Christina has been coming to our Capernaum club for two years! She’s 18 years old and has Down syndrome. Christina had not yet been to camp with us, since it hadn’t been the best fit for her or her family. After talking both as a team and with her mother, we decided that Christina would be ready for summer camp at Lost Canyon, with some intentional effort and factors throughout the year. The first thing that we wanted to consider was who Christina’s leader would be, knowing that we would want them to build a relationship all throughout the year. We knew that this would deeply impact Christina, but also her mom. It would continue to build a trust with her, allowing mom to see that we
It came time for camp and Christina had an unbelievable week! She was delightful all week long and shared from her heart during every cabin time. We loved watching her be attentive to the message in club and even more so, when she joyfully went up to the stage during the Say-So, to scribble her name as a new follower of Chris on the big heart!
We’re so grateful for Paige and for how she loved, and continues to love, Christina!