Columbus church holds summer camps for youth


Columbus St. James United Methodist Church held its first Youth Day Camps on July 16 (girls only), July 30 (boys only) and July 31 (combined).

The highest attendance was on July 31 with 50 teens, pre-teens and younger children.

Teens and pre-teens were instructed in anger management, peer pressure, health issues and CPR training. The teens were also discussed sexually transmitted diseases, HIV, AIDS and abstinence. The teens also enjoyed “Cooking in the Kitchen,” provided by the personnel of the Lowndes County Extension Office.

The younger children’s activities included health and safety issues, games, movies and a special visit by Columbus Firefighter Carole Summerall who brought the “Big Red Fire Truck” for the children’s amusement.

The Drug Awareness session was provided to all the children by Lt. Wayne McLemore and Officer Terrie Songer of the Columbus Police Department. A lecture on internet safety was also provided to the children.