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2019 Summer Day Kamp

Day Kamp Program ($250.00 per week)

Choose Nature Play or Christian Education Tracks 

For children ages 6 – 12 years (must have completed Kindergarten)

2019 Day Kamp Video:

2019 Summer Kamp Program Flyer:

Summer Kamp Policies (Registration, Deposits, Payments, Refunds & Cancellation): 

All the FUN of Summer Kamp: Arts & Crafts, Archery, Environmental Education, Hiking, Swimming, Canoeing/Kayaking, Orienteering, Drama, Whacky Games, and more…

  • Monday – Friday 9 am – 4:30 pm
  • Free Childcare is available 1/2 hour before and after kamp each day
  • Healthy lunch and snacks provided! (No need to pack unless you want to.)
  • Choose One of Two Educational Tracks for the Week:
    • Christian Education: Active and Engaging Daily Bible Study*
    • Nature Play: Child-Directed Outdoor Play Opportunities
  • Weekly Themes: Same as sleep away kamp themes where programs overlap. Other weekly themes TBD.
  • Free Swim Lessons available for interested kampers
  • Need Transportation Assistance? We might be able to help. Complete transportation questions on the Information About My Child Form during online registration in Campwise.
    • If your child is unable to attend kamp without transportation assistance, DO NOT pay required deposit or make additional registration payments UNTIL we  confirm transportation is available for your child/ren.)

7 Weekly Sessions:

July 8 – July 12

July 15 – July 19

July 22 – July 26

July 29 – August 2

August 5 – August 9

August 12 – August 16

August 19 – August 23

 

Educational Tracks: (Choose one or the other or alternate between weekly sessions.)

 

 

 

We anticipate day kamp groups will consist of similarly aged children from both tracks unless there are sufficient youth in either track to warrant separate groupings for the week. Simply stated… program overlap will be significant except when an activity period is dedicated to Christian Education. Every youth will have plenty of opportunities to experience nature and all the summer kamp activities they enjoy at Vanderkamp!

Nature Play:

For families not wishing for their child to participate in Christian Education at kamp, we are offering additional opportunities for child-directed outdoor play during times our Christian Education kampers are participating in Bible Study or other Christian programming. If the weather is stormy, youth will play indoors.

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Christian Education: 

Youth will participate in a daily period of active and engaging Bible Study as well as other opportunities to explore and grow in their faith through play during the week. See preview of 2019 Christian education curriculum below.

 

To view 2019 Bible Study Curriculum:

Every year we choose a song to accompany our Christian curriculum.

Check out this cool lyric video on YouTube:

Frequently Asked Questions:

*Note: Vanderkamp is not a conversion camp and is open and welcoming to ALL youth. See overview of this year’s curriculum above. We strive to live, learn, play and pray together in a Christian community of peace, love, and acceptance of one another while demonstrating the values of caring, respect and responsibility for ourselves, for others, and for the world around us. 

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