frequently asked questions
What would I be responsible for at camp?
As a group leader you will be responsible for getting kids to camp and making sure that you get campers to all scheduled elements of camp. CentriKid staff will take care of leading all camp elements, except for when you will be with your church after worship for church group time. Head to group leader information to find out what all you need to have ready before you get to camp!
What is a track time?
Kids get to choose and participate in two Track Times led and taught by our staff. These times are designed to offer options that appeal to kids with a range of interests. Options range from weird science and art studio to archery and basketball.
What is team time?
Team Time is when campers are with their color team by grade for Bible Study and Recreation lead by CentriKid Staff.
What is the adult to kid ratio?
1 adult to 5 kids.
What are the goals of CentriKid camps?
CentriKid is committed to providing a place for kids to get away, even for a little while, to hear loud and clear that God loves them and has a plan for their lives. Safety in our programming, within relationships, and on campus are top priorities. We believe powerful things can happen when kids feel safe to be a kid!
What grades can come to camp?
Completed 2nd through completed 6th graders.
What color Team will my Child be on?
- 2nd/3rd grade – Yellow Team
- 4th grade – Green Team
- 5th grade – Blue Team
- 6th grade – Red Team
Are accommodations made for kids with food allergies?
Many of our locations are able to accommodate food allergies and sensitivities. Please let us know ahead of time of any allergies so we can communicate them with our locations – we will let you know if they are not able to accommodate your child’s food allergy.
How do you handle medication at camp?
Adult Leaders are responsible for medication brought to camp. CentriKid staffers are not responsible for dispensing medication to campers.
Can guests come visit camp?
Safety is our #1 concern at camp. Please talk with your Kids Minister or Group Leader to have them inform your Camp Director about any visitors during your week of camp.
Should my child bring money to camp?
There will be a camp store open throughout the week where they can purchase fun camp souvenirs. There will also be a missions offering that they will hear about and can give to if they would like.
What will the accommodations look like where my camper will stay?
Click on Find-A-Camp page and select the location your group is attending. From there you will find information about the facilities, housing, and other fun stuff. When you have questions, your Kids Minister or Group Leader may have answers from our regular updates, or they can get in touch with our office!
Are there theme nights or anything special my child should pack?
There are no “dress-up” nights at CentriKid. For OMC, our all-camp event on the last full day, kids and adults are encouraged to wear their team colors! This could be as simple as packing a t-shirt in that color. (Refer question above to find out what color team your child will be on)
How old do i have to be to apply for camp?
At least 18 years old & at least one year removed from high school.
How much do I get paid?
First year staffers make $225 per week of camp. Your housing is covered throughout the whole summer, and your meals are paid for while camp is running.
How many Centrikid locations are there?
CentriKid is made up of 8 teams that cover about 24 locations. Travel teams get to locations by 12-passenger vans – not personal vehicles!
Can i choose what location i serve at?
No. Staffers will find out their location in March! There are multiple factors that influence placement – so if you have a special circumstance, please mention it in your interview. Placement is determined by the CentriKid Office Team.
when does camp begin / end?
Staffers are to report to Training Week the last week of May. Most teams end the last week of July or the first week of August.
who do i reach out to if i have more questions?
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for any additional questions!