Saturday, June 1st marked the second day of the Focus On Youth Leadership training at Camp Olympia. The day began with breakfast in the Dining Hall, followed by Workshop #2. The workshops include Coaching led by Justin, Carm, Andrew and Matthew, with students from Francis Liberman and Neil McNeil. The goal of this activity was to educate Focus on Youth students on effectively leading games, giving clear instructions, and catching the camper’s attention.
Along with the coaching workshop, there was also an arts and crafts session with Blessed Mother Teresa and Jean Vanier students, led by Luisa, Nick, Pam, and Peter, to give employees ideas of different activities they can offer to campers. Azniv and Consul led Don Bosco, Father Henry Carr, and Msgr. Percy Johnson at the Field House for the Low Organized Games, which aims to provide Focus on Youth students activities to use during down time with the campers. Lastly, Mario and Genny conducted the Positive Discipline workshop with Romero and James Cardinal McGuigan, which helped the employees learn how to solve situations and misbehavior in a positive manner.
Afterwards, right before lunch time, the energetic leaders enjoyed free time, while teachers held meetings with their groups. With full bellies, FOY leaders and teachers attacked workshop #3, which was a school rotation of stations. This time, Don Bosco, Father Henry Carr and Msgr. Percy Johnson attended the Coaching workshop, while Romero and James Cardinal McGuigan participated in the arts and crafts activities. Blessed Mother Teresa and Jean Vanier took part in the Low Organized Games, while Francis Liberman and Neil McNeil were in the Positive Discipline workshop.
The mic was then given to Mike Consul, who give the leaders a motivational talk. Later on, more free time was given before the Mass ceremony by Father Mike. Father Mike concluded the Mass by saying grace for dinner. All the Focus on Youth employees were gathered into a large group for the beginning of the 7 Habits Workshop, taught by Michael Consul and Greg Rogers, followed by Large Group Games.
Get ready, set, TALENT! FOY Employees began to prep and stretch for the 9:00PM talent show and Lord Of The Dance. At 11:00PM, snacks were distributed alongside the debrief. Lights out for beauty sleep at 11:30PM.
Sunday, leaders were up at 7:00AM, and ready to tackle the day as they headed to the Dining Hall for breakfast. In the last rotation of workshops, Romero and James Cardinal Mcguigan partook in the Coaching workshop, while Don Bosco, Father Henry Carr, and Msgr. Percy Johnson decided to be crafty in the Arts and Crafts session. The Francis Liberman and Neil McNeil student employees headed to the Low Organized Games, as Blessed Mother Teresa and Jean Vanier hit it up at the Positive Discipline session.
The FOY leaders gathered once more for their last lunch together during the weekend training, before proceeding to the Commissioning and Closing Info. Greg Rogers ended the entire weekend with laughs and screams as he initiated the Roller Coaster activity with all the leaders. At 1:30, participants gave their quick goodbyes and hugs to their new friends, before boarding their buses back to Toronto.