What is Traveling Day Camp?
Traveling day camp is a partnership ministry between the camp and congregation in which trained summer camp staff are deployed to lead interactive programs in the congregational setting. These programs serve to cultivate faith formation, promote learning, and provide a doorway for deeper engagement in the congregation and camp.
Campers were asked to describe day camp in three words. Here’s what they had to say. The larger the word, the more often it was used to describe their experience of camp.
My child had fun!
Day Camp had a
impact on my child.
Day Camp sparked
conversations about God/faith at home
Still singing songs
from day camp
“Attending camp was just a place for me that I got to leave any baggage from life behind. I got to be me without any prior expectations or any of my past being connected to me. It didn’t matter who my parents were or what I had done at school that had been weighing on me. I could go to camp and be me.”
– Congregational Leader