Monday, September 6, 2010

KFC Camp Recap

...Walking joyfully with the Lord

Brothers and Sisters,

After weeks of arduous yet exciting planning, the combined Junior & Senior Kids for Christ camp became a reality last August 21-22 at the Barview Jetty in Rockaway Beach, OR.
Recapping the event, Day 1's program included learning KFC praise and worship action songs, fun games which promoted teambuilding, and activities that enhanced creativity and expression, series of talks - - - about God's love, loving Jesus, loving one another, and knowing more about the Holy Spirit; group dynamics, reflections and writing letters to Jesus. Later in the afternoon, the group went on a trek to the beach, and equipped with gloves and plastic bags, picked up empty cans and plastic bottles as part of KFC's "Eco-friendly and Love for the Environment" activity. Afterwards, it was more fun and play on the beach. The kids showcased their agility and speed going through the obstacle course, tested one another's strength in the Tug o' War, and displayed their nimbleness in the crab walk. It was really touching to hear the laughter and see the joy in kids' faces. Then, it was time for building great sand walls and other sand images. At nighttime, everyone gathered around the firepit where the kids enjoyed roasting marshmallows and smores, and simply stoking the fire. After reciting the Holy Rosary, a comedy skit was presented by the Youth For Christ group and the lone Singles for Christ participant; there were music played which was highlighted by the KFC American Idol hopefuls singing their version of Justin Beiber's "Baby". Day 2's schedule of activities started with a huge breakfast and learning another KFC song. Then, everyone went for a walk in the Sand Play area - a challenging huge hill of sand, even for the young and the physically fit. On our way home, we stopped at the Tillamook Cheese factory for some ice cream treat, sampled different flavors of cheese, and an educational tour of the facility where the group was able to view the actual cheesemaking process.
It was a very eventful and fruitful weekend, an experience that will be etched in the minds and hearts of our KFC camp participants for a long time - - - learning more about Jesus while having fun, bonding with parents, siblings and friends; and, getting affirmation that they truely are special and God's little blessings.
KFC Oregon is back!

In Christ,
Bro. Manny & Sis. Ana Manahan

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