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Week two: Guns, Bows, and the Great Outdoors!

Steve Scott

Wow, did week one go fast! As we welcomed kids to camp during week two we began to see 'familiar faces' as some of the kids continue to come back each week. It always brings a smile to our faces to see the kids who repeat camps and who come back frequently, as it shows us that the work we are doing is having an impact in the lives of the kids. We also love meeting new campers because that is a sign that the ministry is growing. 

This week in camps we had Camp .22, Introduction to Archery, and Into the Wild-Boys. In Camp .22, the kids used two different types sights, iron sights, and scopes. They also learned how to shoot in different shooting positions such as bench-rest, seated, and prone (laying down). In Into the Wild-Boys, the kids learned how to make a fire with limited resources, they also learned how to make shelter with just a few feet of para-cord and a couple of tarps. Finally, in Introduction to Archery, the kids have learned to shoot a bow and how to make their form and shots be the best that they can be. They shot for money, candy, and got to play archery corn-hole. 

For the first time, we offered a Junior Adventure Camp for students five to seven years old. In this camp, junior campers learned how to shoot archery, fish, and used their supplies from the scavenger hunt to make a sun catcher. We will be offering the Junior Adventure Camp two more times this summer. 

We are already looking forward to next week (week 3) and are excited for the opportunity to mentor more young kids. Again, we thank you for your continued support of this ministry. 

~Clayton Frame, Camp Counselor

 

 

Let the Fun Begin!

Steve Scott

Well, its that time of year again, time for fun as we welcome dozens of children to camp each week. We have awaited summer all year and are excited, once again, for the opportunity to interact and get to build relationships with kids. This summer, we have tons of fun and exciting camps to choose from whether it be Finding Bigfoot or shooting bows and guns, we have it all!

This week (week one) we had four camps total, in the morning we had Fish On and Intro to Archery, and in the afternoon we had Basic Marksmanship and Search for Bigfoot. All of the kids had an absolute blast! Also, this week was the first Trap Shoot Tuesday camp.

In fishing the kids learned different fishing knots (The Knot of the Day) and caught lots of fish. They even learned how to fillet a fish and enjoyed some deep fried catfish. Intro to Archery was also a success as the kids all perfected their form as well as shot for money and candy. In Search for Bigfoot the kids found Bigfoot, and lit him up with paint-balls! Basic Marksmanship taught the kids safe gun handling skills and they learned to shoot precisely.

The camps that we have going on next week are: Camp .22, Intro to Archery, and Into the Wild: Boys (check the Summer Day Camps tab for more details). If you are interested in signing up your child for one of our camps, we have plenty of slots open!

Also, don't forget every Wednesday night will be our Family Fun nights from 6-8pm where you can come see what your kids have been learning, we will even let them teach you! Activities will typically consist of archery, air rifles, and fishing.

As always, we thank you for your continued support of this ministry! God Bless.

~ Clayton Frame, Camp Counselor

 

A Special Day-Camp for 5-7 Year Olds

Steve Scott

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Do you have a child between the ages of 5-7 years who would love to be a part of one of our days camps but are just not old enough or not quite ready for a full-week program?  Our Jr. Adventure Camp is a 1 day camp designed just for them.  Adventure Campers will get to experience a sample of some of our more popular activities like fishing, archery, nature exploration, outdoor crafts, paintball target shooting and more.  These camps are staffed with much smaller ratios so that students get a lot of personalized attention assuring a great experience.  It will be a lot of FUN!!!  If students want to participate in more than one day of Adventure Camp, the activities will vary some from day to day giving a bigger variety of experiences.

Our Jr. Adventure Camps are offered on:

  • June 21   (9 AM - Noon)
  • July 19    (9AM - Noon)
  • August 2   (9 AM - Noon)

The cost for the Jr. Adventure Camp is $30 per day.  More days and times may get offered depending on the interests.

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Counting the Days Until Camps Start

Steve Scott

Summer camps are ONLY two weeks away! That means that in about fourteen days, another summer of meeting new children and their families is almost upon us here at On Target. This will be my fourth summer --- my fourth summer spending countless hours outdoors, my fourth summer being covered in mosquito bites, and my fourth summer making great relationships with campers I will cherish forever. Whether we’re doing archery, rifles, fishing, or crafts, the campers at On Target teach the staff (almost) as much as the staff teaches the campers. They teach us the newest dance moves and jokes, while we teach them skills and safety. 

If you haven't registered yet, do so soon as camps are beginning to fill.

I am so excited to see you all soon,

Kasey Solic, Camp Counselor

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Nature's Benefits

Steve Scott

Did you know studies show that kids who play outside are smarter, happier, more attentive and less anxious than kids who spend more time indoors? Time in nature builds confidence, promotes imagination and teaches responsibility. Playing outdoors gets kids moving, provides greater sensory stimulation, and it reduces stress and fatigue.

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Regarding faith development, time in creation helps students know and appreciate their Creator more as well. Spending time in nature is a great way for kids to learn about God. They can see His creativity when they look at the leaves; each one has a unique shape with unique patterns. Kids can also learn how powerful He is. God commanded the hills to appear and the skies to change each day. Kids can also learn that they are so valuable to God through spending time in nature. God took time to think about every leaf, every animal, every blade of grass, the clouds and the colorful skies but God also created each one of our kids. He knows all of them by name and knows every step they will take. Each child is uniquely and wonderfully made and they were made in the image of God.

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As the summer gets closer, we want to invite you to send your children to our camps. Not only will they get all of the benefits of spending time in nature, they will get to know the Creator who loves and cherishes each child. They will get to build shelters, shoot paintball guns, fish, shoot bows & arrows, and so many other fun things while being reminded of the God who created them and created the nature setting they are getting to play in.

We can’t wait to see you this summer (only 39 days away) for some great times in God's creation! 

~ The On Target Crew