We still are still trying to recover from the fact that there will be no Day Camp in 2020 at St. Jacob. This was supposed to be our week!!! There is a lot of talk about getting people together for a number of fun camp-like activities during the week of July 20-24. Want to sit on the front lawn and watch a movie? Want to go to Dabble Art Studio and make some fun crafts? Want to hike around town or go on a scavenger hunt? That is what we are planning for that third week in July. Despite the face that LOMO (Lutheran Outdoor Ministries of Ohio) had to cancel all of their summer camp activities because of this virus, we are trying to move ahead. Pastor Hout is trying to keep things going in this area with fun children sermons at stjacob.net. He has been using some Day Camp songs like “Love, I’ll Love” and “I Just Want To Be a Sheep” complete with a giant sheep head. He also had puppets in the children’s sermon this past week.
What a great week it was in 2019. We were here July 8-12 from 9-3 each day. To prepare for the week we collected lots of important needs with our “giving tree”. We also collected a lot of things for other people with our white bucket challenge to help with tornado relief. Our Day Camp was staffed by energetic and specially trained young adults from LOMO (Lutheran Outdoor Ministries of Ohio). The theme was “Transformed Community: God’s Agents of C.H.A.N.G.E.” Can you believe we have been doing this for nearly a quarter of a century?
Miamisburg has started a rock garden. It looks great and reminds us of the nice rocks we have been collecting for years in our picnic table area during Day Camp. Many thanks to all who continue to contribute rocks for our special area.
Here are some pictures from a previous year: http://saintjacob.shutterfly.com/
For future reference, here are the names of our 2019 counselors.....
JENNY...team coordinator who graduated from Capital and is going to the seminary
LENA...from Germany and goes to Leipzig Univ. Loves reading and crafts
TAYLOR...from Ashland and is studying to be a nurse. Likes playing tennis
HANNAH...lives near Medina and goes to Ashland Univ. majoring in graphic design
EDDIE...comes to us from Warsaw, Poland. She is studying psychology at Univ.
DERVIA...lives in Ireland & loves music. She plays the ukelele, recorder and more
RHIANNE...from Scotland & studying anatomy at U. of Glascow. She likes piano & jazz
HANNAH...Germany and goes to Univ. to study tourism and economic. Loves dance