An Invitation to ALL of My Friends!


7th Annual Champions of Faith Benefit Dinner Speaker:  Oregon Hall of Fame Inductee Nick Robertson!Sister and Nick Robertson.jpeg

All families are invited to the 7th Annual Champions of Faith Benefit Dinner on October 17th at the Oregon Convention Center. Join us for our fun, community-building evening featuring Keynote Speaker Nick Robertson.

 I had the opportunity to visit with Nick while touring Camp Howard earlier this month. I am delighted that Nick is our speaker for our dinner this year. We are looking forward to hearing his faith-filled speech and lessons learned from his decades of coaching. Nick was inducted into the Oregon Sports Hall of Fame in 2010 for his success in coaching High School Basketball.

 Be sure to join us for the October 17th Champions of Faith Benefit Dinner! To register, sponsor or donate, visit our website. View our 15 second commercial or video that illustrates how the Dinner funds help families in our community. See our dinner flyer for a quick overview.

May God Bless You!

Sister Krista von Borstel SSMO

 

 

We’ve Arrived!


Observation is one of my favorite pastimes!  Camp Howard is rich with opportunities for observation!  The arrival of campers to Camp Howard is filled with emotion. The kids get off the bus, some with giant smiles, others with a bit of trepidation!  The fear does not last long however, as the first thing that happens is the staff introduce themselves to the campers and tell them about what their job is at camp.  Next, the campers are grouped by gender and age and then called by name to their cabin group.  Soon they are in a small group learning about the individuals they will be spending their week with at the camp.  Soon, it is all smiles!#sistersblog #cyocamphoward

 

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Camp is a GREAT Place for Keeping Kids Moving in the Summertime


We all know that summer time can be a sedentary time for kids.  Camp is a great way to keep the kids outdoors and moving.  They are on the go all week moving from activity to activity and the activities for the most part keep them moving as well.  Camp Howard excels at providing activities that keep kids on the move and they LOVE IT!!!

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Oh the Stories they Tell!!!


JULY 2017 CAMP HOWARD

We started camp out with 245 youth session one (July 2017).  Evenings provide a special time for campfire activities such as the Cougar Campfire (Thursday) and maybe one or two earlier in the week.  During the earlier campfires, campers have the opportunity to show their talents by singing, playing an instrument, doing a skit and telling stories.  It is a fantastic time to be present and learn about the campers.  They are amazing people! #sistersblog #cyocamphoward

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Cheyenne Cunning and the Camp Howard Store


JULY 19, 2017 CAMP HOWARD FEATURING THE PHOTOGRAPHY OF CLAYTON SMITH

Cheyenne Cunning has been working at Camp Howard since she was old enough to walk! She graduated from college this spring so this is her last summer as a youth staff member at the camp.  She started out doing dishes, helped cook for rentals, was on the “Pop up Team” from Seton Catholic (came at a moments notice to help clean or do a special project at camp), and for the past three summers, has run the camp store.  She will be a big loss to the camp as she moves forward toward her career this year but the memories she has left behind will never be forgotten!  #sistersblog #cyocamphoward

We’re Off to the Races with the new SPEED RACERS!


JULY 15, 2017 CAMP HOWARD FEATURING THE PHOTOGRAPHY OF CLAYTON SMITH

This was the year to add to programming for the 6-10 year olds at Camp Howard.  They are the Fircrest and Greenwood campers which means they stay in those units.  They watched while the older kids got the zip line, big swing and laser tag.  It was their turn this year and they got corcl’s and speed racers.  Sounds like it has been a hit so far and we are all pretty excited for them!  #sistersblog #cyocamphoward

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Zip Line at Camp Howard…the Best!


JULY 17, 2017 CAMP HOWARD FEATURING THE PHOTOGRAPHY OF CLAYTON SMITH

I was talking to the 13 & 14 year olds at camp who were participating in the zip line. They were pretty excited about their experience and I heard one of them talking to a friend, “I have done a lot of zip lines but this one was the best!”  I pardoned my eavesdropping and asked why she thought it was the best.  She said the view was fantastic and you could see where you were going and it was “spectacular!”  I thought that was pretty awesome.  She is right…the view is amazing. #cyocamphoward #sistersblogs

 

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