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A sleep over enrichment camp during summer for children of the age group 10-14 yrs in and around Kakkanad.

Started in 2013 as  3-day camp by a group of mothers of the church under the leadership of the Parish Priest Rev Fr. Dr. George Nellissery with the support of Catechism Dept of St Francis Assisi Church, Kakkanad, with the motto:

“ where tomorrow’s leaders emerge today”

A value- based camp that uses fun-filled indoor/ outdoor activities to foster honesty, caring, respect & responsibility in each of the campers. Campers are  given opportunity and support to realize their full potential. Activities include: Personality development, Team building and Bonding games, Life Skills, Value education, Social etiquette, Fun-filled leisure time activities.

The second camp was held in the year 2014 at Naipunya School and the third camp in 2016 at CSY Generalate.

The third year,  our parish priest Fr. Jose Thotakara, suggested that we make a small change wherein we have a camp for the older children too, and this camp was named  "Sapienza"  and it was decided that we have one such camp every alternate year, with Sapienza 2017 coming very soon.

The camp is the culmination of an idea put forward by Rev. Fr. Jose Thottakara, who is an expert in career guidance, management and related activities, and served as Director of Naipunya. 

Based on his inspirations and support from a team of co-ordinators and Rev. Sisters from Kusumagiri, the event was conceived and coined “SAPIENZA”, an Italian word meaning ‘seek wisdom’, with the objective - to actualize the potential.

Organized as a 3-day residential camp meant for children of classes 10, 11 and 12, the camp focus on guiding the teens through the 4 C's - Communication, Confidence, Competence and Commitment so as to enable them to explore, engage and empower themselves towards the next move in their career.
Phone: 0484 - 2422619,   Mobile: +91 9947246688
St. Francis Assisi Church, Kakkanad

(Archdiocese of Ernakulam - Angamaly)