The students’ camp activity held last April 15 to 16, 2018 at the Geonature Compound in Barangay Digdig, Carranglan, Nueva Ecija, aimed at establishing camaraderie, rediscovering themselves, and connecting with nature. The Tan Yan Kee Foundation, Inc. hosted the camp for the grade 12 students to refresh their minds and guide them to pursue a life of passion and meaning.
Eucharistic celebration, career and spiritual talks, team building activities, and reflections were among the activities during the program.
During the camp’s culmination, the students shared that the camp enlightened and helped them focus more on improving themselves to become better students, individuals, and children of God. All the participants, students and teachers alike, found the camp site very conducive to reflecting on the values and spiritual inputs gained during the activities.
The camp faculty included Rev. Fr. Rene P. Caligue, the spiritual director; Mrs. Clarita C. Pillera, senior high school and values education coordinator; and class advisers Mrs. Marites Aquino and Mr. Brian Baristo.
REFLECTIONS BY THE CAMPERS
– Maria Tricia M. Alaman, Grade 12-St. John, Academic-ABM Strand
“This kind of event truly enlightened me as to who I really am and who or what I want to be. I learned to be more focused, brave, and faithful. With the clean and cozy environment, it helped us to connect more on the objectives of the camping. The important part was that at the end of the day, we all learned something and we are all happy.”
– Mellainne Leazyl S. Balino, Grade 12-St. John, Academic-STEM Strand
“The directional and spiritual camping helped me to discover about my own self. The activities we had gave me the opportunity to socialize with others. The most important lesson that I learned was that no matter how hard a thing is, I should always have patience and confidence. And by putting God in the center of every decision, I can achieve anything.”
– Raiza Kayla R. Cayabyab, Grade 12-St. John, Academic-STEM Strand
“It inspires me to be a good student and I know it would lead me to a better future. It also gave me the opportunity to share to others how to interact and socialize. The objectives of the program were achieved through the activities we have done. With these experiences in this quiet and secured place, we learned a lot of lessons.”
– Odyssey M. Serquiña, Grade 12-St. John, Academic-STEM Strand
“Making decisions, trusting God wholeheartedly, and learning to conquer the world with unity are just few of the things I learned from this event. As a student who is still confused of what course should I apply for in college, this camp is a big help for me to choose the right direction I am going to follow to attain my desires in life. This place, program, and camping satisfied and helped me.”
– Dominic Vincent T. Tallungan, Grade 12-St. John, Academic-STEM Strand