Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Hundreds of students attend diocese's Catholic Youth Camp -- CAYOCA

Just over 500 students from throughout the Diocese of Sioux City participated in one of five sessions of Camp CAYOCA this year. The theme of camp was "Run the Race."

Throughout the five sessions of camp, there were 516 campers, 75 group leaders, 60 leader team members and 30 program assistants. The camp is held at Twin Lakes Christian Center near Manson.

The first session was a service camp for seventh and eighth graders held Memorial Day weekend. These young campers helped ready the campground for the other sessions of CAYOCA as well as other camps to be held at Twin Lakes over the course of the summer.

"They did different service projects around the camp and the surrounding area," said Jessica La Fleur, director of youth and young adult ministries for the diocese. "Because it has a service theme, we had workshops and different activities based around Catholic Social Teaching - the seven principles." [snip] Catholic Globe

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