Our 2016 mission season consisted of two separate BASIC camps, with a total of 146 participants.
Our BASIC Camps are designed with Junior High students (grades 6-8) in mind. Our work days begin and end early so that there is plenty of time for the youth to complete their projects as well as organized fun in the afternoons and evenings. We work really hard to fuse mission work camp and church camp for a unique camp experience. Camps begin on Sunday evenings and run through mid-day Thursdays. The youth are assigned work teams and complete service projects at churches and non-profit organizations. Work can include, but is not limited to: building wheelchair ramps, scraping and painting as well as other minor construction, cleaning and organizing, yard work. Upon returning back to camp after working on sites youth are given opportunities to craft, swim, cook, and play silly games. We begin and end each day with worship encouraging all participants to identify and celebrate each other’s random acts of kindness.
This year, we will have three separate BASIC camps: June 24-28, 2018 at Gonzales FUMC, July 15-19, 2018 at Mission FUMC, and July 22-26, 2018 at University UMC in San Antonio, Texas.