By: Lois Ann Glessner
Released Time Training and Curriculum Coordinator
Read Lois Ann’s Bio: here
Think back to your growing up years. Did you learn any new skills during those lazy summer vacation days? When you returned to school in September your teacher may have required you to write about something you did or learned. Sending your child to camp will provide them with experiences to write about.
If your child is an adventure camper, he may learn to build a camp fire or cook a meal. New skills may also include depending on God for strength to complete a hike or work as a team. Some campers will learn to paddle a canoe or practice archery safely. Perhaps your student will learn a new skill during swimming or playing a team game. Excitement is always high as students learn to drive a Go-Kart.
Perhaps your camper is also a member of our 4.12 program. Oh the skills they will learn! You will be amazed by the leadership skills that will be planted in them for use throughout life.
Most important, campers will learn the importance of time alone with God and developing a prayer life. Counselors will set an example for the campers by demonstrating how to use the Bible to find answers to life’s questions.
Learning an effective way to memorize scripture and apply it when the need arises is a valuable skill. When recognizing that “Life is hopeless without Jesus and children need the hope of Jesus Christ,” we will be sharing the Good News of Jesus.
After every session of summer camp, children comment on how much they have learned at camp. Swimming, archery, climbing the tower, developing friendships, biblical truth and the list goes on. A week at summer camp in south central Pennsylvania at Joy E is filled with learning. Now is the time to register for your Christian summer camp experience. Learn about Summer Camp.