Sunday of All Star Week
It was the first day of CYC’s 68th year! We are ready for another great summer of fun friendship and faith! Camper arrived to a bright sunny day and excited counselors.
As soon as the kids were off the bus we divided into cabin groups to play some "get to know ya" games learn each other’s names and then move into cabins. Once everyone’s beds were made and suitcases unpacked campers toured around camp checking out all of the activities playing games in each program area and talking about the week ahead.
Dinner was pizza and popcorn chicken (a camp favorite) and then it was time for more touring and games. On Sunday nights campers sign up for the three individual activities they will do each day for one hour. Campers choose between arts and crafts archery/slingshot/tomahawk canoe/kayak fishing dance drama sports campfire cooking swimming and choir. Cabins also sign up for activities that they will do as a group (including the activities listed above as well as options for low ropes creating a talent show act theme activities or nature). Campers are very busy during the week!!
At 7:30 we all headed to the flagpole to lower the flag for the night and then into the chapel for evening praise and worship. At CYC we have 5 C’s which are our values and how we live our lives at camp. The 5 C’s are courage cooperation charity Christ and community. Each day has a different ‘C’ and on the first night of chapel besides talking about all 5 C’s overall we focus on courage since it takes courage to come to camp and meet new friends try new things and have a new experience. We sang praise and worship songs (CYC has a very talented Jam Band that keeps the music flowing!) listened to Counselor Riley speak about his experience with courage and ended chapel with the CYC prayer.
Please bless and watch over our community as we gather in faith.
Help us to be courageous to try new things to be charitable by sharing with others and to work together in cooperation.
Let us always meet each other with kindness acceptance and an open heart.
Keep us safe today as we learn grow and play in your creation. Amen.
After chapel it was time for our opening campfire. We sang some fun camp songs talked about how to make the week ahead a "perfect world" at camp and learned about the cabin spirit award. The cabin spirit award is given out at the end of the week to the cabin that best demonstrates the 5 Cs all week. It is the highest honor at CYC.
We all joined together to learn the CYC cheer and ended the campfire with a lot of excitement for the week!
Keep up with our adventures this week on our photo site- https://www.ultracamp.com/gallery/photogallery.aspx?idCamp=257&campCode=cyc