Capers praise and worship and the dance
We’re just finishing our day here at CYC. The sun is setting and the shadows across the field are growing longer and longer.
Dinner tonight was extraordinary: cheeseburgers with fruit and cake and the optional salad bar (one camper came up to me today and announced his complaint about the food around here: "there’s just too many options" he said "I don’t know what to eat first!"). And after dinner we had capers. Campers and staff were busy giving back to the community of CYC by sweeping making thank-you cards and picking up trash. And after a half hour of that and some cabin time we all headed into the chapel for some praise and worship.
Tonight’s C was charity which we found out has many different definitions. The one that co-program director Paul decided to focus on in his talk though was "doing something good for the good of another person." After breaking this down (and telling a silly story about some trouble he had gotten into as a kid with his brother) Paul and Dana led the campers in a few praise songs and sent them off to the dance party.
And that’s where we’re at right now. I’ve never seen such enthusiastic dancers in my life! Whether it’s the electric slide or some of Miley’s hit songs the campers are leaping and singing and dancing for joy! It’s just a shame that the end of the week comes so soon.
I’ve already had a couple campers ask if they could stay. I told them that it’d be fine by me but that I’d bet their families would start to miss them after a few days. One settler boy to whom I said this thought about it for a moment and looked back up at me. With seriousness he replied: "okay maybe we can do every other week then."