wscDAY-2015_webBannerSummer is just around the corner, and we are excited that WinShape Camps for Communities will be coming to Auburn/Opelika for a second year! Please mark your calendars for the week of June 20-24. Cornerstone Kids and Youth, as well as kids and youth in and around our community, are invited. WinShape Camp is for kids and youth that have completed 1st-9th grades. S. Truett Cathy started WinShape Camp in 1985 with the hopes of creating a camp experience that would offer young people life-skills, adventure, lasting friendships and a closer relationship with God. Several years ago WinShape added Camps for Communities as an option to their overnight camp experience for the purpose of making camp more accessible to more kids.

11537709_908034645935357_9152572845820636628_n (1)As the host church, WinShape encourages us to reach out in our community and invite students who would otherwise never have a chance to attend a summer day camp like WinShape. Last summer we were blessed to have 36 full and 12 partial scholarships awarded to some of our 290 campers. $11,000 was given by Cornerstone families to support those scholarships. After camp ended last summer, the Cornerstone staff set a goal to double the number of scholarships we can offer for this summer. WinShape has a whole system in place to make it easy to donate to scholarships for kids who can’t afford the full registration fee. We have many individuals, families and businesses who have either already committed to sponsoring or who have already paid for the scholarships. But, we need more scholarship support!

IMG_7268The cost per camper is $204 for a full week of camp, all day Monday through Thursday and a half day on Friday. If you would like to make a donation of any amount, because no gift is too small, it is easiest through online giving. Just go here, choose “make a one-time gift”, enter the amount, and select “WinShape Fees” as the designation.

If you would like more information about providing a financial gift from yourself or your business, please feel free to contact me at ginny@cornerstonebuzz.org or call our church office at 334-887-1152. I am happy to answer your sponsorship questions. For more information about WinShape Camps for Communities, go here. We hope that you will prayerfully consider being a part of this event in our community.

Ginny Hand
Cornerstone Youth Coordinator
WinShape Camp Scholarship Coordinator