Mission San Marcos will kick off its 2014 Summer Day Camp on June 16th. Each week, the Mission San Marcos summer staff will be at San Marcos Regency from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM. The youth in the neighborhood will have opportunities to engage in summer camp activities such as games, arts and crafts, and learning about the Bible. These activities will help youth learn to work as a team, gain leadership skills, engage in physical activity, and develop their identities in Christ.
While a couple hours of games and activities may not seem like much, a study conducted by the American Camp Association (2005) has shown that such experiences can contribute to:
· Confidence and self-esteem
· Social skills and making friends
· Independence and leadership qualities
· Willingness to try and adventurousness
· Spiritual growth
These qualities are important for the health and wellbeing of us all, but are especially vital for the children in our community! While many kids in other places get these opportunities, many of our less fortunate neighbors do not, so we are bringing this opportunity to Regency free of charge for all kids. Plus, through partnership with the school district, lunch will be delivered for each camper to close out each day. This summer could be an opportunity for YOU to help impact the lives of these children and their families in San Marcos. If you would like to be a part of these efforts, please prayerfully consider supporting us financially and giving online at https://linksusa.cloverdonations.com/msm
Mission San Marcos is also looking for volunteers to engage in supportive, meaningful relationships with the youth and their families. We will work around your schedule to ensure you have the chance to contribute to this cause. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Emily Barber at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We would love it if you could pray for us this summer! Please pray that the Lord will provide children and families to serve and that he will be equipping staff and volunteers to serve them in the most meaningful ways possible. Additionally, be praying for the financial provision we need to make it all happen!