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2024 Children and Youth Programming Descriptions

From tots to teens, and everyone in between! Nothing brings life to a community the way the laughter of children and their exuberant energy does.

We are looking forward to the sounds of running feet, the splash of water, and the familiar scent of sunscreen, reminding us all of the fun that builds childhood memories and lifelong friendships here at the Sorrento Retreat and Conference Centre.

Join Us! Sunday July 7 until Saturday August 10 (Monday – Friday), 9:45 AM – 12:20 PM

Preschool Program: For ages 3-4 years. Cost: $50/week.

A week of activity designed to keep children aged 3-4 years engaged and busy while parents are enjoying their own courses at the Centre. Space is limited to nine (9) participants.

Children’s programs: For ages 5-10 years. Cost: $115/week.

A themed week of fun, learning, crafts and games geared towards children aged 5-10!

Week 1: I Wonder

What makes you wonder? What sparks your curiosity? What makes you want to explore, discover, and experiment? When you are curious abut who God is, it’s easy to find ways to make your relationship with Jesus grow. Join us this week for a time of wonder! Kids can take some time to get curious about science, technology, engineering, and mathematics – they’ll get curious about the God who created it all! We will learn…what makes my story unique? What gifts God gave me? What can I learn from others? How can I spend time with God? We will think about these ideas, play games, have a snack and have a really good time together!

Week 2: Set Sail

Welcome aboard! Feel the warm sunshine and cool sea breeze as we set sail on a new adventure. An ocean cruise is perfect for relaxing, having fun, and making new memories with your friends and family. When we embark on a journey like this, we can trust the captain to lead us toward our destination – and we can trust God in the same way! On our voyage, kids will develop a deeper understanding of ow to follow Jesus when they learn God shows us how to love others, gives us gifts to serve others, prepares us to share the good news, and loves spending time with us!

Week 3: Wildlife

Think about the weirdest animals you know. What noise does an aardvark make? Are a glass frogs made of real glass? Is a wombat a type of bat? It’s wild that God helps each animal grow and thrive…us, too! Join us for “Wildlife” an adventure where kids discover how special they are to God and how wild it is that they can share their story, use their gifts, spend time with God and spend time with others!

Week 4: I Wonder

What makes you wonder? What sparks your curiosity? What makes you want to explore, discover, and experiment? When you are curious about who God is, it’s easy to find ways to make your relationship with Jesus grow. Join us this week for a time of wonder! Kids can take some time to get curious about science, technology, engineering, and mathematics – they’ll get curious about the God who created it all! We will learn…what makes my story unique? What gifts God gave me? What can I learn from others? How can I spend time with God? We will think about these ideas, play games, have a snack and have a really good time together!

Week 5: Wildlife Think about the weirdest animals you know. What noise does an aardvark make? Are a glass frogs made of real glass? Is a wombat a type of bat? It’s wild that God helps each animal grow and thrive…us, too! Join us for “Wildlife” an adventure where kids discover how special they are to God and how wild it is that they can share their story, use their gifts, spend time with God and spend time with others!

Youth Programs: For Ages 11-18 years. Adventure Odyssey – Cost: $130/week.

A themed weeklong program for youth aged 11 – 18 years engaging in activities that promote personal, physical and spiritual growth. All activities will be social in nature with an opportunity to build social connections, which we hope will extend beyond the week at Sorrento. Activity choices are based on participant input and there may be a chance to try new sports such as golf, pickleball and water activities like stand up paddle boarding. There will also be a longer ½ day hike experience along with opportunities for artistic and spiritual reflection through visual arts. Youth will have an opportunity to connect through unstructured game times and are encouraged to bring board games to share with fellow participants.

Week 1, 2 & 3: Program leaders: Mark & Nadja Hoath

Bio: Mark and Nadja Hoath are excited to be returning this summer to support a new youth programming initiative. As recently retired educators, Mark and Nadja collectively have teaching experience in athletics, outdoor education, youth leadership and the fine arts. Youth are welcome to send an email to nhoath@shaw.ca with other program activity suggestions or if you have any questions before June 15th.

Week 4 & 5: Program leader(s): to be announced


Families with more than two children save $30 on subsequent registrations.