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"It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men." - Frederick Douglass
Children in grades preschool through 5th grade are welcome to join us on Tuesday nights for fun and fellowship! Each Tuesday Night begins at 5:15 pm with dinner served for everyone.
There are games, crafts and songs all conducted within a friendly Christian atmosphere. There's always a Bible Lesson takeaway for the kids to share with their friends and once they get home!
Teens and Pre-teens are welcome to join us on Friday Nights for community and Corps Cadets. Dinner is served at 4:30 pm and followed by some games and our weekly bible lesson which follows the BOLD model.
Corps Cadets is a leadership program developed by The Salvation Army to grow our young people. Corps Cadets uses a BOLD curriculum. BOLD stands for:Bible study, Our Heritage, Leadership and Discipleship; and the units reflect these themes.
A corps cadet is not just a member of a youth group or Sunday school class. Although an active participant in these groups, a corps cadet is a soldier between the ages of 13-18 years old who has taken up a training role within his or her corps.Our corps cadets regularly take part in Sunday meetings as they prepare for future leadership roles. Corps cadets can fulfill a void of discipleship we lack within our corps as we hold to this vital training ministry.
Children who have completed 1st grade through 12th grade (age 17) have the opportunity to travel to Little Pine Island to experience a week at camp. Camping at Little Pine Island focuses on having fun in God’s creation and teaching practical skills that many kids have not had the opportunity to learn. Camper’s physical, social and spiritual needs are met in a way they will take with them long after camp is done.
Camp Applications become available in May.
For the past 2 summers, over 10 students have had the opportunity to engage in sharpening their culinary skills during our camp. This 2-3 week camp takes place in different parts of Mishiana to give students a broad perspective on food and the field in general. Healthy eating options, food safety, meal planning and proper technique are all covered topics during the sessions. From field trips to special instruction from certified chefs, culinary students will enhance their cooking skills as well engage in dedicated Bible time. Applications for this program begin in April.
Corps Cadet Retreat, Youth Councils and other monthly events are just one way to stay involved year round!
Youth Development Coordinator
574-970-0088 ext. 232