LifeNets Philippines Camp 2003 Update


July 18, 2003

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Mr. Ed Macaraeg thanks LifeNets again for another year of participation and support for the United Youth Camp that is held in May.  The report below follows.  LifeNets had donated $1500 towards equipment.  Mr. Macaraeg was able to bring back Lightwave LED flashlights donated through Chris and Angela Moen that proved very useful for the camp, especially on the hike up Mt. Apo. 

From Mr. Macaraeg --

"Please give our heartfelt thanks for the benevolent and helpful donation of LED flashlights which was obtained during the recent GCE. They have been very useful during the recent United Youth Camp in the Philippines, and also during the recent climb to the Philippines' highest peak -- Mt. Apo. Our thanks also includes the donation of LifeNets again this year, which included additional mountain bikes, inline skates, radio communications set, etc."

United Youth Camp 2003 - Philippines


Below are some pictures of the recently concluded United Youth Camp on May 18-25 and an extension on May 26-29. The first week was the camp proper at Eden Nature Park in Mount Talomo, Davao City while the second week was the challenging climb to highest peak in the Philippines at Mount Apo, Kidapawan City.

Eden Nature Park

Dorm 1G makes their shots during Basketball activity.
Dorm 2B learns the basics in Volleyball.
Rex Hart Valdez aims for the ball during Softball activity.
Campers negotiate a riverbed during Wilderness Adventure.
Eriz Dizon during Christian Living class with Dorm 1B.
Dorm 1B campers look their best during the Sabbath dinner with their sister dorm.
A group shot of all the campers and staff of UYC 2003.

Mount Apo Adventure

A contingent of 15 campers and 13 staff members plus one guest climber prepares for a whole-day hike after an overnight campout at Agco, Kidapawan.
Campers brave the Marbel River during their first-day hike.
Climbing Mount Apo proves to be challenging when the slopes get steeper.
Campers pose during the second-day ascent to the peak overlooking the camp site at Lake Venado.
The contigent finally reaches the Philippines' highest peak. Twenty-one happy climbers pose for a group shot: (from left and back) Charles Phillip Macaraeg, Aunell Ross Angcos, Shawn Marie Balugo, Loureen Princess Balugo, Christine Joyce Remo, Joshua Elbi Ballesteros, Jhoefil Alegre, Jun Riel Rico, Meryl Lynn Macaraeg, Iyarmoon Dulay, David Sabello, David Jonathan Remo, Ariel Cabalquinto, Rex Hart Valdez, Laurie Lynn Macaraeg, Harold Labajo, Shiela Joy Antiojo, Cheryl Lynn Macaraeg, Cheryl Igloria, Daniel Roy Macaraeg, and Micho Algabre. (Photo taken by Richard John Macaraeg)
Back at Camp Venado, campers pile up bags of garbage they collected in the area to be brought down as part of the ecological effort to clean-up Mount Apo.
The 29-member contingent poses at Camp Venado (overlooking the highest peak to the right) as they prepare their final descent on the third day.


If you would like to help maintain these projects in the Philippines or any other LifeNets projects you can make a tax-deductible contribution to

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        Indianapolis, IN 46208

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