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MC Hosts Thousands of Summer Campers and Parents

June 28, 2008

Centri-Kid Summer Camp at Mississippi College promised to leave thousands of kids, parents and counselors with some amazing memories.

For Clinton parent Teresa Thomas, the week of June 23-27 lived up to its promises. It was a week that will stick with her for a long time.

"All the anxieties I had were gone after I saw how organized it was," Thomas said as campers from First Baptist Church in Clinton packed up and headed home Friday. "It was the most well-organized camp I've seen. They had a plan for everything."

Thomas one of the chaperones for the five day camp with her daughter, Sydney, on hand for a slew of activities. The non-stop events, from morning to night, left many children tired when it was all over. There were more than two dozen kids and adult sponsors from Clinton during the week.

MC welcomed just shy of 10,000 campers to the Clinton campus last summer and hosted another 10,000 children from 14 states this summer. They are here from such states as Alabama, Texas, Florida and Louisiana.

The breakfasts, the time spent in Bible groups, the time for talking, playing games and much more was worth it, for 11-year-old Sydney Thomas. "But the most important thing we do is learn about God."

Like a lot of her friends from Clinton, Shelby Winstead, 11, was pumped when she arrived Monday on the Clinton campus. On day one, she learned the rules of the MC camp and met some new people. "We will have a great week," Shelby wrote in her journal. "I'm sooo excited!"

Bridges Harrison was excited, too, when he arrived at MC. The camp, he wrote in his journal on Monday?

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