Counselors and children enjoy a good time–and some learning–at a camp sponsored by Connecting Caring Communities and held at Grace Fellowship Church.

By Loretta Fulton

“My mom gave me a dime to buy a lime.”

“My mom gave me a quarter to buy water.

And on and on it went–one rhyme after another in a silly little song that everyone was loving. That was the scene June 26 at the Caring in Action (CIA) camp hosted by Connecting Caring Communities and held at Grace Fellowship Church, 910 Cypress St. This is the second week for the camps.

Two more sessions will be held beginning July 10 and 24. Each camp runs four days, 1-3 p.m. Camps, which are free, are for children in kindergarten through fifth grade. Camps include snacks, crafts, games, T-shirt, presentations by local professionals, artists, and hobby enthusiasts.

Children can just show up at the church on the first day of each four-day camp week, said Janet Mendenhall, a coordinator with Connecting Caring Communities. At the end of the camps, the teenage camp counselors will meet again for a week of further leadership training, Mendenhall said.

Theme of the camps is “Stretch.” Each camp week emphasis a different kind of stretching such as brain, body, imagination, and vision. People from the community are invited to speak to the children during the camps. All children are invited to all camp sessions, with a different “stretch” emphasized at each one.

For more information, call Janet Mendenhall at 668-4848 or Aaron Shaver at 704-2904.



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