Summer Camp / VBS at Centreville UMC

WHEN: July 15-19, 2019; 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM

WHO: Children rising into Kindergarten through 6th Grade

WHAT: Students make new friends, have fun, and learn about Jesus during this 5-day summer camp / Vacation Bible School program. PLUS, the students support a mission project for the week and hold a food drive to refill the shelves at the Western Fairfax Christian Ministries food bank.

Online Registration is now available!  Click HERE to be directed to the online form.

SUMMER CAMP (VBS) REGISTRATION FEES: Summer Camp (VBS) registration fees are collected to offset the costs of operating the Summer Camp (VBS) program and include a t-shirt for each participant, all craft and science supplies, and snacks each day.

**If the Summer Camp (VBS) registration fee poses a financial hardship, scholarships are available by contacting Diane Beatley at dbeatley@centreville-umc.org.**

DISCOUNTED REGISTRATION: Summer Camp (VBS) registration forms submitted by May 31 will have a fee of $35 per child with an $85 per family maximum. Payment is required within 14 days of registration.

GENERAL REGISTRATION: Summer Camp (VBS) registration forms submitted June 1 or later will have a fee of $40 per child with no family maximum.  Payment is required within 14 days of registration.

DEADLINE: Registration forms and payment must be received by June 22. NO REFUNDS ISSUED AFTER JUNE 22. The Summer Camp (VBS) wait list begins June 23 and children will be placed as spots in appropriate age groups are available. During the wait list period, $40 per child will be accepted and returned if a spot does not come available.

VOLUNTEER SUPPORT - Click HERE to be directed to the online sign up.

Many hands are needed to make camp a wonderful week for the children. There are opportunities for youth (rising 7th grade and up) and adults! If you’re interested in volunteering, please complete an online sign-up form.  All volunteers must pass a background screening. Parents who sign up to volunteer for the entire week are able to register their children for the nursery and/or preschool programs. Please note that the nursery and preschool programs are reserved for children of parents who serve during camp.

 

HOW IT WORKS: The camp experience for children rising into Grades K – 5, begins and ends each day with a general assembly in the sanctuary where parents will sign the students in and out with their small group leader. Each small group is assigned a color and a mascot — look for the balloons and colored signs.  Following the opening assembly, students will rotate through stations by color group.  The stations include: science, interactive Bible story, crafts, music, and outdoor recreation followed by snack.

Rising 6th graders will participate in the opening assembly most days and then work on special mission projects, including a trip to the WFCM food pantry.  The preschool children (aged 2- 5) will have their own smaller-scale version of summer camp with their peers.  Nursery care and the preschool programs are reserved for children of volunteers.

Contact:  Diane Beatley, Director of Children's Ministry