- July 8, 2019
-- Who we are.
Illuminate Camp is a youth ministry that is on fire for helping their local community and surrounding areas of Clinton, NC. The camp focuses on campers between school years of 6-12. Illuminate helps serve Clinton, NC in a number of ways that include: evangelism, painting school building, collecting canned food items for local charities, collecting back to school items for local charities, building wheelchair ramps, sewing dresses to be shipped to Hati and other needing countries, hosting vocation Bible schools in low income communities, doing yard work for the disabled, and so much more. This year is the tenth year the camp is being hosted and Illuminate leaders hope for it to out rank all past years in number of campers and adult volunteers.
Illuminate started in 2009 by a local group of pastors from all different denominations that decided to join their youth groups together to serve people in the community that needed help. After that first year, their attendance began to grow and they reached out to local schools and churches so they could host this event locally. Just a few years ago, Clinton Community Church filled their need with a space for the event to be held. Illuminate has been blessed continually since this with many donations and scholarship for their campers from local church goers and companies that see a need for this camp in their community. Just last year, Illuminate recorded over 70 people coming to know Christ as their savior. On top of that, they also help fill some physical needs of individuals such as building 9 ramps. Now, that may not sound like an astronomical amount, but the builders of these ramps are children between the ages of 12 -18 (with adult supervision and guidance of course)!How you can help.
Illuminate needs you to help them serve the greater good for your local community of Clinton, NC. They are looking for people that have a heart to serve and that crave to help benefit the Kingdom of God. Volunteers help the camp set up for campers living areas, distribute food to campers, organize games and activities on site, organize events and work off site, etc. Adult volunteers get free lunch and dinner every day they shirt and possibly a free T-shirt! Come help serve your community today!
If you have a child that is looking for a fun camp to come to for only a few days send them to Illuminate. They will not only have fun playing games like spikeball, 9 square and basketball, but they will also leave with a good spirit from helping their city and the people in need. Illuminate 2019 starts July 17th, so don't miss your chance! You can find out more information or register online at illuminate camp.com.