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Catholic Homeschool Camp – Day 3

Day 3

Wednesday dawns, the weather is beautiful, perfect for a day at the beach. The day starts with Mass.

Today my boys are blessed to serve.

Then we head to the beach for the morning. I’m afraid I took no pictures of the beach as I was afraid of getting sand in the lenses. The agenda for Wednesday is a sand castle building contest. The children work enthusiastically and creatively. And of course there is time for a swim in the surf. Judges stroll, looking, results will be announced tonight.

We head back for lunch and then catechetics. Today’s session follows a different format.
Father takes the boys who can serve in the Latin Rite, for serving practice in the Chapel. Most of these boys do not serve on a regular basis so this is a wonderful opportunity for them to ‘brush up.’

I take the other boys to play a Bible board game.

The girls are split into two groups. The older girls make Rosary beads, wire, pliers and beads are spread before them. The younger girls make sacrifice beads and create a Little Flowers craft.

Afterwards the children head to the back paddock for another continual game of soccer.

The evening agenda starts with Benediction and the Rosary. And then it is Concert night. Koala has volunteered to be MC which really surprises PC and I as this is way out of her comfort zone. We’re proud of her.

Our family sings a medley of Australiana choruses and recite a variety of poems; other children also sing, dance and play instruments. Concert night is always a variety of acts.
Judges award prizes for categories and then the sand castle competition winners are announced.

Card games continue for hours as everyone tries to cramp as much social time into five days as possible. Sleep can be caught up on later. And of course the Chapel is in constant use as someone is often popping in for a Visit.

This post, the previous two, and the following two to come, are dedicated to my friend Jenn who is so keen to know how our camp is run.

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