Children’s camp to open soon

Published 5:11 pm Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Mike King and his mother, Sharon, stand on the back porch of one of the finished camp cabins at Raleigh's Place. One of the picnic pavilions can be seen in the background, far left.

Children from Chilton and nearby counties will christen two brand-new cabins at Raleigh’s Place this summer.

The local children’s home near Lake Mitchell will hold its first summer camp for one week in June and one week in July.

The camp is free and designed for foster children, adoptive children who are or have been in foster care and children in relative placement homes.

Raleigh’s Place will hold an open house for anyone interested in touring the camp’s cabins and picnic pavilions Friday, June 15 from 2–3 p.m. and Saturday, June 16 from 10–11 a.m.

“We just want people to come out and see the place and get involved,” co-owner Sharon King said. “We’ll have more weeks of camp next summer.”

Mike King, one of Tim and Sharon King’s sons, will serve as camp director.

He is currently a junior at Southeastern Bible College.

“We’ll be very gospel-centered,” Mike said. “We want the kids to hear the gospel, but we also want them to have fun. This will be a good chance for them to get away from the world and have fun, and they get to learn about Christ at the same time.”

Camp activities will include chapel services, games, swimming, arts and crafts, a day at the lake and possibly horseback riding.

All meals will be provided.

The elementary camp will be June 24–29 for first–eighth graders, and the teen camp will be July 8–13.

Space is still available for both weeks of camp, and more male counselors, older high school to college age, are needed.

Raleigh’s Place is located at 346 County Road 1028 in Clanton.

For more information, call Sharon King at (205) 755-9615.