Muskoka Woods Alumni Community. Embody. Encourage. Engage.
Summer 2016
A NOTE FROM PAUL CADE
SUMMER CAMP DIRECTOR

We spend all year planning and praying for the summer months, and now we're in the middle of Summer 2016! We have 350 young, energetic staff who are giving their all to make sure our guests are having an unforgettable camp experience. As many of you know, our theme this summer is "Who Are You?" We have already had the opportunity to see young guests discover they are brave, confident, accepted, loved, and so much more. Guests have gotten up on water-skis for the first time, dropped in on the half pipe, made the courageous leap on the zip line, had the time of their lives during evening program, and made lasting friendships. Thank you so much for all your prayers. Please continue to be praying for transformative experiences for every guest who drives through the front gate. Check out our recap video from Week 1 here.

A NOTE FROM JEREMY LAVERTY
CITYCAMP DIRECTOR

Our CITYCAMP team loaded up the truck with 18 activities and hit the road, bringing a taste of Muskoka Woods to cities across the GTA. Our first week was at Pickering College in Newmarket, and then we visited Springvale Church in Stouffville and The Bridge Church in Markham. We were spoiled with beautiful weather, giving us plenty of opportunity to enjoy our mobile water park. Over the next four weeks, we will travel to Burlington, Oakville and Toronto. We are thrilled to explore our theme, “Who are You?” with our guests. We have had many encouraging conversations with children who come from all walks of life. Pray for our team, as they journey with our guests, that they will be “a living exhibition of life with God.” Check out our recap video from Week 1 here.

 
REGISTRATION IS OPEN
2016 SUMMER DIRECTORS

Introducing our awesome Summer Director Team for 2016!

  • Back Row: Jordan, Katie, Anna, Shauna, Lucas, Hanna, Michael & Paul
  • Front Row: Daniel, Aaron, Joelle, Kaj, CJ & Cristi
If you have any questions or concerns, or simply want to chat about all the fun we're having this summer, feel free to call the resort office.


 
WHERE ARE THEY NOW
Duncan & Sandee Macgregor

Duncan and Sandee (Mudge) Macgregor celebrated 20 years of marriage on July 19, 2016. Duncan worked on Ski Staff from 1989-1991, and Sandee spent the summer of 1990 as a Trampoline and Gymnastics Instructor. Duncan and Sandee reside in Halton Hills, and attend Harvest Bible Chapel in Oakville. Duncan is approaching his 25th year as the third-generation family-business owner of Macgregors Meat & Seafood Ltd. in Toronto. Sandee continues homeschooling adventures with their three youngest kids. Their children are Christopher (17), who graduated from CEO in 2015 and is now on summer staff, Jack (15), Samantha (13), Sara (9), and Katie (5).

"We, as a couple, have trouble articulating the blessing Muskoka Woods – and the many lifelong friends we made there – has been in our lives. The Holy Spirit moves at Muskoka Woods. We are just one example of His plan in action, simply having met one another the summer of 1990. It is an honour and a privilege to serve on the Muskoka Woods Youth Foundation Board and continue to stay so connected. Thank you Mr. and Mrs. Boddy for your vision so many years ago!"

Jon & Deb Imbeau

Jon worked from 1989-1994 in the Dish Pit, as a Junior High Counsellor, and 3 years as a Senior High Counsellor. Deb worked in 1994 as a Senior High Counsellor. They were married in February after meeting at Muskoka Woods. They have 4 kids: Benett (16), Abby (14), William (11), and Charlie (5). They attend Living Waters Pentecostal Church in Vancouver. Jon is the Executive Director for Awana International Canada and Deb is at home with the kids.

"Muskoka Woods was one of the most formative experiences of my life. This is where I learned to lead and how to share the love of Jesus with others."
--Jon Imbeau

 
GET INVOLVED
Dessert Night throughout the Summer

Every Wednesday this summer, you are invited to join us at 7 p.m. for dessert and coffee in the Leadership Studio. Learn about what's happening around Muskoka Woods, and connect with old friends and staff. If you are going to be in the area, send an email to alumni@muskokawoods.com by the Monday prior to let us know how many will be joining you. Drop by on your own or bring the whole family!

