Summer Camp at Holgate A Great Success!
By Jimmy Hurd
Each year at Holgate we have offered an exciting Vacation Bible School program. This year we stepped up our offering during the summer for our kids. This summer we offered a week long, all day summer camp from Monday, July 30 through Friday, August 3rd with a day in the park on Saturday, August 4th. Our daily schedule ran from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. The camp involved participants from pre-kindergarten through those who will be in the eighth grade this fall. Students who will be in high school served as a part of the support staff. We had many adult volunteers who helped to help make this event successful.
We successfully reached in to members of our church families and we reached out to families in our surrounding community. Our theme was, “Prayer Forever - Becoming a Prayer Panther.” Our goal is to help our youth to develop spiritually, to grow in their character and morals, and to grow in their ability to work well with others. The spiritual development will emphasize helping the students to grow as young people of prayer. The character development element will help our children with practical life skills such as controlling our bodies, controlling our emotions and learning about relationships with others.
We are already talking about next year. We are very excited about this event. Let’s thank God for its success!