Julia Meadows – webmaster
Julia has worn many, many hats when it comes to St. Michael’s Youth Conference: camper, music teacher, part-time cook, full-time cook, and webmaster. She began attending the camp in 2008 as a young camper and attended almost yearly until 2014, when she had to step away from her post as cook to focus on completing her bachelor’s degree. However, she still manages this website. She is a graduate of the University of Toronto and currently resides in Toronto with her partner and their two cats. “St. Michael’s had a profound effect on my life, helping me strengthen friendships with other campers from my home parish in Toronto. It gave me a strong knowledge of the Bible and of Anglican liturgy that I still appreciate to this day.”
Jerome Henry – camp facilitator
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 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.”
For the past few years I’ve had an absolutely amazing time both volunteering and being a counsellor at St. Michael’s Youth Conference. From morning classes furthering Christian education, to the fun afternoon and evening activities including canoeing, swimming, and capture the flag, St. Mike’s has given me the opportunity to grow as an Anglican and as a person. Around the camp I’m often known as the “games coordinator” which basically means I’m the go-to person during free time to find fun games and activities to do. This camp is a great way to make strong new friendships while having a lot of fun. Going to St. Mike’s was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made and I can’t wait to see you at camp!