Kuching Young Christian Student -Mid Year Camp 2014

1 07 2014

 

Kampung Sebako , Lundu – On the 11th to the 13th of June, The Kuching Young Christian Students (KYCS) held their annually Mid Year Camp in Kampung Sebako. Amongst the participants were 91 students from their respective YCS school clubs and 7 student animators. The theme of the camp was “Save the Earth, Heal the world”. The bible verse for the camp was extracted from Genesis 2:15 – “The Lord God took Adam and put him in the Garden of Eden to work it and keep it”.

The participants gathered at St.Joseph Parish Centre for registration and departed to Kampung Sebako at 9.20 a.m sharp. At the arrival of the participants, the villagers gave a warm welcome by inviting the participants for a local dance. They enjoyed a hearty meal before the opening mass. After the opening mass, the participants took a break before joining the Getting to Know You session and were given a brief introduction about the theme for the camp. After that, they were asked to write down their expectation and contribution to this camp. In the evening, the Student Animators conducted the Taize prayer.

On the second day, all the participants had their breakfast with their respective foster family members. Before the start of a packed schedule, the participants recited the rosary. The first session of the day was the SEE Session by James Lai. After the session, the participants attended a mass by Father Peter. JUDGE Session was conducted by John-Paul and Ralph Balan. They gave a talk about the significance behind the role of humans in preserving the environment. After that, there was a briefing about Solidarity Night by Julian Sim . Each of the groups was asked to present a performance during the night.

In the evening , all the participants and village folks settled down to enjoy the eventful night. The performance by the groups was either a sketch or a sing-along. The committee members of the camp also presented an impromptu sketch. Other than that, the villagers had a few performances installed for the participants. The first performance was a dance known as “Wek-Jongan”. The president of St.John Church committee Mr. Senghi gave a brief history about the origin of the “Wek-Jongan” dance. The villagers also performed the Bamboo dance. Before returning to their respective homes, all the participants including with the village folks took a group photo together.

On the last following day, the participants recited a simple morning prayer before attending the ACTION Session by Patrick Wong; All the participants were asked to devise an action plan for the respective YCS club in their schools to preserve the environment. Moving on, a concluding mass was conducted by Father Felix Au before the participants held a short ‘gotong- royong’ session. The participants departed for Kuching at 2.00 p.m. .

Mid Year Camp 2014 had taught YCS members a great deal about the importance of preserving the environment which is God’s gift to mankind. Besides that, the participants had great time learning about the culture and lifestyle of the villagers of Kampung Sebako, Sarawak.

 

Report by,

Sherilyn Geogre

MYC Secretary

 

 

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