It was a hot week, so it was a great blessing to be able to swim at Platte County Community Center North YMCA, Sherwood Bible Church Public Swimming Pool, and Vivion Road YMCA—thanks so much for letting us come play! We had two guest readers for our younger campers: Mr. Rob from the Kansas City Public Library Outreach Team, and Ms. Carrie who helps us out with so many parts of our youth programs. Thanks to both of them for encouraging our campers to read and grow their minds. In keeping with the theme, we took a field trip to Union Station to get an up close look at the trains. Finally, we toured the Kansas Speedway, which was an incredible experience for everyone who got to come. Thanks to the staff at the Speedway for being so generous with their time and for allowing us to see so many cool things.
Campers got to learn about ways to get from one place to another during our Transportation Week. It was a fun week with all our campers and staff back in the city after time at Camp CUMCITO. From feet to trains, we packed the week with all kinds of activities and field trips. We started the week off with a visit from a pilot who helped the younger campers understand how things fly and answered questions for the older campers about what it takes to become a pilot and what it’s like to fly planes. Campers also got to enjoy watching “Happy Feet” at Cinemark Merriam.
We’re continuing to offer breakfast, a snack, and lunch to every camper. It’s good to know that during the summer when school is out, these kids are still getting nutritious meals twice a day. During the month of June alone, we served a total of 2,539 meals to our campers! It takes a lot of work to provide this part of City Camp. Thanks to Ms. Kalie and the other staff and volunteers who step in each week to make sure these meals run smoothly.
With the end of the summer drawing near, we’re starting to feel the long days take a toll on our energy level. Please pray for each of the staff to find rest and that God would be our strength when we are weary. Thanks to each of our interns and many volunteers who spend their days showing Jesus’ love to all of the campers! It takes so many people to make City Camp happen and we are grateful for everyone who lends a hand.