Sports Talents Camp was the last major activity for our first year term as officers. It was held on Batang II in which the
last CYF activity held there was on 1998, so the CYFers there was very excited to host the said activity. It started with a journey of first timers riding a Bangka, CYFers met on May 4 in the afternoon at 4 , and two big Bangka was
use for our transportation. After the registration, each CYFer was given a journal & their respective ID. The opening
worship was lead by Batang CYFers and Rev. Manansala. The first night was just getting to know, grouping, orientation &
a challenge. A challenge to all delegates that its up to them to make this gathering successful, search for their talents
and use them in this camp. The challenge was put into these words: If you want to be somebody, if you want to go somewhere,
You got to wake up and pay attention. Every morning CYFers prepares for Morning Meditation before breakfast. The BTR regarding
the theme Together we can, Together we will was given by our Camp Pastor,
Pas Jun Gueco, he discusses that the meaning of the theme as a CYFer is together we can do it and together we will serve Christ.
The Talent workshops are the highlights of the camp, Acting, Music & Dance. We invited very good guest speakers to facilitate
all the workshops; they were given 3 sessions in the morning, 3 hours each session;
Sam Guerrero was the facilitator for music, he have a degree of Music in UP, he is presently teaching at PCU. Thirty
delegates register in this workshop, and they were trained to know the basic of music; reading notes, making a beat (kumpas),
and most especially composing a song or putting tunes into words.
have 6 special guests who facilitate this workshop, coming from a Mobile Theater Group from South Luzon Jurisdiction CYF,
headed by Jong, they teach the delegates what is dance? Stretching, Bending,
any movement is important but discipline & hardwork is what make a dancers become dancers.
who attended this workshop felt like a star, because they learned from one great facilitator.
Acting, Speaking, Directing, Facial Expression everything in Basic Theater Acting this guest speaker taught. He was
very good not only to interact with the delegates but to make them really act. Krish our guest facilitator from NCCP, bring
out the talents within them that some of them dont know they have. Courage and Discipline are factors to become good actors
During the Summer Camp
every evening a special event is being held;
Ecumenical Peace Gathering
II is a place where they have 4 Churches, IEMELIf, Roman Catholic and UCCP. May 5, 2003, it was in this night facilaltators of the camp invited the youth from
other religions along with the youth from Door of Faith. Each youth representatives were ask to perform, lead a prayer and
light a candle for Peace all over the world. It was a memorable event for the youth of Batang II, a night of unity for all.
Pasiklaban Local Church Talents
youth have their own talent as a blessing from God, so on the night of May 6, 2003
CYFers & Batang II kids were given a chance to perform. The kids showed their talents thru singing & dancing. While
the CYFers, some group, others individual also showed their acting, dance & singing talents. A lot of spectators were
so thrilled during this event; it was like watching Gods blessings thru the performers.
Cultural Night, Awarding
last night May 7, 2003 will be the night were we see the things the CYFers
learned during their workshops. The music group showed that they can compose a song by putting melody into the CYF prayer,
they also showed how great to sing together as one. The Dance group turn was next, one song different movements is what they
showed. One great about this group was their young members who overcome their shyness. The last group was to perform was the
Acting group; they did not only perform once but three times. They were split into 3 groups for 3 great performances. This was also the night of Awarding of prizes, for the winners of the Sport Fest individually
and as a group. A lot of special awards were also given but the most anticipated was the Mr. & Ms. Summer Camp that was
given to Ella Guevarra & Jhun Mangalindan. Love Gift Offering was also given
during this night to the Guest Facilitators & our Camp Pastor.
After the workshops, during the afternoon to
show the unity & teamwork of CYFers the CYF Sports Fest 2003 was launched.
Here are the games during this camp.
a. Bible Olympics Bible Relays, Bible Quiz Bee, Verse Hunting
b. Indoor - Chess, Sungka, Arm Wrestling, Scrabble
c. Outdoor Games Basketball, Volleyball
d. Pinoy Games Patintero, Chinese Garter, Tumbang Preso etc...
Palarong pang-CYF, Relays
was given a chance to learn some additonal knowledge, a 2 hours session was given to each minor institute
· Lets Paint
· Liturgy Making
· WCLC Band
Other events during the
camp were Praise & Worship, Local Church CYF Reporting, CYF Concerns, Pastors Speak and Conference Concerns. The last
day was the closing worship; the message was given by Pastor. Gueco in which he challenge every youth who learned and enjoyed
the camp to go in front and thank the Lord for the Blessings they received during the Summer Sports Talents Camp 2003. It
was a successful event for all of us, both the officers & the delegates.