Act Five 2020-2021 Schedule

Please note that the following dates represent key activities but do not include all program activities throughout the year (other course notes, events, day trips, second term “home tour”, etc).

*Please note that these dates may be improvised in light of the COVID-19 pandemic

First Term – Becoming a community & Rooting in Christ

Sept 7, 2020 (Labour Day) Move-In Day & Opening Welcome
Sept 7-10, 2020 Opening week activities
Sept 12-25, 2020 Coldwater Canada trip, including 9-day canoe trip through Temagami and improv sessions
Oct 1-28, 2020 Community life in Hamilton, class time, Indigenous learning and day trips
Oct 8-12, 2020 Thanksgiving/Reading Break
Oct 19-Nov 1, 2020 Farm day, Retreat & Enneagram in the Kawarthas
Nov 2-29, 2020 Life in Hamilton, final class projects, placement prep and more day trips
Nov 30-Dec 6, 2020 Act Five Amazing Race and end-of-term retreat
Dec 12-Jan 9, 2020 Christmas Break

Second Term – Moving to praxis & Preparing to leave

Jan 10-16, 2021
(POSTPONED UNTIL FEB)
Coldwater Canada Trip: Winter retreat with “hot tent”
camping
Jan 17, 2021 NEW Move-back-in date
Jan 25-Mar 5, 2021 Field Placements, Capstone Projects, Stories of Faithfulness, and creatively engaging in mission
Feb 12-15, 2021 Family Day/Reading break
Mid March → Early April TENTATIVE BC TRIP – Learning, Service, Exposure & Adventure. Concluding with Coldwater Canada Trip
*To be confirmed by the end of January 2021.
End of Feb → Beginning of Apr Field Placements, Act Five Courses, Community Life in Hamilton, Local Projects
Apr 12-24, 2021 Capstone presentations, celebrations & goodbyes
*There is flexibility for timing at the end of March and through April. This will be solidified during the year.

Last year’s schedule

Weekly Schedules at a Glance

These schedules give a sense of what to expect during Act Five’s times at Blake St, though details week-to-week are subject to slight changes.

Term One

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning

Devotions & breakfast
Monday Coffee
Six Acts course

Morning

Devotions & breakfast
Six Acts course

TECH-FREE

Morning
Devotions & breakfast
LotW community time – House meeting, Committee meetings, chores.

Morning

Devotions & breakfast
Place, Home & Land course

TECH-FREE

Morning

Devotions & breakfast
Field trips, Road trips, Hikes & Adventures

Free Time, Body Care, Time for Guests, and occasional outings & events Church
New experiences, attend on your own
or in small groups
Afternoon

Six Acts study or flex time

Afternoon

Body Care, Study Time, Free Time

Afternoon

Soul Care & Body Care

 

Afternoon

Letter writing, Mentorship, and LotW choice

 

Dinner

Meatless Mondays

Dinner

Taco Tuesday

Dinner

Soup or Chilli

Dinner

Pasta

Dinner

Pizza

Dinner

Flex Night

Dinner

Leftovers

Evening

Social, fun, outreach

Evening

Study Hall

Evening

Movie Night or Storytelling

Evening

LotW Choice

Evening

Sunday Evensong

Term Two

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning

Devotions & breakfast
Monday Coffee
* Field Placement day – placement schedules vary for every student

Morning

Devotions & breakfast
* Field Placement day – placement schedules vary for every student

TECH-FREE

Morning
Devotions & breakfast
LotW community time – House meeting, Committee meetings, chores.

Morning

Devotions & breakfast
* Field Placement day – placement schedules vary for every student

TECH-FREE

Morning

Devotions & breakfast
Class Time & Letter Writing

Free Time, Body Care, Time for Guests, and occasional outings & events Church
New experiences, attend on your own
or in small groups
Afternoon

Six Acts study or flex time

Afternoon

Body Care, Study Time, Free Time

Afternoon

Soul Care & Body Care

 

 

 

Afternoon

Hikes, adventure & Body Care

Dinner

Meatless Mondays

Dinner

Taco Tuesday

Dinner

Soup or Chilli

Dinner

Pasta

Dinner

Pizza

Dinner

Flex Night

Dinner

Leftovers

Evening with RLs

Social, fun, outreach

Evening

Body Care and Study Hall

Evening

Movie Night or Storytelling

Evening

Bible Studies

Evening

LotW Choice

Evening

Sunday Evensong

Monday Coffee = Announcements and important information to start the week. RLs = Resident Leaders
Body Care = Exercise, Sports, Physical Activity & (sometimes) Naps
Soul Care = Weekly Spiritual Formation Sessions led by Nina
LotW = Student Leaders of the week, with two chosen for each week of the program
* During second term, mentorship, chores and study time will be based on each individual’s placement schedules.