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Director of Christian Education and Youth Programs – News

From the Director of Christian Education and Youth Programs

Amy Grella —

Now Recruiting Volunteers for Day & Jr. Day Camp July 17-21

This summer will be the third year we are offering two different camps for our vacation bible school.  The theme for both is Branching Out – Connecting Through Christ.   Day Camp, an all-day faith-building experience for youth (completed 1st – 6th grades), will be held at the church and led by Crestfield staff.  Jr. Day Camp, which takes place daily that same week from 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. is for children in preschool (must be potty-trained) up to completed Kindergarten.  Jr. Day Camp is run by Bower Hill Church staff and volunteers.

The Christian Education committee envisions using this week-long summer ministry as a tool to reach out into our community to invite friends and family to check out Bower Hill.  We are excited to prepare for an increased number of youth in both camps!  However, that means that LOTS of help is needed to make it a memorable and successful week.

Complete details about volunteer opportunities and a sign-up sheet are posted on the bulletin board outside the Friendship Room.

All volunteers scheduled during the week of Day Camp must be Approved Adults.  If you are not already an Approved Adult at Bower Hill, you may start the process by completing the Approved Adult application and submitting it to Amy or the church office.  Copies of this form are also on the bulletin board by the Friendship Room.  This is an easy (and free) process that can largely be accomplished from any computer.  If you already have your clearances through a school or another organization, there is no need to repeat the process—just use copies of that information.  Lastly, in a few weeks look for a “WISH” tree, filled with the supplies and monetary donations needed to support Jr. Day Camp.  Thanks for your help in supporting Bower Hill youth!

Registration is now open for Jr. Day Camp and Day Camp, July 17-21

New this year, registration for both Jr Day Camp and Day Camp is available online through our website.  Simply go to: and you will be directed to the page with information and the buttons to register.  You can complete registration and pay online!

If you would like to register by check, you may complete the enclosed paper copy of the registration form (copies are also located on the bulletin board by the Friendship Room) along with your check (payable to BHCC) and deliver it to the church office or via USPS.  See the registration form insert for complete details on the week.

Especially for Day Camp, where our space is limited to only 40 campers, please be sure to register early!

This summer, we have some fun activities planned for youth who have completed 5th grade and up.  Please be sure to save the dates for these events, and plan to invite a friend or two!  More detailed information on these events will be communicated via email.  If you have any questions, please see Amy or email her at

Friday, June 16, at 7:00 p.m. – Washington Wild Things Baseball game

Friday, July 21, at 7:00 p.m. – Miniature golf at Cool Springs

Saturday, August 26, at 7:00 p.m. – Pittsburgh Riverhounds Soccer game

Also be sure to mark these special week-long activities in your calendars:

July 17-21 – Day Camp /Jr Day Camp week (students in completed 5th & 6th grades can still attend Day Camp, and the older students (completed 7th and above) can help with our Jr. Day Camp.

July 23-28 – Mission Possible Trip to Camp Crestfield.  This is available for students who have completed

5th grade and up.  Registration deadline is April 30.  Please see your email or the bulletin board by the kitchen for registration info.

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