FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)
WHAT IS KIDSGAMES?
KidsGames is a four week sports and creative arts summer camp for children aged 4 – 11 years (grades PRE-K to 6th grade) at North Coast Calvary Chapel, located in Carlsbad, California. #KIDSGAMESNCCC is “The Best Kid Thing On Earth!”
HOW MUCH DOES THE CAMP COST?
$135 per child per week.
CAN I SIGN MY CHILD UP FOR INDIVIDUAL WEEKS OR DOES MY CHILD HAVE TO DO ALL FOUR WEEKS?
You may sign your child up for individual weeks. He or she can do just one or all four!
HOW DO I REGISTER A CHILD OR AS A VOLUNTEER?
Registration will open on March 10th, 2023 for Youth and Adult Volunteers and on April 1st, 2023 for Campers.
TRAINING DATES FOR ADULTS AND YOUTH VOLUNTEER
May 20th 1- 5pm and June 11th 1-5 pm. Bar-B-QUE to follow. Hamburgers and Hotdogs.
DO I NEED TO ATTEND NORTH COAST CALVARY CHAPEL TO PARTICIPATE?
God’s love knows no bounds and ours doesn’t either! We absolutely welcome ANY and ALL families to join us at KidsGames.
WHEN IS KIDSGAMES 2023?
WEEK ONE: June 19 – June 23
WEEK TWO: June 26 – June 30
WEEK THREE: July 3 – 7
WEEK FOUR: July 10 – 14
WHAT ARE THE CAMP HOURS?
1st-6th Grade: 8:30AM- 12:30PM (doors open at 8:15AM)
Junior (4/5 year olds): 8:45AM-12:15PM (doors open at 8:30AM)
WHAT IS KIDSGAMES JUNIOR AND HOW DOES IT DIFFER FROM THE 1ST-6TH GRADE CAMPERS?
KidsGames Juniors is our creatively crafted program for our small and mighty campers aged 4-5 years olds (PRE-K/Kindergarten) with activities, play, and a curriculum written just for them! Our Junior campers rotate daily between four different stations- Bible Storytelling/Worship, Creative Zone, Sports Zone, and Inflatables Zone.
Our 1st-6th grade campers participate in ‘Rotation Stations’ – a variety of sports and creative activities. As a Team, campers rotate to 3 different stations daily Monday-Wednesday with Thursday being an epic Water Day and Friday being an exciting variety of activities and a Closing Ceremony to close out the week. Campers will also spend time with their peers in fellowship, Bible Storytelling, and amazing worship each day!
ARE CAMPERS STILL ASSIGNED TO SMALL GROUPS?
This year our campers will get the full TEAM experience. Campers will be placed in Teams by grade (1st-3rd grade Teams and 4th-6th grade Teams). For accountability, safety, and building rapport with Group Guides, after being assigned a team color, campers will be placed in smaller groups of 8, and will experience all activities throughout the week.
HOW CAN PARENTS AND TEENS HELP WITH KIDSGAMES?
We love our VOLUNTEERS! We will be recruiting teens (must be in or entering high school) to help lead small groups of children within each Team. Other Volunteers (both teens and adults) can help oversee our creative arts activities and coach sports! Volunteers will also be needed in the areas of Production, Safety, and Operations, First Aid, Photography/Videography, and Station (Sports & Creative Arts) Coaches.
If time does not allow you to volunteer during the weeks of KidsGames, DONATING is another great way to give to our ministry and community. Your donations/sponsorships allow the ministry to reach other North Coast families who otherwise may not be able to participate in KidsGames.
WHAT IF I HAVE A FINANCIAL HARDSHIP?
NCCC would like all children who desire to participate in KidsGames to have that opportunity. If you have a financial hardship, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. KidsGames 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).
WHAT IF I NEED TO CANCEL? WHAT IS THE REFUND POLICY?
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Join a Volunteer Team!
