Imagine the Possibilities Summer Camp

Number of Campers
Names & grades of campers


As part of our committment to enriching the lives of families and contributing to an overall healthy community, with excitement, Saranam offers "Imagine the Possibilitites" Summer Camp! 

We welcome children from Pre-K through Pre-8 grades to join us for an imaginative exploration of the arts, literature, science, and creative problem solving!  Co-Directors Midge Nichelason and Sissy Othick, both with impressive teaching and coaching backgrounds, combine their expertise to offer a FUN, unique day camp experience that will culminate with a visual arts and project gallery and performance for camp families. 

Dates:  Tuesday- Friday, May 27-30, 2014

Time: 8 am-4 pm

Ages: Pre-K (must be five by August 30th)– 8th grade

Location: Central United Methodist Church, 201 University Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM  87106

Cost: $125 per student, includes a hot lunch and snacks 

For more information: email or call Sue Rzendzian or Tracy Sharp at 299-6154.

Registration Deadline May 18 ITP_Camp_Registration.pdf

Camp Flyer Imagine_the_Possibilities_Flyer_2014.pdf

What is Saranam?


Saranam is a 2-year housing and education program for homeless families in Albuquerque, NM.  Saranam offers a comprehensive range of services to assist families in transitioning beyond homelessness.

We work with homeless families (a family, for Sananam's purposes, includes at least one adult and one child with a legal connection) who have a desire and the motivation to change their lives to end their homelessness.  

Saranam provides:

  • Long-term housing
  • Intensive case management
  • Increasing levels of education
  • Focus on addressing individual issues
  • Supportive community

Saranam is unique:

  • Saranam Values Housing: the foundation for a family's stability 
  • Saranam Values Education: increased earning potential
  • Saranam Values Community: The lack of and loss of community and support systems is an underlying cause of homelessness, and thus relationship-building is crucial to and incorporated into every aspect of this program!

Because building community and building a network for support is so important to the program of Saranam, families are accepted into the program in “classes.” This allows for an immediate peer group and community to form.

Saranam is not a drug/alcohol treatment facility, a domestic abuse shelter, a mental health treatment facility nor do we provide any emergency services/shelter.

The Name

The word "saranam" means “refuge” and comes from a song in the United Methodist Hymnal, #523.