Peace Lutheran offers free day camp

Campers painting T-shirts.

Peace Lutheran Church, carrying on the tradition of Hope Lutheran, one of its predecessor congregations, will offer its 18th annual Christian Day Camp June 18–22. The camp is free of charge and runs daily, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the church, 3740 Mayfield Road in Cleveland Heights.

As part of Lutheran Outdoor Ministries of Ohio, three professionally trained counselors will serve as the main staff, organized under the guidelines of the American Camping Association.

Activities include daily Bible study discussions around this year's theme, Jesus Makes All the Difference. 

Children will participate in sports and games, arts and crafts, singing, storytelling, and nature education. They can also expect visits from the Cleveland Heights Police and Fire departments.

On Tuesday night of the camp, they are invited back for a neighborhood and family Ice Cream Social and a lawn concert with the Hillcrest Concert Band. 

On Thursday, all campers' families are invited to a special cook-out picnic and program, showing what the campers have been doing and learning.

The camp is open to all children who have completed kindergarten through grade six. 

Children need to be fully registered, with medical history and drop-off and pick-up information provided. While afternoon snacks are provided, the congregation asks that families supply each camper with lunch.

For more information, or to receive registration materials, call the church office at 216-382-4545.

Don King

Don King is pastor of Peace Lutheran Church on Mayfield Road, and an active participant in the Heights interfaith community. He has served in local congregations since 1999, and has lived in Cleveland Heights since 1985.

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Volume 11, Issue 4, Posted 10:29 AM, 03.27.2018