By CALVIN PYNN
The Fun Learning About God (FLAG) Camp is in full swing with its camp for teenagers this week, while the camp for children ages 6 to 12 will begin next week.
According to local FLAG Camp Coordinator Dari Jenkins, the weeklong Christian day camp is sponsored by local churches, and held at Randolph Park to benefit local children. All activities are non-denominational in nature, and are presented by Christian college students.
The leaders are provided by FLAG Camp International, while adult volunteers from local churches assist in the daily operation of the camp to provide for the safety and welfare of the campers.
This is the first year that FLAG Camp is open to teenagers, which is currently running through Friday, June 20. Teens aged 13 to 16 years old are participating in the camp, which is being funded by local donations.
The camp includes a variety of outdoor activities, including a one-night campout. There will also be bike and horseback rides on the New River Trail, rafting in the New River, an Air Soft Gun activity, and a tour of the Shot Tower in Austinville.
Although the teen week for FLAG Camp is already going, parents can still sign their children up for next week’s edition of the camp for children ages 6-12.
This is the ninth year for FLAG Camp at Randolph Park, following a successful year in 2013, according to Jenkins. She said she hopes to see the number increase in the following years.
For more information about FLAG Camp, Jenkins can be contacted at 540-440-0539, or by email at email@example.com.