We can't believe that summer is already over. It feels like we just finished our first week of camps and the kids were looking forward to all of the fun things they had planned this summer. Now school is beginning in just a few weeks and kids will reunite and tell the stories of their summers.
We want to thank you for letting us be a part of the story that the kids will tell on the first day back. We are so appreciative of your dedication to running back and forth each day so that we could spend time with your awesome kids this summer. We also want to thank you for helping us reach a new record.
As we were reflecting on past summers, we remembered reaching a new record in fishing camps at 23 students. During our last week of camps this summer, we exceeded that record with 30 students in fishing camp! This summer has been our record year. The number of campers has fluctuated over the summers with the highest amount so far being 387 in 2015 with nine weeks of camps. This summer we served 463 students in 8 weeks of camps.
Thanks to you, parents, grandparents and guardians, we have been able to impact 463 lives this summer. We have met kids from our town, from different states, and even some from different countries. Although we all came from different backgrounds and cultures, we all got to experience the love of God together through so many fun activities and through nature.
We can't say enough about how thankful we are for the support that you have given us throughout these 10 years of our ministry. You have helped us grow year after year but most importantly, you have helped us share the Word of God with SO MANY kids and their families!
It has been a quite week since camps have ended but it has given us the opportunity to create two new fall family programs in addition to two that you already know and love. The two new ones are "Parent / Child Rifle Club" and "Family Fishing Club". Check those out in the 'Upcoming Events' tab and get registered today because we already miss you and your kids!
Thank you for making summer 2018 so amazing!
See you soon!
~ Katrina Klockenga and the OTO Family!