Little Lights Urban Ministries

2007 Fall Newsletter

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Volume 7, Issue 2 202-548-4021 Page look back at Camp Heaven Countdown 120 children age 5-13 participated in Camp Heaven 2007. Here's a quick look at camp in numbers: • 3500 snacks served • 700 arts and crafts projects • 380 hours at Six Flags • 63 hours of small-group time Each day Camp Heaven began after lunch with opening assembly at 1:00 pm. At opening assembly children and youth played games, participated in worship, and listened to guest speakers on topics related to character development, selfesteem, and serving others. Pictured above representatives for the girls' and boys' teams participate in one of the opening games. Camp Heaven participants were divided into opening assembly groups divided up for the a each group would have a field trip to Six Flag Air and Space Museum or the National Zoo), group time, swimming, and free time. Pictured clockwise from above: Mon'e, Desti Danajae at the National Zoo; Jalone paints a and drafts; Queshawn at Six Flags; teen inte Jeremiah work on math problems during aca girls jump rope at the park during free time. • 35 hours of academics • 15 staff members • 14 counselors • 13 teen helpers • 7 enrichment trips • 1 Christian rapper: MC Till Thank you summer 2007 counselors!! what it means to be a man As part of small group time at camp, the 11-13 year old boys reflected on what it means to be a man. Here are some of their responses. To be a man you got to have a job and pay your bills. You got to take care of your family and take care of your childrens and you got to have responsibility. To be a man you got to be strong and healthy and you got to have courge to believe in yourself that you can do it! To be a man you got to face the fact that I am a man that can take care of his childrens, that's responsibility. I'll take care of my kids because I don't wasn't to lose them or see them get hurt or be some where they don't want to be. Elias Snowden, age 14 What does it mean to be a man? A man should be responsible, and caring. A man should have a family to care for. A man knows where his things are, knows how to respect older people. A responsible man can get a job with no problem. He will probably have a good life without going to jail or court. A caring man knows what and who to take care of, if he has a pet, he can keep it healthy with good hygiene or cholesterol. A caring man knows what he is eating or is about to eat. This man will grow up to be a good respectful and caring so he will be near to perfect. Trevonte Barnes, age 12

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