Archive | March, 2017

20th Anniversary

24 Mar

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2017 is the 20th year of our special relationship. Parishioners Sue and Vi first visited the home January 1997. To celebrate, we decided to give the home ten (10) Flor Y Canto bilingual hymnals and one (1) leader’s guide for guitar. If you would like to participate, the hymnals are $15 and the leader guide is $100. We would include a bookplate “A gift from ____” with your name, or someone you’d like to honor. If you would like to participate, make the check out to “Church of Saint Edward” and indicate how you’d like the donation used. Also, comment below to let me know so I can track it. Thank you for celebrating with us!

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Notes from 2/27 Meeting

6 Mar
Teresa Toda/Church of Saint Edward Campamento Meeting 2/27/2017, 7 PM – 8:30 PM

Church of Saint Edward

 

Campamento 2017

 

Focus: Planning 
 
Opening Prayer & Introductions
Schedule from now until departure

These are the milestones between now and July 8. We might change some dates as we go, but these are ballpark dates. Let me know is you see a problem with any of these dates and we can adjust.

3/21  3rd planning meeting – decide on flights, work on curriculum, talk about the women, plan extra activities –self-esteem, physical games, get donation list finalized

5/19finalize craft and camp material (traveler’s journals, camper’s journals) plans, order/get supplies

5/23 Cutting and Kitting night – we cut raw materials for crafts, then kit them into baggies, so at camp we hand out ziplock bags of craft “kits”. We also need a sample and directions (English is OK).

5/9 final planning meeting (unless we can pull off a June meeting) finalize all plans, work on traveler’s notebooks, order the rest of the supplies

6/17 &24 Publicize donation list – we’ll post in the bulletin, but this works even better with word of mouth. Be sure to share this list in case they want to help.

6/13 last meeting, if needed and possible. This might be good if college students are home at this time.

7/6 packing night – bring your one big suitcase for camp supplies, donations, and other items like gift bag stuff

7/8 leave for the DR week 1– the first flight to ATL 5:20 AM. It’s an early day, but worth it because we arrive around 2 PM. See itinerary below

7/15 leave for the DR week 2– the first flight to ATL 5:20 AM. It’s an early day, but worth it because we arrive around 2 PM. See itinerary below

What we know so far, for each week

Note on the travelers/dates: This is my optimistic list. I put everyone (even daughters that have been mentioned) into a preferred week, even if you’re not 100% committed yet. If you said you could do either week, this week is a suggestion based on the needs of the week. If this week doesn’t work, or you can’t come after all, please let me know. We’re flexible!! And, we’re continuing to recruit. If you have friends/family who would be great, we have 3 openings each week as of now. We can easily run camp with as few as 6 travelers, plus some local help. More hands makes less work for each of us. Week 2 is very optimistic and still has 2 openings. Please think about who could join that week.

Week 1

Travelers (10): Ann, Michelle, Jane, Abby, Shelly and daughter, Ella, Lisa, Helene, Diana

VBS program: “Women of Faith” featuring Jochebed, Rhoda, Martha, Saint Teresa of Calcutta w/mindfulness, math, English, journaling

Retreat program: “Design your Life” Day 1: Picture your Future, Day 2: Make a Plan, Day 3: Take Action, Day 4: Overcoming Obstacles w/mindfulness each day.

Week 2

Travelers (8): Jeane, Abby, Stacey, Keagan, Susan and daughter, Laurie and Rachel, Haley

VBS Program: “Women of Faith” featuring Queen of Sheba, Suzanna, Phoebe, and Saint Cecelia w/mindfulness, math, English, journaling

Retreat program: Review “Getting to Yes” from last year – Did you get the chance to use this? How? How did it work/not work? “The Power of a Positive No” w/mindfulness each day.

What we need

If you have insights about any of the women, please share with me! I’d love any ideas on input on themes and lessons these women teach us and can help teach and inspire the girls.

Can you lead yoga? We have a Zumba leader for week 2! Any gifts you’d like to share? Think camp songs, dance, jewelry making, favorite card/board games.

Any other ideas? Please let me know.

Travel Itinerary from MSP

Week 1

Saturday 7/8   MSP-SDQ  Flight Number DL 1991, Flight Number DL 686 5:20 AM – 1:10 PM

Sunday   7/16 SDQ-MSP Flight Number DL 324Flight Number DL 1947 1:45 PM – 8:44 PM

Week 2

Saturday 7/15 MSP-SDQ  Flight NumberDL 1991, Flight Number DL 686 5:20 AM – 1:10 PM

Sunday   7/23 SDQ-MSP  Flight Number DL 324, Flight Number DL 1947 1:45 PM – 8:44 PM

Theme Song Ideas

True Colors from Trolls (English Version here)/True Colors (Spanish Version)

How Far I’ll Go from Moana (English Version)/How Far I’ll Go (Spanish Version with English/Spanish subtitles)

Try Everything from ZootopiaTry Everything Spanish

Questions

We have one question about sleeping there. We sleep in the girls’ dorm with about 6 travelers. They clear out rooms for us, so we have beds, mosquito nets, towels, and closets. We use our own (travelers’) floor bath. Consider earplugs to block the unfamiliar (to us) noises from roosters and dogs. Eye covers help, too, at least at first. After a while you might be so tired, you just crash. Bring something light to read in bed with a headlamp. A portable battery operated fan helps, too.

More common questions and answers here.

Keep e-mailing me with your ideas and questions!

 

 

Theme song for Campamento 2017

4 Mar

Each year we have an uplifting pop theme song for camp.

We chose Try Everything from ZootopiaTry Everything Spanish

Here are some other ideas for this year:

True Colors from Trolls (English Version here)/True Colors (Spanish Version)

How Far I’ll Go from Moana (English Version)/How Far I’ll Go (Spanish Version with English/Spanish subtitles)

Please comment below for your ideas or if you like one better than the other. Hopefully we can bring DVDs down for “Movie Nights”

2016 By the Grace of God by Katie Perry

2015 “I’m Good” by The Mowgli’s

2014 “Happy” by Pharrell Williams

2013 “Gold” by Britt Nicole
2012 “I believe I can Fly” R. Kelly (chorus only) and “Count on Me” by Bruno Mars (all)
2011 “Firework” Katie Perry
2010 “When I look at You” Myley Cyrus
2009 “The Climb” Myley Cyrus
2008 “Dream Big” by Ryan Shupe and the Rubberbands
2007 “Beautiful” Christina Aguilara
2006 “Unwritten” by Natasha Bedingfield
2005 “Breakaway” Kelly Clarkson
2004 (we were just getting started… We didn’t have anything😦 )
2002 My Heart will Go On Theme from the Titanic Celine Dion (this was an accidental success as was the whole first trip)