Garrettsville – Calling all kids ages 12- 18 years old, what time is it? It’s Summer Wars time – a Monday night must! This weekly event for teens features, learning about Christ through games, songs, and teamwork, while hanging out with other teens in the area and learning problem solving skills together. This year’s theme is Relentless 2014.
The event kicked-off Monday, June 9, 2014, at 6:30 pm, but do not despair, if you did not make it Monday, you can join the group all summer long. If you’re not available every Monday night it is ok. Come when you can and they will accept you with open arms.
Summer Wars has impacted many teens throughout the years here is what a couple of them have had to say about the summertime event.
Joey Miranda, a 17 year old from Windham says “Summer Wars” is much more than games to me. It’s a place, home to endless potential, a place that brings the opportunity to connect to one of many people that are on the right path. In a nutshell, “Summer Wars” is probably the best, most entertaining thing you could do with a Monday evening.”
Kaylee Martin from Garrettsville says, “This is a great place to be. Not only do you play amazingly-crazy games, but you meet people, who share common interests and stories with you.”
Robin Wadkins has two children, one who is now an adult and has “graduated” out of Summer Wars and another one who is still involved in the program. Robin says that her children “have enjoyed the competitive and imaginative games with the inspiration coming back to learning about our Lord. It has been a safe place for kids to feel welcomed and to make new friends. They have basically come out of their shells and have always looked forward to the next Monday that they would meet.”
The program is good for all teens no matter what their religious affiliations might be. It is a youth group like no other. So are you ready for war? Come out and join them on Monday night starting at 6:30 pm at Life Church across the street from Garfield High School’s football stadium in Garrettsville.