A Glimpse at Summer 2021 Camps for City Kids

Camps for City Kids are held for 4 consecutive days during summer months and school holiday sessions.  These camps emphasize putting God first in every aspect of play and life.  Building solid athletic skills and strong Christian character during drills and team play are expected of every camper.  Basketball, Soccer, and Tennis are regularly offered, but other sports like Wrestling, Baseball, Football, and Black-top Games have been held in the past. Sports camps, clinics, and tennis academies are typically held in the Spring, Summer, and Fall. Fitness and healthy lifestyles are emphasized during all sessions. Presidential Fitness standards will be the age/sex baseline goal for all campers before the end of each camp season. For further camp details and a current schedule: Visit Upcoming Events and/or Call John Blake at 919.630.9434 — Though we meet with the kids in a variety settings, all of these camps emphasize putting God first in every aspect of play and life.

This summer’s 6-week Reading Camp has been meeting Monday-Friday June 14 – July 22 offering reading, other academics, etiquette skills, 5-Day Clubs (Bible Studies), Power & Light character education, sports mini camps, and field trips. Our summer staff is doing an awesome job adjusting to challenges, innovating, and facilitating live as well as online classes. We appreciate Mr. Kevin Mahoney, Mr. Mike Glenn and the DNS staff, Madison Daniel, Charryse Fredrick-Omari, Joshua Tankard, and Mrs. Jackie Omotosho, and our newest intern Nafisa Van Den Akker very much!

Over 100 campers were fully sponsored by our CEF partners and friends in the name of Coach Larry Parrish. We hope and plan on seeing campers next year on campus and in the parks. Donations towards sponsoring city kids for Fall and Spring camps are being accepted now. Thanks for giving and sponsoring a city kids for camp.

Camps for City Kids were “restricted” last summer 2020

Friends of CEF Durham: This summer 68 campers met with our leadership teams M-Th from 8:00 am until 1:00 or 2:00 pm virtually for 6 weeks. It was amazing their regular attendance and enthusiasm to learn, discuss topics, and engage their communities. You help us reach city kids when you sponsor a child/youth to attend a camp this Summer 2021 Camps for City Kids which will include: Sports, Character Development, Bible clubs with life skills and social etiquette classes, as well as helping all campers understand their God-given value, power, and destiny. So, help Coach Parrish, Andy, and myself get another 100 kids sponsored for these camps, in which city kids want and need so badly. Our 2021 goal is 500 city kids. Thank you for giving and helping!

We partner with Durham Nativity School and the Koortbojian Foundation Reading Camp by providing black-top games, Bible clubs, character development, and etiquette classes, as well as weekly sports camps during this 6-week summer camp. — READ MORE — Additionally, tennis academies, all-sports camps, Futsal play, and 3v3 basketball on city courts are utilized in collaboration with local schools, Boys & Girls clubs, communities, and churches during Spring-Summer-Fall months.

Our teen and Net Gen Tennis Academies and Futsal play on Futsal Pitches are both utilized on city courts in 4 local Durham parks. Camps and academies are offered during after-school and summer camp hours for city kids across the Durham area.

Building solid athletic skills and strong christian character