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 Fall 2020 and next Spring 2021 Camps for City Kids 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!
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
This summer’s 6-week Reading Camp, which was supposed to offer our sports camps each week Monday-Thursday afternoons June 15 – July 23 were cancelled due to COVID-19 restrictions. However, the reading, etiquette, 5-Day Club, life skills and Power & Light character education were offered virtually via Google Meet. This summer 68 students registered and received reading materials and were engaged in the other online components. As a group, we read over 10,000 pages, and, on average, 35 students logged into Google Meet classes and completed daily assignments. Our summer staff did an awesome job adjusting, innovating, and facilitating 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 very much!
Over 40 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.
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.