Get to Know Our New Director

Hey Friends!

I am so excited to get to know you all in the months ahead, and I thought it was about time that I told you a little bit more about me. 

    My passion for Camp ministry begins with my love for the Lord. I love camp, because it is where I found and developed a deeper connection with my creator and because it is where I first realized the importance of evangelism- I’ll tell you a little more on that later. I am so thankful to be able to say that I don’t have an exciting testimony about my wild years before I knew God. Though, like most relationships, I’ve had ups and downs and bumps along the way my relationship with God and the Love that I have for Him has been at the core of who I am since day one.

    I had the immense privilege of growing up in a Christian home (I am the youngest daughter of Pastor Jack Flietstra) and have always known the importance of Gods love in my life. Knowing the joy of an unconditional relationship with my creator was absolutely foundational in my life right from the start. This faith continues to shape who I am as I continuously strive to learn what this looks like in a deeper and more substantial way.

    When I was 6 years old I attended my first week of summer camp, and I fell head over heals in love with it. It was this summer that I first learned that some people didn’t know their creator like I did, and that some kids had never felt loved before. This was the first time I felt my heart break for the lost, and this was when I decided I needed to be involved in camp for the rest of my life. I didn’t realize at the time how much this decision would impact my life and the choices I would make, but I knew there was a problem I and that I needed to be a part of the solution. (This was also when I learned that at camp you got to buy candy from the tuck shop every day, so it was absolutely sold!)

    It was also during this first week of camp that I learned the joy of adventure, independence, and embracing the unknown. This love of adventure is what drew me towards working and studying at Medeba: Adventure Learning Centre, which is where my passion for adventure really grew. During this experience I learned many of the skills that God has used to empower me to take on this position. I also gained a better understanding of how stepping out of your comfort zone encourages growth, change, and faith in people from all backgrounds.

    One of the places I have found to be the most valuable at camp is around the camp fire. This is the easiest place to get kids to drop their guards, act silly and just be kids- something that many of them don’t get to do at home. Something about sitting around a fire, singing songs and telling stories seems to facilitate the growth of community very rapidly. Many of my closest camp friendships began around a fire, and I truly believe that it is not a coincidence. My fondest campfire memories involve songs that make you act absolutely ridiculous, like “Great Big Moose" and “Castle on the River Nile” . 

    One more important thing for you to know about me is that I have Coeliac Disease, which means I can’t have gluten (found in wheat, barley, rye and most oats). I am unfortunately very sensitive to it, and even a few crumbs can make me very sick. If I ever turn down food, or an invitation to a meal, this is likely why. I promise in every case, it’s not you- it’s me. I love getting together for meals, and find huge value in the community built around the dinner table, so I am always happy to help cook or give recipes and ideas that are gluten free but I need a little extra notice! If you want to get together but aren’t comfortable with the idea of cooking (or eating) a gluten free meal, it is also important for you to know that I love coffee.

    Now that you know a bit about me, I want to get to know you! I would love for you to leave a comment on our Facebook page telling me your favourite thing about All Tribes or your best All Tribes story. 

Cant Wait to hear from you! 
Chrissy Flietstra

You Are Invited!!

YOU ARE INVITED TO OUR
Thank You & Welcome Come-and-Go Tea!

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Please join our Board of Directors in welcoming Chrissy Flietstra as our new Executive Director and thanking Jonathan and Marney Stewart for 10 years as Directors of All Tribes Camp.

You are invited to join us Saturday, September 16th  from 2-4 PM for a Come and Go Tea in the Millie Jacobs Troyer Centre.

Event Details

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2017
2:00 - 4:00 P.M.

Millie Jacobs Troyer Centre
All Tribes Christian Camp
1065 Hilton Road, Richards Landing, ON P0R 1J0

Brief Program and Speeches at 2:30 p.m.

Snacks and Refreshments will be provided.
The Camp Tuck Shop will also be open if you would like to purchase hoodies, t-shirts, treats, or some great books! 

More details are available here

All Tribes Enters A Time of Transition

A Time of Transition, Excitement, and Growth! 

Summer 2017 will be Jonathan and Marney Stewart's 10th (and final) summer serving as the Directors of All Tribes Camp. God has blessed the camp in many ways over the last few years. With this continued growth, it has come clear that now is the right time for a full time, paid Executive Director who can dedicate their time to the camp and give it the focus that it will require in the years ahead. 

Although Jonathan and Marney are stepping back from their camp responsibilities, they will continue to love and support the camp in any way that they can over the years ahead. Leading All Tribes has been one of the greatest joys and privileges of Jonathan and Marney's lives, and they have truly loved getting to work with so many dedicated volunteers and campers! 

The search for the Camp's new Director is now in full swing. The Board of Directors has been meeting over the last few months to develop the job description and to lay out the transition process and plans. 

Interested in Applying?

This position has now been filled! Meet our new Director

Questions and Background Info

More information and background about All Tribes, its previous directors, and the transition plans are available by visiting our website

A Personal Note from Jonathan and Marney

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Hi Camp Friends! 

It is hard to believe that Christmas is just two short weeks away and that soon we will be entering a new year. Each new year brings change, and we have a BIG change to update you about for 2017! 

We have made the decision that 2017 will be our last year as the Directors of All Tribes. It is hard to believe that this summer will, for us, mark 10 years married and 10 years serving at Camp. It has been one of the greatest privileges of our lives to know and work with each one of you over these years. 

It has also been very exciting to see the camp grow. As the camp has expanded, we have realized that the camp needs full-time leadership and focus. The Board of Directors also sees this, and has just launched the search for a new Director. It will be a paid, full-time position and we are excited to see how God leads the camp in the years ahead! If you, or someone you might know, would be interested in applying for the position, the job description and application information is available on our website at alltribes.org/executivesearch

We are looking forward to seeing each of you at Camp this summer! Dates for the 2017 season are as follows:

  • Adventure Bible Camp VBS Day Camp (July 24-28)
  • J-ROCK Pre-Teen Overnight Camp (August 6-12)
  • The ROCK Teen Overnight Camp (August 20-26)

Please add these dates to your calendar. Registration for 2017 is now open, so you can get your kids or grandkids registered BEFORE Christmas this year! 

We will be working along with the Camp’s new Director this summer, so you can look forward to meeting them then.

Please keep the Camp in your prayers as we go through this exciting time of transition and growth. We are excited to see what God has ahead!

Love, 
Jonathan and Marney

2017 REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN FOR ALL CAMPS!

Merry Christmas!! 

The 2017 Camp Season is almost here and registration is now open! 

Here are the Camp Dates for 2017: 

Adventure Bible Camp VBS:  July 24-28

J-ROCK:  August 6-12

The ROCK:  August 20-26

Our online registration system is simple and easy to use. If you have any questions about it, please let us know by e-mailing us at marney@alltribes.org or calling us at 705-246-3975. 

Please note that our registration system uses a shopping “cart”, similar to many other e-commerce sites. You must complete your registration and submit your payment by credit card for your registration to be recorded. If you don’t receive a confirmation e-mail immediately upon checking out, please let us know. 

We are looking forward to seeing you this summer!!

Jonathan and Marney
for the All Tribes Team

REGISTER HERE NOW!

All Tribes Camp Has a New Website!

Take a few minutes now to check out the new alltribes.org. You might see your picture! We hope you enjoy the new website and we are looking forward to seeing you around camp THIS SUMMER!!!! 

www.alltribes.org

Check it out today and don't forget to register for Camp!!

Love, 

Jonathan and Marney
and the All Tribes Camp Management Team

PS: If you have any questions or suggestions for improvements on the web site, please let us know!!