In the spring of 2013, we opened our doors for the first time. We had a clear calling, and a big vision. We had a huge building, and five kids. 35 kids and 2 staff made up Summer Camp 2013. The 2013-14 school year brought with it more kids, and the need for a third staff member. With a packed out Summer Camp 2014 of 140 kids, a wait list, and 16 staff members, we quickly realized extensive renovations were needed to open up as much space as possible. By 2016, we had grown to an after school enrollment of over 120 kids. 200 kids attended Summer Camp 2016. With growing wait lists, it became apparent that God had a bigger plan than our building could hold! In August, we began planning for Summer Camp 2017, and brainstorming ways to increase our capacity without affecting the quality of our program.
While we were looking at square feet, God was looking at something a little bigger! Through a "coincidental" meeting and a "spontaneous" conversation, God opened a bigger door than we thought possible! We were able to obtain and renovate part of an 8,000 sq. ft. building in Avalon Centre, off Old Fannin Rd. This facility will allow us to serve our reservoir area families closer to home, as well as open up room for new families at both sites. We have recently finished our Reservoir building, and will be able utilize the entire building for Summer Camp 2019, serving almost 200 children in the reservoir area!
Along with facility and capacity growth, our staff team has continued to grow! We have 2 full time site directors, 2 full time assistant directors, and 4 Summer Camp director designees that ensure we continuously have the best quality program possible! Our growing staff consists of several "veterans" who have been with us for years, as well as seasonal school teachers, youth ministry workers, and others who are growing in their abilities and are excited to serve your family!