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.

Registration information will be available by mid-March 2019.

VOLUNTEER SUPPORT: 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, which will be available by March 2019. 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