The LCT Experience
Each day at LCT is full of activity which includes exercise, competition, sports, study and prayer. From the morning run to the examination of conscience at night, LCT campers and counselor squeeze the most out of every day at camp. Here are some examples and snapshots of life at LCT
Through athletics the boys develop a healthy spirit of competition while improving in their teamwork and leadership skills. The campers compete for their cabins in organized team sports such as:
LCT World Cup
The end of the school year is not the end of learning and exploration. In fact, summer is an excellent time to grow the imagination and intellect, watering them from new and varied sources. At LCT campers take part in classes such as creative writing - where the boys' work may be published in the camp newspaper, The LCT Ledger; woodworking - where boys create their own wooden swords, battle axes, or shields (complete with a coat of arms); and military history - where the lessons culminate with the a re-enactment of an historic battle on the final day of camp (Dads included!) The counselors at LCT (who are often former campers) also prepare talks on virtues such as sincerity, humility, and the spirit of sacrifice.
At different points during the day, campers can choose from a variety of activities such as the blob, the rock wall, kayaks and canoes, the ropes course, the screamer, the 100 foot slide, and good old swimming and diving in the pool! They can also earn points for their cabins by signing up for tournaments in horseshoes, ping pong, fishing, archery, and many more. During Xtreme Olympics the older campers get a chance to experience the paintball battlefield. But perhaps one of the greatest attractions at LCT are the night games! In addition to the campfire night, the boys also play revered night games such as capture the flag, ghost, fox, and the treasure hunt!
LCT provides nourishment for the body, the mind, and the soul. The boys can deepen their faith by participating in Mass each morning and reciting the rosary. Their counselors also prepare short catechism classes and answer questions about the Faith, morality, and the spiritual life. At the end of each day every camper makes an examination of conscience, reflecting on what he has done well or poorly during the day, and how he can improve tomorrow. A Catholic priest is always on hand at camp for confession and spiritual guidance.