A summer day camp that was formed after the 2007 West Virginia mission trip is beginning its 5th year at Faith Lutheran.
As we prepare to commission the third West Virginia mission trip this Sunday, July 1, at the 10 a.m. outdoor service, we also take time to note the ministry Faith Lutheran was blessed with after the last West Virginia trip in 2007.
The youth from the 2007 West Virginia mission trip came back to Hutchinson with an idea to offer a free day camp to families in need of child care during the summer. The camp was named Club 218, and is a non-profit summer day camp for children 5 to 9 years old held at Faith Lutheran Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. It runs June 18 through Aug. 10 this year and has 29 children attending. Families must qualify, and there is no cost to the families attending.
In addition to dedicated adult leaders, the Club 218 staff is volunteer high school and middle school students who lead activities and supervise small groups. At Club 218, kids have breakfast, then large group time, small group crafts, reading, games, music, snack, and lunch. Afternoons include a large group activity, a field trip, or a guest presenter, and free time.
We ask for your prayers and support to keep this ministry strong as it goes forward with its 5th year!
Want to help? they’re always looking for donations of Cash Wise gift cards, or for adults to volunteer for one day to lead an activity, share a skill or read a story. Call the church office at 320-587-2093 or stop by if you’d like to help.
Check out the pictures below from Friday, June 29 at Club 218 as they wrapped up Superhero Week.