Last week, St. Michael’s welcomed 84 children each day where they learned that Jesus gives us hope, courage, direction, love, and power. We shared modern-day and Biblical faith stories, played games, and conducted science experiments! It was a memorable time filled with laughter, energy, and joy.

Campers completed several outreach projects during the week. They wrote messages of hope and love on prayer pillowcases, which will be delivered to shelters in North County. They packed 300 lunches for St. Michael’s Sack Lunch Ministry. And finally, campers raised about $90 for Bat Conservation International, an organization that works to protect bat-friendly environments.

On Friday, campers visited Carlsbad by the Sea, the retirement community. They shared songs and stories with the residents in a unique and meaningful time of intergenerational relationship building.

Thank you to the 45+ St. Michael’s staff and volunteers, and other members of the wider community, who made Vacation Bible School a success. This event could not have been possible without you!

Anathea Trettin

Andrew Mahaffey

Anne Bensen

Billy Gleason

Bradley Dorsey

Carlsbad By The Sea

Cheryl McKean

Christine Walsh

Christopher Cummings

Donna Anderson-Reihs

Dorothy Kraft

Eli Bensen

Elizabeth Schmutzer

Eric Schmutzer

Ethan Linley

Eva Jara

Fr. Ken Simon

Fr. Doran Stambaugh

Ginny Unanue

Girlfriends Care

Heidi Dorsey

InnoThread Graphics

Jackson Magnusson

Jared Dorsey

Jenna Schultz

Jennifer Baxter

Kaleigh Molineaux

Karen Gleason

Kerima Gleason

Kona Ice

Kristi de Merlier

Kyra Allison

Lina Dorsey

Linda Mumford

Lindsey Gleason

Makayla Engebrits

Maria Mahaffey

Mark McKean

Mason Vladimirov

Max Jara

Megan Stanton

Melinda McKinley

Mia Bender

Mike Miller

Mike Moreland

Rachael Wobby

Rubie Riddle

Sara Biggs

Shannon Hoden

Susan Johnson

Taylor Tibbels

Victoria Hrisanthopoulos