Get ready to have the best week of your life!

Our LEAD (Leadership Evangelism and Discipleship) programs are designed to challenge and guide youth in knowing God while gaining a practical understanding of what life looks like following Jesus. It also includes learning to serve in community, having fun in community living, as well as countless opportunities for growing in each participant’s leadership skills.


The Deckhand program is a 2 week program and is for young people going into grade 10 & 11. This program is structured around 3 pillars: getting to know Jesus, servant leadership and a life of adventure. In Deck handing you’ll meet together for sessions, serve in the dish pit, and go on adventures as a group.


Crew serve daily behind the scenes, cleaning the camper cabins and public washrooms, but also assisting in leading a cabin. Over the course of the month, they develop their leadership skills, learning how to be counsellors, assisting with games, kitchen, and maintenance, and sharing their faith in “Crew Talks” with campers.

Dates and Rates

Applications and Registration will open Saturday 15 January at 10:00am.  Please note that this is not a first come, first served system (like campers) and therefore there is not a need to register immediately. However, registering sooner (e.g. by the end of January) allows you more interview time options.

Summer Schedule
Deckhand #1 July 4 – 18Registration opens 15 January 2022 at 10 am $695 + GST
Deckhand #2July 18 – 28Registration opens 15 January 2022 at 10 am TBD $695 + GST
Deckhand #3August 1 – 15Registration opens 15 January 2022 at 10 am $695 + GST
Deckhand #4August 15 – 29Registration opens 15 January 2022 at 10 am $695 + GST
Crew #1July 4 – July 28Registration opens 15 January 2022 at 10 am $1295 + GST
Crew #2August 1 – 29 Registration opens 15 January 2022 at 10 am $1295 + GST

A Typical Day at Keats

Being a Deckhand or Crew means:

Learning to Serve. Each day will have opportunities to serve around the camp, whether that be doing dishes, cleaning bathrooms and cabins, or serving meals.

Learning about God. Along with attending Watch with campers, LEAD participants will have session times of their own with their leaders to dig deeper into their faith. One-to-ones, small groups, and Deckhand / Crew only sessions give everyone a chance to explore, to ask questions, and to understand more about God.

Having fun. Each day will have free time, where you can join any activity, head to Mariners Inn for a treat, or just hang out with your friends.


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    Do I have to have done the Deckhand program to join Crew?
    No. Although the Crew program builds on the Deckhand program, you don’t have to have attended it.
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    I registered for Deckhand or Crew but it says I am waitlisted. What happens next?
    AllDeckhands and Crew are automatically waitlisted. You will receive an email to sign up for an interview with our Program Team. After the interviews are completed, we will notify all those chosen to participate and register them.

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