A suc­cess­ful Sale­sian Brigade camp

Malta Independent - - LIFESTYLE & CULTURE - Joe Camil­leri

The Sale­sian Brigade held its an­nual sum­mer camp at Ghajn Tuffieha from 8 to 13 Au­gust. The six-day camp was jam-packed with ac­tiv­i­ties for the five groups, with about 65 mem­bers at­tend­ing at its peak. An ad­vance and rear party made sure that all tents were pitched on time and that ev­ery­thing was in place.

The B Com­pany and NCOs un­der Jes­mond Cas­sar and Joe Camil­leri’s lead­er­ship made sure that the camp pro­gramme fea­tured ex­cit­ing ac­tiv­i­ties such as swim­ming, craft­work, a night hike and BV, a cook­ing com­pe­ti­tion, a tra­di­tional camp­fire com­plete with skits and songs, a paint fight, a climb­ing wall com­pe­ti­tion, pioneer­ing, a re­cy­cling cos­tume com­pe­ti­tion, a vol­ley­ball tour­na­ment, a sur­vival com­pe­ti­tion and ab­seil­ing.

Par­ents and friends had the op­por­tu­nity to visit camp mid­week and on 13 Au­gust for the fundraiser camp­fire and mass at the camp am­phithe­atre. Dur­ing this evening fun games were or­gan­ised for the par­ents, com­pe­ti­tion skits were per­formed and the win­ning team Tom & Jerry, un­der Rhea Fenech’s lead­er­ship was an­nounced. Chris Grech and Martina Borg won this year’s best male and fe­male camper. Mr. J. Gior­gio, Com­mand­ing Of­fice, de­clared the camp­fire open and pre­sented gifts and the shield to the best campers and team.

Daily camp ac­tiv­i­ties in­cluded flag as­sem­blies, clean­ing du­ties, camp in­spec­tions, prayers, for­ma­tion ses­sions and camp­fire songs prepa­ra­tions.

Mean­while, the lead­ers and kitchen team were busy mak­ing sure that the camp ran smoothly and that all meals were nu­tri­tious and ready on time. The camp came to an end with the dis­man­tling and trans­porta­tion of all the equip­ment to the group’s head­quar­ters in Sliema. Spe­cial thanks go to all campers and their lead­ers and all our bene­fac­tors who spon­sored the camp.

For more in­for­ma­tion and pho­tos visit our Face­book page: Sale­sian Brigade.

The Brigade will re­sume its meet­ings on 7 Oc­to­ber at the SB HQ at the Sale­sian Or­a­tory in Sliema.

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