Lakewood Retreat, 25458 Dan Brown Hill Road, south of Spring Lake, is offering "Mission Possible" camp for kids ages 4 to 6 from July 14 to 16 for $149 and ages 7 to 18 from July 14 to 19 for $299. The overnight camp offers full-course meals and access to counselor-supervised activities. Call (352) 796-4091 by Monday to register. Visit lakewoodretreat.org.
Grace World Outreach Church, 20366 Cortez Blvd., will offer the seminar "GPS to a Joyful Marriage" from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 20. There is no fee; lunch will be available for $8. Call (352) 796-3685 to register. Visit rpm-ministry.com. Read Sandee Lester's blog at GPStoajoyfulmarriage.com.
Eden Baptist Church, 22308 Lake Lindsey Road, will offer "Colossal Coaster World: Facing Fear, Trusting God" vacation Bible school for children age 5 through those who have finished fifth grade from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday through July 12. Call (352) 795-3855 to register for the free program.
Spring Hill Christian Academy, 3140 Mariner Blvd., is offering camp for children from K4 through sixth grade from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. through Aug. 2. Before and after care is also available. There will be indoor and outdoor games, a playground, arts and crafts, board games and other themed activities, along with Bible devotions and math and reading sessions. Snack periods as well as breakfast and lunch will be provided. Costs range from $50 to $95 depending on a child's age and length of stay. Register at the school or send email to [email protected] Call (352) 650-4331.
First United Methodist Church, 9344 Spring Hill Drive, is offering summer camp from 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays through Aug. 16 for children age 4 through sixth grade. Indoor and outdoor activities, Bible stories, pizza days, trips, music and crafts will be offered in a Christian environment. The cost is $75 per week for the first child, $70 for a second child and $65 for additional siblings. Register at the church office or call Pat Wolfarth at (352) 683-2600, ext. 2016.
Also, the church's 60-member Chancel Choir, under the direction of minister of music Robert McBain, is singing at 10:15 a.m. Sundays throughout the summer. Those who love to sing or play an instrument are welcome to join the summer choir by coming to practice at 7:15 p.m. Wednesdays. Those participating do not have to be church members.
Nativity Lutheran Church, 6363 Commercial Way, north of Weeki Wachee, will host its free "Everywhere Fun Fair" program for potty-trained children ages 4 to 12 from 9 a.m. to noon July 15 to 19. Register by Sunday by calling (352) 597-1456.
The church is currently meeting for Sunday morning worship at 8:30 and 11 a.m. in the fellowship hall while restoration is being done on the sanctuary. A move back into the main building is scheduled for later this summer.
Information for the Religion Calendar and Briefs may be emailed to Gail Hollenbeck at [email protected], faxed to (352) 754-6133 or mailed to Hernando Times, Religion Calendar and Briefs, 15365 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville, FL 34613. The deadline for calendar items is 12 working days before the event or reservation deadline. If your church/organization has news of interest to the community, briefly state the news. Information cannot be published if the time, date, physical address, ticket price, contact person (first and last names) and phone number are missing. For questions, call (352) 754-6112 and leave a message.