Spring Virtual Camp

We’re taking camp vitual! Join us for stories, games, dance parties, and a check-in.

YOUTH PROGRAMS

For 8 or 11 days in the summer youth live together, serve their community together and explore how God is calling them into making the world a better place.

CHILDREN'S ADVENTURE CAMPS

Participants and youth leaders engage in fun, meaningful activities in their communities and learn about how they are being called into action in their own lives.

GO YOUR OWN WAY

We will design a justice-based program just for you! Tell us when, where, for whom and  how long!

TESTIMONY

“For me, The GO Project was an opportunity to understand my own privilege and place in the world. This critical self awareness allowed me to develop an applied perspective of how to implement change in the communities I am a part of. I can honestly say I would not be the person I am today had I not participated in such a rich experience.”

– Rana

The GO Project Virtual Camp – coming back Summer 2020!

Until May 22nd, 2020 we are hosting virtual camp for kids every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 11am EST; and for youth Tuesday & Thursday at 2pm EST. From May 22nd – the week of June 29th we will take a break to hire and train summer staff and create NEW summer virtual programming!

Due to increasing health concerns of COVID-19, our team is working hard on pivoting our summer programs to virtual camps: combining live sessions with at home activities and mission projects.

For children: We will offer two one-hour live sessions each weekday supplemented by optional offline activities based on the day’s theme.

For youth: It is unlikely that our in-person overnight programs scheduled for Toronto, Calgary and Saskatoon will go ahead because of health concerns and travel restrictions.

  • We are still developing a program model that will be meaningful, exciting and engaging for youth across the country in a virtual format.
  • Daily check-ins, nightly vespers, at home mission projects, social gatherings and discernment workshops will be an integral part of the plan no matter what!

    Please sign up for our newsletter for updates on summer 2020!

    email: admin@thegoproject.ca to get on the list!

The GO Project

 

The GO Project started at Islington United Church over 10 years ago, out of a desire from the youth group at the time to go on a mission trip. They found it difficult to find an organization that fit with their understanding of theology and our call as Christians to be the hands and feet of this world while being radically welcoming. The youth, along with their fearless minister, Michael Shewburg created their own trip, in their own backyard, and in the years to follow invited others to join their journey.

Over our 10 years of ministry within the United Church, The GO Project has run youth programs in seven cities, and children’s adventure camps in over twenty cities and towns across the country.

Testimonial: Lauren

“I’m grateful for the work of GO in my life and in so many communities.” – Lauren, former GO Project staff

Testimonial: Rana

“I can honestly say I would not be the person I am today had I not participated in such a rich experience.” – Rana, former participant and GO Project volunteer leader

Testimonial: Kevin

“We are a new GO host for 2019 because we feel it is important to provide opportunities for youth to explore their faith and the role of the Church in the context of real world issues in our very large and diverse country.” – Kevin, Youth GO Project host

Testimonial: Andrew

“I am more socially aware, spiritually engaged, emotionally in touch and confident in my gifts as a result of GO.” – Andrew, former GO Project staff

Testimonial: Alex

“I am very thankful for what GO does for the communities it is apart of and look forward to seeing what it continues to do!” – Alex, former participant & GO Project staff

Children’s Adventure Camps

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Youth Programs

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Lent Series: Clare

“The GO Project is not only a community where I am inspired to be better, GO actively fosters a space for me and everyone involved to grow into our best selves. Every year that I am part of GO, I finish the summer with some added perspective that changes the way I look at our world and how we live in it, and in September, I return to school fuelled by the memories of moments that changed my perspective and brightened my life.” – Clare

Lent Series: Lauren

“The GO Project had a huge impact on me as a young leader. It was working on farms and community gardens with GO that I first fell in love with tending and nurturing the path – which is now a daily practice for me with farming.” – Lauren

Lent Series: Rebecca

“The people I have met through this program helped me learn about intentional relationships, about the world and the greatness we all carry within. The GO Project is a major part of who I am today, of the relationship I have with God and I carry the work of GO and all the people I get to call friends with me in all that I do.” – Rebecca

Lent Series: Alex

“Seeing children passionate about going into the world and doing God’s work inspires me to continue this type work. I am very thankful for what GO does for the communities it is apart of and look forward to seeing what it continues to do!” – Alex

Lent Series: Amy

“GO fosters a creative and inclusive environment, where staff and participants grow into their faith together. GO has taught me to be open to the transformations that come from every step along my journey and to be grateful for the challenges, learning opportunities and people that have pushed me to grow into my own grace.” – Amy

Children’s Adventure Camps

REGISTER NOW

REGISTER NOW

Youth Programs

REGISTER NOW

REGISTER NOW

Lent Series: Clare

“The GO Project is not only a community where I am inspired to be better, GO actively fosters a space for me and everyone involved to grow into our best selves. Every year that I am part of GO, I finish the summer with some added perspective that changes the way I look at our world and how we live in it, and in September, I return to school fuelled by the memories of moments that changed my perspective and brightened my life.” – Clare

Lent Series: Lauren

“The GO Project had a huge impact on me as a young leader. It was working on farms and community gardens with GO that I first fell in love with tending and nurturing the path – which is now a daily practice for me with farming.” – Lauren

Lent Series: Rebecca

“The people I have met through this program helped me learn about intentional relationships, about the world and the greatness we all carry within. The GO Project is a major part of who I am today, of the relationship I have with God and I carry the work of GO and all the people I get to call friends with me in all that I do.” – Rebecca

Lent Series: Alex

“Seeing children passionate about going into the world and doing God’s work inspires me to continue this type work. I am very thankful for what GO does for the communities it is apart of and look forward to seeing what it continues to do!” – Alex

Lent Series: Amy

“GO fosters a creative and inclusive environment, where staff and participants grow into their faith together. GO has taught me to be open to the transformations that come from every step along my journey and to be grateful for the challenges, learning opportunities and people that have pushed me to grow into my own grace.” – Amy

Help us to inspire children and youth to create change!

Friends, help us to continue to make this meaningful ministry happen! We have launched an October fundraising campaign and would appreciate any help and support you can offer!

These funds will go directly to offering children and youth outreach ministry within Canada, and to inspire children and youth to be fully and deeply engaged in their communities!

Help us to inspire children and youth to create change!

Friends, help us to continue to make this meaningful ministry happen! We have launched an October fundraising campaign and would appreciate any help and support you can offer!

These funds will go directly to offering children and youth outreach ministry within Canada, and to inspire children and youth to be fully and deeply engaged in their communities!

A Ministry of Islington
United Church
25 Burnhamthorpe Rd
Toronto, ON M9A 1G9

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