After five amazing weeks, our Summer Lights camp has come to an end. At Summer Lights, 130 Little Lights students had the opportunity to enjoy summer to the fullest. They explored their interests, cemented their math and reading skills, and played in a safe environment.
Whether students built a sandcastle in the sandbox, swam at the neighborhood pool, learned how to sew a pillowcase, discovered a new favorite book, created a work of art with finger paint, made a new friend, or explored DC, they had a blast!
Through caring staff and volunteers, they learned about values of resilence, faith, and determination to overcome obstacles and hardships.
Thanks to our partnership with the Capital Area Food Bank and DC Central Kitchen, students also received a healthy meal every day. Summer Lights has become an exciting staple for many in our communities, with kids lining up at the door waiting for it to open, knowing that there will be a smiling face waiting for them.
Little Lights is incredibly grateful for the 8 college interns (including 3 students in the Next Step College and Career Program), 27 Department of Employment Services (DOES) student interns, and 130 dedicated volunteers for providing students with a safe, fun, and enriching summer. We could not host Summer Lights without their hard work and dedication.
A special thank you to volunteer groups from National Student Leadership, St. Albans School, The Hills Church, All Saints Church, Grace Covenant Community Church, Baylor in DC, and Restoration Anglican. Thank you also to Christ Central Presbyterian Church for providing snacks for campers and to SOTAM Futbol Academy for hosting a two-week soccer camp.
Check out this video for a closer look at Summer Lights.