54 th Annual - LUM Camp 2018 - Still Going Strong
LUM Board Night - Ice Cream Social
On August 1, our LUM friends & board members traveled in the LUM bus out to Hanging Rock Assembly Camp in Warren County to experience an evening at LUM Camp . When our LUM friends & board members arrived they met the campers and sang camp songs. They were then treated to an authentic camp supper followed by an ice cream social — ice cream sundaes with all the fixin’s. Our guests scooped and served the ice cream to our campers which encouraged even more interaction (pictured above).

LUM Camp is a 4-day, overnight summer camp for 85 boys and girls (8, 9 and 10 years old), who come from families served by the Lafayette Urban Ministry. Our camp includes all the traditional activities that a great camp should have, such as morning chapel, swimming, hiking, boating, arts & crafts, campfires, corn maze, zip-line and an outstanding staff of camp counselors.
Along with all of these activities, LUM Camp focuses on interactive and experiential learning. Our theme was Let Your Light Shine . Throughout camp, our campers spent much of the week learning about the wonder & science of light . Over 25 scientists and educators from Purdue and the community engaged each child’s natural curiosity with loads of hands-on activities and projects. LUM campers learned about the Indiana State insect, the firefly, and were treated to an awesome fireworks display (pictured below on right), made possible due to a grant from the Riley Children’s Foundation. The highlight of Board Night for the campers, as well as our guests, was the laser light show ( pictured below on left ). You could tell that our visitors enjoyed returning to their childhood for a few hours and our campers enjoyed having them visit them at camp.

Thank you to everyone who helped make LUM Camp 2018 possible. Through your donations, campership gifts, and volunteer time, you have once again made it possible for our LUM campers to have a positive, life-changing experience that they will remember fondly for the rest of their lives.
Countdown to Hunger Hike - 38 Days to Go
Start Fundraising Today - Hunger Hike 2018
| Hunger Hike - Kick-off Event | Sunday, September 16 | Riehle Plaza | 2 p.m. |
| HH5K Run | Saturday, September 15 | Celery Bog Nature Area | 9 a.m. |
Hunger Hike 2018 is only 5 weeks away.

If you wish to support Hunger Hike, please make a donation today. To learn more about the impact and importance of your gift , click HERE .

Now would also be a perfect time to create a Team for your church or organization and begin raising money for Hunger Hike. Go to hungerhike.org for more information.

Join us in the Fight Against Hunger locally, regionally & globally — through the good work of sponsoring organizations — Lafayette Urban Ministry, Food Finders Food Bank, Inc. & the Haiti Ministry at St. Thomas Aquinas .

Thanks in advance for your support of Hunger Hike. If you have any questions or need any assistance, please email hungerhike@lumserve.org , call  765-423-2691 or go to hungerhike.org . Fighting Against Hunger with all of our Hearts & Soles!
New LUM Video - Giving Help, Giving Hope
Lafayette Urban Ministry is excited to announce a new promotional video 

YOU may NOW use this video to entice your members, family, friends & colleagues to engage and invest in Lafayette Urban Ministry. LUM relies on donations and volunteers to continue to offer support to the families and children in our community; so, please share this video with others soon & often.
The LUM Video will be used by LUM board members and staff to recruit new volunteers ; engage new churches , civic & school groups ; and ask individuals and businesses to invest in LUM by making a donation This short LUM promotional video is now available on the LUM YouTube Channel ( youtube.com/lumserve ).
Bus Drivers Needed - Each Weekday Afternoon
Seeking Volunteers for LUM After School Program
Volunteer  Activity Bus Drivers   are needed each weekday afternoon, NOW through May 21 , from 2 to 3:30 p.m. 

Drivers Bus are needed to transport the LUM  After School Program students from their schools to our program facility in downtown Lafayette. Volunteer bus drivers must have a valid driver’s license, pass the driver’s test for PPL, have a good driving record, and pass a physical examination.
Volunteers are also needed from 2 to 6 p.m. every weekday—as tutors, story readers, spelling test givers and for helping children in general. To begin the “Easy 4-Step Process” to becoming an After School Program volunteer, click  HERE .

Please consider signing up NOW to  volunteer  for this important ministry and make a difference in the lives of children.

For more information about the LUM After School Program, click  HERE  or call or email the LUM Youth Programs director, Amanda Bajzatt (765-423-2691 |  abajzatt@lumserve.org ). PLEASE SHARE.