The school year will soon be coming to an end and Hopewell Summer Camps are just around the corner! This year’s theme is Ecclesiastes 12:1 “Remember . . . your creator in the days of your youth.”
The Hopewell Summer Camps are led by Pastoral Director Michael “Guerty” Guertin, who has been running the camps since 1991. Guerty, a true lover of God, also has a deep love for youth and a passion for bringing the Bible to life through drama. Thousands of youths’ lives have been transformed by meeting God in this exciting, fun-filled environment.
There are three unique camps held each summer, and each camp is tailored to a specific age group.
This year’s dates are:
- Senior High Camp – June 26-30
- Junior High Camp – July 17-21
- Kids Camp – August 14-18
Each day of camp consists of morning and afternoon activities, morning and evening chapels, three meals a day, as well as pool and free time spent with their cabin mates and a counselor. Camp is a great opportunity to meet new people and develop life-changing friendships.
There are many diverse activities for each camper’s interest and enjoyment, which they can choose on the registration form. The challenge course with zip line is a favorite, along with horses, climbing wall, sports, and boating. There are a lot of opportunities for creative expression, including drama, ceramics, cartoon drawing, and movie making.
Guerty’s dramatic presentations of the Gospel make the Word of God come to life and leave a lasting impression. Chapel is always a highlight of camp. One camper reflected that, “I think chapel really showed me how to connect with God . . . you can just lay on the floor and pray and meet with God . . . it’s awesome!”
There is no deadline for registering; however applications will only be accepted until camp is full. Activities selected are on a first-come, first-served basis, so be sure to get your camp applications in as soon as possible. There is also some scholarship money available on a first-come, first-served basis. There is an early registration discount.
To register, go online at www.hopewellsummercamps.com —you will also find more information here. Remember, NOW is the perfect time to register your children for Hopewell Summer Camps! All youth are welcome!
By Anita Malizzi, Hopewell, Telford