St. Ignatius Loyola parish recently hosted its first Vacation Bible School with an adventure through the Son Canyon River. Over 60 campers from as young as 3 years old to those children completing the fourth grade, and just as many volunteers attended the week-long event. The campers had an exciting time learning about Jesus and the great outdoors.
The canyon was secure thanks to the impenetrable security team that guarded the entrances to the adventure. The "wise guides" took the children on a journey through the Bible stories. With the help of Boy Scout Troop #382 they learned how to survive in the wilderness, make a shelter, tie knots and first aid. The volunteer crafters helped the campers make backpacks, birdseed birdhouses, bead creatures and beautiful banners while the athletic volunteers guided the campers through adventurous relay races, obstacle courses, mummy wraps and lots of fun and games.
Luckily the campers didn't have to forage for food thanks to the snack volunteers. The campers learned songs and sang them at the Bible school's closing Mass. All the campers and volunteers participated in a service project that provided items to be donated to Sister Kay of St. Ignatius Human Services and for two sick young children from our community.
Everyone had an exciting and fun-filled week in the St. Ignatius Son Canyon River. Many thanks to all the volunteers and to all those who donated items especially Chroma Paint, King Kullen and B.J.'s Wholesale Club.