Monday of Beat the Heat

What a great first full day of camp! Campers and counselors were BUSY having fun today!

Bright and early at 7:15 a few brave souls headed down to the beach to start their day by jumping in Big Sandy Lake. Polar bear plunge is chilly but a great way to start the day! Breakfast was french toast sticks and bacon, then it was morning chapel which introduced our ‘C’ of the day (cooperation) and then it was time for 2 hours of cabin activities. The cabins were busy with skits, arts and crafts, fishing, throwing (tomahawks, archery, slingshots), and playing some intense soccer. Then, we had all camp water activities on the field! At 11:30, cabins were busy tie dying tee shirts, painting their cabin flags, making up their cabin cheers and enjoying the sun!

Cabins competed in water relays- using small cups to fill buckets, transferring the water and overall, getting drenched!

Lunch was ham and cheese sandwiches, fries, fruit and veggies. Afterwards an hour of quiet rest time was just what everyone needed to recharge for the afternoon.

After rest time it was time for the first individual activity that they signed up for last night. Each activity brings together boys and girls from different cabins. Individual activity periods last one hour each and campers will do the same two activities each day. Arts and crafts, archery/tomahawk/slingshot, canoe/kayak, paddle boarding, fishing, drama, sports, swimming and rangers/outdoor skills kept all the kids busy. It was a great start to the week!

Dinner was lasagna,  garlic bread, salad, and veggies.

And then it was time for our favorite game- Angels and Demons. Campers are divided into two teams. Campers have to run through the forest and go to each of the three angels stationed throughout the woods. Campers get little scraps of paper signed at each station and once they have all 3 they bring it back and put it in their team bucket. Whichever team has the most at the end wins! BUT there are also demons scattered through the forest and if they tag the campers the campers have to give up their paper and try again. You have to be fast or you have to be clever to sneak around the demons. You might escape by saying a prayer, doing a dance, singing a song, or running really fast! Either way it is a blast and everyone loves this game!

As the day winds to a close we head to the flag pole to lower the flag and sing our “day is done” song. And then the best way to end the day is with Praise and Worship! Praise and worship gave campers more opportunities to sing (they’ve been belting out the camp songs all day everywhere they go!) and listen to one of our counselors talk about our ‘C’ of the day- Cooperation.

It’s been a great day at CYC!

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"CYC is a great place to have fun, make friends, and share your faith. At camp, you can make a new friend almost anywhere like during activities, around the campfire, or in your cabin. If you get homesick, you’ll have nice friends and understanding counselors to help you out. You won’t need to worry about it too much because you’ll be having fun all day. No matter where you are, fishing, swimming, or playing soccer, you’ll be having a great time. CYC rocks!" - Joe

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