Posts By :

Stephen Jackson

Warts and all.

150 150 Stephen Jackson

How many of us strive to be perceived as perfect? I’m sure many of us have had discussions or noticed the fact that social media allows us to not only put our best foot forward, but to hide our worst foot. Most of us do it. I know Stillwood does it. It’s good for business. Of course…

read more

SHINE 2017

150 150 Stephen Jackson

Our largest retreat is our SHINE retreat. It’s our junior high retreat. It’s ridiculous. It’s insane. It’s loud. It’s the most fun you’ll ever have over a weekend. Unless you have a phobia of body odour, then its the worst weekend you could possibly imagine. We always have fun with this retreat. One of the…

read more

XLerate Activity Day

150 150 Stephen Jackson

      “If it aint broke, don’t fix it.” Bert Lance popularized this quote during the Jimmy Carter administration of the year 1977 when referring to problems with that day’s government. “That’s the trouble with government: Fixing things that aren’t broken and not fixing things that are broken.” Anyway, that’s beside the point. These days,…

read more

Unity, not Uniformity

150 150 Stephen Jackson

The pastor of the church I attend is currently addressing a controversial topic. It’s a topic that I guarantee will produce a variety of opinions. Opinions that will cause tension. Before addressing this topic, our pastor reminded us of a very important truth. Unity is not uniformity. It’s a truth that David Warkentin presented to our…

read more

Pediatrics and Geriatrics

150 150 Stephen Jackson

My daughter was born three weeks ago. My 94 year old grandfather went into the hospital one week ago. Both are alive, both are well. But it didn’t look like that at one point. I left my wife, two year old and two week old at home one night to go to what very well…

read more

We Love Our Single Parents

150 150 Stephen Jackson

Possibly one of my favourite camps during the summer is our Single Parent’s Family Camp. The camp is smaller and shorter than our average camp and, on the outside, it may look relatively similar to our regular camps with their games, activities and campfires. But the feel of it is completely different. I know exactly why. Every…

read more

2016 Yields Another Amazing Summer

150 150 Stephen Jackson

8 weeks. 1940 campers. 231 staff. %100 Good times. What an amazing summer 2016 held for us! We saw lots of exciting new things, like our Family Camp and our XLerate Special Activities, as well as old traditions like Sticks and the Cold Tubs. One of the most fulfilling things is listening to campers describe to their…

read more