I found myself in this difficult position of choosing between my own faculty’s camp and CSS FOC. Till today I’ve never regretted the decision I made to go for FOC 2015. Why? …CSS FOC really gave me a family. We study together, play together and most importantly pray together(:
Above: Justyn during one of the action songs at FOC 2015!
Just about a year ago, I was having trouble finding a community and as I was signing up for all the university camps, I happened to come across “NUS Catholic Students’ Society”. I found myself in this difficult position of choosing between my own faculty’s camp, and CSS FOC. Till today I’ve never regretted the decision I made to go for FOC 2015. Why? Family, and if you’re still finding a community to journey with for the next phase of your life, look no further 🙂 To be honest, when I compared my other freshmen camps with this, the people that helped me through my hardest times in university were all found here. I’m not saying that the other camps are bad, just that this camp is better 😀 and it’s definitely thanks to God and the many people who love him!
At the beginning, sure I was intimidated. Seeing so many new faces, and having attended so many camps, I was tired of introducing myself (hobbies, school, etc…) and had high expectations. As time went pass, I realised something different about this camp from the others: people actually wanted to get to know YOU. The deep, heart-felt sharings and the openness of the facilitators made us really comfortable and I could feel like I really connected with my group. The activities were really enjoyable too – beach day, games day, but the best part for me was Praise and Worship, EVERY MORNING. What better way to glorify god and give thanks than through music and dance? To sum it all up, CSS FOC really gave me a family. We study together, play together and most importantly pray together(: God surprises us in many ways, I guess if you’re reading this then this is His invitation for you to journey closer with others during your time in university!
Justyn is a Year 1 (going on 2) Chemistry Engin major! Thank you for sharing so earnestly, and we’re sure that some of you might be facing the same issue as him with regards to choosing between the many camps going on during this period! Nevertheless we strongly encourage you to take the leap of faith and to come join us – as Justyn said, CSS FOC is a good platform to enter the CSS family that studies, plays and prays together (:
NUS Catholic Students’ Society Freshmen Orientation Camp (FOC) 2016: A Disciple’s Guide to HiKing registration is now OPEN: http://tinyurl.com/NUSCSSFOC2016
When: 27th June to 30th June 2016
Where: Church of the Holy Cross (Just beside NUS Utown)
If you have any queries email firstname.lastname@example.org!