The teachers from the Summer Reading Camp would like to thank you for your support of this very worthwhile outreach. Your financial support and prayers were so important to our success. We served 18 children from pre-k to grade 4 and all enjoyed camp and our visiting dogs. We were fortunate to have two dogs visit our camp to hang out with the children so they could practice their skills while reading to the dogs. Our visits from the accelerant sniffing dog, the K-9 unit, and the guide dog enhanced the children's experiences. The children were thrilled with the books they took home each night and the book pack that they received at the end of camp, which were made possible by your generous donations to Books for Readers.
The last day of camp featured a parent workshop and lunch which were well attended. The workshop featured ‘make and take’ items that the parents could use at home to help their children practice reading skills. The parents/grandparents were truly appreciative of having the opportunity to have their children enrolled in camp.
Your contributions to Lunches for Learners were so important. With the rising cost of groceries, it was very apparent that the meals that we offered were essential for many of the children. Some children asked for third helpings of cereal at breakfast and the lunches seemed to disappear.
The teachers met last week to begin to plan for 2023's camp. It will be held the week of July 10-14 and our camp theme will be sports. Please come to visit and or help and you will find that you will feel blessed for helping with this rewarding ministry.