When I first heard about LYN House I thought the concept of small groups of kids meeting to do creative things over the summer would be a perfect fit for our family. Our son Jonah has experienced large summer camps and, while those were great for some kids, they just weren’t quite the right fit for him. There was too much stimulation and it didn’t help him to be his best while he was at camp during the day. Having a few hours each day focused on God, himself, and his own creativity helped us to keep his brain going over the summer but not overly busy.
LYN house is a great opportunity for Jonah to do some creative work, spend time with other kids, and to build relationships with adults. Jonah suffers from high levels of anxiety and depression and he needs people in his life that can reassure and support him. It’s already hard enough to be 11 years old, with all of this going on, and we love that we know LYN House is a great place for him to get what he needs.
We are currently growing our family through adoption from foster care and as we do that, I know that summertime at LYN House has and will provide us with a supportive and safe environment for our kids. That means more to us and to these kids than anyone can imagine.