TLC stands for Talking and Learning in Christ. This is a time each day when all of our campers come together to sing praise songs, then break off into their cabins groups for a lesson that teaches about Christ and what we can do to make the world a better place through Him. Lessons are tailored to each age group and always involve a way to express what is learned through a craft, skit or game, as well as discussion and Bible study.
To end our week together, the whole camp comes together for a final service of worship and reflection. Structured similar to a Sunday church service, our campers engage in singing, prayers, a message, and an “offering” - camp style. It’s a great way to re-centre our campers in faith at the end of their action-packed week.
In order to provide richer and more diverse faith opportunities for our campers and staff, Cairn invites a Presbyterian minister from the CNOB Synod to provide spiritual leadership within our ministry every week of the summer. These ministers help lead our daily camper and staff TLCs, and are available to host conversations with individual cabins throughout the week.
Vibrant Faith @ CAMP enables campers and their parents to “Take Camp Home.” It helps build a strong connection between the amazing summer camp experience and the campers’ year-round faith formation. The activities and resources available at Vibrant Faith @ CAMP reinforce what the kids learned at camp while helping them continue to grow in faith and love of others and God’s world.
Each year we support three charities or initiatives - one local, and two within our national or global communities - to pay forward the goodness that has been shared with us, and to raise awareness for our campers that there are people in the world who are in need of support. In the past we have written letters of encouragement to those affected by fires in Fort McMurray, donated nonperishable food and clothing to the Table Food Bank in Huntsville, made friendship bracelets for children through Winnipeg Inner City Mission, made scarves for Covenant House, and donated monetarily to National Service Dogs, all in order to support our chosen organizations. The Empathy Project is a great way for our camp community to pay it forward and help those who could benefit from a gesture of kindness