These wonderful people are those who have moved on from the camp, but who we would like to remember. Thank you to all former counselors and teachers for your hard work!
Jerome Henry (former counselor)
From camper to counselor I have grown and developed into a confident young Christian man. At St. Michael’s Youth Conference, you make friends and family for a lifetime; from daily fun with educational classes in the morning where we learn, bond and socialize with peers of all different types of nationality – to Evening Prayer where we gather in front of the cross to show how grateful we are to have this type of environment to attend on a yearly basis. Growing up at St. Mikes I called it “My Yearly Cleanse”. Well trusted and trained staff, all campers will have a successful summer end at St. Mikes. Bonfires, archery, canoeing, field games, hikes, sing-a-long’s, sightseeing …. St. Mike’s is the place to be.
Shastyn Griffin (former counselor)
Shastyn is a graduate of York University. She served as a counselor at St. Mike’s for 10 years and saw many positive relationships form over that time. She has also made many lasting friendships herself. She comments, “The best thing about this camp is the way it brings together people from all walks of life and has them interacting with each other in ways that they would not be likely to do otherwise. That makes this a place for fostering many learning experiences and encouraging growth in the campers as individuals, as a community and as Christians.”
Parker VanBelleghem (former counselor)
Parker was a camper at St. Michael’s Youth Conference from 2014 to 2016, and “graduated” to being a counselor in 2017. Since then he has moved on to being a counselor at another Christian camp, but remembers with affection his time at SMYC. He says, “For me, camp is an opportunity to deepen my relationship with God while sharing God’s love with others. It’s also a place where life-long friendships are created.”