“Be the Best You Can Be: Think Win Win!” August Camp, 2015

It is September 1st and time to reflect on the August Happenings here at Cabrini Ministries in Swaziland. On August 7th, second term ended for primary and high school kids in Swaziland, and it was time for a break!

But of course, no break is complete without a Cabrini Camp! From August 18th-22nd, an awesome pre-teen camp was held here at St. Philips! To make this camp even more special, we were joined by our Transition Club (Cabrini kids who graduated high school last year and are now transitioning to life outside of Cabrini) to help facilitate activities, perform a drama about pregnancy prevention, and to stand as positive role-models for our campers. For their hard work and positive energy, The Cabrini Staff sends out a big THANK YOU to our beautiful Transition Club!

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Some of the Transition Club having fun at the dam!

Cabrini Ministries Transition Club, 2015

Cabrini Ministries Transition Club, 2015

The camp was so awesome, in fact, that the staff here is just now recovering from the exhausting but fun-filled week of games, new friendships, and important life lessons! The theme of the camp was “Be the Best You Can Be: Think Win Win!”, so all of our activities for the camp were geared towards overcoming challenges and keeping your eye on the prize! In conjunction with our creative and challenging games, projects, and lessons prepared by the staff, we were also joined by the wonderful Nicholas Mamba, who did drama and poetry activities with the kids. Thank you, Mr. Mamba! You certainly know how to get a crowd going!

Mr. Nicholas Mamba

Mr. Nicholas Mamba

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Mr. Mamba, leading the kids in a song.

Towards the end of the week Olympafrica, an awesome organization that leads fun and challenging relay games for the kids, joined us. Despite the heat, the games were a lot of fun and were great ways to encourage skills such as teamwork, athleticism, and determination in our campers. And Olympafrica even provided their own mascot! Thank you, Olympafrica!

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Campers enjoying the olympic games.

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OlympAfrica even brought their own mascot to help cheer on the kids!

On the last full day of camp, the staff and campers headed off on an approximately 3k (felt like more of course!) walk to the local dam. Along the way, the staff facilitated challenges to help enforce the theme of the camp: Think Win Win!

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Bahnabahna and our campers walking to the dam.

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Kids prepare to “untangle themselves” for the brain-teasing game, Tangled Arms.

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Another one of our challenges on our hike to the dam: the kids had to lead their partner blind-folded across the river only using their voices as a guide!

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At the dam, the kids were asked to write out our motto, "Think win win" using the treasures they collected along the way.

At the dam, the kids were asked to write out our motto, “Think win win” using the treasures they collected along the way.

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“We made it to the dam!” Our Camp Director Simo leading our campers in a cheer.

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Dam delirium!

All in all, we had a great 5 days of camp here at Cabrini Ministries in Swaziland; and we are ready to make Term 3 even better than the last! We hope you had a good August too, and want to remind you to always, “Be the best you can be: Think win win!”

Cabrini Ministries August Camp, 2015

Cabrini Ministries August Camp, 2015

2 thoughts on ““Be the Best You Can Be: Think Win Win!” August Camp, 2015

  1. I loved seeing the photos and reading more about the August camp at Cabrini Ministries. It is clear that everyone had a wonderful time and learned a lot too. Kudos to Simo and everyone else who planned and implemented such creative and meaningful activities. I wish I had been there! (although I probably would have wilted along the hike to the dam!) I am sending lots of love to all of you! Susan

  2. Hi there! This post couldn’t be written any better!
    Going through this article reminds me of my previous roommate!
    He always kept preaching about this. I most certainly will forward this article to him.
    Pretty sure he’s going to have a great read.

    I appreciate you for sharing!

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