Saturday, 5 August 2017

Day 6

The day started with the drill session. It took a while to get ready for the day but we finally did and then proceed to eat a  sumptuous breakfast.

Breakout session was up next, we were divided into two groups, boys separately, girls separately. The campers discussed intimately with the mentors on issues bothering them as teenagers. Ideas were shared and feelings were bared.

We had another breakout session and this time the girls and boys were together.
Skills acquisition was next, we concluded our trainings in readiness for presentation at the Variety night.
Lunch was good.

On the Journey of Guided Learning, Mr Alex Goma, shedding light into our theme for this year, said,
* Nature has made us different. We all have different DNA and made different to meet the divergent needs of people.
* It's the quest for order in society that tries to condition us to become one.
* Divergent means being yourself with purpose. Life is about choices. We make better choices if we decide based on our purpose rather than our circumstances.
* It takes courage to find yourself and be the best you can be. Faith and knowledge conquer fear and build courage.
* Humility will help you manage success and tolerance daily.
* Build self control to manage your success and character.
* Persistence helps you to build resilience which is critical for sustained success.

Adventure as always was fun, each team was asked to search for treasures which had been hidden before. 
Sport session for AYC 2017 ended on a good note.

Dinner was delicious, we wish this camp wouldn't end. It was  a colourful Variety night with participants donning their traditional attires. There was an Exhibition for all the skills acquired in AYC 2017, prizes were also given. We had barbecue chicken and drinks while souvenirs from PAXO Pharmaceuticals was also distributed. Different games were played and as always, there was Music by AYC's very own DJ Xpressit..
It was a Divergent Party.

Friday, 4 August 2017


The day started with rain showers but it did nothing to dampen the camper's enthusiasm for the day's activities. 
Breakfast was filling and great!


Team meetings were so interactive, every camper wanted to participate in anticipation of the concert at night.
General session was heartfelt and thought- provoking. We had Rotimi Ogunyemi, Esq. in our midst. He shared with us how he was able to juggle being a Pastor with being a practising lawyer and being a web/program developer. He said amongst many other things that:

- “You need to gravitate towards people that will make you think and act better”
- “Your passion is just a potential. You need to add effort to the potential for it to become a skill…”
- “80% of success is showing up consistently and ON TIME”

The break-out sessions were totally captivating and impactful as always.

Skill acquisition continued with so much eagerness. The campers are really enjoying every moment of it as some of them had been given projects.









Lunch was good. We had in our midst, Deli foods, the manufacturers of Deli cabin biscuit, Deli coaster biscuit, igloo, vino amongst other edibles.

Adventure session was tasking as usual. The campers worked as a team and had fun playing the games.
Sport session was a mix of physical exercises that was tackled with so much energy by the campers.

After the dinner, we had the concert, it was an entertaining moment. There was display of amazing and awesome talents everywhere. The team representatives did their best as usual and we were all entertained by their song composition and rendition.
It was indeed a memorable night.

The camp is gradually coming to an end with our campers making new friends, learning skills and being equipped to be divergent. See you tomorrow!

Thursday, 3 August 2017


So far so good. What a wonderful time we've been having at this year's camp. Although the activities can be sometimes exhausting, the campers cannot afford to miss any of them and keep looking forward to the next session.
Inspite of the weather, the day started well with the drill session which was quite interesting. The breakfast was a delicious one. 
Team meeting was interactive as usual, plans were made for the drama competition for the night.

During the general session, Champ Rotimi Adeaga talked about mindset, using its growth and characteristics as the focus, breaking it into:

*Intelligence of the mind*
*Main concern of the mind*
*Efforts of the mind*
*Challenges of the mind*
*Feedback from the mind*
*Mistakes of the mind*

The breakout session came up next, and it went well. It was an impactful time. God bless our facilitators for giving their time to be a part of this life changing journey. 

The skill acquisition classes continued and the campers eagerly participated, practicing what they have learnt in their different skills.

Lunch was good. Thumbs up to the Kitchen folks!

Mrs Salewa Aboderin took us on the journey of guided learning. She explained how “repetition is the law of deep and lasting impression” and why what you choose to do should “start now”.

Thereafter, Mr. Toyin Pinheiro SAN taught us the essentials that makes us who we are which include honesty, integrity, and humility.

Adventure session was so interactive and tasking with a lot for the campers to learn. 
Excited campers were seen every where on the field for the sport session, we had a swell time.

Dinner was great, trust our kitchen crew.
The drama night was a 'wawu' something, permit me to use that word. We had in our midst the popular, handsome, nollywood actor, Deyemi Okanlawon. He said amongst many other thought-provoking things, that “in order for you to pursue your passion, you have to fulfil your responsibility”. He also made the children know that you can do and be more than one thing but you have to do it one after the other and be diligent at it. He was greatly impressed by the drama presentation from the teams as they demonstrated through their skits what being divergent meant to them. The campers were so elated. We had an eventful and unforgettable evening.