Mission San Marcos wrapped up the first half of the Summer Day Camp program on Thursday, July 10th. The first four weeks of the program presented great opportunities to be involved in the lives of the campers and to grow with them.
During the past four weeks, Mission San Marcos has served 39 different children! The majority of these campers were present for the Mid-Summer Party on Thursday. They participated in a scavenger hunt that included collecting items from the field, making a craft, having a dance competition, and coloring a poster. Once they completed their scavenger hunt, the group enjoyed popsicles and hanging out with each other. Some of the campers even took to the field for a game of football!
Mission San Marcos will be taking a break from Day Camp July 14th-18th, but will be back for the second half of the summer on July 21st! The camp will continue to run Monday-Thursday from 10:00 AM-11:30 AM until August 21st. If you or someone you know is interested in volunteering with the Day Camp program, please contact Emily Barber, Director of Youth Programs, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mission San Marcos wrapped up the first week of day camp at Regency Mobile Home Park this past Thursday. The week started off slow with only a few campers, but it was a great opportunity for the summer staff to get to know the kids and find out what their expectations were for the summer!
On the second day, the number of campers tripled and the staff shared the story of the birth of Christ. Campers will continue learning about the life of Jesus through weekly Bible stories, which will be shared every Tuesday.
Wednesday saw the highest attendance of the week with 20 campers. The big group allowed for big fun, but also highlighted the need for volunteers. With campers ranging in age from five to fifteen, it was a challenge keeping everyone entertained. Additional volunteers could enable the campers to break up into age groups and could also provide extra support for the growing numbers of kids.
The week wrapped up on Thursday with crafts. The campers had a great time creating their own personalized pennants, which they got to take home at the end of the day. Thursday we had help from two volunteers, Hannah and Erin, and they were a HUGE help to us!
Before leaving, the staff reminded everyone we would meet again on Monday. Many of the campers expressed their desire to see us on Fridays and even on the weekends. This is great encouragement and motivation for the remaining eight weeks!
Mission San Marcos is still in need of volunteers. If you are in need of volunteer hours, have a heart for serving kids, or simply have free time on your hands, we would love to have you! Please email Emily Barber, Director of Youth Programs, at email@example.com if you would like to begin volunteering.