What a great four weeks it’s been at Kids Can! Summer Day Camp! This year’s camp for 3rd-6th graders in Springfield City Schools focused on helping kids develop their creative writing skills while getting to know the Author of Life. Camp director Tyler Worley and assistant director Rhonda Fellows have done a great job leading the kids, along with many volunteers who have given hundreds of hours to help kids grow in their faith, their knowledge, and their relationships. THANK YOU to everyone who’s generously given time and resources to make this year’s camp possible and affordable for so many kids!
Alongside daily chapel time, creative writing and art activities, kids have also trekked to Carriage Hill, Cedar Bog, Freshwater Fish Farms, the Air Force Museum, and the Columbus Zoo (coming this Friday, the camp’s final day); and choices of specialty activities like “backyard camping,” fishing, hikes in the Snyder Park woods, gardening, basketball, soccer, wiffleball, watercolor painting, photography, and music. Here are a few of those moments caught on camera:
Our office, the week before camp. Yes, that is a ping-pong table and a basketball hoop!
Patty Rose and kids from Maiden Lane Church of God led the camp in worship:
Kids revved up their imaginations with daily writing activities:
Kids made some cool “illuminations” during art time led by local art teachers:
A photo taken by one of our campers during a photography session led by Thor Bisher:
During “backyard camping” week, kids learned how to build a campfire (and of course, toasted marshmallows!)