Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Gathering in Service

This year, as in the past few years, we will be engaging in service as part of our weekend.
One of our opportunities will be to create squares for the Knit-A-Square organization. Knit-A-Square is a global volunteer-run organization, with members and donors in dozens of different countries. Their mandate is to warm and comfort children of all races, who are vulnerable, deprived and/or parentless, particularly those that are 3 - 9 years old and have been orphaned due to AIDS.

KAS is incorporated in Australia, with assembly and distribution of squares managed in South Africa. Blankets, hats and garments are currently distributed in South Africa, particularly around the Soweto and Johannesburg areas. As squares arrive, they are collected, sorted and bundled into blanket packs by volunteers. Sewing and distribution days are then organized to assemble and deliver the blankets.
You can learn more about Knit-A-Square here: http://www.knit-a-square.com/

At Big Kids Camp, we will focus on creating the 8 in x 8 in squares that are made into blankets for these children. No matter how many we make, we can send them to the KAS distribution center and they will create blankets from our donation! Cool, right?

This project is for experienced knitters/crocheters and newbies alike! I have only tried knitting once but I'm really looking forward to working on this :) If you have any questions, you can email Emily at emily.palmer329@gmail.com

If you have knitting needles, crochet hooks or yarn that you would be willing to let us use for this project, please bring them along!


(2 more big sleeps!)

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Need A Ride?


Do you want to join us at Big Kids Camp but you...

don't have a car?
don't have extra money for gas?
don't like driving alone?


Many people carpool to camp! In fact, we have people traveling from all over...

If you need a ride, post on the Facebook event page or email Greg (gregorywlawton@gmail.com) or Emily (emily.palmer329@gmail.com). See you there!

(5 more Big Sleeps until camp!)

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

What to Pack for Camp



Here is a suggested packing list for Big Kids Camp:
  • Bedding - a pillow and sleeping bag OR a pillow, blankets and twin sheets
  • Rug (for next to your bunk)
  • Towel
  • Clothes for warm AND cool AND wet AND dry weather (this year, it will be more cool and wet)
  • Underwear :D
  • Swim suit
  • Rain jacket and/or heavier coat
  • Close-toed shoes and/or water shoes
  • Shower shoes, if desired
  • Toiletries
  • Bug spray
  • Sunscreen
  • Flashlight
  • Bible
  • Board games
  • Sudoku, books, word puzzles, coloring books, a journal and/or any other relaxing activities - just for you or to share!
  • Some cash (for extra activities or camp store purchases, if desired)

Email Greg (gregorywlawton@gmail.com) or Emily (emily.palmer329@gmail.com) if you really need one or more of these items but don't have time or money to get one.

Now you're all set! See you there!

(9 more Big Sleeps until camp!)

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Midweek Blues?

Did you get look out the window of your work or school today, at the blue skies and sunshine and think to yourself...

"I wish I had a weekend coming up where I could
nap
eat s'mores
play board games
read a book for fun
network around a campfire
allow myself to be silly and carefree
AND
spend some quality time with God"

Well, stop day-dreaming and spend a few minutes (before you go to bed, on your lunch break tomorrow, NOW, etc.) signing up for BIG KIDS CAMP this Memorial Day Weekend!
(17 more Big Sleeps until camp!)