Camp in a Box
Bringing Camps Home
BCYM is Bringing its Camps Right to Children’s Homes
Not allowing the widespread lockdowns to keep it from ministering to children and youth across Lebanon, the Baptist Children and Youth Ministry is thinking outside of the box by putting its fun and spiritually-rich camps into a box that children can take home and do together with their families.
Providing Spiritual Support in Times of Trouble
After enduring a year of crisis upon crisis, Lebanon’s youth and children are struggling from the enforced lockdowns, school closures, economic meltdown and massive explosion that rocked Beirut. No longer able to gather these children together at their popular camps, BCYM is determined to continue ministering to Lebanon’s youth and children by providing boxes full of creative activities that teach about Christ’s love in a way that kids can understand.
The boxes also include psychological support materials provided by the SKILD Center to help children and youth to destress and process their emotions in the aftermath of the traumatizing explosion that occurred at the Beirut Port in August 2020. Included are the Wise Parenting book, which provides parents tips on how to deal with daily challenges and the Yes You Can booklet, which teaches teenagers relaxation and destressing techniques.
What’s in the Box
Check out these videos to see what activities and books are in the BCYM Camp in a Box.
Allowing Kids’ Creative Skills to Go to Work!
After delivering hundreds of boxes to children all over Lebanon, BCYM was delighted to see all of the beautiful artwork and crafts that kids showed them after following the instructions and using the materials provided in the box. See for yourself how creative BCYM kids are!
Christmas Camp in a Box
In honor of the holiday season, BCYM sent out a special Christmas version of the Camp in a Box to teach kids about the coming of Baby Jesus!
BCYM’s Christmas Camp in a Box had a huge impact on kids all across Lebanon. Check out our Christmas Camp in a Box Impact Report to find out more!
Christmas Camp in a Box Success
Despite the adversities, this was still a very special Christmas. Due to the support that was received from all donors, we were able to send the Christmas Camp in a Box to approximately 1,200 families in Beirut, North, South, Chouf and Bekaa. Around 2,500 children benefited directly from the box.
These boxes included everything that children need to know about Jesus’ birth. In addition to that, the children were able to experience the joy and peace of Christmas through creative crafts, festive music, and fun challenges. Due to the deteriorating state of the economy, the Christmas Camp in a Box was one of the few gifts, if not the only one, that many children received this season.
The achievements were abundant and they continue to increase today. We have been receiving many beautiful pictures of the children’s crafts and remarkable feedback from churches and families. As a result of posting these pictures on our social medias, we have been receiving requests for the boxes from multiple parents. One mother shared that her children have never received anything like these boxes and she has never seen anything like it before. The impact of these boxes was much more than anyone could have expected. The boxes helped the children feel less lonely this season since they were deprived of seeing family and friends. They were also a blessing since they taught about God in the absence of Sunday school lessons. They allowed the children to just “be kids” again. One mother stated that her children as well as other children around Lebanon are thirsty for just about anything and everything. Multiple families have shared their gratitude and appreciation for the boxes. As one mother said, “thank you for not forgetting about our children when everyone else has.”
We are so thankful to God that the main purpose of teaching children about their Savior and providing them with a sense of care and joy was achieved.
Easter Camp in a Box
BCYM’s Camp in a Box has been a huge hit with kids of all ages, therefore BCYM is even planning to do a box for Easter to teach kids about the resurrection of Christ!
“All your children will be taught by the Lord, and great will be their peace.”