MyCamp App brings Bible camp to kids
Thousands of children will have the opportunity to take part in a virtual camp experience this summer, thanks to a brand-new, faith-based app tailored just for them. Created by top children’s app developer Dubit, for One Hope Canada, MyCamp combines virtual and real-world elements to bring a fun, secure summer camp experience to children right in their own homes.
One Hope Canada operates 45 Bible camps and community outreaches across the country. Many face programming restrictions this summer due to COVID-19. The MyCamp app will help these ministries continue to build relationships and share the Gospel.
“We believe camp ministry is one of the most effective ways of reaching a young generation with the Gospel of Jesus,” says One Hope Canada national director, Bill McCaskell. “While the MyCamp app will not be a replacement for camp, it will give our workers, during this most unusual summer, a way to safely connect with children from their community.”
Already in development as a post-summer follow-up tool for children ages 8-12, MyCamp allows camps to create exciting content specific to their setting and present it via livestream. “So many children hear of Jesus for the first time when they attend camp but once they go home, they are unable to attend a local church to help them grow in their faith,” says McCaskell. “The MyCamp app is designed so these boys and girls can continue to learn of Jesus as friendships and teaching, that started at camp, carries on through the year.”
Once campers register with the camp of their choice, they can join virtual cabin groups, build relationships with cabin leaders and fellow campers and take part in fun, real-time activities like games, memory verse activities, crafts, and more. Once a day, camps across the country come together for MyCamp’s national livestream teaching event.
MyCamp App Special Features:
- Virtual and real-time activities
- Safe, moderated live chat with fellow campers and cabin leaders
- Bible teaching via camp-specific and national livestream chapel events
- QuizIt – interactive games that allow campers to compete for the top score
- QBox – safe place for campers to ask questions about faith and life
Camp registration is now open at onehopecanada.ca/mycampapp. The MyCamp app will be available for download July 3 from the App Store and Google Play, to all campers registered with participating camps.
About One Hope Canada: One Hope Canada partners with the local church to develop life-long followers of Jesus by clearly communicating the Gospel to more than 30,000 children and youth each year through camps, community outreaches, and creative ministry strategies.
For information about MyCamp, visit: https://onehopecanada.ca/mycampapp/
For information about Dubit, visit: https://www.dubitlimited.com/
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