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.
Summer Spectacular 2015
This year’s summer camp dates are June 8 – July 31, 2015. There is NO CAMP the week of July 6 – July 10, 2015.
Want to get involved? Find out how at Get Involved.
Want to live and serve in Clarkston this summer? Learn more about our Summer Internship.
Check out last year’s video! Summer Spectacular 2014
Looking Forward to 2015
For Summer 2015, we are continuing to invest in the Clarkston community by enriching Summer Camp at the elementary, middle, and high school levels. We welcome the partnership of local organizations and churches. We trust that our partnerships that will allow for more excellence in leadership at camp. We will also be looking into new ways to better train and equip our High School Helpers and Interns, who consistently lead our campers throughout the summer. Please pray for us as we discern God’s direction over the next few months.
We look forward to transitions that will lead to a more sustainable program, strengthening our mission to see people experiencing abundant life in flourishing communities.