The Gentry Seventh-day Adventist Church has been running a free summer day camp program for the past nine years. This summer, the Day Camp will run from June 22nd to July 16th, Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. The hours are filled with activities, Bible lessons, games, and special features. Our Summer Day Camp program is open to anyone 8 to 14 years of age. However, campers are required to bring their own lunch.
Last year, on Mondays, the focus was on team building. From bridge building to games such as “Junk Scramble,” campers developed tighter friendships and practiced working together as a team. Tuesdays usually found special guests coming to the church. One week, a representative from the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission visited and told stories and taught the campers fun facts from nature. Did you know Arkansas black bears eat around a pound of bugs every day? Other special guests included members of the Gentry Fire Department, Air Evac Lifeteam, and NorthWest Health Emergency Services. Wednesdays were generally community service days, and the campers did activities such as collecting trash at the Gentry Park or singing day camp songs to residents of local nursing homes. Thursday was swim day and it was a hit with many of the campers. The church bussed the kids to a private pool where they had a blast jumping off the diving board, racing across the pool, and enjoying the water together.
Follow us on Facebook for upcoming announcements about our Summer Day Camp Program or you can call the church office at 479-736-8808. Registration forms are available at the church office or on Saturday's at the greeter's stand in the church lobby.