Summer camps are returning this year. Please visit the program pages for more information and registration.
Green Grove Camp has been a part of the community of Wakaw and area for the last 71 years. The camp is not only used for children to attend Ukrainian camp, but also for the community to have a venue for host weddings / anniversaries, family events, and reunions in a private and intimate lakeside environment. Like many other non-profit organizations Green Grove Camp has been impacted by Covid-19 and our ability to fund raise in the manner to which we have in the past. We are reaching out not only to the Ukrainian community but to our local community for your support in either purchasing a facemask, or by making a donation. Please see the pictures posted for what we currently have available (these change as material supply changes). All proceeds go directly to support the camp. Please email Larisa (email@example.com), Andrew (firstname.lastname@example.org), or any board member you may personally know for details on purchasing a mask or making a donation to the camp. We kindly and sincerely thank you for all your support!
Online Summer Camp 2020
We will be running an online camp July 13-17. More information is available on our Facebook page.
President’s Report 2019
Green Grove Youth Camp 2019 was another successful summer with 60 campers (30 girls and 31 boys). The camp was directed by Chelsea Miske and assisted by Olya Pilchenko. Staff / Volunteer staff included Karma Bohle, Eastin Normand, Stasya Maruschuk-Love, Zach Kotelko, Austin Normand, Tanya Clay, Vika Cheremyshynska, Sofiya Fayfruk, Logan Bohle, Olena Pavlovska, Michael Clay. Cheryl Beaudoin and Tammi Bohle provided both fun and delicious meals to campers during this camp session. Fr. Micheal Lomaszkiewicz and Fr. Peter Wasylenko provided spiritual guidance to the campers in alternating weeks.
During the two weeks Ukrainian Language was separated into two groups, beginner and advanced. Each lesson began with a Ukrainian word of the day which centered upon daily activities. Language classes included lessons on numeral values and personal descriptors. Religious classes focused on God’s connection with nature and how we can find God’s presence in the smallest of creatures. Campers also engaged in a discussion to prepare for Confession the night before the Divine Liturgy.
Crafts such as friendship bracelets and God’s Eye were enjoyed by campers and councilors alike. Capture the flag, soccer and football were part of camper’s daily routine. Campers had a great time making perogies and Paska together.
During the two-week session campers enjoyed fields trips to the Wakaw Museum and Poplar Beach. Campers were fascinated with the many historical artifacts and stories provided by museum volunteers. Poplar Beach was a nice change of scenery and a nice picnic was provided on site.
All enjoyed the camp experience. A big thank-you to all board members, cooks, volunteers, the groups who donated food for the final Sunday concert and the Ukrainian Community at large for the support towards ensuring a successful a Green Grove Camp 2019 session.
Closure of Camp for 2020
It is with great disappointment the Green Grove Board Executive announces the closure of Green Grove facilities for summer 2020. The criteria within the Provinces “Re-Open Saskatchewan” plan (i.e. approved group sizes, requirement for washrooms, showers, cafeterias and all other public areas such as beaches to remain closed, sleeping accommodations to adhere to social distancing and the level of sanitization required) guides this decision.
We will connect, as soon possible, with all confirmed renters to share this decision and to discuss rental deposits. For our youth and potential employees who were looking forward to another fun summer at camp, please stay connected with your friends via social media and we hope to see you all next summer.