Explorations 2024

Monday, July 29, 2024 to Thursday, August 1, 2024
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
600 High Street, Worthington, OH, USA

Explorations 2024

"Serve one another in love" Galations 5:13

Come join us for a day camp focused on serving our local community! Any incoming 4th grader through incoming 7th grader is invited to attend Explorations, July 29th through August 1st.  We will meet at the church each morning Monday through Thursday at 10a and finish our day back at the church for pick-up at 2pm.  Each of these days will be mission and outreach focused.  Serving others is a foundational aspect of our faith development! We will grow as a group in fellowship through giving back in various ways.

The goal of the week will be to give experiences that will allow us to learn about needs in our local community and how it takes all of us to support one another! We will be serving places like local resource pantries, where we get to learn from each host site on what they do in their area to support others.  We may be sorting donations, or prepping items to be ready to give. One of our days we will spend at a local farm animal sanctuary that we have partnered with for the last nine years! We will be outdoors the entire time, cleaning areas, grooming animals and just spending time sharing love to the rescued animals that live there! Sunrise Sanctuary in Marysville, Ohio and is truly a special place.

 Daily Location Schedule:

Monday, July 29th - Seminary Hill Farm (https://www.seminaryhillfarm.org/) Learning about their organic farm and ways that they support the community with fresh food. Harvesting produce will be one of our tasks.

Tuesday, July 30th - Sunrise Sanctuary (http://www.sunrisesanctuary.org/) We will be working on shoveling pasture areas, stalls, and grooming animals. These animals are all extremely "people-friendly" and love to have us as visitors!

Wednesday, July 31st - Worthington UMC. We will be working on ministry projects that are active in our own church. One of our projects will be working with The Riverside Sewing Guild. They will teach us how to make stuffed animals for children who are at Riverside Hospital. We will also be contributing to Operation Sandwich, making sandwiches to be given at shelters in the nearby area. 

Thursday, August 1st - WARM (Westerville Area Resource Ministries). We will be sorting food donations and prepping take-home snack kits for children in the nearby area.

Cost will be $30 per child.  We will be making a packed lunch each morning to bring with us – so please let me know about any food allergies or accommodations we will need to make. You may pay ahead online by visiting Worthington UMC's payment site and selecting "Explorations".

If you are interested in being an adult chaperone for a day or more, we would love to have you! We will need a few volunteers to help make the week happen. 

If you have any questions in the meantime, please contact Ashley Gerard at ashley@worthingtonumc.com

Event Location

600 High Street, Worthington, OH, USA

Event Contact Information

Ashley Gerard
Childrens Ministry Director

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