Matabungkay Beach Resort Overnight Event: A Perfect Blend of Team Building Camaraderie, Swimming and Faith-Sharing
Nestled along the picturesque coastline of Matabungkay in Batangas, a hidden gem of a beach resort played host to an unforgettable overnight event. Participants from the whole Manresa School educative community gathered for a purposeful escapade that seamlessly combined team building, self-expression, camaraderie, prayer, and relaxation. The afternoon marked the beginning of a memorable journey that would strengthen bonds, create lasting memories, and nourish both body and soul.
The event kicked off with an exhilarating team-building session that set the tone for the entire event. The groups were differentiated by their team colors. Through a series of interactive challenges and problem-solving activities, participants were prompted to collaborate, communicate, and strategize. As they navigated through these tasks, laughter echoed, barriers dissolved, and a sense of unity emerged among the diverse group.
One of the highlights of the event was the group presentations which were held after dinner where each team showcased their creativity and innovation. Here they were grouped by the year they entered Manresa as Teachers or staff. The atmosphere was charged with enthusiasm as cheers resonated from every corner, reinforcing the supportive environment that was characterized by a colorful Hawaiian theme.
The spirit of togetherness extended beyond mere conversations. The event also featured moments of reflection and spiritual bonding, as participants came together for shared prayers. The act of communing in a serene environment, experiencing the presence of God in each other and in their midst, for wherever two or three are gathered in His name, there He would be among them, fostering a sense of harmony and appreciation for one another, with nature and its Creator.
Of course, an event by the beach would be incomplete without a refreshing dip in the ocean and in the two swimming pools. Participants embraced the sea's embrace, splashing around, and reveling in the freedom that the open waters provide. The beach became a playground for both relaxation and adventure, offering something for everyone.
No event is complete without delectable meals to nourish both body and soul. The organizers ensured that the menu was not only nutritious but also a delightful culinary experience. From local delicacies to a dining experience became a symphony of flavors that satisfied both the taste buds and the soul.
Right after lunch, the participants left the Matabungkay Beach Resort with hearts full of memories and a renewed sense of camaraderie. The event seamlessly blended team building, self-expression, camaraderie, prayer, and relaxation into an overnight journey that left a lasting impact. It was a testament to the power of human connection and the beauty of coming together as one family of Manresa, journeying together in faith, growing in hope, and living in love in a shared environment to celebrate life's simple joys. Thanks to the generosity of the Sisters, the able leadership, and the collaboration of everyone. As Mother Candida would say, ” Blessed be God, who loves us so dearly!. Blessed be God!