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Roscoe UMC wraps up day camp program

| August 6, 2014

COSHOCTON – Erika Massie was soaked from head to toe but she still had a smile on her face.

Roscoe United Methodist Church has hosted day camps for kids on Tuesdays and Thursdays since late June and last Tuesday’s happened to end in a water fight.

“I love volunteering for the church,” said Massie who was a teen volunteer. “I’ve been doing it for four years, but this is the first time (this summer) I got to help with camp. I’ve really enjoyed watching the kids play with the water.”

This was the first year Roscoe UMC offered day camps and Jen Jones, director of children and special needs ministry was pleased with the turn out. About 40 kids attended the final Tuesday camp and the smallest group they had all summer was 23.

“We wanted to do something to get more kids in church and spread the good word,” she said. “We also knew if they had fun they’d come back and listen to the stories.”

The camps were from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and each had a theme. They also included a Bible lesson, games, crafts and lunch.

“I sent flyers home with the kids who attended our Vacation Bible School and a lot of the kids just heard about it through word of mouth,” Jones said. “Some of them came and then brought friends back with them for another camp. We’ve been having a lot of fun.”

Regan Foster, who is 6 years old, agreed with Jones.

“I’m having fun,” she said. “Playing with water has been the best part of camp.”

Jones hopes to offer the camps again next summer.

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I started my journalism career in 2002 with a daily newspaper chain. After various stops with them, I am happy to be back home! I graduated from Coshocton High School in 1998 and received a Bachelor of Arts in Communication in 2002 from Walsh University. I also earned several awards while working for daily papers, including being honored by Coshocton County’s veterans for the stories I wrote about them. I am honored and ready to once again shine a positive light on Coshocton County. I also am the proud mother of a little girl named Sophia!

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