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Conception Abbey and Seminary College Hosts Weekend Camp

June 14-16, 2013

Junior high and high school boys participated in a multitude of team building activities and games during the annual Companion Camp.  A record number nineteen high school students assisted as part of this year's camp staff, as they arrived on Thursday, June 13th, a day earlier in order to prepare for the weekend campers.  Fr. Paul Sheller served as Camp Director alongside Novice Jonathan Pund, this year's Camp Co-Director.  Seminarians and monks worked as team leaders and planned the numerous activities ranging from the ever favorite dodgeball, to relay races, water balloon toss and fight, Nerf gun battles, and a number of ice breaker activities and group and individual games.  In the calmer moments, all gathered for morning and evening prayer, culminating in a Holy Hour and Reconcilation service on Saturday evening.  This year's campers traveled largely from the Dioceses of Dodge City, Kansas and Grand Island, Nebraska.  The annual camp aims to promote greater Catholic identity among young people through fellowship and fun, and to provide more awareness for vocations to the priesthood and religious life.  While it was an action-packed and exhausting weekend for those in charge, the campers enjoyed every moment of it and were already commenting, "We cannot wait until next year!"