Camp Theme: “God is always with me”

At Rolling River Day Camp, children learn "God is always with me!"

At Rolling River Day Camp, children learn “God is always with me!”

Children will learn how a loving, forgiving and patient Creator rides with them throughout their lives – especially when the waters of life get rough! – during Rolling River Day Camp, July 16-19 in downtown Grass Valley.

Through music, science, storytelling, crafts and recreation, children will learn about our local waterways in western Nevada County and how God calls and blesses us through water.

The program builds on three previous years of offering “Earthcare Day Camp.” That program taught children that God wants all of us to be good stewards of Sacred Creation.

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“Water is all around us, and it’s a big issue,” said camp organizer and local teacher Margaret Boothby. “This year, we thought we’d transition to focus on our rivers.”

A verse from the prophet Isaiah inspires the theme: “When you pass through the waters, I will be with you.” The program also will include a water-related service project.

Cost is $20 per child, and $5 for each additional child in a family. Ask about a scholarship – no child will be turned away! Cost includes a healthy snack and recreation time.

The program is organized by four local churches and operated at Grass Valley United Methodist Church, 236 S. Church St. It runs from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Monday through Thursday during the third week in July.

Hand Chimes, “River Guides”

The theme of water will continue to flow through Rolling River Day Camp, offered by several area faith communities July 16-19 at the Grass Valley United Methodist Church. In previous years, the camp service project included raising money to fund the building of wells in developing countries.

The theme of water will continue to flow through Rolling River Day Camp, offered by several area faith communities July 16-19 at the Grass Valley United Methodist Church. In previous years, the camp service project included raising money to fund the building of wells in developing countries.

Rolling River Day Camp offers age-appropriate sessions for children ages 4 through entering 6th grade. Older children are encouraged to return as “river guides” helping in the classrooms.

A free program teaching hand chimes follows the day camp from 12 to 12:30 p.m. daily at the church. It’s a great way to learn to play a musical instrument on the very first day – even without any prior musical experience!

A family program highlighting the children’s projects, crafts and music concludes the camp at 6 p.m. Thursday, July 19, at the church. Baked goods and beverages will be served.

Participating churches are PEACE Lutheran, Grass Valley United Methodist and Emmanuel Episcopal, all in Grass Valley, and Nevada City United Methodist. Organizers have decades of experience teaching in the public schools and running faith-based day camps for children.

FOR MORE INFORMATION, call Grass Valley United Methodist Church at (530) 272-1946.

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Youth & Family Programs at PEACE Lutheran Church