Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Musings by Mo-T


Whew, has it been a busy month here at Camp Gray. It was all really fun and exciting, but I'm happy to be able to slow down and catch my breath. Here's a summary of everything that's happened:

Over New Years we had a celebration and reunion with the staff from this past summer. It was great to have everyone here, playing snow football and basketball, staying up a little too late and enjoying lots of meals together. We also had some great prayer time as a group!

After that it was full steam ahead to our VISION college retreat. It was a great success with a mix of returning participants and people here for the retreat for the first time. Everyone, the staff here were able to relax and enjoy the retreat for themselves as well. The talks and discussions were enlightening and the community was fruitful for all.

Next it was on to a ski race. This didn't exactly affect all the staff, but it sure made my schedule a bit more crazy.

Finally, it was time for the March for Life. A group of 7 year round and summer staff flew out to Washington, DC for the event. We were able to attend two awesome rallies, be inspired by all the Catholic people there, including the many Priests, Seminarians and Religious Sisters we saw and talked to. We also had a beautiful and relaxing visit to the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. We were also able to meet up with some other summer staff who went with different groups.

Most importantly, however, we were able to March in the March for Life. This was truly a great opportunity to represent Camp Gray in defending the right to life for all people. It was a great experience to be there with everyone else and really stand up for what we believe it. As we reflected, we all agreed that it was very powerful to see so many people there who feel as strongly as we do about this, and about their faith. It made us think about how many people must feel the same as we do, even though they couldn't make the trip.

Are you tired yet? Because we were! And right after we got back from that, it was time for our annual volunteer retreat. This was a time for us to get away and grow closer together as a group, just like many of you get to do when you come on our retreats! We really enjoyed the bonding as well as the sharing and prayer time we had.

Now, we are busy getting ready for the Resurrection Rally to be held at Chula Vista Resort this coming weekend. We are looking forward to getting pumped up for our faith along with about 250 other teens and youth ministers. We will be sure to keep you updated on how it goes.

Enjoy this snowy afternoon!