City Camp Week 1 – To Infinity and Beyond!

What an awesome week! We kicked off the summer with an average of 70 campers each day. It was Outer Space week and the campers learned that God is big, He’s the Creator, and He loves us.
We served about 95 lunches every day! This year we offered breakfast also and the majority of our campers were excited to participate in this new program.
Campers also had a blast making all kinds of crafts, like shooting stars, colorful planets, and edible mars rovers! They played fun games and went on cool field trips too. Thanks to Sherwood Bible Church and the Vivion Road YMCA for allowing the campers to enjoy their pools twice this week! It was a great opportunity to help the little ones learn how to swim. A huge thanks to Bump City at the Gage Center for letting us bring all our staff and kids out for free—the smiles on all their faces showed us that they loved jumping on the trampolines, swinging into gigantic foam pits, conquering the rock wall, and racing down the inflatable slide.
Thanks to everyone who made our first week of City Camp so successful! Props to our interns for stepping in making things work on their first week. Their unity and dedication to our kids and our city showed as the week went by. Thanks to our kids for making us laugh, smile and learn with the coming of each new day.
(Submitted by Annie DeLapp, Youth Coordinator at City Union Mission)