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LUM Camp 2017 —
When I Grow Up…

Wednesday night at LUM Camp is our traditional Board Night. On August 2, our friends & board members met in Lafayette and traveled in the LUM bus out to camp at Hanging Rock Assembly Camp in Warren County.

To view PHOTOS from LUM Camp 2017,
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When our LUM friends & board members arrived at camp they met the campers and sang camp songs. They 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 included an entertaining presentation by Professor Steve and his Amazing World of Science. 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 When I Grow Up. Throughout camp, our campers spent much of our week talking  about and exploring careers and the educational foundation they will need to secure a future bright with promise. LUM Campers left camp more inspired and prepared to pursue their future

They met with scientists, educators, civil servants, health care professionals, trade workers, information technology experts and small business owners — professionals from hospitality, manufacturing and human resource — as well as artists, entertainers, graphic designers and electronic media experts. In addition, we lifted up the importance of education as we discussed and modeled the interpersonal skills needed to be successful in whatever career paths they choose.

Thank you to everyone who helped make LUM Camp 2017 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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Volunteers Needed for LUM After School Program

LUM is excited to announce the expansion of the After School Program, which starts next Tuesday, August 8. With this expansion of enrollment comes an urgent need for volunteers. ASP follows the Lafayette School Corporation’s regular calendar. Volunteers are needed from 2 to 6 p.m. every weekday. Volunteers are needed to tutor, read to students, give spelling tests and supervise and monitor the children.

If interested please attend the Volunteer Training Session for all new and returning volunteers THIS Saturday (August 5) from 6 to 8 p.m. at First Christian Church, Lafayette. The new After School Program leadership wants YOU to be a part of a program that’s expanding and evolving in many exciting ways.

The LUM After School Program also needs Bus Drivers to pick up the children from school throughout the school year in a LUM Bus.

For more information on volunteering, click HERE or call or email the new LUM Youth Programs director, Amanda Bajzatt (765-423-2691 |

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Snacks Needed ASAP

The children in the LUM After School Program need snacks; and guests in the LUM Emergency Shelter need cereal/breakfast bars. Please consider giving the gift of “snacks” ASAP. Any type of breakfast bars are acceptable — the healthier the better. So—When you’re out shopping, pick up an extra box (or two) of snacks for LUM. Drop off snack donations at the LUM Office (420 N 4th Street, Lafayette, Indiana). If you prefer to give a cash donation — give online by clicking HERE.

Click HERE to view the complete LUM Wish List for the After School Program, Emergency Shelter and more. Check out and follow our Pinterest board too. Click HERE.