LUMINA needs Camper Care Sponsors

new LUMINA logoLUMINA, a cooperative mission project of the Eastern PA Conference serving the Southwest District, is searching for Camper Care Sponsors for to help 32 deserving children and youth attend go to Gretna Glen’s Christian Camp in July. The 32 earned what is a life-changing opportunity for many kids by regularly attending one of LUMINA’s two Kids’ Nights after-school programs from September to May. LUMINA depends on donations to fund the camperships.

Sponsors names and donations are needed by June 30.

LUMINA matches campership recipients in relationship with Camper Care Sponsors, who can often make “a huge difference in a camper’s experience at Gretna Glen,” said LUMINA executive director Correen Russo. “Children were better prepared for their camping adventure, and they loved getting mail and being able to spend their allowance at the camp store. We would like to find sponsors for our 32 campers this year.”

TARF July 22 (9)Camper Care Sponsors do two things:

  • Donate $100 to LUMINA to provide all the camp equipment needed, including sleeping bag, large duffle bag, Bible, towel, toiletries, flashlight, notebook, pen, small shower bag, sunscreen, bug repellent, toothbrush, hairbrush, rain poncho, and spending allowance for the camp store.
  • Send LUMINA cards or letters (5) the camper can open and read daily. Sponsors will receive an informational sheet on the camper, so they can personalize their notes.

Russo writes: Please consider sponsoring a child for camp through LUMINA! You will be investing your money, time, and energy in young people for Jesus’ sake! And let’s pray together that Gretna Glen camp will be a channel of God’s grace for them, where seeds of hope can be planted – seeds that will blossom and grow into the mighty oaks of faith, mercy, and good citizenship in their lifetimes.   You can contact her at LUMINA, 20 E. Clay St., Lancaster, PA 17602 or  Correen.lumina@gmail.com or 717-394-8412.