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More than 20 children between the ages of 4 and 11, together with over 20 energetic volunteers, enjoyed a fantastic week of science, song and Bible learning at Cedar Park from August 15-19.For five consecutive mornings from 9-12. the children were welcomed by the volunteer crew of the “Starship Galactic Praise”, moving from one area of the intergalactic-themed church building to the next. 

The children, who were split into three age-groups, enjoyed visiting each of four activity centres: the Good News Galaxy for Bible stories, Rocket Rec for sports and games, Cosmic Crafts for starry creations and the Orbital Observatory, where the Crazy Scientist demonstrated experiments and taught about the God’s marvelous universe.

A delicious homemade snack was provided at the Astro Bistro each day, thanks to the fantastic kitchen crew, at which time “Admiral Elisabeth” related stories of kids who have made a difference in our world. The camp opened and closed with a time of spirited singing in the sanctuary, punctuated by a visit from Galileo, the green gorilla cadet.

Friday’s finale included a visit from our very own “Commander Bill” from the Canadian Space Agency, who spoke with the “cadets” about the important connection between God and science, sending the children home with a goodie bag of free items from the CSA. What a treat!

With 100% attendance, no injuries to speak of, and perfect weather, Cedar Park’s Galactic Blast was out of this world! And next summer’s camp is already in the works. Thanks to all the volunteers who gave so generously of their time and energy–you were appreciated!

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