From swimming, to rough weather, to canoe trips and jungle breakfasts…it was a busy week full of blessings!
"How Our Hearts Long for Jesus"
MONDAY- All Camp Swim was enjoyed by the campers after dinner and electives. All 109 campers braved the chilly waters of Lake Huron and they were rewarded with a refreshing swim on a hot summer day.
TUESDAY- Campers enjoyed a hot day at camp filled with fun morning activities and morning swim for the whole camp during Activity #2. Evening Program was Gold Rush. The campers and staff were prospectors looking for gold while being pursued by the ruthless and terrifying bandits played by Staff in Training. Campers who strayed from their group risked losing their gold to the bandits. Cabin groups could turn their gold in to the Bank at Snaq Shaq in exchange for necklaces. In turn these necklaces were traded for snacks, bags of candy and coupons. Coupons included some extra privileges for the cabin like coloring Juice Box’s and Sparkles’ hair with markers, extra swim time for the cabin, sleep in on Thursday, painting Oak’s face and beard and +5 points for Cabin Cleanup. Potawatomi acquired the coupon for coloring the hair and Huron grabbed the coupon for painting Oak’s face and beard. Time and place for redeeming these coupons is still TBD.
WEDNESDAY- Campers braved the rough weather all day with the threat of thunderstorms. Evening Program was adjusted to account for the weather so that the boys had their own activities and girls did the same. Boys enjoyed thrilling games of Gaga Ball with two separate tournament of champions with 6 participants for each tournament. Zach the Counselor won both tournaments much to the chagrin of Legend. Boys also played instruments in St. Philip’s Hall, basketball and football outdoors while some drew cartoons with Raptor. The girls enjoyed playing board games with music and doing each other’s hair in Seymour Hall.
THURSDAY- Adventure Camp boys leave on their canoe trip ready to capture all the action shots with their Go Pro. The Evening Program was Aquatic Games organized by the Staff in Training. Water balloon Toss, Dizzy Bat and Dodgeball with water balloons were among the highlights of the night. During Night Time Reflection dragonflies buzzed overhead as the campers admired the beauty of the full moon on display over the trees by Lake Huron.
FRIDAY- Campers slept in and had Jungle Breakfast at their cabins. Eagles’ Eggs was played in the morning with the Red Team winning. Fr. Patrick Gonyeau (Ozanam counselor in 2008) celebrated Mass for the campers and staff at 12:15 pm and stressed how our hearts long for Jesus. If our hearts could speak they would shout “Fill me with Jesus! Ice cream is great but I want Jesus.” The cookout for dinner was delicious with burgers, chips, watermelon and brownies.
SATURDAY- Huron Boys gleefully painted Oak’s face before the Farewell Show in the morning. Campers proudly received their awards for the week’s work as a cabin or in Electives.
CABIN OF THE WEEK: Adventure Camp
-Oak, Summer Camp Director
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