Last Updated: Friday - 09/24/2010
Week of August 21, 2006
Bible camp wins children's hearts
Our Lady of the Angels Parish focused on a daily theme and lesson about God
By BILL GLEN
"I believe the children need the exposure to the concepts of God and community."
- Fr. John Reddy
They coloured stained glass window drawings to forever connect them to God and the saints typically adorned in churches and cathedral windows.
"We could barely keep up with our own schedule," Corrigan said. "Every day the children sang songs and did crafts. They made pi¤atas and decorated T-shirts. We had puppet shows.
"It's been a lot of fun."
Corrigan said some of the children who attended the first day were reluctant. They told her that they had other events later in the week so they might not be able to complete the camp.
"After the first day, they were telling their mothers they wanted to come for all of the days. Another family was supposed to go camping and they changed their plans," she said.
Although she had just been hired at a local coffee shop, 16-year-old Karianne Demilliano adjusted her work schedule to continue volunteering at the Bible camp.
"I love working with kids. I wanted to make a difference and to help them have some fun during their summer."
Demilliano spent part of the last year as a student teacher of children's liturgy with the parish.
"The kids loved being here every morning. They learned about their faith. It's all good."
Corrigan is already looking forward to next year.
"There was an amazing team of dedicated volunteers this year. The kids loved it. We hope to expand a little bit next year and perhaps do a couple of age groups."
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