KYCS JC Camp 2011: iPrecious, Are you?

1 12 2011

BAU – The Kuching Young Christian Students (KYCS) held the annual Joseph Cardijn Solidarity Camp (JCSC) at Kampung Gumbang, Bau on the 19th-21st of November. The theme for the camp was “Abusing the body: iPrecious, are you?” supported by the bible verse; 1 Corinthians 3:16-17. This annual event was attended by 10 schools: SMK St Joseph, SMK St Teresa, SMK Batu Lintang, SMK Green Road, SMK Penrissen No.1, SM Lodge, SMK Sg. Maong, SMK Arang Road, SMK Kuching High dan SMK Lake.
The purpose of the camp was to foster a relationship between YCS’es and to practise solidarity with the locals as well as to commemorate the birthday of Joseph Cardijn, the person who inspired this movement. It also serves as an outlet for the members to encounter Jesus Christ in a more intimate way through staying together with their foster families.
A total of 80 students consisting of both participants and committees took part in this big event while being assisted and guided by teachers and Student Animators. The participant stayed with foster families who took them in with open arms and care for them as their very own.
Each day was filled with various fun-filled activities, sessions, praise and worship and not forgetting Holy Mass, which were celebrated by Fr. Simon on Saturday and Monday and Fr. Adrian on Sunday. Session after session, the participants would learn more and more about the preciousness and the sacredness of the human body. The sessions were led by different speakers following the SEE, JUDGE, and ACT methodology. In addition, the participants and committees took part in Solidarity Night and whole village was invited to the celebration. The night was filled with hilarious sketches and touching songs as the participant literally danced the night away with a “poco-poco” dance requested by the locals and a dance routine by the coordinator, Rex Ling.
The camp was officially ended around 11.30am with a closing mass by Fr. Simon Poh and a token of appreciation was given to the Prayer Leader of the kampong. Although the participants were reluctant to leave, they were also excited to share what they have learnt to their families and friends. All in all, the camp was a big success and we all look forward to the next JCSC.
Prepared by,
ANSELM ADRIAN