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Children's Ministries

Summer Programming

Trinity's Day Camp Team is gearing up for another summer of fun-filled, Christ-centered activities. We will finish out the summer programs with Vacation Bible School---a must for everyone!

On behalf of all the staff, I invite you to participate in Trinity’s Summer 2019 Day Camps and Vacation Bible School ministry. God has something great in store for you!

Sara Reed, Director of Children’s Ministries
sarar@trinity-ec.org

 

Registration Information

Save time, register online!

Registration for Summer 2019 programming will open online on Monday, March 18 at 8:00 A.M.

Register here

Please note: We now offer a safe, secure online payment option!

Paper registration forms are available in the main office at Trinity Lutheran Church. Payments of cash/check are also accepted in the main office.

 

Vacation Bible School 2019

"Promises in God's Word"

Dates: July 22-26
Time: 8:45 a.m.- 12:00 noon
Cost: Suggested $25 donation per child
For: For children who were three by 9.1.18 through those completing grade 6
Description: A week of fun, fellowship, and learning around the theme of Promises in God's Word.
Kick Off Event: Sunday, July 21, at the 9:45 a.m. worship service

 

Summer Day Camps 2019

Great Pretenders

Dates: June 10-13
Time:
AM Session: 9:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.
PM Session: 1:00 p.m.- 4:00 p.m.
Cost: $50
For: Children who were three by 9.1.18 through those completing grade 3
Description: Let your child's imagination run free in this high energy, dynamic, imaginative play and art class. Children will learn Bible stories, read great literature, build cooperative play skills, and use various art mediums to create items that will assist children with retelling stories.

 

Backyard Bonanza

Dates: Wednesdays, June 12-July 10
Time: 9:00-11:00 a.m.
Cost: $5 per session
For: For children completing grades 2-5
Description: Children will spend time playing a variety of games in Trinity's backyard and Trinity Room. Each session will end with a snack and faith based discussion. Children must register for Backyard Bonanza, but they will only pay for the sessions that they attend. (Payment can be made upon arrival for each session.)

 

Camp Come and Play

Dates:
Week One: June 17-20
Week Two: July 8-11
Time: 9:15-11:15 a.m.
Location: Trinity Nursery
Cost: $35 per session; children may register for one or both sessions
For: Children whose birth dates are between 9.1.2015 and 8.31.2016
Description: Children will have an opportunity to play with other children of their age. They will hear Bible stories, participate in related activities, and take time out to share a treat.

 

Luther Park Day Camp

Dates: June 17-20
Time: 8:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.
Location: Luther Park Bible Camp in Chetek, WI
Cost: $25 per day plus cost of transportation (To Be Determined)
For: Children completing kindergarten through grade 3
Description: Day Camp is an excellent experience for those wanting to try out Luther Park Bible Camp in Chetek, WI. Come for one day or a whole week! Transportation will be provided from Trinity's parking lot. A healthy lunch and snacks are provided. Campers will swim in the pool, play games, do craft projects, go canoeing, enjoy age appropriate Bible Studies, and much more!

 

Camp Cooking & Booking

Dates: July 8-11
Time: 9:00 a.m.- 12:00 noon
Cost: $50
For: Children who were three by 9.1.18 through those completing grade 1
Description: Kids will experience adventures in cooking, crafting, and playing while leaders share related stories from the Bible and children’s literature. God’s amazing story will come alive in meaningful ways!

 

Master Chefs

Dates: July 8-11
Time: 9:00 a.m.- 12:00 noon
Cost: $60
For: Children completing grades 2-5
Description: Kids will experience real life skills of shopping, cooking, basic kitchen knowledge, and healthy eating habits while serving others. They will learn to connect faith and food and how taking care of their bodies is taking care of God's good creation!

 

Luther Park Bible Camp

Dates: June 16-21
Location: Luther Park Bible Camp in Chetek, WI
For: Children completing grades 3-8
Description: Join Trinity staff members this summer at Luther Park Bible Camp in Chetek! Luther Park has something for everyone - outrageous games, creative worship, fun in the pool, new friends, cookouts, campfires, and conversations that will help you discover what God has done and is doing in your life. Find more information and register for camp at www. lutherpark.org Trinity offers scholarships toward Luther Park registration fees. Contact Sara Reed for more information.

 

Summer Stretch

Dates: July 16, 17, 18, 30; August 1 at Valley Fair
Time: 9:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m.
Cost: $125 includes all recreation activities, a t-shirt, and Valley Fair admission. All participants need to bring a lunch with them each day.
For: Children completing grades 5-8
Description: A faith-centered approach to connecting community, service learning, adn youth. Each week, youth will gather together to learn about God and one another, serve our community with our time and presence, adn play together through activities and fun. We will kick off the summer with team building activities at Vertical Endeavor in Bloomington, MN.

A $40 non-refundable deposit is due upon registration. The remaining balance is due June 1.

Depending on enrollment, volunteer drivers may be needed. For more information, contact Ashley Olson.

 

Additional Summer Programming

Playtime in the Park

Dates: Mondays, June 10-August 19
Time: 10:00-11:00 a.m.
Location:
Carson Park Playground (June)
Owen Park Playground (July)
Altoona City Park Playground (August)
Description: Join other Trinity famlies and friends at the park this summer! Bring the young people in your life to the park and catch up with friend while the kids play. There will be no structured activities, just play time, but there might be a treat to share! No registration is needed; just come and bring a friend!

 

Trinity Pool Party

Dates: Tuesday, July 9
Time: 7:00-8:45 p.m..
Cost: Fairfax Pool
Description: Trinity is taking over Fairfax Pool! Come to the pool (4200 Fairfax St.) for a special Trinity Night at Fairfax Pool. The pool will be open after regular hours just for Trinity, so you'll have lots of room to swim laps or just splash around. All ages are welcome! No registration is needed!

 

Additional Information

Mission of our Summer Children's Ministries Programs

  • To share the Good News of Jesus Christ with all children of Trinity, their families, and the community.

  • To engage children in programs that will help them discover how wonderfully God has created them.

  • To encourage children in Christian attitudes of respect, kindness, thoughtfulness, service, discernment, hope, forgiveness, peace, and love.

  • To have children consider their church as a great place to be, to meet friends, to help others have fun, and to form life-long connections.

  • To teach children what it means to be a disciple.

Children with Special Needs

We will work together with families to make accommodations for children with special needs. It is important to us that all children, regardless of their ability, have the opportunity to participate in Trinity’s Children’s Ministries programs.

Leaders

Teachers for the various camps include experienced educators from area school districts, Noah’s Ark Preschool staff, and adults from Trinity Congregation who have worked in Children’s Ministries. They are all dedicated to sharing the Good News of Jesus Christ with our children.

Counselors & Volunteers

The counselors are college and high school age students who offer their time, talents, energy, and wonderful enthusiasm. Middle school students (completing grades 7 or 8) can apply to work in the Day Camps as youth volunteers.

Apply here

VBS Coordinating Team

This year’s Coordinating and Planning Team is a team of people working hard to make VBS week fun and exciting. The team includes educators, parents and grandparents, Children’s Ministries volunteers, and members of Trinity.

All programs, camps, and events are open to the community.

 

Contact Sara Reed, Director of Children's Ministries at sarar@trinity-ec.org.