All posts by Laura Bellet

Spring Life Skills 2018

Do you like working with elementary aged kids? Do you have a skill you could teach them in an hour? Then you are perfect to come and help us out this year at Spring Life Skills! Our program will run March 27-29 and April 3-5 focusing on the Easter story…from Palm Sunday to the Resurrection!

Classes can be almost anything:  we already have commitments to offer sewing, computers, art, guitar, ukulele and cooking  but need someone to lead a sports class.  We can always use more options as we hope to have 85-100 kids. Ideally, we like to keep class sizes between 12-20 kids.  We are also doing a reading program as part of Life Skills so if you would love to help kids learn to read we need you!

The kids pick two classes everyday and the classes vary daily depending on what adult volunteers are available to teach/help each day.

To volunteer email Laura or call the office (619) 440-1221.


Camp is Coming!!


Do you have a favorite summer camp experience from your childhood?  We are grateful to be able to offer 75 of our Sonshine Club kids an opportunity to spend 5 days at Indian Hills Camp this July!  These 3-6th graders are ready to be invited; however, the $225 camper fee is prohibitive for their families…that’s where we, the faith community comes in to the camping picture!!! Can you help us by sponsoring one or more children to experience Indian Hills Camp this summer?

As you know, this is a life changing time for the kids. Indian Hills Camp is just far enough away from the big city that kids feel like they are in another world.  Their camp experience will include the usual swimming, hiking, fun games, snack shack…but even better they will be invited to participate in worship, Bible messages geared to their age level, cabin/wagon/tepee devotional times, family style meals and learning to hear and talk to God.  A week of memories they will have with them the rest of their lives!

To sponsor one or more Sonshine Club children at $225 per camper donate here.

If you have any questions, please call us at Sonshine Haven (619-440-1221) or email Karla (


Help Us Bring Jesus To Kids!

Sonshine Haven has free after-school Bible clubs in 43 elementary and middle schools across San Diego’s east and south counties.  Each club is run by volunteers of a variety of ages, local churches,  & cultures.

Will you help us spread the amazing work God is doing through clubs?

To donate click here

Want to volunteer?  Contact Dora or Laura at 619-440-1221 or

#GivingTuesday and Year End Giving

We have completed our #GivingTuesday Campaign and have raised $11,500 of our goal of $25,000! There is still 3 days to give for a year end tax-deductible donation.We are still in need of $13,500 to reach our goal. Will you help us through a donation made by December 31st?

This year we are raising funds for Camp and our Life Skills for Kids Programs. Help us send 100 Sonshine Club kids to camp this summer and help us provide our Life Skills for Kids Program.

Life Skills for Kids 2018 (2 weeks during Spring  Break and 5 weeks in Summer)

We look forward to having 100 kids from our Sonshine Clubs sign up for daily classes including cooking, sewing, computers, reading, art, sports and music. We also provide breakfast, lunch and a snack.  Each Life Skills day includes several group times with a Bible lesson, worship songs, Share and Show, and an occasional performance by the kids who took music, dance, or sign language.

Camp – Summer 2018

Did you go to summer camp as a kid?  We have many Sonshine Clubbers who have never had that experience nor will they without scholarships.

Partner with us to send 100 of our Sonshine Club kids to summer camp @ Indian Hills Camp, June/July 2018.

Camp fee is $200 per child.  

Indian Hills Camp is a  place where lives are changed!  The kids meet new friends, have great counselors, meet Jesus for the first time or in new and exciting ways. Campers enjoy the usual “camp” activities  plus the more contemporary additions like zip lining, BMX bike course, archery, petting zoo, and of course SWIMMING!

Help us bring the love and hope of Jesus to the kids of east and south county of San Diego this next year by supporting our #GivingTuesday Campaign and helping us raise the $25,000 needed to send 100 campers to Indian Hills Camp and 7 weeks of Life Skills for our Sonshine Club kids! To help please donate now!