14 09 2018


Photo session together with host family & the church committee


From the 31st of August to the 2nd of September 2018, Kuching Young Christian Students (KYCS) held its annual Leadership Formation Camp. The theme of the camp was ‘Recognising a Leader’ and the camp focussed on the bible passage of Luke 24:13-35 (Road to Emmaus). The camp was held at Kampung Pueh, Sematan with 55 participants in attendance.

The camp was specially designed to train the upcoming committees of Young Christian Students (YCS) in various school how to manage the club in schools and to organize KYCS activities. A total of 5 sessions spread out over 3 days covered not only the technical aspects of leadership but also the spirituality of leadership. The participants also got a chance to deepen their knowledge on the YCS Methodology: ‘See, Judge and Act’ throughout the camp. They were also taught multiple animation songs and games to help them to attract more members to the club.

With Jesus at the centre of it all, this camp started and ended each day with a Prayer. Two masses were also held, one of which was for the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation where the participants learnt about the importance of conserving the environment. The other mass was held in BM and the kampong folk also joined in. A session was also held to let the participants experience a Praise and Worship Session.

As the camp was held at Kampung Pueh, Sematan, the city participants were also exposed to life in the kampung. They learnt to appreciate the simple things in life and to not be wasteful with their resources. On behalf of KYCS, we would like to thank the kind kampong folk of Kampung Pueh who welcomed us into their homes.

“I am grateful that I got to join LFC this year. I gained leadership skills and love how the speakers try to help us grow. I hope that all participants can lead their YCS members with what was learnt at camp and I hope YCS will grow bigger. I thank all the YCS leaders in this camp for all the wonderful experiences.”- Lucia Lunggan, 16, SMK Penrissen No.1

“LFC taught me how to be a good leader. This camp showed me what a good leader needs to do. Every session was purposeful and gave us a chance to discuss in order to solve or complete the assignments. The camp not only taught us how to be a good leader but also about the importance of communicating with the community around us.’ – Celestine, 16, SMK Balai Ringin

“I am very thankful to have been a part of this camp as I have learnt lots of valuable and important lessons throughout the camp. The theme of the camp was very suitable and it was a blessing to have met the kampong people. I learnt how to be a great leader when mingling with them.”- Noel Fidelis, 15, SMK St. Joseph

“The camp was great. I met new friends and got to learn new songs which I love. I also enjoyed the team building games as it taught me about teamwork and humility. The sharing sessions were also useful and I gained a lot of knowledge from it. It was one of the best camps that I have ever attended.”- Magdalena Maya, 16, Kolej Abdillah

“The camp sessions and activities has impacted me a lot and I was able to learn about how to be a great leader. It was both an amazing and overwhelming experience to be able to participate in a once in a lifetime event.” – Frances Mikolden, 16, SMK St. Teresa

A successful camp with a clear message in which being a leader is more than just leading a team but serving others and leading together as a team. Important point such as humility, selflessness and more humble leader were stressed on throughout the sessions. Putting God in the Centre of everything that we do and taking Jesus Christ as a great example of a leader was stressed on throughout the sessions. Putting God in the center of everything that we do and taking Jesus Christ as a great example of a leader was portrayed in our theme, The Walk to Emmaus (Lk 24:13-35) – Marlene Ram, SMK St Joseph

Report prepared by Esther Chai

Team Building Games ” Shark Escape”


Group discussion among the participants

Leader learned action song




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