Transforming Communities through Relationships

The Great PT Adventure

Summer Day Camp

For students entering 1st through 6th grade

June 08 – July 28, 2022

Registration Now Open!

Monday-Thursday

9:00 am-3:00 pm

Breakfast and Lunch Provided Free

One-time $20 registration fee per child (max $50 per family)

Daily reading activities

Art & Creativity

Social emotional learning

Play, exercise, & healthy food

Return to school ready to learn

Awesome college role models & caring volunteers

Camp Registration

Registration opens May 3

One-time $20 registration fee per child (max $50 per family)

About the Camp:

PT is a summer literacy program for elementary age children led by college students.

Each day, children read one-on-one with volunteers and participate in activity-based literacy intervention. Children also participate in daily enrichment activities including recreational play and exercise, creative arts, and interaction with our young adult interns and community volunteers, who inspire and encourage children daily to make responsible, sound decisions.

Volunteers Needed!

Be a Summer Prayer Partner  We can always use these!

Donate Books

We need more books. Project Transformation focuses on diversity equity and inclusion with the interns and campers. We have created an Amazon wishlist for the books we would love to have in our library. Click the link below to to buy from Amazon or look at the list and purchase from a local store if you prefer.

Be a Reading Buddy

Reading Buddies read one on one with a child. Adults and teens who are at least a rising sophomore, can serve as Reading Buddies. If you are 18 or older, you must either have a current Trusted (Safe Gatherings) certification or opt for the background check on the PT Rio Texas website. There is a one-time training prior to your first session as a Reading Buddy. You can volunteer for only one day or many. Reading Buddies are the “secret sauce” of the program that enables the children’s reading skills to  increase. To insure that each camper has a one-on-one Reading Buddy each day, we will need at least 100 individuals to volunteer.

Donate Meals

Evening meals for the collegiates will will be served at their home base, Northwest Hills UMC (7050 Village Center Drive, Austin, TX 78731 – this is just off Mopac and Far West). After a day of serving children, we have the opportunity to serve the interns. You are encouraged to stay, eat with, and get to know the collegiates. Groups and individuals can sign up to provide meals for the 12 collegiates, plus your group.

Be a Reading Tester

Current or retired elementary teachers and college students enrolled in an education program are needed as Reading Testers. Volunteers will assess reading levels of the children during the first and final week of camp. You do have to have your Trusted (Safe Gatherings) certification up to date. There is a one-time training session for Reading Testers.

Be a Lunch Monitor

Volunteers are needed each day at camp to help monitor lunch time and will assist with set up, assist participants while they eat lunch, work on table activities, while allowing collegiate staff  to enjoy a duty- free lunch break. Lunch monitor volunteers will get to build deep relationships with participants by volunteering weekly. Volunteers are needed each day from 12pm-1pm. Volunteers must have current Safe Gatherings/Trusted Certification and be 19 years of age or older.   

Feed Kids and Collegiates during Camp

We need a team to help us prepare breakfast, lunch, and snack for the campers and collegiates each day, Monday–Thursday. You must have current Safe Gatherings/Trusted certification to serve in the kitchen. To volunteer for this team, contact Janice Hinojosa (512-657-9714) [email protected] or Eileen Hale (512-963-4881) [email protected],com

About our Partnership with Project Transformation:

We are a entering our third year as a partner church with Project Transformation and will host an 8-week summer day camp for elementary students in our area during the summer of 2022.  

We welcome this opportunity to be in connection with the community around us, build trust and respect, and be a hub for the unconditional love of Jesus by opening our doors to elementary students and their families. This will be a large endeavor, but one God has been preparing us for!

How Can You Help?

Start collecting books for elementary aged children for our library. You can download a copy of our wishlist below. There is a donation box in the fellowship hall.

Do you know retired teachers who have bookshelves full of elementary age books they might want to donate?

Look at your own bookshelves and ask yourself – What good is this book doing sitting on my shelf and not in the hands of a child?

As your child finishes a book, donate it to Project Transformation. Have your child write a note inside the book of what they liked best about this particular story.

When you visit Half Price Books, make a matching purchase of a book for Project Transformation or pick up a gift card.

Learn More

 Learn more about Project Transformation by checking out their website.

2018 Christmas Eve Offering

This year’s Christmas Eve offering will be going to Project Transformation, a collaborative ministry whose mission is to engage young adults in purposeful leadership and ministry, support children in holistic development, and connect churches with communities through summer reading programs and year-round internships and community engagement. We will be collecting donations from now until Christmas Eve.

Our Graduated Donation Goals

$7,000

Covers the cost of 2 summer interns in 2019

Serving up to 16 children

(3% of interns needed)

$14,000

Covers the cost of 4 summer interns in 2019

Serving up to 32 children

(6.5% of interns needed)

$21,000

Covers the cost of 6 summer interns in 2019

Serving up to 48 children

(10% of interns needed)

Amount Raised:

Between our Christmas Eve offering, and revenue from the Chili Chow Down, We raised $19,695.24 for Project Transformation’s 2019 summer reading program! Thank you for your very generous and faithful giving!

$19,841.81

Donate

You may donate by going to our online giving page and selecting “Project Transformation”.

Learn More

Learn more about Project Transformation by checking out their website.