Hi Camp Friends,
Right now, we are spending a lot of time at home. We're getting lots of new things thrown at us much like Daniel from the Old Testament; Daniel's daily routine changed courses a few times including what he ate and who he worked with, his friends were thrown in a blazing furance and survived, he interpreted dreams for the kings of the time, he hung out in a lions' den for a night and he spent a whole lotta time praying. What a crazy life! And through it all, his obediance to God never wavered.
I got to thinking about how this summer we were going to dig into the book of Daniel and Ephesians 2:22 that says,
"And in Him you too are being built together to become a dwelling in which God lives by His Spirit."
What a perfect time for us to dig into this scripture and really learn about what it means to build a dwelling place, like a house, for the Lord and how to build one! So after some brainstorming and studying the book of Daniel, we decided to bring a little bit of camp home to you.
Now we know we can never even slightly replace what camp is here in the woods, but this is a way we can all dig into scripture AND have fun together.
Plus, who DOESN'T love mail?!
First things first, we are bringing Trading Post to our website!! Soon you will be able to shop for your favorite Menno Haven gear from the technology in your hand. Right now you can already go onto our website and under the Get Involved tab find a Trading Post option. When you follow that link you'll see three categories: Apparel, Souvenirs, and......Haven At Home!
Introducing the Haven At Home Box!
The Haven At Home Box is full of goodies to lead you through five days of Bible study and activities similar to what we would have done at camp this summer. There are two versions to choose from: Child (aimed for Grades 3-5) and Teen (aimed for Grades 6-12) with activities and souvenirs tailored to each age group.
Box Contents Include:
- Login access for the webpage devoted to the Haven At Home devotional videos taught by Ashley on campus and offsite spots, instructional videos, camp worship songs and more.
- Devotional Handouts for each day
- 2020 Summer Camp T-shirt
- Wooden House Craft
- Activities for each day connected with the theme
- Bible Memory Verse Card
- Timeline of the Book of Daniel
- Campfire Snack Kit
- Menno Haven Hand Sanitizer - 1oz
- Beyond Camp Devotional Book
- Instructions / Daily Schedules
- Menno Haven Swag
- ...and more!
You may be thinking:
Is this another box of activities that I'll need to lead my kids through? Depending on the maturity age of your child, you may need to help them find the webpage, gather the supplies from the box and help them set up for the day. After that your camper should be able to go through the activities on their own using the instructional ideos provided. That said, you are always welcome to join your camper in the studies and activites as a family.
How much does all this cost? This is up to you! On our website, each Haven At Home box is available for no charge! Yup, you read that right! If you are able to donate towards part or all of a box or even donate a box for a friend, click here or click the "Haven At Home Donation" option to add to your cart as well.
When can I order this? We are accepting orders starting today through June 2nd.
How do I order this? Click here or go to our Menno Haven website and go to the Trading Post page and select the "Haven At Home Box". Add the box to your cart, checkout with Square or PayPal, and you're all set!
When will the box arrive? We will be mailing out the boxes mid-to-late June.
We only have 200 boxes so get yours reserved today!
Again friends, we know that this does not replace camp and we won't try to, but this gives us a little taste of camp to tide us over until Summer 2021 when we plan to see all your smiling faces here for another summer of fun!
If you have any questions, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call our office at 815-255-4649.