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:
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!
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
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
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.
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!
The Cougar is the symbol of Camp Howard, built in 1953 on Cougar Mountain. The Cougar Award springs from the location of the camp.
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:
Welcome to Mary’s Lodge at Camp Howard! The building was designed by Henry Fitzgibbon of Soderstrom Architects and built by Todd Construction.
The beautiful mural in the building was painted by well known Northwest artist, Wayne Chin.
Sister Michael Francine SSMO gazes on the mural as she visits the new facility.
The new fireside room at the entry to the building adds a remarkable warmth and comfort to the camp.
The fireside room at Mary’s Lodge includes a meeting space and lounging area.
The dining hall portion of the facility combined with the outdoor eating spaces will accommodate in excess of 350 individuals.
The kitchen, designed by the camp cooks, makes cooking for large numbers an enjoyable experience.
New to the kitchen includes two grills, a combi oven and a steam kettle. Other equipment was brought from the old kitchen.
The outdoor seating area includes space for 200 guests.
Outdoor fireplace and patio area makes a wonderful evening party spot!
Landscaping including grass and rhodies will be added this fall to enhance the facility and provide fire suppression.