Each Summer, Lafayette Urban Ministry offers kids an enriching, learning experience to help them get more out of their summer break – more friends, more accomplishments and more belonging. Through a mix of fun and educational activities aimed at improving well-being, kids will experience new adventures, learn and master new skills, share and trade interests with friends, exchanging plenty of “fist bumps” along the way.
LUM Camp is an overnight summer camp for boys and girls, 8, 9 and 10 years old. The Campers come from families served by the Lafayette Urban Ministry. Our camp includes all the traditional activities that a great camp should: morning chapel, horseback riding, swimming, hiking, campfires and an outstanding staff of camp counselors.
Along with these, LUM Camp focuses on education.
This year’s theme is “For the Beauty of the Earth.” Our campers will learn about wildlife, trees and plants that are native to Indiana through activities and programs taught by Purdue Entomology experts, Indiana Department of Natural Resource staff and NICHES Land Trust. Our reading assignments will include stories of people who dedicated their lives to the conservation of our natural resources.
When kids are out of school, they can face hurdles that prevent them from reaching their full potential, related to hunger, water safety, academics, safe spaces to play, and health. Through LUM Camp and the LUM 5th Quarter Summer Learning Program, Lafayette Urban Ministry helps children “close the gap” and achieve more, providing a safe place to learn, stay healthy and build friendships.
Donate to LUM Camp. Invest in the campers. Sponsor a camper for only $150.