Posted on June 29, 2018 | Posted by Annie Saunders
Last week, Ascension hosted our annual Rainbow Trail Day Camp. From June 18th to 21st, multiple volunteers, counselors, and campers alike got up and spent their summer morning learning, engaging, and having fun.
Three youth volunteers were asked to provide a favorite memory or insight concerning their time serving at Day Camp. Here’s what they had to say:
“This last week at Day Camp has been amazing. It was a lot of fun and I look forward to helping out more in the future. This year I was the head of a puppet team that would come up with short skits about the theme of the day and show it at the end of day camp each day. It was a lot of fun to work with a few people and come up with some really cute and fun skits. I had a lot of fun interacting with the kids and seeing how they reacted to the puppet shows. I could tell they had a lot of fun though and that’s what I really enjoyed about Day Camp.” –Katie Johnson, entering senior year of high school
“Most people think of VBS as a way for kids to spend one week playing with friends and learning about Jesus. While that is partially what it is, I have learned that it is so much more. This was the first year as a Shepherd for the K-2 students and I learned as much from them as I did the daily bible study. The energy and light that kids bring into a room without even trying to is remarkable and the amount if grace that they can show taught me a lot about the grace Jesus has for us (which was so cool to see since grace was the theme for the week). I think specifically about the games rotation that we went to everyday. Most boys wouldn’t choose to hang out with girls, but for the 45 minutes that we were outside, they would join together and work as a team to win against the game leaders Peter and Luke. Peter and Luke clearly had an abundant love for what they were doing and who they were playing with. 17 year old boys don’t always seem the type to pick up a kid who had fallen down but they were a perfect example if showing God’s love to the kids. Of course, there are many people that showed the love of God through their work, especially the Rainbow Trails staff and Julie Albertson, who have shown too many examples of love this week to just pick one. I have seen God through many people this week and can’t wait to do it next year.”
–Millie Bramschreiber, entering freshman year of high school
“Day Camp this year was amazing and personally I think a lot more successful then previous years. We had four wonderful Rainbow Trail counselors who were a huge help throughout the week. To me, it seemed like all the kids had a great time, having only three groups this year seemed to help a lot with rotations. Next year I’d love to try and plan more into the snacks. In previous years, we’ve had the kids make fun snacks and they really seemed to enjoy that. I had the pleasure of working with Marshall and the 3rd-5th graders. These older kids really seemed to take in what we were teaching them in Bible study and still enjoyed the crafts and game times.” –Emma Snider, entering freshman year of high school
Thanks to everyone who helped make Ascension’s Day Camp 2018 run so smoothly! We look forward to doing it again next summer.