Project 52 University Bible Study Groups

If you know of someone who might like to join one of our Bible Study groups in the fall, please have them email Tina Barlow at tbarlow@muskokawoods.com

 
EVENTS RECAP
Impact Romania

Our Impact Romania team arrived back in Canada on May 26th. It is always a privilege for Tina and Mike Barlow to participate in this mission, initiated in May 2001 by a team of Muskoka Woods' staff. Since the initial trip, Impact Romania, a partnership between International Teams and its Romanian counterpart, Pas Cu Pas, has established a fruitful ministry to young, institutionalized orphans. Over 130 Muskoka Woods' staff have participated on these teams over that time. It has been amazing to watch and participate in what God is doing in the lives of young people through Pas Cu Pas (Romanian for "Step by Step"). Romanian staff and volunteers have invested in this ministry with time, energy and ongoing commitment. Canadian team members continue to travel to Cluj to offer fresh enthusiasm, support and encouragement. Individuals, like you, invest financially and prayerfully. Through it all, God is at work. Thank you for your ongoing prayer and support for this extension of the Muskoka Woods' P52 ministry.

CAMPFIRES & COCKTAILS

Thank you to all of our amazing Campfires & Cocktails 2016 attendees, sponsors, volunteers & friends. With your help, we raised over $36,000 to send deserving youth to Muskoka Woods this summer. Thank you for all of your support, and for continuing to make this event even more memorable, year after year!

Watch the recap video of our favourite night of the year at campfiresandcocktails.com

Youth Foundation Update

The last few months have been very encouraging for the Muskoka Woods Youth Foundation. In May, we celebrated raising $75,000 at our annual golf tournament. Just a few weeks later, our full-time staff, and members of our Summer Leadership team, joined together for Run Round Rosseau, raising over $50,000! This initiative supports sending local, disadvantaged youth in the Muskoka region to Muskoka Woods.

If you are interested in learning more about what we are doing through the Youth Foundation, please don't hesitate to reach out to Mark Groves at mark@muskokawoods.com

 
EVENTS RECAP
WAKE CONFERENCE FOR YOUNG ADULTS

Wake Conference merges the impact of a conference with the community building of a retreat. Held at Muskoka Woods, Wake Conference is an opportunity for young adults across all denominations and backgrounds to be awakened in their walk with Jesus, and connect with other young adults from across the province. Early bird pricing ends August 1st.

Visit wakeconf.com to lean more and register.

 
WE'RE HIRING
Summer 2016 Jobs

We still have a few openings at our resort:

  • Cook
  • Archery Instructor
  • Tennis Instructor
  • Basketball Instructor
Apply today at muskokawoods.com/jobs/summer-jobs/. If you have any questions, email Diane Huff at diane@muskokawoods.com

Fall 2016 Jobs

We are actively looking for young adults to join our team, as we serve and inspire youth year-round, through our Schools & Groups program. Throughout the fall, you'll experience Muskoka Woods in a whole new way. You'll be a part of a tight-knit community, try out 25 exciting activities, share and study in Cadence, small groups & one-on-ones, and attend awesome staff socials.

We are currently hiring in the Kitchen, Maintenance and Outdoor Recreation departments. For more information about the available positions, visit muskokawoods.com/jobs/year-round-jobs/. If you have any questions or are interested in applying, please contact Theresa Jones at theresa@muskokawoods.com

FULL-TIME OPPORTUNITIES

At our resort office on Lake Rosseau and our head office in Toronto, we offer enriching career opportunities. You will find a positive culture that encourages our team members to change their world and develop positive leadership skills, all in an atmosphere based on Christian values and fun.

We are currently hiring for the following positions:

  • Director of Schools & Groups – Resort Office
  • Junior Graphics & Digital Media Coordinator – Toronto Office
For more information, please visit muskokawoods.com/jobs/full-time-jobs/. If you have any questions or are interested in applying, please contact Leslie Brushett at leslie@muskokawoods.com

 
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