Summer and Winter Camps

2015 Summer Camp Program

2015 Summer Camp Application
2015 Summer Camp Application.pdf
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Over 20 Years of Ministry

 

Summer camps were once used to indoctrinate children with the aesthetic teachings of the Soviet Young Pioneers durring the USSR. Now, Little Lambs Ministry hosts Christ-centered camps and children living in orphanages are given new clothing, have a chance to be creative, build friendships, and are shown the love that Jesus has for them.

 

Little Lambs partners with Ukrainian Christians and orphanage graduates to reach out to the orphaned and abandoned children in Ukraine. American teams work alongside Ukrainian volunteers to provide these camp programs. The camps are held in former pioneer camps or at orphanages.

 

Each camp is 2 weeks long and will cares for 75 -120 orphans between the ages of 6 and 17. 

 

Camp Dates (are approximate): 

 

June Teams Only

June 1st - 15th and June 15th - 29th

 

 

4 week team during the month of June

 

Cost:   

2 weeks: $2400.00

4 weeks: $2600. 00

 

 

We also would like to send a team to Moldova (June) and Armenia (August) to help the church planters with the VBS and English classes.

 

WHY WE NEED YOU:

 

Little Lambs Ministry seeks to empower nationals in their efforts to minister to the spiritual, emotional and physical needs of orphaned and abandoned children living in the former Soviet Union. One way we do this is by sending foreign teams to work hand in hand with nationals to provide these Christ-centered Camp Programs for these children. The very presence of an American team is an encouragement to the Ukrainian volunteers and draws the attention of other local Ukrainians to our Summer Camp Programs - allowing us the opportunity to share our overall ministry with them.

 

The camps are uniquely structured so that Ukrainians take the lead in running the camp program while the American teams come along side to assist in leading daily activities. As these two cultures minister together they create a new type of community. This community is defined by a mutual hospitality and continued sense of learning in regards to culture and language. The very presence of a foreign team creates empowerment as they serve with flexibility and love to both the Ukrainian team and the children.

 

These sessions of our summer camp ministry are only the beginning of the work Little Lambs Ministry does with these children. Our ultimate goal is to continue discipleship throughout the year and provide these children with access to resources that will help them to become self-sustaining, contributing members of their society. The Ukrainians do this by visitations and outreaches in the orphanages after the camp, inviting children to stay with their families on the weekends and mentoring them so that they learn basic life skills. In this way, these children have access to supportive communities and know that they have someone to turn to if ever they are in need.

 

Your ministry following summer camp volunteering can continue by corresponding with children you connected with and spending time praying for them throughout the year. Our relief program and homes are a part of the continued work we do. To see more, click on our pages designated for each of these programs.

 

The role of American volunteers in our camp ministry is vital. If you are interested in joining us this summer please complete the application below and send in by: December 15, 2014. 

 

We help train and prepare all our volunteers with training manuals and communication during the spring. All volunteers should be prepared to serve in whatever way needed. Some great camp volunteer resources can be found here. Please email or call us for more information.  


Requirements for Camp Volunteers:

  • A valid passport
  • Must be 18-75 years of age
  • Experience in children's or camp ministry preferred
  • Commitment to work with the team leader and serving under the authority of the team leader and Little Lambs Ministry staff
  • Commitment to meeting all required deadlines and paying balances on time


Potential leaders: Please contact the office for more information on becoming a team leader.


Consider being a part of this life-changing experience!

 

Your next step is to, download the 2015 summer camp volunteer application below and mail it by December 15, 2014, to:

 

Little Lambs Ministry

P.O. Box 87463

Carol Stream, IL 60188

2015 Winter Camps

2015 Winter Camp Application
Winter Camp Application 2015.pdf
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For the last 7 years Little Lambs Ministry has been organizing Winter Camps in Ukraine!

 

During the winter break orphanages are staffed with very few people and welcome Little Lambs to spend time with the children. Because of the cold winters in Ukraine, most of the activities are inside which provides many opportunities just to hang out and love the children. Similar to our summer camps, the winter program is full of activities and fun. Yet, most importantly, we will connect and spend time with the children who accepted Christ during the summer. Many of the orphans have no church nearby, so we will use this time to teach, disciple, and encourage them. What a better time to do it than Christmastime, the time of LOVE, HOPE and JOY!

 

The Russian and Ukrainian Christmas is on January 7, so we are planning our winter camps from December 30th - January 8th.  Please share with us this wonderful opportunity to minister to the orphans and share the newborn Christ with them.

 

Your next step is to, download the 2015 winter camp volunteer application and mail it to:

 

Little Lambs Ministry

P.O. Box 87463

Carol Stream, IL 60188