Broadmoor campers bake treats for firefighters


Broadmoor Baptist Church’s Choices Camp is all about making good choices and projecting good into the community.

Kindergarten through first-grade Choices Day Camp students did just that last week when they took the Madison Fire Department some homemade cakes to show appreciation for all they do.

“In our Choices camp we talk about making good choices and how kids can do good deeds in their community,” said camp counselor Teresa Martin. 

The camp meets every day over the course of a week and includes several activities and lessons for children. Their craft last week was baking chocolate cakes. Each child got to take a small cake home and more to take to each of Madison’s fire stations. 

Kim Abercrombie with the Madison Fire Department said they had children visit all of the Madison Stations with cakes.

“They were really sweet,” Abercrombie said.

Deputy Fire Chief Steve Thomas offered his thanks to the children.

“Thank you, Broadmoor Baptist K1 for the big smiles and yummy cake,” Thomas said.

Martin said the fire department was well supplied with sweets last week. An activity for the second and third graders included picking blueberries, making cobblers and delivering them to the fire stations. Martin said fourth and fifth graders also had a cake project that they delivered to Fire Chief Derek Layton directly.

Martin said the trips were a success.

“They really enjoyed it,” Martin said. “The kids got to ask questions about all the stuff at the fire stations and got tours of their offices and equipment.”

Martin said the church’s weekly summer camps have been a staple of their sports ministry for some time. She said the Choices camp is a particularly popular week and they will be doing another one later in the summer. Other camp offerings include camps focused on basketball, outdoor activities and another themed DIY or Do It Yourself.

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