Parent Page

Thanks for allowing us to spend a week of camp with your child. We love to prepare for camp because of the awesome impact just one week can have in the life of a camper. The focus at CentriKid is all about making sure no child leaves camp without a life-changing encounter with Christ. CentriKid staff and your church leaders will spend the week helping kids at camp understand that God has a redemption plan for us and desires a relationship with us.

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Our Promises

Come to Camp & Know You'll get These Things

Solid Biblical Content

Communicating the Gospel to kids is why we do camp. At CentriKid you'll find solid biblical content woven throughout every element of camp, from interactive Bible studies and fun rec games to worship, activity tracks, and even hang time. We are a camp with a clear purpose – building a biblical foundation for kids!

A Safe Place

We take safety seriously, and make it a priority with kids. At camp you’ll find a safe place for kids—emotionally, spiritually, and physically. You can rest assured that our trained staff value the safety of your kids!

Ministry Through Relationship

Our staff will invest in your kids’ lives by showing the love of God through they way they live. Staffers aren’t performers; they are ministers. Meanwhile, we take care of all the details of camp, so you can focus on relationships with your kids rather than running around with a clipboard delegating tasks, or worrying about picking up the rec field.

Kid Friendly programming

We are committed to providing excellent programming that keeps kids engaged. We know they learn differently at each stage of life. We train our staff to teach kids about Christ in a way they can grow and learn with kids their own age. In addition to Bible study, we keep God’s Word at the center of every aspect of camp.

 

 

FAQs

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We will do our best to work with our staff and facility staff to make the necessary accommodations for kids with special needs. Call the CentriKid Office toll free at 1-877-CAMP123 or e-mail your question to centrikid@lifeway.com.


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Camp is open to campers who are 3rd grade through those who have completed 6th grade.


Beginning in 2014, we’ve invited churches to bring “rising” 3rd graders if the church chooses. Many folks have asked for this, so we’ve placed this decision in the hands of the church group leader and the parents about whether to include rising 3rd graders in your CentriKid group.


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This depends on the location your group will be attending. The majority of locations are 2–4 bedroom dorm rooms with shared bathrooms or bath on the hall. Be sure to check out your group’s location page for more specific information!


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Alcohol, tobacco, illegal drugs, fireworks, any kind of weapon, radios, portable CD players, MP3 players, iPods, water guns, water balloons, skateboards, and rollerblades (this includes “Wheelies”).


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Bible, shorts and t-shirts, shoes (campers must wear closed toe shoes at recreation), personal hygiene items and linens, favorite pillow, money for snacks and items in the store and other optional items such as a camera.


 

 

 

We believe that your influence in the spiritual growth of your child is very important, so in this packet, we’ve equipped you with detailed questions to further explore what your camper will learn and experience at camp. Our hope is that these questions can launch meaningful spiritual conversations with your child after camp.

 

 

Packing List

What to Bring

  • Sleeping bag or bedding (Ask your group leader
    about sheet size)
  • Shampoo, toothpaste, toothbrush, deodorant, etc
  • Clothes that can be worn to recreation and tracks (tshirts/shorts for each day)
  • Clothes that can get messy (for OMC)
  • Bag for dirty clothes
  • Tennis shoes for rec/outdoor tracks
  • Bible, notepad, pen, and backpack to carry things
  • Water bottle
  • Sunscreen
  • Spending money for snacks, camp store, and missions offering (all optional, of course)
  • An alarm clock
  • Modest one-piece bathing suit or two-piece with dark shirt to wear over it
  • A watch
  • Don’t forget to label everything!
  • Towels – for the pool and for showers.

What NOT to Bring

  • Anything that advertises alcohol, tobacco,
    illegal drugs
  • Anything that promotes racism, sexism, or hatred of
    any group or person
  • Anything that promotes sexual actions or situations
  • Short or tight fitting clothing
  • Alcohol, tobacco, illegal drugs, fireworks, or any kind of weapon
  • iPods, CD players, rollerblades, skateboards, or water guns

 

Camp Store

The Camp Store will have more items than we’ve ever had before! Many items will be specific to a camper’s team color so he/she can fully support the team throughout the week. Prices for store items will range from $1-$15.

Camp Care Packages

Camp Care Packages

Send your camper a package of camp gear!
Your group leader will be turning in preorder form for camper care packages by June 1st. If you would like us to deliver a CentriKid backpack full of camp gear to your child at camp, just let your group leader know to order one for your child. You will give the $30 to the group leader, and they will pay for the care package on Day 1 at Check-In. The 2017 Care Package contents will be announced soon! You can also give a note to your group leader to drop in the bag before it is delivered! It’s like mail without paying for postage! All Camper Care Packages ordered before June 1st will be guaranteed all of this great team gear! If they are ordered after this date, the contents will be based on availability.

Want to get a group picture or a camp DVD?
On Day 1 during Check-In, each group will take a group picture in their camp t-shirts. The cost is $6 each for an 8X10 photo. Make sure you tell your group leader if you want a serious group photo or a funny one.

Camp DVDs are also available for $30 and include all the videos seen during programming at camp. Campers will be able to see all of their favorite videos and watch the flashback videos of them having a blast at camp!
Your group leader will collect orders during your pre-camp meeting for each of these.

 

Camp Store Cards

Camp Store Cards

Parents worry about kids losing cash or spending all their money on cokes or candy, so we are giving you the option to buy a Camp Store Card for your camper. Store cards can be used on any items in the CentriKid store, or given to the missions offering. These are only good for the camp store and will not be able to be used at other stores on campus. The camp store cards are only good for this cycle of camp. We’re not able to carry the balance forward to next year. Anything left-over will be put into the missions offering for the summer.

Camp Store cards come in increments of $5, $25, and $50.

Fill out the form in the Parent Packet to let your Group Leader know which Camp Store Card, photo/DVD, and Camper Care Package you are wanting to order for your camper. You will pay your Group Leader before they leave for camp, then they will make one payment at Check-In.

 

 

Spiritual Direction

At CentriKid 2018, our theme is "Blueprint: God's Design." This summer, we will learning about God's design for us and who we are in Christ. We will learn how we are His workmanship and how we are created in His image. God's blueprint shows us that we are truly loved, completely forgiven, and prepared for a purpose to share the gospel.