Children from 7 to 18 years of age, Spanish as well as International, had a blast at our 2009 YoungLife basketball camp. The American coaches, Steve and Landon Shipley, Jeremy Johnson, Janet and Mark Cochrum, and Mary and Jim McNamee, spoke English all week. Learning and/or improving their English is the reason many kids come to our camp! Our translators Tomás, Mary, Mitchell, Lauren and Sarah were amazing, as were Kate and Anna who held down the registration and kitchen for the team.
Thanks go to all the volunteers, who helped make this event possible!
An exciting note: we had more teenagers at camp this year. This is very encouraging, especially as we begin national (Spanish speaking) ministry in the coming months. The camps have helped us meet Spanish teens and their families in the Madrid area