From Ms. Sunde

What can I say?  I don't know a single choir teacher that wouldn't just LOVE to have this group ALL THE TIME!  In just three days you've all become such good friends.  I think it's really cool how we come from so many different places and in just a few days it seems like you've known each other for such a long time.  That's why your singing is already so beautiful and you're working so well together.  You're each amazing young musicians and faith-filled kids.

Photos for Today

Wednesday of Choir Camp
Practicing "Gaudeamus" from the Play of Daniel.  Photo by Mrs. Newhall

Wednesday of Choir Camp
Photo by Mrs. Newhall

Wednesday of Choir Camp

Our surprise today was Ms. Fitzgerald, a storyteller!  Photo by Mrs. Newhall

Wednesday of Choir Camp
Lions!  Photo by Mrs. Newhall

Wednesday of Choir Camp
Break time after lunch.  Photo by Mrs. Newhall

Wednesday of Choir Camp

Wednesday of Choir Camp
The Queen and Royal Princesses make a solemn entrance.

Wednesday of Choir Camp
The narrators get into character...

Wednesday of Choir Camp
...and pace the Cathedral aisles.

Wednesday of Choir Camp
Queen and Royal Princess...

Wednesday of Choir Camp

Wednesday of Choir Camp
King Belshazzar in a magnificent jeweled cope.  Photo by Mrs. Newhall

Wednesday of Choir Camp
Young Daniel.

Wednesday of Choir Camp

Wednesday of Choir Camp
Parachutes are fun... even when they're on the ground!

Wednesday of Choir Camp

Wednesday of Choir Camp

Wednesday of Choir Camp
NEW  Overheard in the Choir Room.  Click here to download the audio file!

Lion by a Choir Camper

Dear Mrs. Manuel,

Thank you so much for helping with the PE time.  I have had a lot of fun with you helping!  Thank you again!

I really like 4 square.

Thank you for bringing the PE equipment and helping with the snacks.  Thank you for volunteering and giving your time to us.

We really appreciate how you volunteer and take time to help us.  Without you, break wouldn't' be the same.  I enjoy hula-hooping and playing four-square.  You are greatly appreciated here!

Thank you for everything you have done for the choir camp.  I appreciate you helping out when we play during lunch and our break times.

Thank you for setting up all the fun games during the lunch and snack breaks.  It is very nice of you to give your time to do this.  Thanks again!

Thank you for kinda helping with snacks (I love eating) and hula hoops, four square, and jump rope (I love jumping rope).  Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

Thank you very much for watching over us at snack and lunch breaks.  Thanks also for setting up all the activities.

Thank you for helping us out at PE.  Like setting up the four square, bringing out the jumpropes, and all kinds of other fun stuff.

Thank you for helping out during recess and snacks.  I know how hard it is to do that and I am very thankful for all your assistance.  That is very kind of you to bring in all of the equipment for us to play with.  Thank you again, very much.  BIG SMILES :)

Thank you for all of the work you have done to organize our "P.E." time!  When I was alone and by myself not knowing what to play or do, you helped me feel included!  Thank you!  I would also like to thank you for teaching me to play cat's cradle, for brining in all of the fun equipment, and for setting up the four-square courts.  Thank you again!

Thank you for letting us have P.E.  We would be bored with just the usual singing and talking.

Dear Dr Laughlin by a Choir Camper

Dear Dr. Laughlin,

Thank you for taking us on a tour in the church yesterday.  It was really interesting.  Also, thank you for taking pictures of camp for the website.  We really appreciate the things you do.

Thank you very much for the tour of the Cathedral.  I really enjoyed learning about the ten windows representing the ten commandments.  That was cool.

Thank you for giving your time to enlighten us about the specific Old Testament symbols in the Cathedral.  Also, thank you for celebrating morning prayer with us.  Your presence is warm and welcoming and we are very grateful for all your efforts with this amazing program.

Thank you for that wonderful tour of the church.  I didn't know that the stained glass windows had the 10 commandments in them.

Thanks for giving us a tour of the Cathedral!  You also gave me a tour two years ago when I visited with my class, St. Philomena School.

Thank you for helping with our morning praise.  When you gave us that lovely tour it now makes me feel like St. James is even more holy and really is the house of God and Gate of Heaven.  Thanks, Dr. Laughlin!

Thank you for the great tour.  I loved the stories you told, and how the people put the windows in backwards.  I never really knew what the burning bush was but now I understand what it is and why it's there.

Thank you so much for taking us on the tour!  I learned so many new things.  I just wanted you to know that your hard work is appreciated.

Thank you for the tour of the church yesterday.  I learned about the stained glass windows.  Before, I didn't know about them.