Free Christian day camp returns in June

Campers enjoy story time with their counselor after lunch.

In one of their last acts at Hope Lutheran Church’s current site, 2222 North Taylor Road, church members will offer to the community the 17th annual Christian Day Camp, June 26–30. The camp is free of charge and open to all children in grades 1–6. The camp runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day.

On-site registration begins at 8:15 a.m. on Monday, June 26. Residents who live near Hope Lutheran Church will receive a flyer and registration form delivered to their homes during the month of June. Anyone can request a registration form by calling 216-371-5252, and the church also welcomes advance registrations.

Activities offered at this annual free camp, which adheres to the guidelines set by the American Camping Association, include singing, storytelling, Bible stories, athletics, crafts, and one-on-one Christian mentoring. The church provides snacks and drinks. Each child should bring his or her own lunch, as well as a clean, white T-shirt for a tie-dye project.

On Tuesday, June 27, at 7:30 p.m., the church will host an all-community Hillcrest Band Concert and Ice Cream Social on the front lawn, on Taylor Road. On Thursday, June 29, at 6 p.m., all campers’ families are invited to a cookout dinner and program, so parents can see their children and the counselors “in action.”

This will be the last day camp that Hope Lutheran Church will offer at its current location. In coming months, the members of Hope will join the members of Bethlehem Lutheran Church to form a new congregation, Peace Lutheran Church, at 3740 Mayfield Road. Families are asked to look out for information about Day Camp #18 at the new site in late June of 2018. For more information, visit  

Donald King

Donald King is pastor of Hope Lutheran Church on North Taylor Road, and an active participant in the Heights InterFaith Community. He has served at Hope since 1999, and lived in Cleveland Heights since 1985.

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