On Saturday, May 14, parents and children are invited to attend Lake Junaluska’s Children’s Day Camp Open House between 10 a.m. and 12 p.m. at the Wilson Children’s Complex at Lake Junaluska. Open House activities will include a moon bounce, art activities, refreshments and registration information about the Day Camp. Door prizes for the children will be available, and parents and children will have an opportunity to meet the director, Lynne Krekelberg, and assistant director, Andrew Johnson, as well as tour the facilities.
“All parents interested in finding an exciting, enriching and safe environment for their child care needs this summer should definitely come check out the Day Camp’s Open House,” explained Lynne. “The facilities will be open for tours and we will be offering door prizes throughout the morning.”
Lynne has served in the children’s ministry since 1992. With a NC Certification for infant toddler care and the NC Credentials for Early Childhood Care, Lynne brings a wealth of experience to the Day Camp. She is currently pursuing an AAS degree in Early Childhood Education.
Andrew Johnson, Day Camp’s assistant director, is a graduate of UNC Asheville. He has previously worked for Camp Tekoa, a United Methodist summer camp.
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.
“We will be developing unit studies based on things children get excited about such as nature, animals, music, water activities, field trips exploring the lake and surrounding areas, physical development, group games and plenty of time at the pool,” continued Lynne. “I am committed to make the children’s experience this summer one they will not forget. They will learn more about who they are as God’s children; they will make new friends and enjoy fun interactive activities and experiences. We plan on having fun this summer together!”
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.
From June 15 until August 12, 2011, children will have the opportunity to make friends, expand talents and have fun at Lake Junaluska’s Summer Day Camp. Children 24 months old through rising 6th graders are welcome.
For more information about Lake Junaluska’s Summer Day Camp, visit www.lakejunaluska.com/children. Call 828-454-6681 for more information.