Sr. Highs, pick up or print off your registration forms for Pitch today! Pitch and Praise is a four-day camping retreat on the May long weekend, taking place at Braeside Camp in Paris, Ontario. Be sure to get your form (and a cheque for $105) in by April 30th in order to get the regular rate!

The Pitch website says the following:

“There’s something for everyone at Pitch. The weekend includes sports tournaments, concerts, games rooms, skateboarding, movies, optional seminars, swimming, talent shows, comedy acts, an open-mic stage, teaching sessions, small group interaction and more. About a dozen denominations are represented at this event which has been running now, for 37 years. Come and join us!”


For more information and to download a printable registration form (click ‘Individual Registration Form in the left sidebar), visit

We will be leaving Westheights on Friday, May 18th at 6:00pm and returning back to the church at approximately 1:30pm on Monday, May 21st.

We will be looking for parents who will be willing to drive a group of students to Paris on Friday evening and others who can pick students up on Monday afternoon. Please contact Gillian if you (if you are a parent or if you have a G license) or your parents are able to help out.

As well, we would LOVE to borrow a tent-trailer for the event! If you have any leads on someone who might be willing to lend us a warm place to sleep for the weekend, please don’t hesitate to contact us!!

Notes for students attending this event:

Students should have eaten dinner before meeting at the church on Friday. Please remember to bring extra money if you would like snacks from the concession stand or if you want to go swimming. Start thinking now about which sports tournaments you think we should enter… for the past two years we’ve played ball hockey and beach volleyball. Please remember to bring WARM and WATERPROOF clothing in case in gets cold/rainy and a good sleeping bag so you stay toasty overnight. Don’t forget toiletries, a towel, your Bible and Dutch Blitz. (Please… someone bring Dutch Blitz!!) Please do not bring anything that will make you cry if lost or stolen or anything you agreed not to bring in the Student Cooperation Agreement (drugs, weapons, fireworks) …obviously!

We also ask that cell phone and gadget use is kept to a minimum during the weekend. Even better, leave it at home! It’s only four days, right? More things to remember:

  • Be respectful of other people at all times. That means not being too noisy late at night, being careful with camp/camper property… generally just be sure to show love in all cases!
  • No girls in guys’ tents – no guys in girls’ tents. We’re going to make this a general rule for the sake of privacy (if someone wants to have a nap/go to bed early, get changed, or whatever).
  • All General Sessions and small group times are mandatory. Nothing else is mandatory… but General Sessions and any Westheights small group times are a MUST.
  • Do not leave the camp property. If you must go, you need to get permission from Westheights youth leaders.

Please be aware that violating any of the above means that we will discuss sending you home.

We’d love prayer for this amazing weekend – that it would be impactful, fun and safe for everyone in attendance!