St. Andrews hosts children’s summer day camp

Children encouraged to explore faith and natural curiosity through story and play

This summer, St. Andrew’s Church is trying something different.

They’re hosting a Camp Spirit summer camp for children for four days, Aug. 7 through 10. It’s a way to reach out to children in the community; to provide some relief during those ‘dog days’ of summer; to offer some great activities to nurture the spirit of each child; and to support children and families to live lives of faith, hope and compassion in the world.

The Camp Spirit program has been very successful in the Lower Mainland, and that is where the camp leaders hail from.

The cost for the four-day program is $120 but subsidies are available for families that need some assistance. No child will be turned away.

There are two programs: the day camp for children five through 11 years of age, and a leader-in-training program for youths aged 12 through 14. Both programs go from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day.

Included in these summer day camps are lunch, snacks, a T-shirt, music, games, art, storytelling, drama, cooking, science and outdoor activities. The main venue will be at St. Andrew’s United Church hall, downstairs at 1000 Huckvale Place. There are a limited number of spaces, so parents are encouraged to register their children early.

You can register online at campspirit.ca or, if you require any further information, you can call 1-778-980-1374.

This is a great opportunity to have your child experience 100 acts of loving (our theme for the week), explored through a mixture of indoor and outdoor activities offered in a safe, secure, supportive setting that helps children to explore faith and their natural curiosity about spirituality through sacred story, through playing together, and through the daily program of gathering together in a community where every child is made to feel loved and valued for his or her unique gifts and spirit.

Camp Spirit is a summer day camp program for kids to discover new friendships while learning to value one another and especially to grow in self-confidence.

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