Thursday Jun 03 2010
Bayside Church offers scholarships for summer camp
The church will pay for 40 children with special needs to attend Breakaway summer camp
Bayside Church in Granite Bay recently received a pleasant surprise in the form of an anonymous donation. Even better news — the $3,000 donation is enough money to pay for 40 children with special needs to attend Breakaway, the church’s annual summer camp. The camp still has space remaining for children interested in attending this event, which runs from June 14 to 25. This year’s theme is “Breakaway to the Arctic Freeze.” The camp is open to all children ages 4 years old through 6th grade, including those with special needs who are invited to participate in one of two tracts. With the Buddy Program, children are assimilated into the main group and partnered one-on-one with a buddy. “One of the nice things about Breakaway is we integrate them in the program,” said Haji Ziegler, who helps organize the camp. “They like that feeling of being part of the group.” The Buddy Program is for children who can adapt to small groups and transition with the camp’s fast-paced schedule. Or children can choose the Special Kids Included tract, a modified program to accommodate children who benefit from a more flexible schedule. These children will also be partnered with buddies. During the camp, children play in bounce houses, on rock-climbing walls and giant slides, and do arts and crafts projects. They have Bible study and attend worship rallies. Although the camp’s purpose is “to communicate the love of Jesus Christ to children,” organizers say non-Christian and non-church-going families also enjoy the event. ~ Sena Christian ---------- If you have a special needs child interested in attending Breakaway summer camp, please visit www.baysideonline.com/breakaway to register. For more information, call (916) 746-8649.