Posted by: aburne | 20/07/2009

Stupinikids Summer Camp 09

On the 21st June the Stupinikids 2009 summer camp kicked off with a dedicated team of volunteers from Romania, plus Andy Robinson and his team from Kings Church Horsham in the UK. Also not to forget to mention 25 excited kids overjoyed that school had finished a week earlier, now they had a whole week camping with their chums and most of them were looking for a great adventure.

 

For a lot of these kids this would have been the first time they would have stayed away from the parents for any length of time. So was a great challenge for some but also a great opportunity where many of them made new friends, gained self confidence and just had a great adventure.

The Days were packed with games

The Days were packed with games

The camp this year was on a camp site just outside a town called Rasnov which is about a 30 minutes drive from Brasov.

 

The daily programme consisted of a time together in the morning after breakfast where we would have a time of worship, games and a short talk.

For the rest of the morning games and activities would be arranged before stopping for lunch, then more games and activities in the afternoon, followed by dinner and an evening session of worship, games and a short talk.

Daily worship time

Daily worship time

The theme of the camp this year was Hero’s from the Bible and how relevant were the Hero’s actions and faith for us living in modern day Romania.

The kids simply loved the games

The kids simply loved the games

Some of the memorable times of the camp was our visit one afternoon to the Rasnov fortress, lighting a bonfire one evening and melting marshmallows on sticks then eating them on biscuits as we sat around a bonfire in the summer night as looked up to the stars and sang some great Romanian songs.

Summer camp visiting the Rasnov Fortress

Summer camp visiting the Rasnov Fortress

The face painting session

The face painting session

Blindfolded Yoghurt Feeding!!

Blindfolded Yoghurt Feeding!!

 

The summer camp was a great experience for the kids and volunteers alike and the kids looked pretty disappointed when the camp finished 5 days later on the Friday morning. It seemed a lot had gone into planning and making this camp happen and it was with great satisfaction in seeing how the team bonded together and how the kids just loved these 5 special days.

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