Middle school (or junior high) can be an awkward time in life. The girls are growing way faster than most of the guys. Kids are trying to figure out how they work and where they fit in. They don’t get the attention of elementary aged children, and they’re not big shot high school teenagers.
Tomorrow night, I’ll be volunteering at a FREE three night camp designed just for middle school students. The camp is called Stretch (Yes, they used my nickname without consulting with me, but I’m okay with it.) I have participated as a volunteer for this event since it started several years ago. And this year is extra special as Leanne and I now have two kids who will be in middle school this fall. If you live in the area and you know someone who is going into sixth through eighth grade, plan on bringing them to three unbelievable nights.
The night is designed for kids this age. Here are some of the things that will happen there:
- Laser Tag
- Video Games
- Amusement Ride – I call it the puke machine
- All kinds of food (pizza, hot dogs, cheeseburgers, soda, cotton candy, etc.)
- Stage Games
- Slip and Slide
- Great Speakers
If any of this sounds like fun, you don’t want to miss Stretch Uncut 2011.
Wednesday, July 27 – Friday, July 29, 2011
6:30PM – 10:00PM (Friday night until 11:00PM)
1560 Yeager Road
Hope to see you there!
How does your church connect with middle school students? What cool activities do you think would be great to add to an event like this?