WCCC to host day camp next week

The Webster City Church of Christ will host a Christmas break day camp all next week for kids in kindergarten through seventh grade.

The camp will run from 8 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. on Monday through Friday at The Bridge, 905 Des Moines St.

Each day will have a different theme with different activities.

On Monday, the camp will have a dance and cheer clinic.

“We’re having local people that help teach at the Dance Connection that are coming to help, and the dance team from South Hamilton is coming to teach some dances,” said Robin Streigle, organizer for the day camp. “I think there’s 10 different types of dances throughout the day that we’re going to do.”

On Tuesday, the theme will be “Kids in the kitchen.”

“They’re going to be making their own pizzas from scratch and decorating cupcakes and cookies that they’re going to make,” Streigle said.

Wednesday is the Lynx Olympics, with a variety of fun and silly games from curling, broom hockey, parabasketball, putt putt golf and more. The kids will create their own team flag and make their own medals.

Thursday’s theme is slime, Legos and superheroes. The kids will have hands-on activities of making slime and building Lego creations as well as meeting real life superheroes.

On Friday, campers will celebrate the arts with acting, drawing and singing.

The day camp will serve as a fundraiser for the WCCC’s upcoming 7Ten Youth Mission Trip in the summer 2020. About 12-14 of the mission trip participants will be volunteering during the day camp.

This is the first time the church has hosted a day camp like this, Streigle said.

“We were just trying to figure out how to do something different in the community that will make an impact and do that as a fundraiser,” she said.

And having a day camp for Webster City’s youth just made sense, Streigle said.

“I work at the middle school and when I’d ask the kids what they’re doing over Christmas break, they’re excited to play video games,” she said. “I remember being a kid and having fun stuff to do outside the house. I think it’s a fun opportunity to give the kids something to do and parents know they’re in a safe place and they’re able to do some different things that they aren’t able to do throughout the year.”

The cost is $25 per child per day, or $100 per child for the whole week.

Registration ends on Sunday. Register online at www.webstercitychurch.com.

Streigle said there plenty of spots left at the camp. There are also a few sponsored spots if a family is unable to afford the fees for the camp. Those interested in a sponsored spot at the camp, or with other questions can call Streigle at 515-450-7651.

Streigle added that the church would also be able to arrange transportation for kids living in Webster City if it’s needed.