Looking for something this summer for kids? Always wished there was a place to invite families over the summer to grow deeper in faith, play in community, and grow together in love? Aspire Bible Camp is coming this summer, and we want you! This collaborative offering of a vacation bible camp, spearheaded by Lauren Odile Pinkney, Children, Youth and Family Minister at Christ Church Cathedral and Diocesan Missioner for Youth and the Reverend. Alex Wilson Vicar of St. Anselm's, seeks to offer an accessible vacation bible camp experience for parishes of any size.
Partnering with the Reverend Terry Dirbas at St. John's Shaughnessy and the Reverend Laurel Dykstra of Salal and Cedar, Aspire Bible Camp runs from July 17-21, and is made possible by grant funding from the diocesan Anglican Initiatives Fund and the Parish Ministry Development department Together we will hire youth to help deliver the program, working alongside mentors, as they develop their own leadership while engaging with kids of all backgrounds. We can't wait for what is going to be a summer of real fun together!
Have a passion for ministry with kids, training in Godly Play or Messy Church, or know of a youth/young adult who might want to work with us? Contact Lauren by email to find out more.
Parishes are invited to participate in the drop off and pick up, as well as hosting snack times. This will give them the ability to engage with the parents and celebrate the joys of kids learning together about Jesus.
Registration opens now, and the $75 fee gives kids a limited edition Aspire Bible Camp T-shirt and snacks everyday. We ask that participants bring their own lunches.
Not only will we learn more about the powerful love of Jesus together, we will also visit other churches, including Christ Church Cathedral, and learn about the beauty of the earth as we play and make community in it together.
The Summer Day Camp will run from Monday to Friday, July 17th to 21st. Each day the sessions will run from 9am until 3:30pm with drop-off offered from 8:30am, and pick up until 4pm.
If you have more than one child, you will be able to give information for up to 4 children in the registration form found at the Eventbrite registration site, if you are registering more than 4, please complete another form.
REGISTER NOW, before it fills up!
A downloadable poster is available here printing and posting.