Wednesday of the Gauntlet Week

 Another fabulous day at CYC! Today was hot and sunny (but not as hot as we are hearing that it is at home! We are lucky for the cooling breeze off the lake!). Our usual morning activities polar bear plunge and then breakfast (breakfast pizza and breakfast bagels) started our day. We had morning chapel and then it was time for our first cabin activity. Cabins have been busy with canoeing low ropes arts and crafts and fishing. 

CYC is an awesome place where kids come to have FUN! But the thing that makes us a really special camp is that kids are also here to gather in faith and can join together in prayer. This morning we welcomed Father Solors from Holy Family in McGregor who came to CYC to help us celebrate Mass. CYC is not just a community that plays together CYC is a community that PRAYS together!

Lunch was rib sandwiches and french fries and then it was time for a little rest before a busy afternoon. 

Afternoon activities were in full swing. The canoers paddled around and then hopped out into the lake to cool down! The campfire cookers were making pizzas over the fire. The kids in sports were playing water games on the field. Everywhere at camp kids were busy with activities. 

Dinner was fettuccine alfredo with chicken garlic bread and salad.

This evening is off to a strong start and we have SO many things planned. Right after dinner cabins competed in another gauntlet challenge- the dish stacking challenge! Campers were given a variety of dishes- plates cups bowls of different sizes. Camp Director Natalie stood in the middle of the circle and called out- upside down bowl small cup plate etc. and campers had to stack them on top of each other. Whoever could build the tallest freestanding tower (without the dishes falling) won the round. Points were awarded to the first second and third place finishers. 

There were three rounds so every camper got to participate. Once we had a winner from each round (Peter Ana and Maddie) they competed for additional points. The overall winner (Maddie from B1) earned 50 points for her team towards the Golden Gauntlet! 

Now campers are busy with some free time- most cabins are working on their act for the lipsync battle which will be happening tomorrow night. After that we will turn down the lights and turn on the disco ball and boogie down at our awesome dance party! 

But wait there’s more (we love teen week because we pack so many fun things into every day!). After dance party we’re going to have another campfire and make some more s’mores. But no we’re not making regular s’mores we’re bringing the chocolate caramel and strawberry sauces from yesterday’s ice cream social to add some extra flavor to our s’mores! 

Afterwards we will end the night with praise and worship in the chapel and then everyone will head to showers and bed! 

We’re having a blast!!

"CYC to me is a fun, uplifting, and spiritual camp for kids of all ages. Every morning there I wake up with a smile on my face, and I am like ā€œ YESSSSS Iā€™m still here!!!ā€ I never want to leave. CYC has outrageous counselors there that give courage to be yourself and to love and adore God!" - Isabel

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