What is the Summer Camp?

Summer Camp 2016 Day 3

Do you like Sports? Swimming? Water Polo? What about basketball, rugby, soccer, mini-olympics, archery, goofy talent shows, games, games, and more games?Fox hunts, capture the flag, spy games, and the always much anticipated, treasure hunt, route to mordor, paint game…….All this, while learning what it takes to become a real leader: fortitude, service, friendship, confidence, team-work… It’s an incredible experience that no camper has ever forgotten.

Each Summer Camp offers a unique setting for personal growth in a fun-filled environment. Every camp is based on an action-packed, well-organized program of lively activities, good example, and the fostering of Christian values. More than twenty years of experience has gone into shaping these camps.

Special events add variety to the daily schedule: mini-olympics, and the ever-popular night games.
SPIRITUAL ACTIVITIES
The daily schedule also includes spiritual activities, such as Holy Mass and the Holy Rosary. The chaplain, a priest of the Opus Dei prelature is available for the Sacrament of Reconciliation. A small presentation/talk about a virtue or Catholic doctrine is presented to the boys.
The Blessed Sacrament will be reserved on the campsite for the duration of the camp.

Throughout the camp, the counsellors help the boys to apply principles of leadership and lessons from the virtue talks to concrete situations during the camp. Most importantly, the a team of staff members speak individually with each camper to help him grow in self-knowledge and to formulate resolutions for growing in character after the camp.

The spiritual activities of the camp is entrusted to Opus Dei. Opus Dei is a Catholic institution founded by Saint Josemaria Escriva in 1928. Its mission is to spread the message that work and circumstances of everyday life are occasions for growing closer to God, for serving others, and for improving society.

THE PRIZE

Each boy will be allocated into different team. Over the course of the week, each team will compete to earn points by engaging in a number of fun activities: sports, night games, scare game, fox hunt, talent show, hat game, capture the flag etc. Points are awarded for teamwork, sportsmanship, creativity and leadership. The competitions is heated, so every point counts! The last day of camp culminates with the always entertaining Talent Show. We invite families to join us on Australia Day for the awarding of the prestigious Trophy, which goes to the team that has earned the most points during the week.

ACTIVITIES

The activities on the Summer Camp are diverse and accommodates for a variety of talents and skills. We have traditional sports of soccer, basketball, volleyball and rugby and also a bunch of ingenious activities that have been developed from years of experience.

One feature of the camp is that each team will be rostered to help the cook prepare meals, to serve the table and clean the area afterwards.

Other activities include leadership games, a trivia night and performing arts morning where the teams each put on a show for the camp participants.

There is a “free time” allocated each afternoon where the boys can settle down after an intense day of activities and prepare themselves for the night games.

WHO IS THE CAMP OPEN TO?

The camp is open to boys entering Year 7, 8 and 9 in 2018