This past weekend we tuned into Kids Camp for our Diocese’s Fall Virtual Retreat. I must admit, I was a bit skeptical of how the girls would handle 2-1/2 hours in front of a computer screen, but we gave it a shot, and to my amazement… they LOVED IT! It was so engaging, hands on, developmentally appropriate and we learned all about intercessory prayer and the life of St Paraskevi.
One great benefit was the teachers provided us with a supply list ahead of time for both the craft and snack time. All of the items were things we already had at home so collecting them was easy.
A major highlight was “banana sushi” which Mrs. Caitlin showed them how to make out of dessert items around the house and we talked about the origins of all those items and how we can remember to pray for people in those places all over the world! Then Mrs. Caitlin showed us how to decorate a frame so we can keep a list on our altar of names of people we want to pray for. I will cherish those little frames forever! They turned out beautifully!
As I said, it was engaging, interactive and I even walked about learning more about a saint that I didn’t know very much about. I’m thankful for all the hard work that Mrs. Anna Sarah, Mrs. Caitlin, and Mrs. Susanna put forth to make this program fun for my girls, and for other families in our Diocese (DOMSE). God bless you all!
-Kh Destinie Winn (@asceticlifeofmotherhood)