The time flies at Campamento! This post should give you an idea of the daily schedule. This is just one day from last year’s daily schedule, so it is a rough idea for you. When we are down there, a lot of things can side track us from the plan, anything from a car crash (one Sister had to head in to the City with another Sister who was injured) to waves acting up in the afternoon (suggesting we go to the beach in the morning, then do camp in the afternoon). So, we all stay flexible and remember the Dwight D. Eisenhower quote, edited for our use:
“In preparing for campamento <he really said “battle”> I have always found that plans are useless, but planning is indispensable.”
We plan 4 days per week. The fifth day (which could be any day of the week) is an excursion or a special event of some kind.
For the younger (K-6) girls, we develop a VBS curriculum on the theme “Women of Faith”. We also work in lessons like math, English, health, community building/self-esteem, science/engineering, environment, or other topics that travelers want to share with the girls. Here is the Day 1 information from 2015.
|Daily Woman of the Faith||Mary, Mother of Jesus|
|Theme Word||Campamento – “Accept”Retraito – “Vision”
|Bible Passage||Luke 1:26-38|
|Memory Verse||Psalms 37:38 “for nothing will be impossible for God.”|
For the older girls (grades 7-12), we bring topics that we hope help them as they transition into adulthood. In the past we’ve done “Design your Life” and “Negotiation“. Both were well received.
Daily Devotion (for Adults’ reflection)
For camp – Mary is a role model for us all because she accepted God’s call. Who knows, maybe others were called, too, but said “no” or did not listen to God. We should always be listening for God’s will, God’s plan for us.
For retreat (the older girls) – Mary is a role model for us because she had a vision for her life – she was going to marry Joseph, a carpenter. Then angel Gabriel visited her with a whole new idea for her life. It’s not just having a baby, it’s having the Son of God. She stayed with him his whole life – from the first miracle to the Crucifix to Pentacost. We should have a vision for our lives, and be open to God’s plans for us.
This is a typical schedule of the camp “stations”
Math – cards, dice, and dominoes games to reinforce math concepts see math packet.
*Journal – write down your reflections based on group discussion
*Perform drama after dinner that night. Share reflections on the day.
We (travelers) meet before dinner to review the past day, and prepare for the next day.