We are excited to kick off After School and Wee Explorers this fall. Registration will be opening soon! Be on the lookout for more information.
Summer Explorers Camp will begin on Monday, June 10th. Our staff and campers are getting excited about all that we will be doing this summer! We need your help with a few supplies as we prepare for camp. Some of these items could be lying around your house! Also, feel free to check out our Amazon wishlist here:
White and colored computer paper
Varied Poster Board
Washable ink pads
Varied Colored Acrylic Paint
Paintbrushes and sponges
Colored Duct or Masking Tape
Cooking supplies (i.e. cookie sheets, aluminum foil, cooking spray, spatulas, kid-friendly knives, cookie cutters)
Zip lock bags
For more information contact Kelly Brown, 1st Explorers Ministry Director.
Be sure to sign up for these upcoming childcare options:
Teacher Workday Care on February 18
Spring Break Care on March 11 - 15
To sign up, go to our website here: http://firstbaptistsylva.com/giving
For more information, contact Kelly Brown at firstname.lastname@example.org or 828-339-0130.
1st Explorers could use your support in donating the following supplies:
Glue: glue sticks, glue bottles, hot glue sticks and/or gallon containers.
Varied colored construction paper.
Poster board and/or paper.
Canvases of all sizes.
Varied colored yarn.
Tape: colored, masking, craft, duck and/or scotch.
Writing utensils: pencils, washable markers, crayons, and/or expo markers.
Also, see our Amazon wishlist here to order things directly from Amazon for us: http://firstbaptistsylva.com/giving/
All items can be left outside of Kelly’s office in the 1st Explorers Area. If you have any questions, contact Kelly, our 1st Explorers Ministry Director.
If you’re looking for a way to support our 1st Explorers Ministry, please consider checking out our Amazon wishlist! Thank you to everyone who helps to make our Children’s programs so great!
You can access our wishlist at this link: https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/LKIDY053QS5O?&sort=default
Gaye Buchanan teaches our 4-year-old Wee Explorers Preschool class.
I serve in Wee Explorers because working with children makes me happy. I was already volunteering on Wednesdays with children at the church in first through fifth grades and enjoying it. I saw the Wee Explorers job advertised in the Sylva Herald and felt instantly that God had led me to it. I wanted something part-time and I love children so it was a perfect fit.
I love the age group (4 yrs) because they are small enough to be hilarious and old enough to teach. I left 2 hours early today for a funeral and they all had to hug me goodbye before I could leave! My grandchildren all live away from here so it also fills a void in my life.
Chelsie Huffman leads our 4th - 5th group in After School. She is from Morganton, N.C. and she is majoring in Criminal Justice at WCU.
I serve at 1st Explorers to see the physical and spiritual growth in the lives of our kids. Being able to witness and be a part of their journey gives me a purpose that God has blessed me with.