Hundreds of children and adults spent a recent week at Exciting Idlewild Baptist Church in a summer camp that combines a love for the arts, with the expression of Christian values.
The camp began as a singing camp several years ago and has morphed into a full-scale arts camp.
There were sessions on everything from etiquette, to playing percussion tubes, to scrapbooking and violin.
Singing, acting, harp lessons and choreography were a few other choices for the camp, designed for kids who have completed second grade through fifth grade.
Kids were busy making high heels and minions in the cake-decorating class during one recent morning. Others tried their hand at origami, or had the chance to sing a Broadway tune. Some picked up pointers on fishing. Others helped build a theatrical set. Some strummed on guitars.
The campers come from all over to the camp in Lutz, including some from as far away as Orlando, said Susan Raabe, a camp volunteer.
Summer Sing is run by teenagers, who are helped by adult volunteers. Sheila Goskie is the camp director.
In the words of 8-year-old Joshua Barnes: “It’s really fun.”
To find out more about next year’s camp, go to Idlewild’s website at Idlewild.org.
Published August 5, 2015