Sunday- Harry Potter Week
Campers arrived this afternoon filled with enthusiasm and energy and were eager to join together in cabin groups to get to know each other. It's Harry Potter week, so counselors didn't just stand up and call out the names like a normal week! Instead, we brought out our CYC Sorting Hat. The campers joined together to shout, "Sorting Hat turn on!" and all of a sudden, it started singing a song! After the song, it announced the Head Males and Head Females of the houses (cabins) and which campers were in which cabin. It was a pretty magical start to the week!
Once campers were in cabin groups, they started teambuilders and name games and then groups gathered their luggage and moved into cabins.
Dinner was a camp favorite (pizza) and then cabin groups headed all around camp to complete a scavenger hunt. The scavenger hunt was a good chance to get to tour camp, learn some interesting facts and when cabins completed the challenge, they were rewarded with their team bandanas.
Cabin spirit is incredibly important to us at CYC and all week long, cabins will be singing their cabin cheers, encouraging each other in positive sportsmanship, and working to earn spirit points.
One of the ways cabins can earn spirit points is when campers use the 5 Cs. At opening Praise and Worship, we discussed the 5 Cs (courage, charity, cooperation, community and Christ) and how we can use them each day to help us be better people (while also earning spirit points).
After discussing the 5 Cs and singing several great songs in chapel, campers were off to the opening campfire to sing songs, watch some counselor skits, get a preview of the week ahead, and enjoy being together as a community... oh, and make some s'mores! Campers signed up for individual activities and will begin art, throwing, fishing, canoeing and much more tomorrow!
We are off to a strong start with lots of smiling faces and bubbling energy. It is sure to be a wonderful week!