Camp John 3:16 will have several camp offerings throughout the late spring and summer.
They will be on the The John 3:16 Center’s two properties, which include its Lake Gaston Center.
There will lake activities like swimming, fishing, canoeing, and more, made possible by the addition of the new lake property.
Spaces are limited so applications should be made as soon as possible.
The camp day lasts from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., during which campers receive a healthy breakfast, lunch, and snack to take home.
One-hundred-twenty campers — 20 children per week for six weeks — in the community will be able to participate in this camp at no charge because of sponsors to the Camp J316 Program. Applications can be printed from the website, www. john316center.org, or picked up at The John 3:16 Center, located at 407 East End Avenue in Littleton.
Applications may be returned by mail, fax, email, or in person, but must include a copy of the child’s insurance card, and immunization records.
The following provides more information about the special themes and activities for each week.
Lake Science: Grades 4-7, June 18th-22nd
Lake Science week offers the children a range of science experiments centered around living organisms in Lake Gaston. A graduate student from NC State University will be a special guest this week covering topics like how Lake Gaston was made, and the invasive plant life.
Story Time: Grades 1-3, July 9th-July 13th
Story Time is a perfect theme for young story spinners in your life. This camp will focus on some of the great stories in the Bible, and how kids can create their own. Campers will have multiple chances to explore their imagination, writing and acting out stories. There will be a field trip to Lakeland Theatre to see their youth production of Annie, Jr.
Mad Scientist: Grades 4-7, July 16th-July 20th
Mad Scientist week will cover some super cool STEM activities including math and science hidden in the Bible. Halifax Electric will be bringing their electricity trailer for a live demonstration on how our electricity grid really works.
World Traveler: Grades 2-5, July 23rd-July 27th
During World Traveler week, campers will meet individuals who lived in different countries around the world. Through these interactions they will learn about different cultures and customs that may seem foreign to them. This camp will recognize that we may look, speak, or do things differently, but are all children of God and should love one another regardless.
Animal Kingdom: Grades 1-3, July 30th-August 3rd
Animal Kingdom week is perfect for campers who love animals. The many wonderful Bible stories with animals will be featured, but campers will also learn that the Lord wants us to take care of the animals. Studies will include native animals, different animal habitats, and endangered species. Of course, no animal themed camp would be complete without getting to see/touch some cool animals as well.