Sadly, there was no Day Camp in 2020 at St. Jacob. The good news is that our youth got together on Monday, Wednesday and Friday of the next to last week in July for lots of camp fun on the St. Jacob lawn. There were a number of games, activities, songs, balloons, rock hunts, prayers and even some crafts at the Dabble Art Studio. Yes, despite the stunning fact 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 has been trying to keep things going in this area with fun children sermons including using some camp songs like “Love, I’ll Love” and “I Just Want To Be a Sheep” complete with a giant sheep head. Have you seen some of his puppets in the children’s sermon?
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