Sunday, July 4, 2010

YL Camping, Summer 2010

We enjoyed a week of basketball camp the week of June 21-25. Each year the camp gives an opportunity to meet new students and their families and interact with them in a positive, fun environment. Special thanks to Steve Shipley and Janet Cockrum who came from the US to coach.

We're now in the Tennessee with 13 students from Madrid for our USA Summer Camp time (see photo above at the airport in Madrid). The students are living with families in the Knoxville, TN, area and working on their English in an immersion experience. We have several activities planned for the month, not the least of which is a week at Sharp Top Cove, the YL camp in north Georgia, July 18-25. After a few more days with the families, we'll return to Madrid on July 30.

In August we'll be taking students from Madrid to Joventura, our YL adventure camp in Catalunya, near Girona. It's a beautiful area that mixes the mountains and the sea. We'll be there from August 7-14.

Finally, the YL Madrid staff will be working on the Camino de Santiago, a historical pilgrimage in northern Spain, in September. We'll be working in a small hostel owned by Campus Crusade for Christ for pilgrims walking the Camino. Each night we host 10 pilgrims, providing them with a bed for the night, a family style dinner, and the love of Jesus. During the day we serve coffee, tea, and water to people who stop to rest and use clean bathrooms! Last year we talked with people from 34 countries in 5 days and had pilgrims form 17 countries spend the night with us.

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