Olympic Monday!

 It was our first full day of camp today and we are having a BLAST! On Sunday night cabins voted and chose the 7 activities they would do as cabin groups and this morning cabins began the day with their first two activity choices. Groups were canoeing doing art projects fishing dancing and exploring the nature center.

Before lunch groups were busy writing cabin cheers painting cabin flags and also tie dying tee shirts (wait until you see the campers rocking their brand new tee shirts on Friday!). Lunch was a camp favorite (chicken sandwiches! yum!!) and everyone was excited to see their counselors sing to earn their campers’ mail. After lunch campers and staff had rest time to relax after a busy morning and get ready for the afternoon ahead!

The afternoon was time for individual activities. On Sunday campers chose 3 activities (from the list of arts and crafts throwing- archery slingshot and tomahawks fishing canoe/kayak dance drama sports water fun outdoor adventure). Cabins divide up and campers are able to meet new counselors and other campers while they enjoy their individual activities. Dinner was followed by more cabin activity time.

 

We had dinner (tater tot hotdish!) and then we headed to Sweeney (the dining hall) to gather together for the Olympic opening cermony! Cabins dressed in their cabin color some sported face paint some did their hair in crazy designs and all were filled with spirit. Camp Director Natalie carried the torch and lead the long line of cabins as they processed from the top of Sweeney Hill across the field and down to the Friendship Circle. When she called out "let the games begin!" and used the torch to start the campfire everyone cheered! It is going to be an amazing week!

Check out a video of some of the procession here- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pq89za59gl8&feature=youtu.be

The campfire was a blast! We were entertained by a hilarious counselor show sang lots of songs and then we made s’mores while singing more songs.

After the campfire we ended the day in Praise and Worship. Our ‘C’ for the day is Cooperation. In addition to listening to a talk about why cooperation is important we raised the roof and shook the rafters with our enthusiastic singing (accompanied by the CYC Jam Band!).

We are having a blast and excited for more adventures tomorrow.

Have you visited the CYC YouTube channel yet? Check out slideshows from previous weeks goofy videos of camp staff and much more! http://www.youtube.com/user/cyc1947?feature=watch 

"To me Catholic Youth Camp is a place I can be myself and know others will not judge me. Plus it is a place where I can learn more about my religion and proclaim it to the world freely." - JP

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