Who: For youth entering grades 2 – 6
Cost: $65.00 per-week (register before June 6th for a savings of $10.00)
Scholarships are available, and no one will be turned away for lack of money.
Exploring and experiencing the Christian Faith is a central theme in our day camps. We explore our faith in a variety of ways: music, arts and crafts, worship, and a service project. We will also have a daily Bible story.
Day camp activities are designed to be challenging, fun and appropriate for the age groups, helping each camper mature in a number of ways. Campers can participate in; swimming, hiking, and field games. Arts and crafts, songs, drumming and skits allow for creative expression, and a variety of games teach life skills. Also, campers will participate in one service project during the week. The project will be a non-perishable goods/food drive for your local food bank. We will be distributing collection bags on Wednesday and collecting them on Friday morning.
When should I plan to arrive?:
The Camp sessions will begin on Monday at 8:00 a.m. For parents who need to be at work by 8:00 a.m. our staff will be at the church to greet parents at 7:30 a.m.
What to bring:
- Day campers will be on the move a lot. It is important that day campers bring:
- A daypack – large enough to handle
- sack lunch
- water bottle
- Swimsuit (while we may not be at a swim area every day- we will likely have some sun with water is if the weather is hot)
- Baseball type cap and or sunglasses
- light jacket
Day Camp Staff
A well-trained staff is the key to a positive camping experience for your child. Camp Marshall leaders are 18 years or older and chosen for their maturity, skills, patience, enthusiasm, and desire to be good role models for children. Each staff member undergoes professional training prior to the camp season, emphasizing safety, child growth and development, and group dynamics
Volunteer staff from the local church will work with our professional staff to assist with supervision and ensure a high ratio of leaders to youth. Some of these volunteers may be under the age of 18, but our site leader from Camp Marshall will provide them with professional support.
In addition to using the facilities of your local church we will take day campers to different areas of your local community. We will provide parents with a full schedule at the beginning of the week so you can see where and when we will explore different areas of the community. There are sure to be trips to the local library and the local pool/swimming area.
When is camp over?
The program week will end on Friday afternoon at 5:00 p.m. Parents will be invited to a light BBQ dinner at 4:30 p.m. to visit with staff and to give campers a chance to share what they did for the week. The rest of the week Day campers are to be picked up between 4:30 and 5:30 p.m.
Parents should come inside when they pick up their child . We like to give parents positive feedback every day about the day your camper had. That daily affirmation is important and we believe vital to a successful experience.
The health and safety of each camper is our primary concern. Each volunteer leader is trained in safety and places an emphasis on accident prevention by supervising all activities closely. A staff person certified in CPR/First aid will always be available. In the event of emergencies we will transport youth to the local hospital and contact parents/guardians immediately.
What about insurance?
In the event of an accident or illness, where any expenses are incurred while involved in Day Camp, the primary responsibility is the parent(s) or guardian(s) insurance.