|Posted by michael.drollman on August 28, 2018 at 5:55 PM|
In spite of fire, a change of campsites, long distances, more fire, smoke, and an evacuation notice, CWCYC was a raging success! All praise to God, who saw us through, and thanks to all the volunteers who made it work!
Our inaugural camp was originally to be hosted at YMCA Camp Dudley but after a wildfire and an evacuation notice it was no longer an option. YMCA Lake Wenatchee was a huge blessing as they opened their doors and let us have camp there. So, with 12 days’ notice we called campers, and packed up the trailer, and headed 160 miles to our new camp. When we arrived at our new home we were met with new fire dangers. Many days it was smoky but the YMCA staff took good care of us and made sure we were never in danger and always had breathing masks.
Our first camp had 80 campers and a whole lot of fun!! We got to partake in activities like swimming, boating, crafts, and archery. Every day we had a group praying the rosary every morning and either a Mass or communion service throughout the day. We also got to pray the stations of the cross. Each night ended with games in the field, a talk from Deacon Jim, and a skit by Jake and Dave.
We are now in full planning mode for CWCYC 2019!!
If you were a camper we would LOVE to hear about your experience. Please fill out this Google Forms so that we can make next year the best year yet: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1bGeq4YXRN20PWI-ttcQvWMFCSF1Q93s4bEMMaF8ScJU
If you were a volunteer we would appreciate the opportunity to hear about your experience. Please fill out this Google Forms so that we can learn how to best support you: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1a-OkREWHIcqQs1Svnxxx0ZX-uF24TBBaeIkj3HrGQ3U