PHOTO GALLERY: Discover Camp 2009

June 17, 2009 by

The three dozen girls from this week’s Discover Camp have departed, but it’s almost as if the Motherhouse still echoes their energy. For the first time, the sixth-, seventh- and eighth-grade girls, along with their camp counselors and leaders, actually stayed at the Motherhouse rather than at Manna House of Prayer. This change allowed for more interaction between the girls and the Sisters who live here; it also allowed more girls to take part this year since they turned the Fifth Floor into something of a dormitory for their two nights here.

Here’s a collection of photos from this year’s activities.

The theme of this years camp was Finding God in All Things, and one of the girls first task was to create their banner.

The theme of this year's camp was "Finding God in All Things," and one of the girls' first task was to create their banner.

The kitchen staff at the Motherhouse knows that high-energy girls flock to high-energy, and hearty, food.

The kitchen staff at the Motherhouse knows that high-energy girls flock to high-energy, and hearty, food.

Meals were topped off with treats that proved popular with both the girls and the sisters.

Meals were topped off with treats that proved popular with both the girls and the sisters.

How many girls and sisters does it take to move a filled tray cart? Three, apparently -- if youre having a good time while you do it.

How many girls and sisters does it take to move a filled tray cart? Three, apparently -- if you're having a good time while you do it.

Sister Mary Jo Thummel teaches one of the girls beading during an afternoon crafts session.

Sister Mary Jo Thummel teaches one of the girls beading during an afternoon crafts session.

One of the biggest events of the camp this year was a bingo game with the girls and the sisters, including Sister Mary Ester Otter.

One of the biggest events of the camp this year was a bingo game with the girls and the sisters, including Sister Mary Ester Otter.

Sister Agnes Bernita Green is intent on her cards.

Sister Agnes Bernita Green is intent on her cards.

Each team prepared, and performed, a cheer touting themselves -- and that included the leaders team.

Each team prepared, and performed, a cheer touting themselves -- and that included the leaders team.

The Discover Camp girls sing for the sisters in the dining room.

The Discover Camp girls sing for the sisters in the dining room.

Sister Donna Otter, foreground, joins in the applause when the girls finish their performance.

Sister Donna Otter, foreground, joins in the applause when the girls finish their performance.

Volunteer Donna Reynolds accompanies the girls on guitar, and provided other musical assistance throughout the camp.

Volunteer Donna Reynolds accompanies the girls on guitar, and provided other musical assistance throughout the camp.

Sisters Shirley Meier, left, and Polly Kukula call the bingo game.

Sisters Shirley Meier, left, and Polly Kukula call the bingo game.

The girls swimsuits and towels add a bright accent on the grounds south of the greenhouse.

The girls' swimsuits and towels add a bright accent on the grounds south of the greenhouse.

For the first time, the camp this year included a tour of the National Orphan Train Complex just north of downtown Concordia.

For the first time, the camp this year included a tour of the National Orphan Train Complex just north of downtown Concordia.

Sister Julie Christensen demonstrates how to twirl a Hula Hoop as part of a late-afternoon relay race.

Sister Julie Christensen demonstrates how to twirl a Hula Hoop as part of a late-afternoon relay race.

Sister Therese Blecha was part of an enthusiastic cheering section for the relay race.

Sister Therese Blecha was part of an enthusiastic cheering section for the relay race.

An impromptu juggling act entertained both girls and sisters.

An impromptu juggling act entertained both girls and sisters.

The girls crowd the gazebo on the south grounds for grilled hamburgers and hot dogs.

The girls crowd the gazebo on the south grounds for grilled hamburgers and hot dogs.

Sister Marie Coleman joins the circle, which then allows introduction of all the girls and sisters.

Sister Marie Coleman joins the circle, which then allows introduction of all the girls and sisters.

The official portrait of the 2009 Discover Camp.

The official portrait of the 2009 Discover Camp.

Comments

3 Responses to “PHOTO GALLERY: Discover Camp 2009”

  1. mkh on October 18th, 2009 7:52 pm

    hello new photos of camps

  2. Bette Moslander on June 19th, 2009 1:47 pm

    It’s a beautiful sight–just to see all those young women there at the Motherhouse. The Discover Camp is always a delightful event and I am sure it was fun having it once again, of the fifth floor of the Motherhouse. Congratulations and thanks to all the planning team and Councillors.

  3. Anne M. Reinert on June 17th, 2009 4:25 pm

    good job. S.Anne

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