On August 3, the LUM Campers were visited by about 20 special LUM friends and Board members. At LUM Camp, it’s called “Board Night.” Board Night gives LUM an opportunity to showcase LUM Camp and give our guests a real camp experience.
Our LUM friends & board members took the LUM bus from downtown Lafayette out to Warren County. When they arrived at camp they met the campers and sang camp songs. The Purdue Boilermaker Special was even there.
The guests were then treated to an authentic camp supper followed by an ice cream social —sundaes with all the fixin’s. Our guests scooped and served the ice cream to our campers which encouraged more interaction. The evening was capped off with a stage show. This year, our guests and campers were treated to the Magic of Marcus Lehman. You could tell that our guests enjoyed returning to their childhood for a few hours and our campers enjoyed having them visit for the evening.
LUM Camp is an overnight summer camp for boys and girls, 8, 9 and 10 years old. They are children who come from families served by the Lafayette Urban Ministry. Our camp includes all the traditional activities a great camp should: morning chapel, horseback riding, swimming, nature hikes, boating, arts and crafts, campfires and an outstanding staff of camp counselors.
But along with these, LUM Camp focuses on interactive and experiential learning. Our theme was On the Banks of the Wabash, Far Away in celebration of the Indiana Bicentennial. Campers were taught in many creative ways about our state’s rich history, famous personalities, contributions to science, agriculture, sports, and the performing arts. LUM Campers left camp more proud of their Hoosier heritage and inspired by the opportunities that await them in the years to come as citizens of our great state.
Campers learned from the Legacy Theater Troupe from the Indiana State Museum, Purdue Entomology experts, Indiana Department of Natural Resources staff from Prophetstown State Park, Indiana Athletes and more. Many of the reading assignments for the campers included stories of noteworthy people from Indiana.
Thank you to everyone who helped make LUM Camp 2016 possible. Through your donations, campership gifts, and volunteer time, you have once again made it possible for our LUM Campers to have a positive, life-changing experience that they will remember fondly for the rest of their lives.
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LUM Camp 2016 — Photo Memories
To view the LUM Camp 2016 photo slideshow, click image below.
To view all of the PHOTOS from LUM Camp 2016, click HERE.
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Summer’s Over for the
LUM 5th Quarter Program
As the school year begins, the teachers with the LUM 5th Quarter Summer Learning
Program are confident that our students are better prepared than their peers to succeed. During this 10-week program, the trained staff create an academically stimulating environment for our students to learn during the summer months — which includes active learning, educational enrichment activities and study trips.
During their final weeks of 5th Quarter, the students took one last study trip to the Coffin House in Fountain City (pictured). This site is a National Historic Landmark for being one of the busiest stops on the Underground Railroad.
Visiting the Coffin House and learning about the remarkable work of Catharine & Levi Coffin fit perfectly with this summer’s theme — Celebrating the Indiana Bicentennial.
Before they completed their 5th Quarter experience, each student took a post-test during the final week. The results of the post-test will soon be compared to their pre-test scores and a control group to help measure our success and guide our curriculum decisions in the future.
To see more PHOTOS of 5th Quarter Summer Learning Program 2016, click HERE.
If you wish to invest in 5th Quarter, click HERE to make a donation.
Please consider signing up to volunteer for this vital ministry and make a difference in the lives of children. ASP follows the Lafayette School Corporation’s regular calendar. Volunteers are needed from 2:00 to 6:00 p.m. every day. Needed are tutors, story readers, spelling test givers, and any other adult who is willing to help these children. For applications, training video, and time slots to sign up, click HERE.
The LUM After School Program is also in need of adults who are willing to drive our buses to pick up the children from school throughout the school year. After School starts August 9; so, don’t hesitate!
For more information, click HERE or call or email the LUM Youth Programs director, Cindy Haley (765-423-2691 | email@example.com).
To make an investment in the LUM After School Program — click HERE to make a donation.