Summer Spectacular is a much needed summer day camp for the children in our community. Most children are from refugee families. Since the early 90s, approximately 50,000 refugees who have faced hardship and persecution in their homelands have been resettled in our community by the U.S. government. These families are now seeking to build a better life in America.
Since most families of refugee children work during the summer months and daycare is sometimes difficult to be secured, our camp provides opportunities for the children to be cared for – and have lots of fun, too!!
Due to the multi-ethnic nature of our community, the camp is an excellent opportunity to experience what it would be like to live cross-culturally without going overseas. Every year, we had have children from many different nations at our camp, including Bosnia, Iraq, Sudan, Somalia, Burma, Vietnam and Eritrea. We have a unique opportunity to share God’s love with those from around the world.
Summer Spectacular 2014
This year’s summer camp dates are June 2 – August 1, 2014. There is NO CAMP the week of June 30 – July 4, 2014.
Want to get involved? Find out how at Get Involved.
Want live and serve in Clarkston this summer? Learn more about our Summer Camp Internship.
Check out last year’s video! Summer Spectacular 2013
New in 2014
For Summer 2014 we are introducing a program directed specifically at the high school students in the area. Elementary and Middle School camps have been so successful that we wanted to give the high school students who have been through the camps a chance to continue learning and growing. This 2 week camp will look much different from the camps for the younger students. There will still be breakfast and lunch provided in the same space, just as with the other camps, as well as free time for the teenagers to play games and hang out. In almost every other way, though, High School Camp will be completely different.
The first week of camp, there will be a focus on job training and skills that will be taught by local community members. The second week of camp, the high school campers will be divided into two groups to work on either planning Elementary School Camp or a community service project to work on for the following week.
We hope that we will be able to create a sustainable program that will help prepare our teens for the real world.