How good to be a member of CYM, because when summer comes we have so many camps to choose from. Let me share some memories and success stories about this year’s All-Canadian adventure camp.
Although CYM does not necessarily excel in this type of camp, hiking or adventure camps have been going on for decades in different parts of Canada and outside Canada.
This year’s adventure camp invited youth who were ready for the challenge of canoeing in the wild and beautiful Algonquin Park. Although it was a rather small camp, the youth that enrolled, gained valuable experience and leadership skills.
We first met at camp Veselka, where the boys and girls, led by ‘komanda’, checked everything that was meant to be brought along and as a result the backpacks got much lighter. This camp requires compactness and minimalism. When they said goodbye to their parents, they set up tents and officially opened the camp.
The next morning, we folded everything and got ready for the bus ride to Algonquin Park. This Sunday, I had to return to my parishes, which is why we held the Divine Liturgy at Veselka’s chapel, in the middle of the night under the starry sky, and by candlelight. How easy and sweet it is to pray when your youth is singing and praying fervently. Again, a small group but devout and persistent
Between practical sessions there was a lot of time for fun, swimming in the lake, fishing,
From all the organizers and komanda, we are grateful to God for bringing us together to grow in our common thoughts and thank the parents who enrolled their youth in this camp. We look forward to God giving us the opportunity to re-organize another adventure camp next year to strengthen the spirit and identity of our youth. We ask the congregation to pray for the continued success of our camps and for the work of CYM and all youth organizations so that work and success may be to the glory of God and the people.
For additional pictures, please visit the following link: Adventure camp’19.
Glory to Jesus Christ!
Hartyjs! Father Andrij Figol