Summer Spectacular is a much needed summer day camp for the children in our community. Most children are from refugee families. Since the early 1990s, 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 2016
This year’s summer camp dates are June 6 – July 29, 2016. There is NO CAMP the week of July 4 – July 8, 2016.
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 2015
Looking Forward to 2016
For Summer 2016, 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 and trust that our partnerships will allow for more excellence in leadership at camp. We are 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.
Until camp starts back again, we continue to invest in our youth through after school groups that meet twice a week. Our boys meet on Tuesday nights and our girls meet on Thursdays. We fellowship, do homework, work on goal setting, and eat dinner together. The time we get to spend mentoring youth beyond the summer allows greater opportunity for impact on the youth by the youth programs. If you are interested in helping with these groups by providing a dinner, click this link and sign up for a day.