Teen Take Over Thursday
Teen Take Over Thursday has been a day of self expression and ukuleles! We had our all-camp talent show, and our teens are so talented this week! Our drama group put on a play that involved the creation of Frankenstein and one of our J1 boys disguising himself as an Eastern European princess to capture Frankenstein. Our B2 girls performed Riptide, by Vance Joy, with beautiful voices, two ukuleles, and a guitar. Two of our campers sang solos that had the entire camp waving our arms back and forth. A pianist showcased an original song that she created before coming to camp.
This afternoon, our teens participated in an all-camp boating activity. We took the paddle boards, the paddle boats, the canoes, and the kayaks out onto the water to play games and hang out. The canoeing group perfecting their canoe tipping, while the paddle boarders made a circle in the middle of the lake. Following our afternoon on the water, the teens headed up to Sweeney Lodge to play a game of family feud and to prepare for a nice dinner together.
Camp is usually done in shorts, t-shirts, and crocs or tennis shoes. But tonight, our campers shared a meal together in dresses and nice shirts. The separate cabin tables were put together to form a single dining table. As our campers ate dinner, they exchanged laughs and commented on how different everyone looked in “normal” clothes.
Following praise and worship, the campers attended the Catholic Youth Camp bead ceremony. During the ceremony, we reflected on the five Cs of CYC: community, charity, cooperation, courage, and Christ. Amanda, our Programs and Operations Director, read the story of the five travelers who traveled the world in search of the key to life, finding that they were the five Cs. Our campers were given necklaces with beads, indicating their dedication to living out the five Cs here at camp and in the world as they leave CYC tomorrow.
At the end of the bead ceremony, campers were given the opportunity to add leaves onto our C Tree. Each leaf represented an act that revealed community, charity, courage, cooperation, or Christ here at camp. These acts were seen in campers throughout the week. This tradition gave campers the chance to offer thanks and love to their new friends, friends that played a role in bringing them closer to The Cross this week. The bead ceremony provided for a wonderful last evening together as we commemorated an amazing group of campers who will carry the legacy of CYC’s five Cs out into the world with them.
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