Discovery Day Camp
Our Discovery Day Camp during Spring Break 2017 was a tremendous success!
At your request, we expanded the day camp this year to run Monday through Friday
of Spring Break andwe ended the week with a blast with our annual Bike Rodeo
(moved from its usual autumn date) on Saturday.
We had the opportunity to work with a lot of the kids from our neighborhood
and surrounding areas during the week. We estimate that about half of the children
attending were from our church family, and the remainder were
our welcome guests from the neighborhood. All of the children were fed breakfast
and lunch each day and enjoyed a structured program of active games, fun songs,
a puppet show, a Bible lesson,and a craft each day. This year our crafts were very popular
with the kids, as we made things that they could actually play with
(like harmonicas and pom pom catapults)! Although the main focus of this event
is not evangelism, but rather ministering to the physical needs
of and loving on the kids by providing them with meals and structured activities
while their parents are at work during spring break, we were overjoyed and humbled
when 4 of the children approached us to talk about asking Jesus into their hearts and
subsequently made professions of faith during the camp!
We are grateful for all of our volunteers for their tireless work to help make this event
a reality every year. ,and for our generous donors who make it possible to offer this opportunity
to families each spring at no cost to them. We look forward to
another successful Discovery day camp next year during Spring Break!
Life's greatest needs really are met at Calvary!