British Columbia Division

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Bringing Camp Sunrise to You

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'I just got back from a weekend in Victoria where we put on Camp Sunrise Comes To You! This year the program was Under The Big Top and we had an opportunity to bring down a crew of "circus performers" including a "strongman" and a couple of "clowns" who played games with the kids, sang songs, performed amazing feats, and most importantly spoke about some of the amazing feats performed in the Bible. Our crew may not have been as good at hitting their targets as they thought, but David had no problems toppling Goliath. Our strongman may have had some difficulty putting together a juggling act, but four friends in the Bible overcame significant obstacles to get their paralyzed friend in front of Jesus. One of our clowns had to overcome their fear of water, but the stakes weren't as high for her as for Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego, who were facing a fiery furnace. Through all of these trials, God was there giving them strength, perseverance, courage, and faith.'                                    – Joel Torrens | Children & Youth Program Coordinator

Camp Sunrise operates as a full-programming summer camp. It often represents the first and only vacation for many disadvantaged children. As they embrace the expansive outdoor setting and participate in activities that are both fun and challenging, young campers develop friendships with peers based upon shared experiences. Capable and caring camp counselors serve as mentors to their young charges, encouraging their growth emotionally, socially, physically and spiritually. For more information on children and youth services see this link:salvationarmy.ca/britishcolumbia/summer-camp

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