Join the fun and Dragonboat race
~ Bill Burris
Breathe in the crisp mountain air
Mount Currie ~ Debbie Richmond

Connect

Balance

Inspire

At a Glance

Who: Madrasah Az-Zahraa & Al-Mustafa Madrasah

For: Muslim youth enrolled in grade 7-12 in January 2018

Date: Morning of August 17th – Evening of August 20th,  2018

Where: Camp Potlatch, Sunshine Coast, BC

Camp Cost:
$325 per camper, discounts available for families !

Registration:
Early Bird deadline: End of July 1st!

Camp Scholars:

Sheikh Murtaza Bachoo & Sister Fatemah Meghji!
 

Our Mission

“Aim higher, Grow Stronger, Stay Together”

Camp Aspire is an initiative undertaken jointly by Madrasah Az-Zahraa & Al-Mustafa Madrasah to create a space for youth to further grow in their Islamic identity and feel comfortable living Islam outside the traditional mosque setting. Open to all youth in our Muslim communities, we hope to engage students at the high school level – providing opportunities to ask our scholars in a very relaxed setting. Named Camp Aspire, we wish to give students a breath of fresh air, and to help them aspire for a greater purpose we are all created for.

Realizing that the classroom is not enough to give our youth a complete Islamic upbringing, Camp Aspire is an extension of our traditional Madrasah learning environment. We have capitalized on our dynamic teachers and community members to create a camp with a dramatically smaller student to counselor ratio. This allows us to connect with our youth more closely and build a sense of trust and mutual respect that will revitalize their love of Islam. We hope our team of Organizers and Counselors will be able to be lifelong mentors for youth as they struggle to find themselves and look to others for inspiration.

Camp Aspire hopes to infuse Islam into our way of life – from the guidance of our scholars and from the teachings of the Quran and the AhlulBayt. Our program focuses on the concept of “Living Islam” – an approach that focuses on developing an appreciation of God’s creation, a sense of relevance of faith in our lives and an immersive Islam where being Muslim is a natural feeling.

Our Organizers

We have an exciting team of organizers for Camp Aspire 2018! Read their bios to find out more about the fun we have planned!

 

Muna Ibrahim – Camp Chair

 

Firas Moosvi – Registration Coordinator

Firas is a Grade 8 and 9 teacher at the Madrasah Az-Zahraa and is currently a PhD. candidate at UBC in the area of Medical Physics. In his spare time, he has taken on several projects in the exciting field of Physics Education Research. He has had a fantastic time experimenting with novel teaching methods in Madrasah, and the kids seem to have enjoyed it as well. Firas loves the outdoors and in particular, water sports on canoes, kayaks and dragonboats. He is looking forward to taking kids out camping out this summer on the beautiful Sunshine Coast!

Parsa Shani – Logistics Coordinator

 

Ali Mirza  – Programming Coordinator

 

Tuqa Al-Shakarchi – Counsellor Coordinator

 

Alaa Heshmati – Aalim Liaison

 

Hira Imam – Marketing Coordinator

Hira Imam moved from Toronto last year and absolutely loves the weather in Vancouver. She recently graduated from the University of Toronto with an Honours Bachelor of Science degree, majoring in Biology and specializing in Psychology. Hira has a strong interest in Social Psychology – interpersonal relations – and building strong ties within the community. She hopes that Camp Aspire will allow the youth of the Greater Vancouver Area to create long lasting, meaningful relationships that will lead them and, ultimately, their community to a fulfilling and successful life. In her spare time Hira loves to read (especially mystery and dystopian novels) and her favourite books are the Harry Potter series.

Eman Abdul-Razzak – Graphic Designer

Trailers

Camp Aspire 2017
Trailer 1
Trailer 2

Thank you to our wonderful sponsors!