Dates: July 7th-12th
Fee: 160 Euros
Who for: Treasures of Heaven* families of all ages
Directors: Lisa Janssen and Maria Pammer (with support of other BFD and ESGD staff)
*The Treasures of Heaven Ministry in the European Blessed Family Department was created to provide a care and support network for Families with children with mental and physical disabilities.
We are happy to announce the return of the Treasures of Heaven Summer Camp; this year it will be in the wonderful environment of our Camberg training centre. This camp was designed to support 2nd generation with physical and/or mental disabilities which would inhibit them from joining in other activities independently. Therefore, it is required that at least one parent or mature sibling will accompany the participant. This workshop is designed for families – there will be activities for everyone together, as well as separate programs for the TOH participant and for the parents – fun, creativity, sport, sharing and connecting together.
As Camberg has limited space, it would be helpful if you could already let us know if you would consider to participate. The fee will be 160 EUR per person, plus travel expenses – we are trying to gather enough funds to considerably contribute towards supporting the participating families – the costs should not be a barrier to participate!
We also appreciate if you could let us know about your own ideas and wishes for the program; no one knows your child better than yourself, his/her hobbies, skills and limitations, physical and mental situation etc. This is a workshop which we want to create together as Blessed family members – to experience God’s love for each other. Your personal wishes and needs as a parents group are equally important – while our team of volunteers will take care of the ‘children’ (all ages are welcome), you will have time to share, bond, receive counselling, discuss, study, plan, have fun and much more!
Additionally, we welcome volunteers to support the program of activities, and to provide personal care for the participants. We want to recruit staff members, as well as ‘professionals’ in the fields of Special Needs education and assistance, sports, dance, music and creativity.
In previous years the experience of working with our Treasures of Heaven Blessed Children was very positive – it helps to develop the heart of sibling love, and for most of the volunteers it was the first time to interact with someone with special needs. Although it is a prerequisite to have an attitude of unconditional support, in previous years, Blessed Children who volunteered felt they gained even more than they invested.
We’ll do our utmost best to give you a great experience. We want to welcome those who have experienced the camp in 2011 and 2013, but also want to reach out to new Treasures of Heaven families and volunteers.
If you have any specific questions regarding your personal situation, or if you are interested in supporting the workshop, please contact Lisa Janssen or Maria Pammer directly: Lisa Janssen: firstname.lastname@example.org,Maria Pammer: email@example.com
You will register through email communication with them – the sooner you get in touch, the better we can prepare to support you.