Third Grade Camp (formerly called "First Chance") is our traditional camp program for students entering 3rd grade this fall. Campers stay in our fully climate-controlled dorms, eat all meals in our dining hall, and enjoy many of the camp activities such as the giant slip and slide, the swimming pool, canoeing, Gagaball, Safe Archery, and much more.
Camper check-in will be from 4:00 to 5:00 PM on Sunday, June 20. We will end on Wednesday at 5:30 PM.
Mahoning Valley's 2021 summer camp theme is Focus, and we are spending the summer looking at setting our priorities in a way that honors God. Worship is more than just singing, and it's more than an hour on Sunday morning. True worship is a lifestyle of making God the most important part of our lives and setting our focus on honoring Him. Romans 12:1-2 says “Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship. 2 Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.” (NIV) While it will look a little different for each age group, we will spend our teaching times this summer talking about what it means to be transformed by the renewing of our minds and what it means to focus our lives on worshipping Christ.
All camps sessions this summer will also be joined by Phil and Elizabeth Maddux from MMS Aviation. MMS Aviation prepares people and planes for worldwide missionary service by refurbishing, maintaining, and repairing small aircraft used in missions, and through an apprenticeship training program that covers both maintenance and pilot skills for future missionaries. You can read more about MMS Aviation and their work at www.mmsaviation.org.
Brandee Beikman, a long time Mahoning Valley volunteer and member of the Indian Creek Christian Church, will be serving as the Dean of Campers for this session.
Third Grade Camp is only $125 if you register by May 17 ($145 after that).