Healing Place Ministries enjoyed continued community collaborations during its four weeks of Summer Community Camp for at-risk and disadvantaged children and youth.
Assisting with the program were: with the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, Jefferson County Cooperative Extension Service, the Attorney General’s Public Relations Office, Arkansas United Methodist Churches, Gordon’s Gastroenterology, White Hall Police Department, Jefferson County judge and staff, the Merrill Center, Precious Hearts and Trinity Church of God in Christ.
For the past 10 years on the rustic 10-acre camp site, outside activities have included archery, fishing, basketball, hiking, baseball, jump rope, hula-hoop, relay races, long jump and other team sports. Indoor activities included workshops on drug prevention, anger management, gang prevention, yoga for kids, making good choices, crime prevention and arts and crafts. These activities help to build resiliency, positive self-esteem, effective teamwork and healthy lifestyle foundations for campers in a positive, supportive environment, the Rev. Edna Morgan said in a press release.
“We are grateful to all of our volunteers and donors, as well; and, we look forward to opportunities during the year to improve life for our children, youth and families. ‘Let the healing begin now,’ as we work toward wholeness of body, mind and spirit for all of us who reside in the lovely city of Pine Bluff and its surrounding areas, ‘for as we let our own light shine, we simultaneously give other people permission to do the same,’” Morgan said, quoting Marianne Williamson.
For more information about Healing Place Ministries programs, visit www.healingplaceministries.com.