Thank you for making summer camp possible for our children in the Dominican Republic! Your sponsored child had a wonderful time. Children enjoyed games, Bible stories, sports, skits, crafts, and even some time at a pool.
This year’s camp theme was “Switch: Change your life through a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.” Children learned about the importance of having a relationship with Jesus and the difference He can make in their lives.
Crafts are an essential part of the camp experience.
One of the crafts was a group project of the Tree of Life
No camp is complete without some tasty and nutritious meals.
One way children learned about the Bible was through skits. Bible stories included those of Zacchaeus and Samson.
Children were reminded just how much God loves them in their Bible lessons
High school students also had a fun time at camp. Their camp even included a talent show.
Here’s what some of the children had to say about camp:
Ibelaika, age seven, says, “I [liked] the story of Samson, about the secret of his strength. I had a lot of fun with my friends.”
Rosa, age nine, says, “Camp was excellent. I played a lot and learned more [about] the story of Samson. I enjoyed these two days to the fullest.”
“I played like never before,” says Deisery, age nine. “I liked [making the craft] of the Tree of Life. I liked that the leaders could spend time with us.”
Students at youth camp also had wonderful things to say about their camp experiences:
“The camp gave me the opportunity to learn a lot about the Word of God,” says Cristian, age 13. “I really liked the pool, the competitions, and the games.”
Wilkin particularly enjoyed making friends with students from other bateys nearby.
Wilkin, age 14, says, “I had fun in the pool, and I was able to socialize with the other teenagers from other communities. The talks and the preaching of the word of God impacted me. . . . And I thank the partners for allowing this camp to take place.”
Thank you for the fun summer camp!
P.S. If you sponsor a student in the University/Vocational Program, their camp will happen in October. Be on the lookout for another blog post about that camp!