Bilingual Camp Welcomes Latino Youth, Parents
By Charlotte Garcia
Diocesan Interim Youth Coordinator
Almost 50 bilingual youth are in fellowship at Camp Henry this week.
This amazing turnout is the product of great teamwork and a lot of love and support for the Latino community in our diocese! The youth are enjoying everything there is to love about Camp Henry, like swimming, dancing, singing, and skills that have included tubing, soccer, ghost hunting, and more.
They are also diving deep into their roots with bilingual programming led by our own Diocesan Missioner for Latino Communities, the Rev. Oscar Rozo, and Interim Youth Coordinator, Charlotte Garcia.
This camp comes at no cost to the families and is possible through some very generous churches and grants. This also wouldn't be possible without the stream of volunteers on campus who are translating and making the week as seamless as possible.
Camp Henry Interim Director Frank Townsend and the rest of the camp staff are working so hard to make this last week of summer one for the books! During this final week of camp, the theme is Christmas in July. Some of these youth have never been to a camp like Camp Henry, and they are all really enjoying it!
Please join us in prayer for the staff, translators, volunteers, and of course the campers as they dive deep into their faith and roots and make connections with each other!
Here are some pictures from our first couple of days!
Photos by Rachel Carr and Emeline.