Click the video above for highlights from The Salvation Army Lawrenceville Corps Community Center’s Vacation Bible School.
Throughout metro Atlanta, The Salvation Army’s Vacation Bible School Programs are an extension of its efforts to enhance the lives and spirits of local youth through its summer programs.
Hannah Brown,12, a resident of McDonough, has attended the Salvation Army’s Jonesboro Vacation Bible School for so many years, she does not even remember her first time in the program.
“We get to learn a lot about Jesus at this camp, As you get older, the lessons get a little deeper as you take a closer look at the Bible, “ says Brown who was a cast member in the camp’s grand finale program, a science-themed mock television program where Brown doles out lessons about the Bible between science experiments.
“If you’re 5, then you mainly draw pictures of Jesus,” said Rosser, who has attended the camp since she was 4. “When you’re 10, you’re learning about who Jesus is, and the difference between making good decisions and bad decisions,” added Makinsey Rosser, 10 of Morrow.
Other lessons focus on developing leadership skills, such as how to be a good role model to others. Cordova said the children who have learned the leadership skills are asked to undergo team leader training when they turn 13.
These fun-packed, summer-long programs include arts and crafts, character building activities, and playground sports and activities for kids of all ages. They may also feature trips to parks, historical sites, supervised swimming pools, local museums, etc. All Salvation Army day camps meet local health department standards, and many are accredited by the American Camping Associations.
Each year, The Salvation Army provides hundreds of local youth new, and life-enriching summer experiences.
Your donation of $26 can provide a less fortunate child a day of summer camp experience. $130 would provide one week of summer camp to a child in your community.