Twenty local youth participate in seminary Companion Camp
Eighteen local youth, three adult team members, and two youth volunteers recently took a road trip to Conception Abbey in Conception Missouri for the 2012 Companion Camp.
There, the local youth and youth from across the region (southwest Kansas had the largest number of youth attending) took part in prayerful, educational, and a good dose of fun activities. The event is designed to allow youth to peer into the life of a seminarian, at work, at play, and at study.
As well as spending time with the seminarians, participants get to chat with some of the monks.
Adult team members along for the ride included Father Wesley Schawe, Matt Perez, youth minister at St. Dominic, Garden City, and St. Stanislaus, Ingalls, and Anne Shaughnessy, director of Generations of Faith of the Cathedral of Our Lady of Guadalupe.
Volunteering were former Camp participants, Omar Ruiz and Emmanuel Jimenez -- both youngsters who had so much fun on the last camp that they wanted to serve on this one.
Other participants included: Alex Pfeifer and Ambrose Shaughnessy of Cimarron; Alejandro Ultreas, Ismael Gomez, Alejandro Sosa, Juan Manuel Gomez, Call Rankin, Jack Rankin, and Eddie Del Real, all of Dodge City; Tony Guzman of Hugoton; Benjamin Schneider of Olmitz; Luke Higgason of Otis; Jordan Mountain of Ellinwood; Trace Flax, Jagryd Briney, Trevor VanDegrift, and Milton Guzman, all of Ness City; and Carlos Schwindt of LaCrosse.
Norma Alvarez, DRE at the cathedral, and Olga Zuniga provided transportation for the two youth volunteers.