The Calvinist Cadet Corps is a youth ministry for boys in Grades 3 through 8. Our purpose is to effectively share Christ’s love with boys from our church and community.We meet the 1st, 2nd, and 4th Wednesday evenings of each month October through April at church. We are part of the national organization of Calvinist Cadet Corp.
2020 International Camporee
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Frequently Asked Questions
And here are answers to a few of the most frequently asked questions about camp.
Q: Do I have to go to the camporee in order for my boys to go to camporee?
A: Even though we’d love to have you there, there is no requirement for counselors to attend in order for the boys from their club to attend.
Q: What can my boys expect to gain from being a part of camporee?
A: As with all aspects of the Cadet ministry, it’s about a Christian man standing alongside a boy and sharing what it’s like to be a servant of Christ as you go about the trials and joys of daily life. The camporee fits into this picture in a special way because it is a more “concentrated” time of learning and growing. Through outdoor adventure and special programs, camporee provides a counselor ample opportunities to reflect Christ’s love.
Q: Will my Cadets/counselors get to be in a cadre together?
A: The camporee has been held every third year since 1966 and we have found that mixing the cadres provides the best opportunities for both the counselors and boys to grow and learn. We understand that it may raise the anxiety level of the boys a bit at first, but once they settle into camp life the anxiety quickly disappears. When a boy sits around the cadre campfire during evening devotions and the question comes up about challenges you may have faced in your life, chances are greater that a boy will be more open to sharing. He will not feel the need to keep up a facade that he maintains around his friends from back home. And anything he says will not travel back home via his friends.
Q: It’s not cheap to go to camp when you figure travel, registration fee and some expenses for camping gear. How do I make it work if my club and my boys have few financial resources?
A: The Cadet organization has the Cornel Rylaarsdam Memorial Fund available for just those situations. We would encourage you to do some fundraising with your local club to help pay for expenses but when that isn’t enough — we can help.
If you have more questions or comments about the 2020 Cadet International Camporee, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the official International Camporee site for more information.