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HopeWood Connect Day Camps

Our week-long day camps are fun, full of faith formation, and an effective outreach program to your neighborhood. 

From engaging camp songs to high-energy group activities, creative crafts to transformational Bible studies, we bring the camp experience to your community.

And the best part? We provide the counselors, curriculum, planning, and program supplies. That means your congregation can focus on outreach and event support and avoid staff and volunteer burnout! 

Site

Your church or ministry site

Ages

Completed Grades K-6

Cost

$110/camper (minimum fee required)

What Does HopeWood Connect Provide?

What Does a Typical Day Look Like?

We want to make your day camp the best experience for your congregation. We will work with you to customize schedules and activities based on the desires, needs, and resources of your community.

8:45 amCheck-in
9:00 amWorship
9:30 amRotating activities: creative stories, crafts, nature play
11:45 amLunch
12:15 pmSongs
12:30 pmRotating activities: Bible study, small group games
2:00 pmSnack
2:15 pmLarge group games and activities, special guests, field trips, etc.
3:45 pmClosing
4:00 pmCheck-out

Activities

Availability based on participant age, facilities and program.

  • Camp songs
  • Team-building exercises
  • Large group games & sports
  • Small group activities
  • Arts and crafts
  • Nature activities
  • Discovery Bible study
  • Worship
  • Field trips & special guests
  • Thursday evening family program
  • Add-on evening events for youth groups

Dates & Fees

July 7-12, 2024
July 14-19, 2024
July 21-26, 2024
July 28–August 2, 2024

CampersFee per CamperMinimum Fee
1-30$110$3,300
31-40$110$4,400
41-50$110$5,500
Day camps larger than 100 campers will pay an additional $1,030 for each additional 10 campers.

Register Today!

Contact the Guest Relations Coordinator to learn more about HopeWood Connect Day Camps or to register.

Frequently Asked Questions

You can find everything you need to know including a camp description, HopeWood a congregation responsibilities, sample daily schedules, food and activity ideas, publicity and marketing ideas, forms, guidelines, and more in our HopeWood Connect Day Camp Resource Guide.

Day camps who register prior to February 28:

  • 10% non-refundable deposit is due with your completed registration form
  • An additional 40% of your fee is due February 28
  • The remaining 50% is due May 1

Day camps who register after February 28:

  • 50% non-refundable deposit is due with your completed registration form
  • The remaining 50% is due May 1

HopeWood Connect will provide:

  • Program coordinator/supervisor and counselors
  • HopeWood Outdoors Curriculum (designed for day camp)
  • Program-related supplies and craft materials
  • Music
  • Secondary accident insurance for each camper
  • Planning and training for church coordinator and volunteers
  • Transportation for HopeWood Outdoors staff from camp on Sunday and back to camp on Friday
  • American Camp Association Guidelines

Congregations will provide:

  • Church coordinator, planning committee, and daily adult volunteer leaders
  • A church facility or local recreation site for day camp. (All sites need to have a shelter for shade. Immediate access to a storm shelter, telephone, restrooms, and running water are also necessary.)
  • Housing and transportation for camp staff: Staff may be housed together at the church or in private homes as a large group or in pairs. The congregation is responsible to provide transportation to and from the Day Camp site each day.
  • Food for camp staff: The congregation is responsible to provide all meals beginning with Sunday supper and ending with Friday supper during your camp week. Lunches should be provided at the day camp site. (It is preferred that staff lunches are similar to what the campers may be enjoying.)
  • Food for campers: the congregation will supply all snacks and meals for the campers.
  • Financing for day camp: Individual day camp congregations fund their particular program through a combination of several sources, including camper fees, annual budget, fundraisers, matching funds, and grants.
  • Some supplies: The congregation may be asked to provide minimal arts and crafts supplies.
  • Recruiting day camp participants
  • Check-in and check-out: The church coordinator and church adult volunteers are responsible for the safe and secure daily check-in and check-out of campers to and from day camp.
  • It is expected that the church coordinator will thoroughly read and follow through with the policies, procedures, and guidelines as outlined in the HopeWood Connect Day Camp Resource Guide.

Typically, on Thursday evening of your camp, the congregation will invite families to the church for a Camp Celebration Event. This is an opportunity to worship God, share what has been learned, and to fellowship with the children and their families.

Some congregations choose to serve a meal for this event while others prefer a dessert or ice cream social.