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1. Do I have to be a Christian?

No. We believe there are many paths to God and we welcome everyone. We simply ask that all participants come with an open heart and an open mind. Our participants are diverse in their spirituality.

2. What if I don’t know anybody?

Many of our participants come not knowing anyone! When you arrive at camp you will be placed in a 'home group' of 6-8 participants who also don't know one another. Each home group has two fantastic leaders who will be with you your whole time at camp. While you are at camp, this is your family. You will eat meals together and attend workshops together.

We also mix up our cabin participants so everyone is in the same boat of not knowing one another.

And we promise you, if you come alone, you won’t be leaving alone—you’ll be leaving with new friends from all over Ontario. Our leaders and participants are amazingly kind and thoughtful folks!

3. What do I need to bring?

Sleeping bag. Pillow. Towel. Bathing suit. Toiletries. Enough clothes for five days. Sweater. Flashlight. Rain jacket. Hat. Sunscreen. Water bottle. Journal. And if you like: Musical instruments! Unicycle! Art supplies! Juggling balls! Most important of all: an open heart.

4. What if I can’t afford it?

We don’t want that to be an obstacle. If you’re having trouble finding the money, please get in touch with us. We have some money set aside to help, and there may be a way to come up with the money by brainstorming together.

5. LGBTQ+ve? Really?

Yes! Camp Micah is a welcoming and inclusive community that values and celebrates diversity. Gender neutral washrooms are found throughout camp. We have gender neutral sleeping spaces available. We are dedicated to being a positive and safe space for every participant.

6. What if I have never been recognized as a leader?

Some Camp Micah participants are in recognized leadership roles in their schools and communities, and some aren ’t. That doesn’t matter. The most important thing, we think, is whether or not you feel a call to leadership within yourself. The kind of leadership that seeks to serve others and to make a difference in a troubled world. If you see yourself as that kind of leader, then you’re perfect for Camp Micah.

7. How do I know if I’m really a leader?

We don’t believe that some people are “born” to be leaders. And some who have been called “born leaders” have ended up leading their followers right over a cliff. We believe leadership is a call, a gift of service to the community. Anyone, at any time, can become a leader. Do you feel that call within yourself? 

 8. What does “ecumenical” mean?

“Ecumenical” is when people from different Christian denominations (Mennonite, United Church, Catholic, Anglican, etc.) gather to work or to pray together sharing a common faith tradition.

9. Who is Micah?

Micah is a Judean prophet (735-700 BCE) who raised his voice against injustice and the oppression of the poor. He warned the rulers of his time that social calamity would result if they did not change their policies. He also announced a day when God would gather the lame and the exiles together, and “nation will not take up sword against nation, nor will they train for war anymore.”

10. Are there any rules?

Act justly, love tenderly, walk humbly! Oh, and two other things. Thou shalt not consume drugs or alcohol. And thou shalt not go into anyone else’s cabin at night.