Our summer camps help 3rd-6th graders establish a biblical foundation for their faith. We support the incredible ministry of a Children’s Minister by relieving them of most duties. You focus on your kids while your adults lead the small group Bible studies of 9-12 kids. That way the ministry goes home with you and continues to grow!
Romans 5:8 "But God proves his own love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us."
Daring rescues saturate our modern culture. From the $250 million adventures by masked men and women that clutter our silver screens, all the way down to children playing pretend heroics on backyard jungle gyms, kids innately know there’s a desperate need for people to be rescued. While these stories and games invariably center around the physical rescue of a damsel in distress or a victim trapped in a burning building, they actually point to a deeper spiritual truth about every human being’s soul. All of us are helpless and need a Savior to rescue us from a certain, eternal doom. (Romans 3:19-20)
Our insurmountable troubles began in the Garden, when Adam and Eve bit into the lie that they didn’t need God. (Genesis 3:5-7) That first act of rebellion reverberated throughout human history and into our own hearts today, putting each of us into the center of danger without even a glimmer of hope for escape. (Ephesians 2:1-2) Thankfully, God executed the perfect rescue plan for all of humanity through the redemptive work of His Son, Jesus Christ. (Romans 5:8)
Student Life For Kids Camp 2018 will explore our universal need for spiritual “rescue.” (Romans 3:23) Kids will discover that Jesus offers our only rescue from becoming separated from God (Romans 6:23) and that everyone who accepts His rescue will be changed into a new creation. (2 Corinthians 5:17) Finally, kids will return home with a clear understanding that once they find rescue in Jesus, they should begin telling others about God’s rescue plan. (Matthew 28:19-20)
We design our Christian summer camps for 3rd-6th graders. Worship services and Family Groups make up the two most important parts of a day at Camp. Worship services include drama by All Things To All People®, praise music from trusted, experienced worship leaders and sound biblical teaching from gifted communicators. Family Groups are made up of 9-12 kids, one or two Student Leaders and one or two Adult Family Group Leaders. Kids spend much of their organized Camp time with their Family Group.
We strongly believe in the 52-week ministry of the local church, so we design our one week Christian summer camps to support a Children’s Ministers’ 51 weeks of incredible work.
Second graders are up to you. If they're normally a part of your group, they're welcome at Camp. Just be aware that they'll be classified as 3rd graders. There is no programming or childcare available for younger children or preschoolers. However, since many Children's Ministers would like to bring their families to camp, we will do our best to accommodate these situations for Children's Ministers only. Accommodations vary, so give us a call.
Many adult leaders will be asked to serve as Family Group Leaders. Bible Study materials will be available online. Family Group leaders serve as motivators and encouragers during Recreation, lead Bible Study for their Family Groups and facilitate the activities during Family Group Investigate. A Family Group Leadership Meeting each morning will prepare adults for that day’s activities.
It goes back to the philosophy of supporting the local church. Getting adults involved in what happens at Camp allows friendships, accountability and connection to get on the bus with the kids as they travel home. We also believe that small groups work best when they are actually small (9-12 kids). This size facilitates good discussion and allows kids to feel comfortable.
No. We believe in the ministry of the local church and want your volunteers leading these groups so they can continue to disciple and invest in your kids’ spiritual growth back home.
We request one adult for every seven kids.
Camp is designed for Children's Ministers to be free from a lot of responsibility so they can spend time building relationships with their kids. Children's Ministers will gather together each evening one hour before worship service for a prayer and share time (while the kids are in Family Group Investigate). For this reason, it's best for Children's Ministers not to serve as Family Group leaders. This is an extremely important aspect of Student Life For Kids.
Though we have numerous goals, it ultimately comes down to people. Is life change happening in kids, adults and us? In Scripture, every time someone spent time with Jesus, they went away changed. We hope all of us leave this experience changed. Not because of technical effects, entertaining dramas, challenging recreation or even meeting new people; we are changed because we have been with Jesus.
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National Disaster Cancellation Policy
Since Student Life For Kids began, we have always followed through with hosting planned events. We are committed to continue to do so. However, in these uncertain times post-9/11, a national disaster or act of terror could render us both unable to host a planned event and unable to return your deposits. We hire staff, purchase equipment, and rent non-refundable facilities based on your reservations. Please be advised that if a Student Life For Kids event is cancelled due to such extraordinary circumstances, we cannot refund your deposits regardless of other published cancellation dates and deadlines.
Weather Cancellation Policy
Student Life For Kids has your group's safety in mind as we host events. If an event is hosted as scheduled and your group cancels or reduces numbers due to weather conditions, all payments are non-refundable. If we are unable to host an event due to weather conditions, deposits cannot be refunded. Refunds of final balance payments will be made only if properties and/or locations refund Student Life For Kids for these costs.