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Friends Across Nations Preschool Day Camp

  • Toddler Camp St. Francis, Wisconsin (map)

According to the U.N., there are currently over 22 million refugees around the world and, of those, half are children. 13,671 refugees resettled in Wisconsin between 2002 and 2016.

Toddlers and Kids on a Mission would like to take some steps towards welcoming the youngest of this population in a loving, kid-friendly environment. We invite you and your preschoolers to our second annual Friends Across Nations Preschool Day Camp! Our hope is for this to be one of many opportunities to build relationships and break through cultural barriers.

The Preschool Day Camp will consist of our Toddlers and Kids on a Mission preschoolers and the younger siblings of the school-aged kids that will be attending a concurrent camp run by Leslie Osborne. Leslie is a child-development professional who recently retired as the Children's Ministry director at Eastbrook church. She now works with refugees through Eastbrook Church, the English Learning Center, and oversees Oholiab's Offering Art Gallery.  

PURPOSE:  All children will have a chance to experience educational fun, and friendship making, while interacting across cultures. 

IMPACT: Through a fun exchange, children will learn that they are capable of breaking through cultural and language barriers.

ACTIVITIES: You and your child will gather with new friends to share a story, play games, sing songs, and create art. 

WHEN: Thursday, July 19th 1:00-3:00pm. 

WHERE:  St. Francis, WI. Once you register, we will email you the specific address.

PARTICIPANT CAP: 10 children (we will be joined there by our soon to be friends)

AGES: 2-5 year olds will get the most out of this but please feel free to bring younger or older siblings.

COST: Free 

REGISTRATION: Registration is now full. If this project sparks your passion, please keep an eye out for our monthly FAN playgroups starting in the fall.

QUESTIONS:  Hilary and Lynn are this event’s Project Managers. Please email them if you need anything. They will be in contact with you to confirm your registration and give you periodic updates if necessary. Hilary ( and  Lynn ( 

MORE INFORMATION: How to Teach Children about Cultural Awareness and Diversity

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