Bring the camp experience to your home congregation through Good Earth Village’s Day Camp ministry. This program is intended to bring camp to your community and to provide your congregation with a vibrant, enriching ministry partnership.
Our Day Camp program sends a team of well trained staff members who bring their energy and enthusiasm, along with, songs, crafts, games, Bible studies, and meaningful worship experiences right to your church. We will work with you to develop a program that best fits the needs of your congregation.
CHURCH REGISTRATIONS ARE FULL!!
If your congregation is interested in a day camp, please contact our Program Director,
Hannah Loeffler-Kemp at Hannah@GoodEarthVillage.org
Schedule and Availability
Week 1 June 10-14 (Full)
Week 2 June 17-21 (Full)
Week 3 June 24-28 (Full)
Week 5 July 8-12 (Full)
Week 6 July 15-19 (Full)
Week 7 July 22-26 (Full)
Week 8 July 29 - August 2 (Full)
Week 9 Aug 5-9 (Full)
Day Camp and Day Camp+ are open to youth completing Kindergarten – 5th grade, entering 1st - 6th grades.
There are two options available for your congregation, Day Camp and Day Camp+
$250 non-refundable deposit due with contract
Day Camp $1650 (includes deposit)
Day Camp+ $1950 (includes deposit)
$300 each additional GEV staff over a team of (4) people
GOOD EARTH VILLAGE STAFF
Day Camp teams consist of at least three staff members. Additional staff can be provided if needed based on camper numbers and availability.
Day Camp will be offered each week of our summer schedule, June 9 through August 9, with the exception the week of June 30-July 5. We will have multiple teams available each week depending on our on-site program schedule and day camp sizes.
A standard Day Camp runs Monday through Friday. Sunday evenings allow space for GEV Staff to arrive and churches to have a volunteer meeting or a special evening activity.
Day Camp hours Monday through Thursday 9:00am - 3:00pm, and Friday 9:00am - 12:00pm
This schedule can be customized to meet the needs of your church. Please remember, Day Camp is only a half day of programming and Day Camp+ is a full day of programming.
Responsibilities of Good Earth Village
Well trained and excited Good Earth Village staff
One staff for every 10 campers completing grades K-5 (entering grades 1-6)
Guarantee of three Good Earth Village staff
All program materials needed for Bible study, worship, morning arts and crafts, and games
Logo of the summer theme to use for congregational promotional pieces
Join an orientation for congregational volunteers on the Sunday prior to the beginning of Day Camp
Clarify expectations and roles, go over the week’s schedule, and make sure everyone is prepared
Lead a daily evaluation and preparation session with the volunteers and staff
Transportation to and from the congregation for Good Earth Village staff only
Be in communication with the Congregational Day Camp Coordinator to prepare and organize Day Camp
Responsibilities of the Congregation
Congregational Day Camp Coordinator who will be the main contact person
Supervision for preschool aged children, GEV staff are not responsible for this age group
Housing and meals the entire week for GEV staff
Insurance on campers and volunteers, liability and secondary health insurance
A completed registration and health form for each camper signed by a parent or guardian
Final camper numbers provided to GEV two weeks prior to the session start date
Copies of registration forms or a spreadsheet to GEV for all campers
Transportation and costs for any optional activities such as parks or a swimming pool
Morning and noon drink, lunch for each camper or request a sack lunch be brought, daily snack
Afternoon activities and supplies
Click here to view a more detailed list of responsibilities for GEV and your Congregation.
SUMMER THEME: Stories Woven
We are all connected within God’s story.
Why is storytelling powerful? Stories teach, entertain, inspire, and provoke wonder and curiosity. Stories are the way we make sense of the world and understand our place in it. Stories define us and shape the way we live. The Bible is a collection of stories about God through the interpretation of the people before us. We see ourselves in the quirky, broken, and beautiful cast of characters we meet in the Bible.
This summer, campers will explore the ways we are all connected within God’s story and how storytelling transforms communities. Through worship, songs, spiritual practices, and more, campers will be encouraged to reflect on their own story and how it connects to the people around them. We will find out more about ourselves and our neighbors — what it means to be fully human and fully alive. Imagine our faith stories as fabric on a tapestry, woven together to create something beautiful.
Good Earth Village is celebrating 50 years of ministry! We are looking forward to reflecting on the past, living in the present, and looking towards the hope of the future.
Our highly trained summer staff bring energy and passion to outdoor ministry, creating a safe space of acceptance, faith formation, and love to all campers. Come discover more about yourself and the world around you. You are invited to participate in the community here at Good Earth Village!