Camp Create is over for 2012. All in all, it was a great week. I was able to help out with a lot of different areas this year. In addition to the usual taking photos and videos, and looking out for our middle school students in the afternoon, I also provided oversight the dance class during the week and the outdoor games one day, along with filling in for the Bible class one day. For those of you who don’t know, Camp Create is our summer arts daycamp for kids from preschool-age through fifth grade. It is it has been described by many as a vacation Bible school “plus.” This was our eighth year doing it.
One of the things I learned this year was that we have developed a pretty well-oiled machine. The community has grown to really love what we do, and we really enjoyed doing it. However, there is so much more that we envision for the future. I have also realized that I really enjoy doing videos and photos throughout the week. Providing a recap for parents each day allows for them to understand what we are doing throughout the day you, even though they are not there seeing it all happen. I think it also helps them trust us with their kids, because they can see what we are doing, and they see their children are really enjoying their time at camp.
Camp Create has been a great way for us to reach out into the community as a church. Our mission statement or vision statement for the event has always been “learning about our Creator by being creative.” This year, we specifically talked about God’s love, and I really think the kids and everyone involves had a better understanding of God’s love by the end of the week. If you would like to know more about this camp, I definitely urge you to ask any questions in the comments, send me an email, or contact me another way. We would love to share God’s vision for this type of a camp and spread it to others.
For a visual, be sure to check out our video recaps and photo album from the week. The links are below.