Summer is an exciting time for the CJFI kids since they get to have a lot of fun and engage in summer activities without thinking about homework and school.
At the CJFI Davao Center, everyone was at the edge of their seats as the day of the Summer Arts Camp arrived. This year’s three-day camp was themed “Where Passion and Creativity Meet” and was held last May 30, 2018 — just a few days before classes start in June.
A total of one-hundred fifty-five (155) kids which include CJFI Davao Center residents and kids from the community participated in the activity. They were divided into four groups named after their favorite superhero leagues: (1) Red Team — The Avengers, (2) Black Team — The Guardians, (3) Blue Team — Justice League, and (4) Pink Team — The Marvels.
Aside from the accustomed ball games and indoor games, among the most enjoyable highlights were the dance and cheering competition, the boodle fight, the reflection activity before a bonfire which was facilitated by CJFI Davao Psychometrician, Ms. Kim Patinio, tent-making, and a fine dining experience where the kids wore the costume of their dream profession.
The camp also held its annual Mr. and Ms. Summer Arts Camp where kids Dechen Edrea Sanchez and Michael Jake Dimasohid won the title.
Finally, the three-day activity culminated at the D’ Leonor Inland Resort where the children enjoyed wading and swimming in the huge wave pool. They also had a tour of the 42-hectare resort and was delighted by the theme park rides. Everyone went home exhausted but joyful, bringing home memories of their priceless summer experience.
Meanwhile, kids from the CJFI Cebu Center also took part in the Cebu Kids Summer Camp 2018 organized by the Kingdom Light Congregation (KLC) of Cebu held at Jagobiao, Cebu. The main objective of the event was to build the kids’ individual character, self-confidence, and life skills through a wide range of cultural activities.
The children were divided into four teams — Team John, Team Matthew, Team Luke and Team Mark. At the onset of the program, each group presented a group power dance. A number of various competitions were also organized such as the solo singing and group choir contests.
CJFI considers these types of activities important since they help build self-esteem and confidence. Moreover, these activities also help enhance the children’s social and interpersonal skills.