Have you heard about Finneytown Oasis Summer Camp? We are excited to share some information with you.
Finneytown Oasis Summer Camp is a FREE camp offered through the Finneytown Oasis Community Hub to Finneytown School District students. Oasis, as a faith based organization, has a strong vision and purpose that provides us our ethos to create communities ‘where everyone is included, making a contribution and reaching their God-given potential.’
Our first two summers, 2016 and 2017, were successful and great! We had over 50 students participating both years in a packed two week camp of amazing activities, learning, and fun with genuine friendships fostered. Due to limited resources, each summer, we had to turn families away. In 2018, we have moved camp to Brent Elementary, giving us needed space. Camp will be for 3 weeks in June and we do not plan on turning anyone away!
If you wish to know more about Finneytown Oasis Summer camp (i.e. activities and testimonies), we encourage you to check out the 2016 Camp highlights and stories video at: http://www.finneytownoasiscamp.com/.
You can also go to www.oasisfinneytown.com for current info on the 2018 camp!
We have found that providing food and enrichment is much appreciated during the summer break by our community. We live in a diverse neighborhood that has many amazing assets of both people and resources. We hope to draw upon these assets to foster community and authentic relationships within Finneytown.
In addition to summer camp, in the future,We have two goals, one is to develop and fund two summer intern positions. These would be college aged students that would work with the Finneytown Oasis Summer Camp board on projects, local churches and community organizations throughout the summer. The second goal is to include child care during school in-service days.
Another goal has been to have gap year students serve in Finneytown from Oasis in the UK. This year, Georgia Kenny will be joining us in May to serve for a few months as part of her gap year before university! Georgia has been involved with Oasis in London and is coming to us from Tonbridge, UK!
The 2018 Finneytown Oasis Summer Camp will be June 11-30. We are adding more staff, extending the camp a week, and are lining up field trips, special guests and activities for the children. This is where we are asking for your help. In order for the 2018 summer camp to happen, we need volunteers to help plan the camp, to work the camp and to fill out our board. We are in need of money to pay for staff, activities, field trips and transportation. If you are interested in volunteering this summer or have questions about any of these opportunities please contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org or call:
Seth Lindeman - (Chairperson) 513-849-0876
Debbie Jones - 513-295-5772
Rich Jones - 513-295-5818
Yuk Weelliny Purba - 513-708-6433
Mr. Seth Lindemann, Oasis Chairperson
If you'd like to watch a fun and informative video from our first camp in 2016, go to the link below: