Dear brothers and sisters,
It is our pleasure to announce that this year’s European Treasures of Heaven Family Camp will be held from 7th to 12th of August 2019 in the Netherlands. This annual family event is for Blessed Children (aged 16 and over) with special needs and their parents, supported by volunteering buddies.
The Treasures of Heaven (ToH) ministry has been set up to give special attention and support to Blessed children with special needs (either physical or mental). They usually cannot take part in general workshops or other youth activities and therefore have little opportunity to experience the joy and atmosphere of togetherness.
Since 2011 we have held ToH summer camps for 5 times now, which had a very deep, joyful impact on everybody who was involved. As some of the participants need special care, we always request at least one parent to be at the workshop as well – a unique addition. Not only does it give the parents a chance to share with each other, have some free time and fun as well, but it also creates strong family bonds among all participants through daily shared moments like morning service, games, competitions, music or dance and evening programs.
Date: 7th August – 12th August 2019 for participants
Staff and volunteers date: 5th August – 12th August 2019
Age group: participants aged 16+
Location: Nijmegen, South of the Netherlands (we will send you details after registration)
Participants 200 euro per person (150 euro per person in case of 3 or more persons from one family come)
Buddies 70 euro per person
Registration of participants
Please register here before the 15th of June 2019. Spaces are limited, therefore register early. Wait with booking your travel until you have received a confirmation from us. If finances are holding you back, please get in touch with the ToH team we will try to find a good solution.
Information for volunteers
Are you looking for a chance to deepen your heart and experience how rewarding it is to really live for the sake of others? Come to support as staff at the TOH camp so we can together build a true family atmosphere.
As a buddy you will be assigned to a specific participant, which means that you bond with him/her and are responsible for his/her enjoyment, comfort and safety. Of course you will not be alone in that, as all activities are performed as a group. You will focus on supporting the participant and becoming friends with him/her. The only qualification you need is dedication and enthusiasm!
Additionally, we also look for people who have experience or even professional training in crafts, art, music, dance and the like, to lead a group activity and create an exciting program together.
Last but not least, the external welfare makes a big impact on the workshop experience as well – therefor we need people who will enthusiastically support the kitchen staff and spoil our physical needs.
For any questions concerning staff roles and support, please contact Joyce Baron-Koetsier (email@example.com)
Volunteers registration: Let us know how you want to support and sign up here! Please wait with booking your travel until you have received a confirmation from us.
Please support with a donation
We are kindly asking for help from our families in communities throughout Europe. With the financial support received, we will be able to offer some subsidy to participating families and the essential volunteer staff.
Please donate by bank or Paypal transfer or make a cash collection in your communities. A representative from each community can then transfer it or pass it on to one of the staff members directly.
IBAN NL74ABNA 0408557214
If you have any further questions about the family camp, please contact Lisa Janssen (firstname.lastname@example.org)
ToH 2019 Team
Lisa Janssen, Klemens Hoffmann, Ben & Joyce Baron