Work Camp is a specialty program at Mahoning Valley that has developed quite the following over the last several years. Campers stay in our fully climate-controlled dorms, eat all meals in our dining hall, and spend about 6 hours per day working on camp improvement projects. Past projects have included landscaping, deck building, tree trimming, bridge repair, trenching water lines, painting, and much more. No special skills are required! (Seriously. We have had to teach campers how to use a shovel before, so don't feel like you can't attend just because you don't know how to swing a hammer.)
It's hard work, but it's a lot of fun, and the campers still get to enjoy many of the best camp activities such as the giant slip and slide, swimming, canoeing, and Archery Tag.
Camper check-in will be from 4:00 to 4:30 PM on Sunday, June 6. We will end on Friday 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.
Jeff Fawbush of the Community Christian Church (New Palestine) and Jerran Jackson of the Clarksburg Christian Church will be serving as the co-Deans of Campers for this session.
Work Camp is only $250 if you register by May 17 ($290 after that).