Love the Least of These
Welcome to KidsGames 2020!
What an intense and crazy year it has been. The first thought our KidsGames team had in this time of crisis was, kids need to play! Children are made to play and it is the brain’s fastest and best path to learning. This KidsGames team has brought the solemnity of play to children in many countries, some in the worst poverty, some in post trauma from war and natural disasters and for 17 years to North County San Diego has been our home field.
With the constraints of COVID 19 and the safety of our kids and our volunteers foremost in our minds, we have put the best elements of KidsGames—play, creativity and heroic stories—in a box. We take play quite seriously. It is the birthplace of learning. “The playing adult steps sideward into another reality,” the famed psychologist Erik Erikson said, “The playing child advances forward to new stages of mastery.”
Who opens the box matters. We are empathetic to the quarantined-weary parent who would love to drop their kids off at our traditional, crowded and fun KidsGames. That not being possible this year, we want to remember play hasn’t changed. Open the box and play with your kids. If safely possible invite those around you to join at a safe distance. Play will help everyone involved to relax into who they are and help in our becoming.
We look forward to you joining us again this year!
KIDSGAMES IN A BOX
KIDSGAMES! KidsGames is coming this July in a new form. Thinking outside the box, we are putting KidsGames in a Box. Inside will be all the best elements of KidsGames – fun, play, Bible stories and generosity activities for you and your family to do at home or in your own neighborhood! There will be online energizers and lots of offline fun. Boxes are $40 per week/family.
Subscribe to communicate directly with our KG team and receive updates during camp! Text GAMES to 760.257.5656.
MAIL A BOX
If you would like to mail a box to someone special who is not local to Carlsbad, you have the option to mail a box! Mailed boxes are $50 (includes shipping).
Once your recipient receives their box in the mail, they will need to provide some additional registration details (instructions will be provided in their box) so that they may be given full access to videos, resources, and other important links in order to participate.
KidsGames is truly “The Best Kid Thing on Earth”, unfortunately not all kids get to participate due to family financial difficulties. Here at NCCC we strive to never turn a child away because they can not pay. That’s where YOU come in! As a sponsor, you have the ability to pledge money to help support a child and allow them to experience all that KidsGames has to offer. Last year we were able to give away $11,000 in scholarship…thanks to our amazing sponsors like you!
This year KidsGames will go inside a box and then home with families! You have the opportunity to donate financially in order to support the efforts of our KidsGames ministry, allowing us to go far beyond our own NCCC campus and spreading the good news of the Gospel in North County with families who otherwise might not hear it during a traditional KidsGames.
Thank you for your donation and allowing gifting another family with the opportunity to experience “The Best Kid Thing on Earth!“
Contact Mel Steaple at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions and she can assist you further with your donation.
NO-RESOURCE PLAY PLAYLIST WEEK 4 (July 27-31)
FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)
WILL CHILDREN BE MEETING ON CAMPUS AT ALL THIS SUMMER?
With the constraints of COVID 19 and the safety of our kids and our volunteers foremost in our minds, we will not be meeting on campus this summer.
WHAT IS KIDSGAMES IN A BOX?
Thinking outside the box, we are putting KidsGames in a Box! Inside will be all the best elements of KidsGames – fun, play, Bible stories and generosity activities. There will be online energizers and lots of offline fun. Some supplies or props will be provided each week for you and your family to engage in some great fun together! Other activities may encourage creativity by seeking out some of your own every day household items or nature just outside your home. At the end of each week, we will all come together to celebrate during a FaceBook Live event!
WHEN DO WE RECEIVE OUR BOX?
Boxes distribution will be staggered and based on the week(s) you have signed up for.
Wednesday, July 1st, 5pm-7pm – Boxes for Week 1 AND/OR Week 2 will be distributed.
Saturday, July 11th, 1pm – 3pm – Boxes for Week 2 AND/OR Week 3 will be distributed.
Saturday, July 18th, 1pm – 3pm – Boxes for Week 3 AND/OR Week 4 will be distributed.
IF you are unable to pick-up on your assigned dates/times, you will be given a ‘mail my box’ option when you register for an additional $10/box.
WHAT SUPPLIES DO I NEED TO PARTICIPATE?
All the supplies you will need will either be provided or easily found around your home or just outside your doorsteps! We encourage CREATIVITY! There may be optional activities suggested for additional play that may require a few more materials, ingredients, etc. but again, they are optional.
WHAT IS THE FRIDAY FACEBOOK LIVE EVENT?
Every Friday we will have an end of the week celebration with YOU, streaming LIVE from our NCCC campus! Our outrageously crazy fun KidsGames MC’s James Walton and Krystal Nungaray will be reaching through your televisions, smart phones, and tablets with a whole lot of excitement, signing, dancing, and surprises!
HOW CAN PARENTS AND TEENS HELP WITH KIDSGAMES?
Right now we are not offering on-campus volunteer opportunities. We do however encourage you considering DONATING to KidsGames so that through box donation, our ministry can reach beyond our NCCC campus borders and move right into the hearts and homes of other North Coast families who otherwise may not be able to participate in a ‘traditional’ KidsGames.
WHAT IF I HAVE A FINANCIAL HARDSHIP?
NCCC would like for all children who desire to participate in KidsGames to have that opportunity. If you have a financial hardship, please email KidsGames @ email@example.com. KidsGames in a Box scholarships are limited to only one week so register early. You will be emailed a form to fill out and then someone will contact you to discuss more in detail. (DO NOT register your child online if you are requesting a scholarship until you have been given further instructions).
WILL THERE BE A CLOSING CELEBRATION THIS SUMMER?
As of now, we currently do not have a closing celebration scheduled.
Once registered, don’t forget to subscribe to messaging system so you can communicate directly with our KG team and receive updates during camp! Text GAMES to 760.257.5656.
The Best Kid Thing On Earth!