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
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