Since 2013 God has opened the door for BCYM to help its partner churches put on three-day children’s camps for Syrian refugee children. It holds around 20 camps yearly with roughly 40-60 children attending each camp. BCYM has the great blessing to invite teams from abroad to join it in serving these vulnerable children and to experience first-hand the amazing things that God is doing in their lives.
Each BCYM camp takes place for three days and is filled with fun and educational activities where children learn about God’s love and how to interact positively with one another. Bussing the campers from their home towns to one of its campsites, BCYM provides everything the children need to have a great experience. Each morning begins with a hot breakfast to ensure that the kids have the energy to get through the day. Partnering with local volunteers, visiting teams can assist with putting on worship, a message, games, and crafts. Following breakfast, leaders teach the children worship songs, which is many children’s favorite activity of the day. After that, the children hear a Bible story message and take part in small groups, where they discuss what they have learned. Then, the teams organize sports and games that allow the children to expend their extra energy in ways that are fun and safe. Finally, after a hot lunch, leaders help the campers to make crafts that they can take home with them at the end of the day.
What We Do at the Children’s Camps
Below you’ll find out what activities we do at our children’s camps. Click on the boxes to find out more information.