Canada Camp Promise Barrie
Camp Promise Barrie is a year round outreach ministry to the children, youth and families in the city of Barrie who live in challenging circumstances due to situational and generational poverty. We offer no cost after school programs, March Break Camp and full day summer camps for children ages 4 to 14. Our focus is the whole person, body, soul and spirit, offering academic, spiritual, social and life skill learning opportunities within a fun and highly safe relational environment. A key element of our ministry is leadership development for teens and young adults. Internationally, nationally and locally, we care deeply about allowing young people to learn about themselves, have opportunities to grow and develop leadership skills through being themselves in a hands on "doing it" environment, with supportive mentoring, training and opportunity. Those who journey with us learn about the effects of poverty, and gain practical skills and loving ways to help alleviate this poverty of body, soul and spirit while sharing the gospel in word and action. Many of our children have learning disabilities, behavioral challenges and mental health struggles as part of what they are born into. Part of our leadership training is directly related to these needs.
In addition, relationship development with the families of the children and youth happens especially through Covid 19 measures that moves us to the front lawn, to the park, and to other outside venues where we can interact and support parents and caregivers more.
Being a volunteer you will be accommodated in Barrie (perhaps by a host family).
The main task consists of organizing the after-school-program for kids, for example supervising homework that is being done, worship, devotionals, doing arts and crafts, sports, etc. Besides, you will help out by the breakfast program for children. A further service area comprises assistance in the children’s and youth work of a local church.
Kanada - 7 Monate voller Herausforderungen, Erfahrungen und Gottes Führung
„Bumblebee, Bumblebee“, so riefen mich die Kinder immer, wenn wir, meine 3 impact-Teamkolleginnen und ich, sie von der Schule zum Camp Promise abholten. Jeder Mitarbeiter erhielt einen ganz speziellen Spitznamen.
In dieser Camp Promise Arbeit durfte ich mich für 7 Monate einbringen und Gottes bedingungslose Liebe in Wort und Tat an die Kinder weitergeben. An jedem Tag, den wir mit den Kindern verbrachten, gehörte als Kern ein geistlicher Impuls mit Singen und biblischer Geschichte dazu. Dabei war uns ganz besonders wichtig, ihnen zu vermitteln, wie sehr sie von Gott geliebt werden und wie jedes Kind für ihn unglaublich wichtig und etwas...