WEST HARTFORD – Parents looking for a reasonably priced place where their kids can have loads of fun this summer, learn about another culture and grow spiritually might want to check out Holy Family Retreat Center’s upcoming vacation Bible camp.
The five-day camp, “Passport to Peru,” will be held at Holy Family during the week of June 26 – 30, from 8:30 a.m. to noon each day. It is open to children entering kindergarten through sixth grade.
Throughout the week, campers will be immersed in the vibrant and diverse culture of Peru, meeting real Peruvian children via video who share stories about their daily life. After each day’s opening celebration, the younger kids head off to the Little Llamas Preschool for crafts and other activities suited to their age. Elementary students rotate through four stations where they sing fun songs, enjoy snacks, and play high-energy games. One memorable Bible point per day is reinforced throughout the stations (e.g., “God gives us comfort,” “God gives us patience”) as the kids explore their commonalities with their Peruvian counterparts and discover God’s good gifts and eternal love for the world.
The program is directed by Liza Peters, director of youth and young adult ministry at Holy Family, who has four children of her own. She holds a B.A. in psychology and a Master of Divinity degree from the University of Notre Dame.
The cost to attend for the week is $50 per child and includes snacks and beverages. It is open to the public. Middle school and high school students are encouraged to sign up as volunteer helpers and group leaders.
Holy Family Retreat Center is located at 303 Tunxis Road in West Hartford. For more information, contact Liza Peters at 860-760-9712, firstname.lastname@example.org. To register online, visit www.holyfamilyretreat.org/vbc.