All children need to dream. Not just normal dreams, but God-inspired dreams. PTM provides several avenues for dream pursuit. Some of the opportunities happen as part of the afterschool program, but many take place “after hours”.
Every Friday (4:00-6:00) during the school year, over 150 PTM children are exposed to a variety of volunteer-led enrichment opportunities including: dance, sports, art, music, gardening, among others. Students from all other after school sites come to the Wilson Center and Community House on this day.
Retreats and Camps
A few times a year groups of students from PTM get out of town for a night or two to take part in a retreat. Previous retreats have been held at Barefoot Republic Camp, Camp Sycamore, Camp Widgiwagan, and Camp NaCoMe. These retreats provide a chance for speakers to go deeper with scripture, small groups to interact, cabin time building friendships, team-building, and free time for fun and dreaming. PTM also takes students on camping trips to expose to outdoor activities.
Nearly every weekend, PTM students are going somewhere–Adventure Science Center, a sporting event, a museum, flying in a plane, to the pumpkin patch, a pinewood derby, a movie or a play, or to a reading camp at a park. These field trips create the context for strengthened friendships and more opportunities to dream.