North Warren Presbyterian Church, 200 S. State St., North Warren, will once again hold a week-long day camp summer program Monday through Friday, July 28-Aug. 1, from 9 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. daily for children age 4 to 12. Volunteers and staff from the church will conduct the activities.
Each day the campers will be with their same small group and counselors, playing games, making arts and crafts, singing, having fun and making friends, as they celebrate how "We can live and act with love and courage because God is always with us!" Each day participants will "Live the Adventure" as they "journey with Jonah, face the storm with Jesus, escape down a wall with Paul, get shipwrecked, and learn how to serve others." Along with the daily camp activities, day campers and/or their families are invited to participate in special events that will occur throughout the week. Each day, the campers will have special visits from people in the community who work in different areas that relate to the topic they are studying. One day the campers will have a "blast" with "water day," with games, competitions, a water slide and more. Since this activity is based on the weather, the actual date will be announced on the first day of camp. On Thursday evening at 7 p.m., the day camp will hold an open house to show off what the campers learned and did over the week. As part of the open house there will be an "Old Fashioned Ice Cream Social" open to all the campers, their families, and the community.
Rev. "Buddy" Ward, pastor of the North Warren Presbyterian Church, said, "I am really excited that we have had the opportunity to share this day camp experience with the elementary age children of Warren County over the past few years. With the park, playground, and picnic facility right here in our neighborhood, the day camp is a logical way for us to use these assets to service our community."
Participants doing a craft
Logan Bullock and Hayden Turner doing a craft
Water day fun
This year they are again providing the day camp without a "camp fee" and are just asking for monetary donations. Ellen Nelson, co-director of the day camp says, "We dropped the camp fee because we didn't want the cost of the camp to keep anyone away who really wants to come." Donna Caito, the other co-director added, "but it is important to note that the camp is limited to the first 60 registered campers, so I strongly suggest that if anyone is thinking about coming, they need to get a registration form and return it to the church office as soon as possible."
Day camp brochures and registration forms are available at the church. For more information, call the church office at 723-5060. Deadline to register will be Sunday, July 27.