2016 Vacation Bible Camp
Join us at Vacation Bible Camp for a fantastic mix of large group celebrations, Bible story telling, special guests, exciting games, crafts, snacks, & a special music video making workshop for grade 4-5s! We are excited to be sharing incredible Bible stories and fun activities with your children!
Our Vacation Bible Camp is from 9am – 12pm, Monday to Thursday, August 15- 18! All children from age 3 – grade 5 [2015-2016 school year] are invited!
Drop-off and Pick-up
Please plan to arrive as close to 9am and 12pm as possible. Please come inside our main church entry doors with your children when you arrive in the morning, so that children are not walking through the busy parking lot on their own. Children will not be dismissed from our auditoriums until parents or guardians enter the room to pick them up from their groups. This is to allow dismissal to be as safe as possible for your children.
Preschool Camp and Elementary School Camp - Yes, We run 2 VBCs at the Same Time!
Preschool kids and Elementary school kids are very different so we run two different programs! All children, from age 3 – grade 5 [2015-2016 school year] enter the same doors and go though registration but after that we separate into different programs. Children who attended school in 2015-16 are a part of our elementary age Vacation Bible Camp and head to our main sanctuary. Children who are age 3-5, who have not attended school yet, are a part of our preschool Vacation Bible Camp and are escorted to our multipurpose room. These two camps run independantly from one another all week until our Thursday closing.
Theme & Dress Up Days - “hey Mom & Dad… they said we get to dress up…”
This year our theme is Camp IWILLIGOWAY! [which stands for I Will Go God’s Way]. Our groups will be called Cabins, and our leaders are Cabin Leaders. Each Cabin will have a color [grades P/1 = red, grades 2/3 = green, grades 4/5 = blue] and we’ll have a special team color day! Just for fun each day is a dress-up day! Children are encouraged [it’s optional, but fun!] to dress up as – Tuesday: Dress Like a Farmer!, Wednesday: Crazy Hats & Hair Day! Thursday: Cabin Color Day!
Campfire Stories - Bible Stories around our “authentic” Camp Fires
Each morning we will have stories around our “campfire.” In these Bible times we will teach the children some of the stories that Jesus taught [called Parables in the Bible]. These stories each teach us about who God is and what following Jesus is like! We will email you each afternoon with more info so you can follow along at home!
Games & Snacks
Each morning we will be playing games. Please have children dressed for running by wearing good footwear [no flip flops, please]. On Wednesday our elementary age children we’ll be playing a few water games – children’s won’t get drenched, but they will be damp! Each morning, we serve a snack to your children. We will be serving cookies, s’mores and freezies! For those who require it, we do have a gluten free option. Also, we have attempted to keep all our snacks be nut free. If your child has severe allergies, please talk to our registration staff when you arrive.
Each year at Vacation Bible Camp we have a fundraising challenge! Our goal this year is to raise $500 to send 2 kids to Kamp Tumanini – a summer camp for kids in Kenya, Africa.
Kamp Tumaini (‘hope’ in Swahili) is a 2 week camp in Kenya, through Canadian Baptist Ministries’ Guardians of Hope program. Canadian & Kenyan Christian youth volunteer together to give children impacted by HIV and AIDS a camp experience filled with hope.
Closing & Ice Cream Party & the Splash Pad!
On Thursday, our final large group time will take place at 1130am. All parents and families are invited to join us for this closing program which will include music, photos, video, drama and more! Following the closing program we’ll have Ice Cream Sundaes at the playground in the park behind the church for all the children who have been a part of Vacation Bible Camp and their families! All children and families are invited to spend time together at the Splash Pad!
Thanks for planning to bring your children to be a part of Vacation Bible Camp Camp! We are excited for all that God has in store for us!
If you have any comments or question, please contact Pastor Jon Dixon, Pastor of Next Generations & Families at 681-7683 or firstname.lastname@example.org