Tuesday Night Fun with Food Week

 A living rosary…

Here at CYC we take prayer very seriously! That’s one of the reasons why after breakfast we all headed over to the chapel for a living Rosary!

Drawing on our Catholic tradition as well as the energy and creativity of our campers we created a great big "living rosary" on the field and this is how we did it: cabins met after a brief description of the background and purpose of the rosary and came up with an explanation for one of the prayers of the rosary. After everyone had had a chance to prepare we moved to IP and had campers create their own single decade rosaries. After all of this we went out onto the field (where our rosary was set up) and presented and prayed the prayers of the rosary.

The activity was a great success! The activity as a whole gave us a chance to share our gifts and talents to help each other grow in faith and virtue! 


A new favorite game here at CYC is Fuzzball and tonight Tuesday night campers had a chance to play it. The game itself is an invention that has come straight out of this summer. Never before has anyone had the chance to have as much fun as this game has to offer!

Here’s how it works: 

Each cabin is given a color (purple blue green etc.) and told that a fuzzball of their color has been placed in buckets in five separate locations around camp. Their goal is to gather up these fuzzballs and place them into their teams bucket (centrally located with all of the other buckets) so that all five fuzzballs are in their bucket at one time. The first team to accomplish this task wins! Only there are a few catches — like the appearance of the "snatchers" (counselors dressed up who can tag and steal teams’ fuzzballs at anytime) or the ability to steal and return fuzzballs from any of the other teams.

All in all it’s an excellent game to play (though it is a bit tiring!) and it’s always mentioned several times at the final campfire when campers are asked about their favorite activities of the week.

A campfire s’mores and a counselor show

The final activity of the evening tonight was the campfire. Campers were treated to delicious s’mores while they watched entertainment provided by none other than the counselors of CYC. Skits songs stories and improv made the evening so enjoyable that a groan (and not a small one) went up when the end of the show was announced.

On their way to Sweeney down for heads meds and beds campers sang their cabin cheers loudly and the echos I’m sure could be heard for miles.

Tomorrow is Wednesday (the evening of our fabulous dance party among other things) and will hopefully be as sunny and fun filled as this one has been!

"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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