Thursday of Holiday Hoopla

Our last full day of camp was possibly the best yet! What a great day!!

Breakfast was sausage, egg and cheese breakfast sandwiches and then it was time for morning chapel. Our ‘C’ of the day was community- which is fitting because throughout the week we’ve been using all of the C’s to build an awesome fun respectful encouraging community. CYC is definitely the best place to be because of our community.

Today’s holiday of the week was Christmas! The dining hall even had a Christmas tree with presents underneath! At all camp activity time, we played a game that had campers moving presents from one side of the field to the other and then racing to open them. Inside a few of the boxes were the letters T-R-E-E. When someone found a box with a letter in it, everyone had to freeze and the counselor had to complete a challenge. Then campers could go back to opening presents. Once all of the presents were open and cabins spelled TREE, they had to race to the tree in the dining hall. WHEW! It was so fun!

Lunch was tacos! Yum!

Activities were in full swing. The drama group was busy rehearsing and perfecting their act for the big show, canoers/kayakers, paddle boaters and paddle boarders were enjoying a calm lake, perfect for paddling around, archery was hitting those bulls eyes and the sun came out in the afternoon and swimmers were LOVING the lake!

Dinner was a special holiday meal- turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy and green beans! And since it was “Christmas” after dinner, we all decorated Christmas cookies for dessert!

It’s been a HOT day, so we rearranged the evening activities to add ANOTHER BEACH PARTY! We needed to cool down and everyone was having a blast! After swimming, we had “primetime” which gives campers time to visit the camp store, play gaga, play carpet ball, play on the field and just hang out. All of our busy fun activities are awesome, but primetime is definitely a favorite part of everyone’s day!

A full day but we weren’t done yet! After chapel we had a recognition ceremony where each camper received a bead necklace representing one of the 5 Cs (courage charity community cooperation and Christ). We listened to a story that explained the meaning of the 5 Cs and walked by torch to the campfire circle to celebrate each camper. It was a powerful way to end our week.

Whew! What a great final full day of camp! We look forward to seeing the parents who are coming to our closing program tomorrow (which will begin at 1:15pm). Thank you for leaving your pets at home.

If your camper is riding the bus home, we will return to the Roseville Professional Center around 5pm.

"To me, CYC is a place where I can really be myself and make new friends. At CYC, I feel safe and happy. The counselors at camp have inspired me. I feel closer to God since my experience at CYC." - Anna

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