Calvary Moravian Church’s summer camp has the glory of God’s Kingdom at its core.
The church is hosting 120 children at its Roebuck Street, St Michael premises under the theme Citizens of The Kingdom of God.
Speaking to Barbados TODAY, Staff Administrator of Calvary Moravian Church Carlene St Aimee explained the camp’s goal.
“We hope through our Bible study and enrichment activities to instil in the children a pattern of Christian learning and behaviour,” St Aimee said, adding that parents find the camp attractive because it provides meals and is cost-effective.
“The fee is affordable. It’s $30 a week and we provide break and lunch for no additional fee,” she said.
Director of Calvary Moravian Church Dr Marlene Folkes-Griffith said all the camp counsellors were previously trained to embody the camp’s theme.
“We had a training workshop for the counsellors at Easter so most of our counsellors are trained, especially the younger ones. [The training] entailed typically dealing with the theme, a little bit of craft and [instruction on] how you would behave yourself,” Folkes-Griffith said, adding that campers were aged four to 16 years old.
“They are divided into four age groups, there is four years and under and five to seven, eight to ten and 11+. For me, 120 children is a lot but we were mandated as a church to suffer the little children and do not turn them away. So we try as much as possible to take persons [and] we have quite a few repeat campers,” she added.
Folkes-Griffith described the daily programme.
“In the morning, they do bible study and related craft. Sometimes we get guest speakers. So far for the year, we have had a policeman who spoke to them about general behaviour,” she added.
The camp which began on July 9, will conclude on 17th August. (LG)