Licking Assembly of God Day Camp


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The volunteers are what make it all possible.


Licking Assembly of God Day Camp

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During the week of June 10-14, the Licking Assembly of God church hosted a day-camp for children ages 7-12.
Each day started with lunch at noon and ended with an age appropriate service at 6 p.m. The day was structured much like a VBS, with games, activities, and services but with a twist: the events happened over eight-hours instead of an evening.
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The children of Licking Assembly of God’s 2019 Day Camp had fun while they learned about the Bible.
There were several reasons for this longer format, according to Pastor Paul Richardson. First, we wanted to make sure that kids in our community had the opportunity to receive two healthy meals during the week. Many kids in our community are food insecure, and so knowing that each day these kids would eat two healthy meals was important for the church leadership. Secondly, with many parents needing to work during the summer, the day-long format helped some kids to be in a safe, interactive environment during the day when many parents were at work. Lastly, many of the churches in Licking have alternated their summer VBS schedules so kids would have the opportunity to be at church all during the summer and parents would not have to choose between one event or another; they could do them all.
The Licking Assembly of God day camp averaged around 40 kids per day and featured an army of volunteers to make the event possible.


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