PENNDEL KIDS CAMP

INFO

WHO CAN ATTEND KIDS CAMP?

Kids Camp is for all kids who are currently enrolled in grades 1 – 6.

 

WHEN IS KIDS CAMP?

For your convenience, Kids Camp will be held during four consecutive weekends in July. Scroll below to see what week works best for you.

 

WHERE IS KIDS CAMP?

Kids Camp will be held at the Bongiorno Conference Center in Carlisle, PA at

430 UNION HALL RD, CARLISLE, PA.

 

WHAT DOES IT COST?

Early-bird Registration • $223

Deadlines:

Week 1 & 2 – June 8

Week 3 & 4 – June 22)

Regular Registration • $243

F.A.Q.

COVID-19 Info

IS CAMP STILL BEING HELD?

We are currently planning for Kids’ Camp to commence as originally planned. However, the future of this health crisis is uncertain and we will continue to make regular assessments of the situation and how it could affect Kids’ Camp. If anything changes, we will communicate them to you in a timely manner.

ARE THERE FINANCIAL OPTIONS AVAILABLE TO HELP OUR CHURCH?

With the onset of COVID-19, we understand that cash flow might not be what it once was in your church. We have outlined some financial options below if your church is in need of an adjusted payment plan for this year.

 

DEPOSIT​:
We understand parents may have a difficult time making a $50 deposit by our June registration deadlines. We will allow you to include your deposit in the payment that you bring to your week of Camp. This can give families an extra 3-4 weeks for securing funds.

 

FINAL PAYMENT​:
Many churches depend on several fundraisers to reduce the amount children pay for camp. With the quarantine predicted to end only 8 weeks before Kids’ Camp begins, churches may have to hold fundraisers after Camp has ended. If your church needs more time to raise funds after camp season, you may postpone the remainder of your final payment until later in the fall season. We will invoice you monthly, and full payment must be received by December 1, 2020.

 

We hope that helps your church to participate in Kids’ Camp 2020! We are gearing up for a great Camp season, and we want to partner with you to see children’s lives transformed and changed this summer.

 

Please contact us by email​ if either of these options would benefit your church.

Registration

WHAT DOES IT COST?

Early-bird Registration • $223

Deadlines:

Week 1 & 2 – June 8

Week 3 & 4 – June 22)

Regular Registration • $243

This cost includes all accomodations, meals, events, and activities.

HOW DO I REGISTER?

You can register one of two ways:

1) Fill out and digitally send all necessary applications and forms. Then register online choosing your preferred week on this page.

2) Manually fill out and snail-mail all necessary applications and forms. Then register online choosing your

preferred week on this page.

WHEN SHOULD OUR CHURCH RESERVE OUR DESIRED WEEK OF CAMP?

Churches are encouraged to email us as soon as possible to reserve their desired week for camp. Once maximum capacity is reached, camp registration will close for any given week.

Basic Camp Info

WHAT IS THE ARRIVAL TIME?

Registrations begins Monday at 2:00 PM and will end at 4:00 PM. The pool opens at 2:15 PM.

WHAT IS THE DEPARTURE TIME?

Pickup begins at 10:00 AM following breakfast; children must be picked up by 10:30 AM. Unfortunately, we not issue partial refunds for early departures.

WILL MY GROUP HAVE THEIR OWN ROOM(S)?

It is our desire to allow church groups to stay together during the event. Due to the design of the housing units, it may be necessary to house groups in multiple rooms and buildings. Additionally, we may need to house your group with other groups and/or chaperones if needed.

SHOULD KIDS BRING EXTRA MONEY?

Extra money is encouraged and can be used for the snack bar, CampMart, offerings, etc. Prepaid spending money options are available through our “Camp Bank”. More information is available in our downloadable forms on this web page.

 

BGMC OFFERING HIGHLIGHT:

Kids Camp highlights missions and an offering will be presented which will benefit U.S. Missionary, Pam Hodges and her ministry, “Alaska’s Children”. Pam serves as the Children’s Ministry Director & BGMC Coordinator for the Alaska Ministry Network. She is serving the children and families of Alaska by bringing the Gospel message to remote locations that need Jesus. Learn more at akministrynetwork.org

WHAT TO BRING

  • Bedding (pillow, sleeping bag or sheets, blanket)
  • Bible
  • Water bottle
  • Sneakers and water socks
  • Towels and wash cloths
  • Toiletries/personal items
  • Swimsuit (only one-piece suits will be allowed for girls. Please check suits for transparency when wet.)

WHAT NOT TO BRING

  • Cell phones
  • iPods/MP3 players
  • iPads or tablets
  • CD/DVD players
  • Gaming systems
  • Skateboards
  • Water guns or prank items (if found in possession, they will taken and secured until the end of camp)

WILL THERE BE MEDICAL STAFF AVAILABLE?

Yes. Please help our onsite nursing staff by filling out the Medical Authorization section of the application. We ask that you be thorough and list special allergies and/or medical needs. Please provide us with as much information as possible.

Volunteers

ARE THERE VOLUNTEER REQUIREMENTS?

Yes, our office requires the following three items for every chaperone (18 years of age and older) who will attend with your group. These reports may take several weeks to receive, so please recruit your chaperones as early as possible. Please submit copies of these completed clearances with your registration packet:

 

 PA State Police Criminal Background Check
 PA Department of Human Services Child Abuse Clearance
 FBI Criminal History & Fingerprinting OR a signed affidavit affirming chaperone is not disqualified from service

 

Click here to determine which chaperones need the FBI reporting.

DO I NEED TO RENEW MY CHAPERONE SCREENING FOR 2020?

Possibly. This year, will mark the five-year anniversary of when Pennsylvania began requiring these types of background checks. This will mean that many individuals will be due for rescreening in 2020. Please be aware the turnaround time for receiving results may be severely delayed due to high volume. Plan to rescreen as early as possible.

WHAT SHOULD I BRING AS A VOLUNTEER?

  • A water bottle (we have a cold water dispenser)
  • Night light or two (a help to some campers)
  • Plastic hangers to dry towels
  • Flash light & sun glasses
  • Watch or cell phone
  • Permanent marker for camper purchases and t-shirts
  • Pencil or pen, and paper or tablet
  • Blue painters tape
  • Scissors (stored away securely)
  • Air freshener for bathroom
  • Sun screen (enough for you and your campers)
  • Backpack and hat
  • Anti-bacterial hand sanitizer
  • Table games, puzzles, or card games (great alternative for inclement weather)
  • Tissues and paper towels
  • Snacks for yourself
  • Fly Swatter
  • Sneakers (you will walk a lot)
  • Bible and optional devotional to use with your campers
  • Cards or letters for campers who do not receive mail
  • Pillow, sleeping bag/bed sheets and blanket
  • Water shoes (for creek/tubing)
  • Throw rug or bath mat (for in front of the shower)
  • Small electric fan (rooms are air-conditioned)
  • Duct tape & décor for cardboard boat competition
  • An awesome attitude and a servant’s heart!

DATES

COMMUNICATOR

gruber family

JEREMIAH GRUBER

Jeremiah and Candice Gruber are the Family Life pastors at Living Waters Chapel in Lebanon, PA. Their passion is to see families and children become well-grounded and well-rounded followers of Jesus Christ. The Gruber family has ministered at camps, crusades, and events all around the U.S.A. using music, characters, drama, puppets, and fun to communicate the Gospel.

FORMS & MEDIA KIT

QUESTIONS? CONTACT US

 

Administrative Assistant, Megan Jordan  • megan@penndel.org