Kidscamp

Road Trip!

July 16th - July 20th, 2018

$45 - $55

Life is a Highway.

From big cities to small towns. From fast cars to slow moving tractors. From skyscrapers to cacti. SG KiDS Camp is set to be a wild ride this year!

Often on a Road Trip you encounter road signs that can give you further instructions to get you where you want to go. Our lives are no different, life is a lot like a highway and along the way we encounter twists and turns, ups and downs, and signs telling us where to go. At camp we will encounter various road signs. Using the Bible as our map book, we will determine what each of those signs mean for our lives.

Along with going on the road trip of a lifetime, kids will choose one elective where they will do different activities and learn numerous skills.
Electives each have varying capacities; if an elective does not appear under ticket types, it means that elective is full. PLEASE ENTER CURRENT GRADE INTO REGISTRATION, BUT CHOOSE ELECTIVE BASED ON SEPT 2018 GRADE.

  • electives subject to change
  • we reserve the right for final placement in electives
  • additional charges for sewing and woodworking due to the cost of running the elective
  • Sewing requires that you provide a sewing machine for your child
  • Activities for K-Grade 5 Treasure Hunters and Grade 3-5 Sports take place off-site

If at any point you are prompted to receive a one time login, please do so, then go to your email and open the link.

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Youth Camp: UNEXPECTED

August 10th - August 13th, 2018

$75 - $225

Unexpected. Come prepared to learn and perhaps experience God working through you in unexpected ways. God often has a slightly different strategy and outlook than us. But, if we understand his heart and his ways, we might be in a great place to receive from him and become the people we're called to become. If we understand his nature, we can face uncertain times with certainty, unexpected times with expectation, that he will work good through it. God might want to use what is hurting us to become our platform. He often turns what seem to be barriers into pathways. A ceiling could become a foundation. The tough part about being a Christian is walking by faith, believing what we do not yet see. God is scanning schools, sports teams, neighbourhoods, looking for people who would be tapped on the shoulder at anytime. God is surprising. He works behind the scenes. He likes to cultivate beauty from polluted and broken experiences. The cool thing is, he will simply use someone who is willing. What you are burdened down by or confused about can potentially become an unexpected blessing. I wonder if we, together, could start to step into God-adventures by expecting the unexpected. God has more for us than we think he does. We want to tap into that expectation this weekend.

Whose ready for SUMMER CAMP?!
HillCity, LifeSpring, CityLife and Southgate Church are coming together yet again!
WHO: Students going into gr. 6-12.
WHERE: Camp Cowichan on Vancouver Island.
If you don't attend church/youth but are interested in intending, we would love to have you join us! A youth pastor from any of the churches would be eager to provide further details.

Sign up SOON. There are only so many spots + t-shirts!
Early registration: April 20 – June 17
[$165 or w/ tank top $185]

Regular registration: June 17 – July 15
[$185 or w/ t-tank top $205]

Late registration: July 16 – August 5
[$205 or w/ t-tank top $225]

FAQ's //

We will do all we can to provide a safe, inclusive and fun weekend for your student! If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to call or email me: (604) 897-5404 // brett@southgatechurch.ca.

WHERE ARE WE MEETING?
Details emailed shortly based on each group.

WHO ARE THE LEADERS?
All have passed background checks and are pastorally approved as adults who will provide positive examples to young people.

WHAT LEVEL OF SUPERVISION IS THERE?
There will be a 3-1 student to leader ratio. Supervision will be required during every aspect of camp.

WHAT’S THE ACCOMMODATION LIKE?
Cowichan Camp has great accommodation for camp style experience. It is dorm room layout, with 1-2 leaders in age and gender specific student cabins. Cabin sizes vary.

WHAT WILL MY CHILD EAT?
Food is made by the parents at Southgate Church with allergies accounted for.

WHAT WILL MY CHILD LEARN?
Students will hear encouraging, empowering, faith filled messages from the pastors and some leaders of each church.

WHAT WILL MY CHILD DO?
The best stuff ever! We have morning and evening services, cabin devotional times, free time, afternoon and night games.

WHAT MEDICAL SERVICES WILL CAMP HAVE?
A few leaders are equipped with first aid. The nearest hospital is a 15 min drive away (Cowichan District Hospital).
In the event of even the most minor medical issue, parents or guardians will be contacted immediately on whatever phone number was provided upon registration.

WHAT IF MY CHILD HAS MEDICATION?
We will connect the student to a leader or parent attending camp.

WHAT IF MY CHILD HAS A DISABILITY OR HANDICAP?
Cowichan is an accessible camp, and we will make every effort for your child to have a rewarding and memorable camp experience.

WHAT TO BRING:
Sleeping bag
Pillow
Towel
Personal hygiene items [smell good!]
Bathing suit
Clothing for four days and three nights [prepare to get wet/dirty and prepare for cold nights]
Bible
Pen
For the masquerade dinner: coming soon.
For your team: coming soon.
WHAT WE HAVE FOR YOU:
Camp book of what’s coming, pages to take notes, rules, schedule, and announcements.

WHAT TO LEAVE AT HOME:
Cell phones or personal electronics (iPads, laptops, personal gaming devices)
Firearms, knives, fireworks, explosives, drugs, alcohol and all other contraband items. While we aren’t anticipating these to be an issue, if a student is found with any of these items, or is severely disobedient and disrespectful, they will be sent home immediately at the expense of their parents. If this happens to occur, parents must come to Camp Cowichan and take their child home.
We have a ZERO tolerance bullying policy.
Bad attitude, disrespect etc.

CAMP DRESS CODE:
All clothing MUST be modest and appropriate, no questionable or offensive clothing either.

HOW WILL I CONTACT MY CHILD WHEN ON CAMP?
You can call the camp at (250) 746-7258

IS CAMP REGISTRATION REFUNDABLE?
No refunds are possible.

YOUTH SCHEDULE
Will be emailed out based on each youth group.