LAKE JUNALUSKA, NC – Lake Junaluska Conference and Retreat Center is preparing for 2010 summer events, one of which is the exciting children’s Summer Day Camp available on weekdays from June 14th – August 6th to children ages 2 years old through 6th grade. The Summer Day Camp includes a plethora of outdoor and indoor activities, and ensures a vibrant Christian learning atmosphere for children. Parents have the option of bringing their children for an entire day or half day, and can also register by the week.
Each week of camp will include a theme, such as music, gardening, visual arts, and exploring cultures from around the world. To incorporate each theme, children will participate in arts and crafts, music, lessons, and field trips on the lake grounds, all the while being introduced to new ideas and opportunities. There will be a special focus on staying active with fun activities like basketball and four-square, as well as visits to the Lake Junaluska pool.
The day camp is a ministry of Lake Junaluska Conference and Retreat Center, and offers a uniquely Christian focus, including worship and devotional time, that many other camps do not. Through various learning opportunities, children will learn about God and how He is at work in our world.
This summer, the day camp will see the introduction of a new director and assistant director, who will shape the program and structure of the summer.
“Our Director, Bridget Stephenson Hodge, is a Master’s Student in Elementary Education at Queens University of Charlotte. Bridget has worked in school systems in Charlotte, and was also trained to be a learning leader in the New York City Public School system. Our Assistant Director and Lead Teacher, Ann Duncan, has recently returned from working in the Peace Corps in Togo, West Africa, where she taught in the local school system and initiated a Girls Education and Empowerment program. Their unique experiences will help them to provide a wonderful learning environment for our children and a truly exceptional program,” said Rev. Carolyn Poling, Director of Ministries with Young People at Lake Junaluska.
All are invited to bring their children to participate in a fun and enriching summer experience. In addition to a $30 enrollment fee, parents can register children for $20 for a morning or afternoon session, $110 for a 3-day session, or $150 for a 5-day session. In addition to Lake Junaluska Summer Day Camp opportunities, ROOTS in Education is offering brain builder workshops three days a week in the mornings from June 28-July23. Students in 1st grade through 8th grade can work on sharpening their skills for school during the morning sessions, and during the afternoons students 1st through 5th grade can stay for afternoon Summer Day Camp activities. More information about these programs, cost, registration, activities, and leaders can be found at www.lakejunaluska.com/children or by calling 828-454-6681.
Written by: Andie Robbins, Communications Intern