By Tristan Wonycott
Hilliard Free Lunch Summer Camp for Kids 2014
We have been blessed this summer with great volunteers for the Hilliard Free Lunch Summer Camp for Kids 2014. At our Horizon Elementary School site, it has been awesome to see the support of not only the school staff, but also individual volunteers and community groups. For the second summer, we have the privilege of partnering with a group of nursing students from Columbus State Community College who come to our program as volunteers and to complete their Community Education practicum. They educate the children about important topics such as bike safety and the importance of physical activity.
Even more than this, the nursing students have incorporated fun activities for the kids and also shown a commitment to building relationships as they have participated with them in doing crafts and playing soccer!
This week the nursing students designed an obstacle course for the kids based on a favorite video game of one of the children. This not only provided a fun and high energy activity for the kids but also showed their willingness to listen to the interests of the kids which was very meaningful for the children and impactful for the staff as well.
At SON Ministries, through partnerships, we strive together for the best for our community.