Xaverians Facilitate Amazing Race at first IYC

by Scott L. Chua (3H)
Xaverian volunteers at the Ignatian Youth Camp, Day 1, with Mrs. Cathy Lauengco (photos by Scott Lee Chua)

From January 13-16, 2015, the Jesuit Basic Education Commission hosted the first ever Ignatian Youth Camp (IYC) at Ateneo de Manila University, where more than 800 students from Jesuit schools across the nation gathered in the spirit of friendship and shared spirituality.

In the spirit of Ignatian brotherhood, 20 Xaverian senior high volunteers, headed by Scott L. Chua and accompanied by Mrs. Cathy Lauengco, HS Guidance, trooped to the Ateneo to facilitate the Amazing Race. With the guidance of Mr. Kenneth Gan, Mr. James Rivera, and Mr. Renz Lukban of the HS Student Activities and Programs office, these volunteers had prepared a series of games and challenges for participants to more deeply understand the life and mission of St. Ignatius of Loyola.

The Amazing Race stations were sprawled all over campus; participants fished for flags at the pool, played blindfolded-tag in the field, and raced through the marble relay in the shade of the seminary. After every game, team leaders guided the participants through a reflection session.

Though exhausting, the two days were nothing short of memorable. Volunteers, continue to let your light shine! Luceat lux!

Participants at the marble relay at the Ateneo HS grounds

Participants at the marble relay at the Ateneo HS grounds

Participants in a blindfolded human chain at the Ateneo HS football field

Participants in a blindfolded human chain at the Ateneo HS football field

Participants practice teamwork and coordination at the Ateneo HS promenade

Participants practice teamwork and coordination at the Ateneo HS promenade

Participants and volunteers take a break with the statue of St. Ignatius in the background

Participants and volunteers take a break with the statue of St. Ignatius in the background

Amazing Race coordinators and XS Campus Ministry staff in front of Jesuit founding father statues. Left to right: Scott Chua, Mr. Kenneth Gan, Mrs. Tin Alcala, Mr. Kim Go

Amazing Race coordinators and XS Campus Ministry staff in front of Jesuit founding father statues. Left to right: Scott Chua, Mr. Kenneth Gan, Mrs. Tin Alcala, Mr. Kim Go

Participants fish for flags at the Ateneo GS Pool, as volunteer Nisom Castillo looks on

Participants fish for flags at the Ateneo GS Pool, as volunteer Nisom Castillo looks on

Xaverian volunteers at the last stop of the Amazing Race, with Mr. Renz Lukban

Xaverian volunteers at the last stop of the Amazing Race, with Mr. Renz Lukban

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