Author Archives: Administrator

Some things I’m thinking about…

As I sit down to write, winter is settling in at Hidden Acres. The snow is falling in earnest and the wind is blowing with conviction. Can snow fall in earnest? Can wind blow with conviction? I might normally say … Continue reading

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Church Builder

Kindred Church Builder – Available until July 31, 2017

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Developing Leaders

A summer camp experience at Hidden Acres can provide a young person with so much. It can be the place they overcome fears and conquer the climbing wall, meet a new best friend that sticks with them for life, hear … Continue reading

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Summer Staff Reflection – 2016

This summer was one the most memorable summers of my life.  When the opportunity to work as a camp counselor for the summer first came up, I was admittedly a little apprehensive.  Having never counseled before, I was unsure of … Continue reading

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BBQ Chicken Legs: Still Kicking at 50 Years

The Hidden Acres Annual Chicken BBQ turned 50 years old in 2016 without much fanfare. But it certainly was another successful outdoor party here, hosted by lots of volunteers for around1000 satisfied folks who came to enjoy the latest celebration … Continue reading

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AED Donated

An AED is donated to Hidden Acres Mennonite Camp & Retreat Centre When we initially made contact with Rescue 7 to ask if they would donate an AED (automated external defibrillator) to Hidden Acres we did not realize the wonderfully … Continue reading

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Fall Senior’s Retreat

At Home: our houses, our hearts, our faith Ingrid led the group in a day of reflection about the homes we were raised in, the homes we built, and our current homes. Using the lens of “home”, the participants reminisced … Continue reading

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Working as a Team

When I first set foot on the gravel parking lot in 2015 for my second year as a camp counselor at Hidden Acres, I didn’t know what to expect. Being a second year counselor meant there were higher expectations. I … Continue reading

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Corrie’s Story

What comes across when you first meet Corrie-ann is her warm, engaging personality, a quiet confidence and the ability to make the other person feel heard and valued. With her children, Corrie came to Single Moms Camp for the first … Continue reading

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Green Roof Now Complete

New Hamburg Independent Article Not Just a Roof Something new is going on at Hidden Acres. As I type these words, several workers are on site, installing a “Green” roof over our Stonehouse meeting room. A roof is an obvious … Continue reading

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