“I tell you the truth, unless you become like little children, you will never enter the Kingdom of heaven. Therefore whoever humbles himself like a little child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven (Matthew 18:2-3).” The children of The Rock church need to be seen as the invaluable resource they are. Their willingness to help, their spirit, and their energy make them perfect examples of God’s love. This year at Camp Rock, the children took part in a HOPE project that connected them to the children in Moore, Oklahoma who had recently suffered the loss of their classrooms and their homes. The children of Camp Rock worked diligently to collect backpacks and supplies.
Camp Rock this summer was a children’s weeklong event meant to cultivate a desire in children to “do something” as Pastor Miles encourages his congregation. Through interactive games and activities, the children were given an insight into how they each play a role in God’s Great Big Story and they also learned how they can reach out to others.
The North County event kicked off similar to the event in Point Loma, with a live band and biblical teaching. As with all good parties, food (Snack Time); as well as a Meet-n-Greet came next. The children were introduced to their Camp Counselors who led each group in a lesson about God’s teachings. Next up was participation in one of evening’s three activities; WaterMania (outdoor slime & water games), CREATE (super cool trucker hat craft), and TumbleTime (a tumbling park instructional session hosted by our friends at SoCal Gymnastics). The end of the night culminated in a fun group game and an update on the HOPE Project before kids were released for the evening. The week continued how it began and many lives of children were changed.
Sessions of Camp Rock were held at both the North County and Pt. Loma campuses. There were over 80 volunteers at both locations which enabled children from ages from 5 to 10 years old (K-5th grade) to have the best week of their summer.
Although this was the first session of Camp Rock at the North County campus, it certainly won’t be the last. The event was a success and culminated in a Family Night; an event with a DJ, an outdoor glow lounge, a worship concert, games and food trucks. Approximately 300 people attended the last evening at Camp Rock North County! As much fun as the Family Night was, the best part of Camp Rock was the 15 kids who received Christ in their lives. These children now have the hope of Eternal life, and they can now share the good news with their friends and family at home and school.
In speaking with Amy, Camp Rock Director, about the event she said to me that “the best message to convey (through this article) is that it is important to invest in our kids (by) providing them a safe and fun environment so that they can explore faith in Jesus & find HOPE in Him.”
Keep an eye out for upcoming children’s events at the Rock Church and show your support through participation and by volunteering. In doing this, you can be a part of training the next leaders in our church and in society. These children have much to offer. Volunteer today and be a part of what God is doing.
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