Enterprise High School hosted 485 first through ninth graders during the WinShape Camp from July 16-20.
“We’re just excited to have so many children here and just be able to serve them this week,” said WinShape Camp Director Sally Pittman.
The camp has a total of 19 activities that the campers participated in including archery, lacrosse, flag football and musical theater.
Pittman said one of the favorites is an event called “fast food” where campers have one hour to make a dish then get to eat it afterwards.
The aim of the camp is to help grow the relationship campers have between their peers, mentors and Christ as well as nurture leadership and character growth, according to Pittman.
“Our goal is to connect Christ, kids and our community,” Pittman said.
She said one of the biggest lessons is for campers to learn to “be honest and have integrity in everything they do.”
The theme for the week was “The Sheppard” with Psalm 23:1 serving as the key verse for the camp.
The Enterprise WinShape ranks in the top five out of over 100 camps throughout the nation, according to Pittman. She said it’s because the amount of volunteers, kids and scholarship funds are so high.
This year the camp had over 65 volunteers ranging from high school students to church members.
“We cannot do this without volunteers,” Pittman said.
She said volunteers are with the campers everyday, helping them with activities as well as bussing the kids to camp and helping make lunch.
The event is made possible through partnerships with Chick-Fil-A, St. Luke United Methodist Church, Enterprise First Baptist Church, HighPointe Church, Damascus Baptist Church, Enterprise First Methodist Church, Hillcrest Baptist Church, Enterprise Church, St. John Catholic Church, Lee Street Baptist Church, The Bridge and Greenhill Presbyterian Church.
Pittman also thanked Mitchell Automotive, Miracle Ear, Turner Orthodontics and the countless other individuals, companies and churches that donated to help fund scholarships and make the camp possible.
“It’s an awesome day camp experience that we’re glad the children form our community can participate in,” Pittman said.