The First Day of Camp 2012!
It’s the first day of summer 2012 and we are off to a great start!
Campers arrived this afternoon filled with enthusiasm and energy and were eager to join together in cabin groups to get to know each other. After teambuilders and name games groups gathered their luggage and moved into cabins.
Dinner was a camp favorite (pizza) and then cabin groups headed all around camp to complete a scavenger hunt. The scavenger hunt was a good chance to get to tour camp learn some interesting facts (CYC was founded in 1947 Camp Dog Olivia’s middle name is Oprah etc.) and when cabins completed the challenge they were rewarded with their team bandanas.
Cabin spirit is incredibly important to us at CYC and all week long cabins will be singing their cabin cheers encouraging each other in positive sportsmanship and working to earn spirit points.
One of the ways cabins can earn spirit points is when campers use the 5 Cs. At opening Praise and Worship we discussed the 5 Cs (courage charity cooperation community and Christ) and how we can use them each day to help us be better people (while also earning spirit points).
After discussing the 5 Cs and singing several great songs in chapel campers were off to the opening campfire. Unfortunately it was a little too rainy for a campfire so we headed to Sweeney Down (the basement of our dining hall) to sing songs watch some counselor skits get a preview of the week ahead and do everything we would have done at a campfire (minus the flames!). Campers signed up for individual activities and will begin art throwing fishing canoeing and much more tomorrow!
We are off to a strong start with lots of smiling faces and bubbling energy. It is sure to be a wonderful week!