One thing I have learned in my 15 years with CYO/Camp Howard is that the Camp Counselor makes the difference in a child’s experience at camp. At Camp Howard the children break up into groups and spend the week with their cabin group building relationship as they move about the camp attending programs, eating at the dining hall, participating in campfires and the many things they do during the week. It is the camp counselor who makes the difference in the week for the kids.
If you know someone who is looking for a summer job, works well with kids and is a first class individual, then suggest they consider working at Camp Howard this summer. Camp counseling is an experience that young people look back on with pride and a sense of accomplishment. It is one of those jobs that make you feel good for having made a difference in someone’s life. We should all have the experience of being a camp counselor.
This summer, our campers at Camp Howard will be treated to a wonderful improvement at the Camp. We are in the process of putting a heating system into the pool! This has been the most desired change called for by the youth who have attended the camp during the past 15 years that I have been Director. There were so many needs at the camp in my early years that the pool was unfortunately not one of the top 5 that we could address until this year. I am so happy that we will be able to make this positive change and I cannot wait for the campers to enjoy the significant improvement!
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Today was a great day for the Excell Volleyball team playing in the Las Vegas Tournament. They won their first round game then on to their second round where they won that one too!. Third round was a struggle and they lost that one. Great volleyball that stretches the girls to new and improved abilities. High School age advanced volleyball players from teams all across the United States and including Canada.
Tomorrow morning first game 8:00 am then to the airport for a flight back home. This has been an educational weekend looking at how they lay out these tournaments, set up the sites and organize the teams. I have met a lot of very nice people and wonderful fans watching their teams.
Now back to Portland for the CYO Basketball tournament!
I am watching my niece play in the mammoth volleyball tournament here in Sin City. Tournament starts today at 2:00 at the LV Convention Center. Teams come from all over the US to be a part of this event. College Scouts looking for potential players. High School prep teams looking for competition and bragging rights! Should be exciting! Will keep you posted on any local teams I come across this weekend.
The CYO Basketball Tournament schedules are finished and posted. Athletic Directors and Coaches are pouring over them looking for errors which they report to CYO. Errors will be corrected on Tuesday February 21, 2012. Whew…we are ready to begin! Some 350 teams are entered into the CYO basketball this winter in a tournament that will take five weeks to play including the 50 plus high school basketball teams. Who will make it to the “Big Dance?” That is the hope of every team this evening as we begin the road to the final championships! See you at the games these next several weeks!