Monday of Harry Potter Week

A very special delivery…

The first full day of Harry Potter week has been a fun (and sun) filled one. After breakfast and Holy Ground (a morning activity where we learn about the virtues and saints and sing a couple of praise and worship songs) campers were off to cabin and all-camp activities until lunch. Speaking of lunch…

Here at CYC when campers or staff receive mail of any sort we have something of a special tradition. Each table has to get up and "sing for their messages" — that is campers and counselors stand at their places and serenade the rest of the dining hall with a camp song pop song or invented song before their receive the pile of mail for their table. This week however this ritual was even more magical…

Heads began to turn as soon as "mail time" was announced and the front doors to Sweeney Up swung open. In came who would have guessed it a life-sized delivery owl (just like the ones owned by each student at Hogwarts). This magical owl proceeded as usual asking each table to sing and then delivering special messages to campers and staff but as soon as she was finished she swooped out of the room and off to whatever forest she makes her home in!

Afternoon activities

The first full day of fun also means the first day of individual activities. At the opening campfire campers are given sign-up sheets with all the activities on them (things like boating fishing and dance). This afternoon everyone got into the swing of things by attending each of the three they had signed up for. 

Special activities made quite a splash as well. In addition to the cheering and laughter coming from activities like sports and swimming the sounds of drums (from the impromptu drumline) and the whirring of big minds hard at work (from the creative folks at the camp-wide newspaper) could be heard throughout camp.

Angels and demons…

Now campers are just finishing up a camp favorite: angels and demons. A mixture of capture the flag and tag this game has always been a camp favorite. 

After A&D campers will head down for heads meds and beds (where they will clean up and get ready for bed) and then proceed to their cabins. We’ll make sure they get plenty of sleep because they get to do all these fun activities and more tomorrow!

"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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