Sunday, July 24, 2011

a better picture of camp

i realized yesterday that we haven't posted anything that would help you get a better idea of what our schedule is at camp and what we do every day during camp. we wanted to make it a bit clearer for you. there will also be another update coming later today or tomorrow about our second camp as well.

so this is what happens for a typical camp. we arrived to the camp location on:

Friday (this is the day before camp, students arrive saturday)

  • dividing up bed rooms
  • making banners, signs, and mailboxes for the doors
  • setting up technical equipment for band/projection equipment
  • praying for the camp, students, and our team
  • spend a little more time getting to know the Czech youth group

Saturday (first day students arrive)

  • check the students in 
  • play games with them as they wait to be tested for English
  • test the students on their English comprehension and speaking abilities
  • place the students into classes
  • take students to their room to get settled in
  • eat dinner together as a camp, and introduce leaders
  • first evening program
  • announce English classes
  • go to discussion groups

Rest of the Week (everyday has the same basic schedule with minute changes)

8:00 - morning meeting with all Christians

8:30 - breakfast

9:15-10:45 - morning program/English class starts

10:45 - break

11:00-12:15 - English class

12:30 - lunch

1:00-3:00 - free time/workshops (i.e. friendship bracelets, guitar lessons, art lessons)

3:00-5:00 - sports

5:00-6:00 - free time

6:00 - dinner

7:15 - evening program starts (i.e.  announcements, game, camp dance song (one shot - hawk nelson), other camp songs, evening talk)

8:30-9:00 - break out for discussions groups (same group as for English class)

9:00-9:30 - end discussion group

10:00-11:45 - free time/evening activity

12:00 - lights out

this is a typical day at camp! have any questions or comments? please leave a comment below this post and we would love to respond and answer any questions that you might have!

1 comment:

  1. Nick & Minda,
    Wow, you guys are very busy! Sounds like you are on a very tight schedule!! Hope all is going well for you both. I see your Mama posted that you all are going to be together pretty soon. That is awesome! <3 Keep up the great work, and
    keep taking good care of yourselves. I miss ya and I love you both. Praying for your safe return!
    Love and hugs, Auntie Lorrie XXXX