Joy in the Journey Camps
Joining With Our Serve Globally Partners, Chris & Diane
Option 1: July 20 – 30
Option 2: July 27 – August 6
Option 3: July 20 – August 6
Each week there are about 50-60 Chinese campers ranging from 4th to 12th grade. The camp is an English adventure camp, so the campers have fun while learning English at the same time. The camp values are: Love God, Love Campers, Love Fun. While they do not directly talk about God at camp, volunteers share their lives with the campers and the kids see their values. There is also opportunity for conversations with the college-aged Chinese volunteers - a testimony and life story sharing time each night as well as free time to get to know them. After serving in the camp, we’ll sightsee in Beijing for 2 days.
The camp is run by local leadership. The campsite has dorm rooms with bunkbeds and a dining hall, so housing and meals are all provided at the camp. Fans, air conditioning, bathrooms and private shower stalls are in all the buildings.
SCHEDULE DURING CAMP
Camp runs for 6 days, however the first and last days are half days. Each morning kids have a 1.5-hour English class, singing, other activities and a talk from the camp director. Each afternoon there are activity rotations: baking, biking, games, archery, an adventure course as well as group games: water war, a park scavenger hunt. Each evening there is an additional activity: a night hike in the countryside, movie, talent show, night game, and a campfire.
HOW YOU CAN BE INVOLVED
They need teams to help teach English in the classroom in the mornings as well as participate in the games, music and activities with the campers, getting to know them through the day – giving the kids opportunities to practice using the English they are all studying in school. This is a huge gift to these kids because English is a big component of all Chinese school entrance exams, important for their futures and to their parents.
There are typically 5 classes of students; 8-12 kids per class and 2 teachers per class. The curriculum will be prepared, so all that’s needed from the teachers is reviewing the lessons beforehand. The teachers join in with the campers in the other activities
throughout the day. Being a professional teacher is not required, but some experience in a teaching environment is helpful. Also, someone in charge of the rally, games and activities at the camp is needed.
Families are welcome to serve at the camp. Any child under 18 must be with a parent or guardian.
COST AND DEADLINES
Total cost: $2,700
May 13: signup deadline and $500 deposit
June 10: $1,100 due • July 15: $1,100 due
To register, visit http://bit.ly/EastAsiaRegister. To support a team member financially, click http://bit.ly/EastAsiaDonate.
Any questions, please contact Chris and Diane at or call 913-232-2338.
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