Published 11:00 pm Friday, July 19, 2013

Children at Bush Memorial “Camp Troy” learned a little about archery on Friday afternoon.

Children at Bush Memorial “Camp Troy” learned a little about archery on Friday afternoon.

Bush Memorial hosts area children for ‘Camp Troy’ VBS

Written by Trenton Thompkins, intern with The Messenger

Shooting hoops and shooting arrows – that was just some of the fun had at Bush Memorial Baptist Church this week at their annual “Camp Troy.”

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The Vacation Bible School, which is one of the more popular ones in Troy, was full of fun in the sun activities that were made to enhance the children’s summer.

Jheron Hunter, 9, was ecstatic about the week’s events.

“We played football one day, and then soccer,” he said. Hunter and the other children participated in various sports games such as football, volleyball, basketball, soccer, karate, and even archery.

“In the morning we have a traditional Bible school, and in the afternoons, after lunch, we participate in all the camp activities,” said Marshall LeCroy, family Pastor and Camp Troy Director. The overall message LeCroy wanted reverberated throughout camp was “learning how to face fear and trust God”.

Volunteers around the church and throughout the community made the weeklong program possible, and LeCroy and the other staff showed their appreciation.

“Last night was our family night. It was a special program for the parents to meet and greet with the volunteers. The service was followed by a supper,” LeCroy said.

The camp also incorporated the help of five Troy University international students to diversify and expand the children’s experience. Each of the Troy students came to share their nationalities and cultures from their home country.

Bush Memorial’s Camp Troy was hosted on July 15-19.