DayShore is a partnership between Lakeshore and Memphis Conference churches to offer Day Camp. This program is a wonderful way to revamp Vacation Bible School into camp on the road. For many churches, this opportunity allows them to turn Vacation Bible School over to summer camp professionals and eliminates the scramble for volunteers available during the day. Through this partnership, we welcome church volunteers and help, but all the planning is finished before we arrive, using our summer camp curriculum.
During DayShore, we pack up all things camp into a 15-passenger van and take Lakeshore on the road to one of our partner churches. In its first year, DayShore served nearly 300 campers at eight different churches. In year two, two teams hit the road to serve 12 churches and nearly 500 campers. By the fourth year, we served 16 churches and 802 campers!
This program is a great way to introduce Lakeshore to kids that are nervous about attending sleep away camp or cannot afford a whole week of camp. Many churches used this opportunity to invite kids from the neighborhood and surrounding community. We believe this is one way Lakeshore can be about the family business away from camp property.
If your church is interested in becoming a DayShore partner church, email Jeanie Barton for more information.