Each day of the week we picked a different holiday to celebrate. Monday we celebrated Thanksgiving, Tuesday - Christmas, Wednesday - Valentines Day, Thursday - Easter, and Friday we all got to pretend like it was OUR BIRTHDAY!
One afternoon we celebrated a new Holiday every 45 minutes! It was an fun time for the kids. That afternoon we celebrated Cinco De Mayo, Grandparent's Day, New Years, and the 4th of July.
Some of the activities we did throughout the week were decorating Christmas trees, making gingerbread houses, making piñatas, recording audio books for our grandparents, making valentines for our friends, and so much more.
A huge thanks to the 'North Kansas City Community Center' for allowing us to come use their awesome facilities to swim with the campers. They really enjoyed it and can't wait for the opportunity to go back! 'River Roll' stepped up to help us make Birthday Day a fun party for everyone and gave us a reduced rate to take the campers roller skating. Thanks so much River Roll!
This week many of the VYC staff and summer staff were down at Camp CUMCITO, which made it crucial that we had a great volunteer group to help make this week function. We were so blessed to have an awesome youth group called 'Set Apart' from 'Potter's House' in Fayetteville, Arkansas.
'Potters House' is a ministry for at-risk students and families in Fayetteville. They serve students from kindergarten through high school with small group Bible studies, one-on-one mentoring, tutoring, extra-curricular activities, and life-on-life involvement.
'Set Apart' is a group of High School students who are committed to learning what it looks like to be a true disciple of Jesus. It was fun and beautiful to watch our kids get to learn and build relationships with young adults who have been through similar situations as them and by the grace of God have been OVERCOMERS and are now walking with Jesus!
You can check out 'Potters House' by visiting their their website here.