A Week of Surf & Faith

We have just returned from our annual Catholic Home Education camp (our 14th year) a week of sand
and surf, our children love the opportunity to swim at the beach daily.
We were blessed to have daily Mass with our camp chaplain, Father Terence-Mary
gathering together with all camp attendees.

 

Each evening we concluded the day with Benediction and the Rosary always a highlight.
Every night after prayers we enjoyed various activities; ice breaker games, quiz nights and on the final night the children produced a play.
They worked diligently towards this event every day and impressed and entertained us with their talent.  We couldn’t run our camps without the help of our volunteer parents and are most grateful for their assistance.
This year we were blessed to have Ronan Reilly from the Australian Sacred Music Association join us to run a series of successful workshops teaching Gregorian chant.  This was the first time Ronan taught children so young and he did a marvelous job.
Ronan has a gift for teaching and a passion for Gregorian Chant and by the conclusion of the week we were comfortable singing the Kyrie Elesion, the Sanctus, Agnus Dei and the Gloria.
Another regular highlight of the camp are our catechesis sessions, always popular with the children and their teacher,

 

 an opportunity for the children to receive instruction, ask questions and to be challenged in their Faith.
We have returned home refreshed and renewed.
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2 Responses

  1. That is fantastic. What a great location for a retreat. It sounds like a great experience for the kids with plenty to learn for them.

  2. It is always a wonderful week and now part of our family traditions:)

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