5th-8th Grade Specialty Skills Camps
June 12-17, Specialties I: Cooking, Woodworking and Multi-Sports Camps
June 26-July 1, Specialties II: Craft and Outdoor Sports Camps
Check in: Sunday, 4:00-4:30 p.m.
Check out: Friday, 12:00 noon
Dean: Tracy Weaver
We have two different weeks of skills camps planned. During these weeks, the events listed will occur simultaneously at Macedonia, in the Meadow. Campers will share in worship, meals, recreation and class time, then break out in the middle of the day for their "specialties." These unique events offer campers the opportunity to sharpen their skills in a specialty of their choice while also learning more about following God's unique will for our lives, rather than following the crowd. (All ranges of skills in each specialty are welcome, from beginner to experienced.)
June 12-17, Specialties I
Cooking, Woodworking and Multi-Sports Camps
Dean: Susan Ballerstedt
Cooking Camp is for boys and girls who want to experience the art and fun of cooking. This edible education will include kitchen safety, knife skills, measuring, mixing, and many other cooking techniques. We will have fun creating many homemade dishes like pasta, quick breads, candy, pies and many other unique and yummy foods. The sessions will rotate between sweet and savory recipes and each camper will go home with their own recipe binder, and a sample of their kitchen creations. Our goal is to build a foundation to cook for a lifetime, and to be prepared to practice hospitality (Romans 12:13). For safety reasons, please wear closed toe shoes and long hair should be tied back.
Dean: Jeff Schrock
We're excited to bring back last year's new specialty to Specialty Skills Camps. Woodworking Camp will be partnering with BenchWorx, a mobile education program whose mission is to introduce students of all ages to the art of woodworking. Each session, campers will be introduced to a new tool, followed by safety demonstrations and the time to create fun and useful projects using hand tools. Students do not need any prior experience, and all tools/materials required to make the projects are provided. (For more info about this unique program, check out www.benchworx.net )
(Kickball, Ultimate Frisbee, Basketball and Pickleball)
Dean: Eric Mullins
We are taking your favorite games from the playground and combining them into one action packed week of camp! Each day campers will play variations of Kickball, Basketball, Ultimate Frisbee and Pickleball. We may even throw in a few other high-energy field games along the way. Participants will learn sportsmanship, teamwork and strategy in addition to the rules of the game. This camp is perfect for beginning to intermediate athletes who love all things sports, and want to combine that with a week of worship, Bible study, campfire and fun. Be sure to bring lace-up athletic shoes and sunscreen. We'll provide all the other equipment needed and water bottles. Bring your friends or come make new ones!
June 26-July 1, Specialties II
Craft Camp and Outdoor Sports Camp
Outdoor Sports Camp
Dean: Dave Weaver
Outdoor Sports Camp is for boys and girls who love the outdoors. We will talk a lot about safety, and actually handle and shoot firearms of all kinds along with archery equipment. As part of this event, if you pass the test, you will receive your Indiana Hunter Education card.
**All spots for Boys in Outdoor Sports Camp are full, but we still have space for Girls in this event.
Dean: Sue Vuyovich
If you already enjoy doing crafts, or if you simply want to learn something new, Craft Camp is a great opportunity to sample a variety of handicrafts and complete several fun projects. Crafting can be much more than a hobby. Each new skill offers another way to bless the lives of others and bring glory to God.