Rhonda Shelby’s Camp Howard Endorsement!


My heart was warmed by Rhonda’s description of the unique spiritual atmosphere at Camp Howard and how that atmosphere creates such a special experience for campers. Rhonda ‘s daughter has loved every minute of her CYO Volleyball experience. Rhonda has cheered for the team and volunteered to run the scoreboard at her games.

Thank you Rhonda and all of the amazing CYO and Camp Howard volunteers and supporters! You make great memories possible for our youth.

Please check out Rhonda’s interview with VYO recently:

All Saints Crowned CYO 8th Grade Volleyball Champions


November 17, 2018 Eighth Grade Girls Spike Championships

All Saints, Coach: JodyJust, Colleen O’Bryant, Players: Olivia,Sofia, Ava, Logan, Shannon, Sarah, Molly

Valley Catholic,  Coach: Tiffany Zwick, Players: Dipai, Trisha, Naima, Frances, Aathira, Liana, Ceanna, Sophie, Aditi, Sophia

Scores:

Set 1: 25 – 21 All Saints

Set 2: 15 – 10 All Saints

Game Highlights: Two great teams with very developedskills.  We will see several of these girls on future area high school teams. All Saints had the edge with their height and depth.  Valley Catholic however, kept them on the ropes the entire game.  Great job to both teams!

Holy Trinity Claims CYO 7th Grade Girls Volleyball Championship


November 17, 2018 CYO Seventh Grade Girls Spike Championships

2018 CYO Champions CYO Volleyball Holy Trinity (Red and Black), Coach: Anh Khoa Nguyen, Zoe Nguyen, Players: Lauren, Chloe, Thanvi, Alicia,Mikayla, Kendra, Adrienne, Ericka, Lauren, Mackenzie, Evelyn

2018 Second Place CYO Championship Volleyball ValleyCatholic (Royal Blue), Coach: AngelicaArellano, Laura Kuhner & Keller Kuhner, Players: Katiya, Nisha, Sydney, Katie, Molly, Alondra, Nikitha, Mansi

Scores:

Set 1: 25 – 23 Holy Trinity

Set 2: 25 – 21 Valley Catholic

Set 3: 15 – 10 Holy Trinity

Game Highlights: Two tight games to begin the contest with each team splitting a game.  In the third and deciding game both teams showed moments of greatness yet Holy Trinity came out to a 6-1 lead.  Valley Catholic came within one point with a score of 9 to 10.  Holy Trinity sealed the deal scoring 5 more points to Valley Catholic’s 1 point.  A great game by both teams

Christ the King Wins CYO 5th Grade Volleyball Crown


November 18, 2018 – Fifth Grade Girls Spike Championships Portland, OR

ABOVE: Home Team: St.Agatha (Red), Coach: DanaMcElligott, Danielle Ruhnke, Players: Mia,Maya, Ava, Amara, Serafina, Ally, Lucy, Amelia, Payton

BELOW: Visiting Team: Christ the King (Blue), Coach: ValerieHunter, Kristi Maulding, Players: Ava,Addiso, Elizabeth, Sophia, Brooklyn, Abby, Londyn, Kya

Scores:

Set 1: 25 – 20 St Agatha

Set 2: 25 – 19 Christ the King

Set 3: 15 – 13 Christ the King

Game Highlights:

FINAL: Christ the KIng

The New Face of CYO Youth Football


Youth participation is up by nearly 150 participants for the first time in 10 years as CYO moves to implement a new design for youth football replacing Tackle with flag while dressed in full uniform.

This new formula is nothing new to CYO as the third and fourth grade program operated the same way for many years.  Today 1st grade through 6th graders in the CYO program play a modified “no tackle” game with variations at each grade level.

Scott Kneefel is the CYO Director of youth football http://www.cyocamphoward.org

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Part 6: The Mural up Close


Wayne Chin put the finishing touches on Mary’s Lodge with his spectacular mural painted for the youth of Camp Howard in July of 2018.  Check out his masterful individual animals that come to life before your eyes!

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The Cougar is the symbol of Camp Howard, built in 1953 on Cougar Mountain.  The Cougar Award springs from the location of the camp.

Part 5 Dedication: The Lodge


Mary’s Lodge is the first component of a four part improvement plan for Camp Howard.  Built in the early 50’s, the major buildings at the camp, dining hall, chapel and adult housing are slated for replacement.  An additional building, the Franz Finley Welcome Center is scheduled to be built in 2019 followed by the Chapel and adult lodge.

Mary’s Lodge affords a variety of comforts and views:

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Welcome to Mary’s Lodge at Camp Howard!  The building was designed by Henry Fitzgibbon of Soderstrom Architects and built by Todd Construction.

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The beautiful mural in the building was painted by well known Northwest artist, Wayne Chin.

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Sister Michael Francine SSMO gazes on the mural as she visits the new facility.

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The new fireside room at the entry to the building adds a remarkable warmth and comfort to the camp.

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The fireside room at Mary’s Lodge includes a meeting space and lounging area.

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The dining hall portion of the facility combined with the outdoor eating spaces will accommodate in excess of 350 individuals.

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The kitchen, designed by the camp cooks, makes cooking for large numbers an enjoyable experience.

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New to the kitchen includes two grills, a combi oven and a steam kettle.  Other equipment was brought from the old kitchen.

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The outdoor seating area includes space for 200 guests.

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Outdoor fireplace and patio area makes a wonderful evening party spot!

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Landscaping including grass and rhodies will be added this fall to enhance the facility and provide fire suppression.

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