Ocean Springs church offers new day-camp experience for 90 kids


Ocean Springs St. Paul United Methodist Church brought a new day camp experience to its East Campus on June 16-20, hosting an on-site WinShape Camp of the Rome, Ga., organization.

More than 90 first through sixth graders attended the camp that was open to the entire community. WinShape sent a trained staff of 21 college-student counselors to conduct the camp.

“We were one of 27 cities chosen to participate in this first year of WinShape’s off-site camps,” said St. Paul Children’s Minister the Rev. Leanne Burris. “This unique experience sought to connect children to the new C3 (Camps Connecting Communities) program that combines sports, arts, Bible study and worship. It was a great success and we plan to do it again next year.”