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Faith Evangelical Presbyterian Church hosts two-week summer camp

Clay Everett, left, and Tyler Rae play ball during the 2009 summer camp at Faith Evangelical Presbyterian Church in Brooksville.

Dale MacKeown | Special to the Times

Clay Everett, left, and Tyler Rae play ball during the 2009 summer camp at Faith Evangelical Presbyterian Church in Brooksville.

BROOKSVILLE -- Faith Evangelical Presbyterian Church is offering kids twice the fun this summer with two weeks of Faith Camp. The first camp will run from July 11 to 15 and the second will be Aug. 8 to 12.

Kristina Pfiffner, outreach director for the church and coordinator for the camps, said she wants the programs to provide the opportunity for children to have an exciting but safe place to be during the summer.

"Our camp is the perfect summer fun. It meets the needs of both kids and parents,'' said Kristina Pfiffner, outreach director for the church and coordinator for the camps, which have been operating for several years

"Kids will love participating in team competitions and activities while learning about the Bible,'' she said. "Parents will love sending their kids to Faith Church as we provide a safe, structured environment where their kids can learn and interact with others."

An information sheet described the programs as "structured like a typical day camp, with activities both inside the gym and outside, including team building, Bible lessons, lunch and other various events.''

The day camps are from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and are open to children who are entering first through eighth grades. The cost is $50 per week for the first child and $20 for each additional sibling and includes a T-shirt, daily snack, lunch and activities.

The theme for this year's camp is "God Always Wins."

"We'll be featuring important lessons on winning and losing and even bigger lessons on the God who cannot lose," Pfiffner said.

In July, kids will experience team competitions with fun prizes as well as drama and music. In August, kids will participate in team competitions both inside and outside while preparing for the new school year.

"In August, we will feature fun and learning activities that will be different each day," Pfiffner said. "For example, one day we will conduct a science experiment and another day we will integrate math as we play sports."

Parents can feel assured that their children will be well-looked after at Faith Camp, Pfiffner said. Kids will have supervision at all times, with at least one worker to every five children and several additional helpers who float among areas. Counselors will be staff members and church attending volunteers who are high school age and above.

Adults will need to sign children in and out each day.

"On the first day, parents will receive a large card with their child's name," Pfiffner explained. "To pick up their child, this card must be presented to the staff, who will go and get the child."

There will also be a list from each parent specifying people who are allowed to pick up the child.

"If the parent cannot pick up their child, they are asked to call and inform us who from their list will pick up the child," Pfiffner said.

Health is an important consideration as well.

"Both camps will have an assigned first-aid person whose only job is to be available should a child be hurt or need any medical attention," Pfiffner said. "We also keep on site a medical history of each child, so we are aware of any specific health needs."

Pfiffner is designing a T-shirt for the campers, which they will receive the first day of camp.

"They can choose to wear them all week, but that is not required," she said. There is no specific dress code, but Pfiffner requests that shirts, shorts and shoes be appropriate for the activities. On "water fun" days, children will need a change of clothes.

Children should not bring any electronic devices with them, such as cell phones, iPods or gaming devices. "Should a parent insist that a child need a cell phone, it will be held in the church office until the end of camp," Pfiffner said.

Pfiffner said the best thing about camp is that kids are learning about Christ's love while having fun with new friends.

"We might not be the fanciest camp," she said, "but we will love on the children who come to camp and provide a summer to remember."

To go: To register for Faith Camp for July 11 to 15 and/or Aug. 8 to 12 at Faith Evangelical Presbyterian Church, 200 Mt. Fair Ave, Brooksville, call (352) 796-4969 or stop by the church office. There is no deadline for registration, but attendance is limited to the first 75 children per week to register.



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How to register

To register for Faith Camp for July 11-15 and/or Aug. 8-12 at Faith Evangelical Presbyterian Church, 200 Mount Fair Ave, Brooksville, call (352) 796-4969 or stop by the church office. There is no deadline for registration, but attendance is limited to the first 75 children per week to register.

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