While living together in a large community home, students and Resident Leaders will practice regular rhythms of meals, chores, recreation, adventure, study, mentorship, prayer and worship. The following gives you an overview of Act Five’s 7+ month program.
Our classrooms go from canoes to the escarpment, from our kitchen table to local waterfalls, listening to literal legends tell us their wisdom — and I'm hoping that I can implement that wisdom into my life somehow.
Arissa VanderburgtAct Five Student — Class of '20
In light of Covid-19, the following program elements may be shifted as needed. Note that Act Five is confident in carrying out its mission for 2020-2021. To see an up-to-date schedule of events, see https://www.redeemer.ca/act-five/program/schedule-2020-21/.
The goal for the first term is to become a community together. We will learn to pay attention to God, to each other, and to the world around us, and to experience and be challenged by new things, new people and new places.
These trips are subject to change and shift to the second term in light of current Covid-19 restrictions.
To future Act Five students — Be prepared for adventure, challenge, silence & solitude, gourmet food, real conversations, meaningful reflection, fall sunrises, winter sunsets, sun, rain, and yes snow. You will be stretched, you will grow, and you will thrive!
Matthew GrayDirector of Coldwater Canada
The goal for the second term is to put learning into practice within the city and church of Hamilton. We hope students can taste the joys of participating in God’s mission in local and daily ways, while developing a clearer sense of what, how, and why they are going to do whatever it is that lies ahead of them after Act Five.
Students will be living together on Blake Street in downtown Hamilton, along with three Resident Leaders.
While Act Five is an immersive community experience, students will be given an extended reading break each term as well as a three-week break over Christmas.
Students will work with Act Five staff and outside experts in determining where second-term field placements will be located. Some of these will be within community non-profits. Others will be in placements unique to each student’s interests such as music, business, architecture, healthcare, education, various trades, and more. In most situations, Field Placements will be unpaid.
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