trees.  One of the best parts of Camp Kadesh is how the trees make our property look.  Where trees have become a problem is where we've built infrastructure into many trees that we have.  In 2016, one of the supporting trees of our famous Jungle Swing fell down, forcing us to do a quick rebuild in spring using proper poles.  (Thanks to Jon our Site Manager for making that happen really quick this spring)

This fall, during the one big storm that affected most of Saskatchewan, we had many trees fall down.  Two of the most important ones were the trees that were supporting our challenge course platform swing.  This particular challenge obstacle was one of the favourites of campers and was often used during program time and by cabins in free time.

We are looking to completely rebuild our challenge course with proper poles and to expand the options we currently have.   Phase One of our plan would see a completely new challenge course built in the forest area on the hill close to the existing climbing wall.  Phase two of our plan would be to take things up a level.... literally... by building a high ropes course. 

Would you consider donating to support a new challenge course?

We already have a good amount of money saved for capital projects, but every dollar that is raised towards capital will make these projects happen quicker.  We are committed to building this kind of infrastructure, but we are also committed to only moving forward with projects for which we have the full amount of money.   This way we can enjoy our trees and not worry quite so much as they get old.

Remembering Kaitlyn

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Kaitlyn Craig - our friend and member of our Camp Kadesh family passed away on Sunday after a much too short battle with cancer.

There will be a memorial for Kaitlyn on Wednesday, April 12th at 4 p.m. at Forest Grove Community Church (502 Webster Street) in Saskatoon. This will be a time where we get to celebrate of the life that she lived and all the things that she loved. Because Kaitlyn loved Jesus so much and knew the certainty that Heaven would be her home after she left this earth, she desired to have her communities come together to hear from God’s word and celebrate His goodness through singing.

Kaitlyn desired this time to be joyful. She does not want people to wear black but instead wear their favourite sports jersey, a camp shirt from their favourite camp, or their favourite pair of jeans and a hoodie (one of her favourite outfits). She does not want people to send flowers but instead to make donations to a few of her favourite places: Saskatoon Youth for Christ, Camp Kadesh, and Camp Kuriakos. There will be a place available for you to make donations by cash or cheque.
Kaitlyn would love if her communities would gather together at their favourite restaurant or coffee shop to share favourite memories and laughter and enjoy each other’s friendship in her honour afterwards. Her family has reserved a section of Moxie’s at 5:30 p.m. for anyone who would like to have supper there.

This memorial worship service is open to anyone who would like to celebrate Kaitlyn’s life together.