Church Starts Camp Kids After-School Program
Camp Ground UMC in Bonnieville, Ky. (Elizabethtown District) launched an entirely new program for their small community on September 12, 2011. The church built a new Family Life Center and dedicated it in March. Church member Andrea Nichols said, “Because God has blessed us with this beautiful building and the ability for us to reach out to our community, we felt like God wanted us to allow the use of this building to others.”
We are blessed with an elementary school, and we wanted to reach out to them in some way. We contacted the principal and asked if we could do a prayer walk through the school on Sunday before it opened the following week. She allowed us to do that and what a blessing! We then worked with her and the teachers to establish an after-school program called Camp Kids, beginning September 12.
Our focus is for kindergarten through 6th grade every Monday from 3:15 - 4:30 p.m. Permission forms were signed, and we pick the children up in our church van every week for snacks, devotion, and activity and games. We are loving this ministry with the children, and they seem to love it too. Each week more children are coming. Praise God for our Family Life Center, and we pray we will always use it for His glory.