Alternative Summer Opportunities
You Can Engage WITH at Beth-El!
After learning to navigate distance learning despite the great disparities in access to information and technology, our children, youth, and their parents deserve opportunities to refresh. With camps closed and vacation bible schools rescheduled for later in the summer, at Beth-El we are imagining creative alternatives to offer opportunities for spiritual formation, growth, and much needed recreation. Our hope is to help alleviate the tensions created by stress due to lifestyle changes due to COVID-19, food insecurity, and economic strife within the children and youth in our community.
We hope that you partner with us to bring children the light of hope and joy only Jesus can provide!
What alternatives for summer?
These summer program alternatives below are designed to be outdoors, keeping social distance guidelines, and following safety protocols, such as: hand washing often, using sanitizer, and wearing face masks.
June Volunteer Opportunity!
Bring your team of 10 or less to organize, put together, and distribute Baskets of Joy. We will distribute bags with summer gear, craft materials, and activities to keep children and youth engaged this summer.
Donation Opportunity: We would also welcome your donations of any left-over VBS craft materials you have in your church.
July Fun Days @ Beth-El
We will invite small groups of past summer camp and VBS participants to enjoy a morning of outdoor fun with water activities, crafts, food, and inflatables on July 8 and July 15. You can help bring some cool relief to the children in our community by sponsoring one of the experiences below:
- 2 Inflatables
- 4 Craft Tables – Think VBS for Spiritual Formation!
- 5 Food Vendors
- 64 Goody
Volunteers! We will also need 8 adult and 8 youth leaders.
Preparing for August
We do not know what the fall will look like for our children and youth. Whatever may come, whether it is distance learning or traditional classroom work, we want to prepare our children and youth for a successful academic year. You can make a difference by providing the tools and supplies they need to start their school year with optimism and hope!
Because we are working this year with limited workforce, you can help us to meet the goal of having 75% of the backpacks and supplies by: Monday, July 6th, 2020
and 100% of the backpacks and supplies by: Monday, July 20th, 2020.
We encourage individuals to use Amazon Smile: we get both the supplies directly to our front door and a portion of your purchase as a donation. Win, Win!
After July 20th, you can send your monetary donations designated to Back-to-School via PayPal at paypal.me/bethelfarmworker or by sending your check to Beth-El Farmworker Ministry 18240 Hwy 301 S Wimauma, FL 33598.
School Supply List 2020 (PDF)
Copy of SCHOOL SUPPLIES NEEDED 2020 500 BACKPACKS (VPK THRU COLLEGE: BOYS & GIRLS) BINDERS 1 INCH BINDERS 2 INCH CALCULATORS REGULAR CALCULATORS SCIENTIFIC COLORED PENCILS 12 CT COLORED PENCILS 24CT COMPOSITION NOTEBOOKS COMPOSITION PRIMARY NOTEBOOKS: (VP by Beth-El