A Life-Changing Event

When you hear the words kids, summer, and camp, some pretty awesome memories probably pop into your head, but add the word missions to the mixture and you have an amazing adventure waiting to happen!

Missions camp is full of all the exciting things summer camps usually consist of, such as canoeing, swimming, silly songs, arts and crafts, and making s’mores over campfires, plus a missionary or 2 to talk and interact with campers all week.

But it is more than just the experience of doing fun activities and seeing old friends and making new ones. It can be life changing as campers hear stories of how God has used missionaries both in faraway places and in places very close to home and called them to serve in ways campers may never have heard of before. Missions camp may be when kids and teens accept Christ or what motivates them to pray, give, and serve others on a whole new level once they return home.

I have seen it. I have been involved with missions camp since I was in elementary school. I have been a camper, a leader, a planner, a teacher, a missionary, and just a mom taking her kids to camp. I know my 2 girls and their group of friends I will be taking to camp this year are already excited and cannot wait for the day we pack up and head out. I encourage you to find a great missions camp for the kids and teens in your church.

While you can find a listing of some Girls in Action, Children in Action, and Royal Ambassadors camps on wmu.com, contact your state WMU office for a complete list of camps in your area.

Susan Bartholomew is married and has 2 girls. They are involved in many children/teen activities and they love missions, most of all serving together as a family on the missions field both at home and abroad.





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