Damaging winds, rain and hail swept across Victoria, Australia and a cold front blew in from Bass Strait. In Melbourne wind gusts topped 85km/h but at Don Bosco Camp at Safety Beach, nothing could stop the fun at the DBC Junior Winter Camp.
Noah, one of 75 young campers, was at the Don Bosco Camp for the first time. He joined in the fun activities organized by 20 Don Bosco volunteer Leaders. In the midst of rain and wind the Leaders were able to invent games and activities that kept all the campers involved and happy.
Noah and all the campers made sock puppets, decorated muffins, performed in concerts, played indoor games, watched movies, dressed up for dinner, explored the dark, huddles around the camp fire, and heard “Goodnights” and “Good mornings” from the leaders. They ate hot soup and stews, hid from the spotlight, made new friends, and got to know a little about Don Bosco. They did not worry about the weather – there was so much to do and so little time.
All the obstacles and challenges that the weather imposed were overcome by the Don Bosco Spirit of fun and games at Don Bosco Camp Safety Beach.
The senior camp starts on Monday; perhaps we will need Noah’s Ark.