Bring your group to serve & love others in a multi-cultural environment
Grow closer to God & build meaningful relationships
Discover genuine faith and purpose
It’s an opportunity for high school students to make a significant spiritual impact while serving as a counselor and leader in a week-long kid’s summer program for 1st through 5th grades. It’s filled with sports, activities, games, learning and lots of exciting field trips. Students step outside the familiar and are immersed in a multicultural/urban setting. Many of the children in our program come from broken, foster, or single-parent homes. This program is all about relationships and getting to know and minister to the kids on a personal level. Our main goal is to make a difference in their lives and affect their families by sharing the Gospel with our words and actions.
Choose an available week from our 8-week Summer Program listed below. Groups arrive Sunday evening for a meal and orientation, and usually leave Friday evening or Saturday morning. Many groups choose to visit one of Ohio's popular
attractions like Kings Island, Cedar Point, or Columbus Zoo on their journey home.
2019 SHARONWOODS KIDS SUMMER PROGRAM WEEKS
WEEK 1: June 3rd - June 7th
WEEK 2: June 10th - June 14th
WEEK 3: June 17th - June 21st
WEEK 4: June 24th - June 28th
WEEK 5: July 1st - July 5th (NOT AVAILABLE)
WEEK 6: July 8th - July 12th
WEEK 7: July 15th - July 19th (NOT AVAILABLE)
WEEK 8: July 22nd - July 26th (NOT AVAILABLE)
SharonWoods Kid’s Summer Program takes place on the campus of SharonWoods Church, a 30,00 square-foot facility, which is located in the northern part of Columbus, Ohio. Columbus is America's 15th largest city and one of the most culturally diverse and unchurched cities in the nation. We are located in the most densely populated zip code in the city of Columbus (100,000 people). The neighborhoods surrounding the church consist of many under resourced families.
Your students will have the incredible opportunity of making a real difference in the lives of kids by feeding them spiritually and by modeling God’s love. Students/Counselors will get to know the kids through engaging them often in conversation during daily activities & trips. As a result, the counselors earn the right to share their life-changing stories and the Gospel story. During small group time, counselors help kids learn and apply Biblical principles to live and to understand the love of Jesus.
A typical week consist of leading and participating in various sports, fun activities, games, movies, Bible studies, small groups, meals, and exciting field trips around the Columbus area. Each day when camp concludes, your group will have free time to play various games on the church campus like volleyball, dodge ball, basketball, four square, gaga ball, wiffle-ball, etc. and watch movies on a 9-foot screen in the Fellowship Center. Other evening options are Magic Mountain, laser tag, rock climbing, & more!
The total cost is $125 per person and includes housing on the church campus (a two-level duplex), all meals and snacks, camp t-shirt and all field trips. Chaperones are FREE! Must bring sleeping bags, (air mattresses or pads), pillows, bathroom linens and toiletries, modest swimming suits and pool towels. There are separate men's and women's sleeping quarters, upstairs bathrooms and two downstairs bathrooms with showers. The suggested group size is 8 - 22 people. A background check is required for those 18 and older.