Currently, the LRC offers two after school programs in two neighbourhoods. The after school programs, one called Campsite and the other called Kids Connection, are a great way to build relationships with the kids who live there. The program offers snacks, crafts, games, and the sharing of simple biblical truths.
Boullee Street – We’ve been connected with this neighbourhood for many years and have run an after school program for the kids, called Campsite. In February 2017, a collaboration with Knollwood Baptist Church began, and we moved the program to their building and are working together to be a positive influence in the kids lives. This programs runs on Thursdays from 3:30-5:00pm.
1750 Huron Street – Kid’s Connection began in September 2016, and it’s been a thrill building relationships with kids and their families in this neighbourhood. This program runs on Mondays from 3:30-5:00pm.
Every Thursday night from 7:00-8:30pm, in the Boullee neighbourhood, we host a Boys and Girls night in parallel for youth ages 10-14. The boys typically play outdoor games like manhunt, before going inside for things like building competitions. The girls are in one of the homes of our leaders who live in the neighbourhood, and they do things like baking and crafts, and talk about stories from the Bible. Often this age group is missed, so we wanted to provide them with an opportunity to stay connected.
For many kids, summer means camp. For summer 2018, we will be hosting 2 weeks of camp at The Church at 1750, and 2 weeks of camp at Knollwood Baptist Church. Camp includes a time of songs, Bible stories, snacks, games, crafts, science, and friendship. Each summer has a new theme which provides a creative foundation to teach the Gospel, and fun upbeat songs about Jesus that the kids will sing all year. It truly is a memorable experience.