NURSERY TEAM Serving infants to 3 year olds (adults and youth)
KIDSGAMES JUNIOR TEAM Serving 4 and 5 year olds (adults and youth)
SPORTS & CREATIVE ARTS TEAM Serving 1st to 6th graders (adults and youth)
PRODUCTION TEAM Serving 1st to 6th graders (adults and youth)
YOUTH VOLUNTEER MENTORS: Provide encouragement, guidance and leadership over Small Group Guides. (adults only)
OPERATIONS TEAM: Provide assistance in the areas of Guest Services, Safety, First Aid/Nurses Station, Opening & Closing ceremonies, etc. (adults only)
GENEROSITY 2023 INFORMATION:
KidsGames and the San Diego Rescue Mission are partnering together for the KidsGames 2023 Generosity Initiative! Our campers’ fundraising efforts will benefit the kids & families at the San Diego Rescue Mission (downtown and Oceanside).
Kids Helping Kids
Think about how many times you have jumped in the waves at our San Diego beaches, ripped down the slides at Chuck E Cheese and launched a bowling ball down a lane in hopes that you get a strike. There is so much to enjoy in our awesome city. Think about how many incredible toys and games your family has in your home to play with. It’s probably more than the number of your fingers and your toes.
A lot of the people who don’t have homes and are struggling stay at the San Diego Rescue Mission. Lots of them haven’t even seen the ocean, jumped in the ballpit at Chuck E. Cheese or played games with their family.
KidsGames campers have the opportunity to bless the kids & families at the Mission with games, toys, field trips and bags of goodies for the summer.
1) Campers will bring in items to make 100 summer bags.
2) Campers will aim to raise $2,500 to help kids & families.
Total Fundraising Goals $10,000
What do your donations cover?
3 Day Trips for San Diego children and families (Beach Day, Chuck E Cheese, Bowling) + Games/Toys/Presentations!
56 participants for each day trip. Day trips will be Saturdays in August, September, October 10am-4pm
- Day trip to local beach, La Jolla Shores. Transportation – $1,300 for day rental from San Diego Charter Bus Company ($50 tip included) for a 56-passenger bus. $10 for ice cream per participant. Majority of the residents do not have swimsuits. $1,680 (56 swimsuits @ $30 each)
- Day trip to Chuck E. Cheese on Midway Avenue. Transportation: $1,300 for a day rental for bus. $10 for each participant, so they can enjoy the games. $10 for each participant to purchase pizza and drink
- Day trip to Bowling at Mira Mesa Lanes. Transportation: $1,300 for a day rental for bus. $10 for shoes. $15 for food and drink
Expenses for 3 day trips = $10,000
- $3,900 for bus rentals
- $560 for ice cream
- $1,120 for tokens and food at Chuck E. Cheese
- $1,400 for shoe rentals and food at Mira Mesa Lanes
- $3,020 games, toys, and educational presentations at Oceanside Navigation Cente
Summer Bag assembly at KidsGames!
On Friday of each week our campers will get to make summer bags filled with the items they bring in each day!
Monday – Beach Towels and 50 cents for every shower you and your family members take in one week.
Tuesday – unscreen, water bottles and 50 cents for every light switch in your house.
Wednesday – Baseball caps and $1 for every toilet in your home.
Thursday – Encouragement notes written to the San Diego Rescue Mission kids and their families.
MAKE A DONATION SUPPORTING SAN DIEGO RESCUE MISSION HERE!
MAKE A DONATION TOWARDS KIDSGAMES SCHOLARSHIPS HERE!
KidsGames 2023 introduces a new theme, new creative stations, and our ultimate station of choice — THE PLAYGROUND! Check out all the details inside our new flipbook!
- Important Camp Details
- Junior (4 & 5 year old) Program Info
- 1st-6th Grade Station Descriptions
- Introducing THE PLAYGROUND
- Volunteer Info
- How to Register
KidsGames is a four week sports and creative arts summer camp for children aged 4 – 11 years (grades PRE-K to 6th grade) at North Coast Calvary Chapel, located in Carlsbad, California. #KIDSGAMESNCCC is “The Best Kid Thing On Earth!” Note: Weeks 1 & 2 are sold out. REGISTER NOW!
Our Volunteers ages 13-17 (those entering 9th grade and higher) will receive special training to serve our campers in small groups as Group Guides this year. Our 12-year-old volunteers will be placed in other support positions as needed. Training dates are May 20th or June 11th. 1-5 pm Bar-b-que to follow REGISTER NOW!
Adult Volunteers will be needed in the areas of Guest Services (Greeters, Check-In, Snack), Safety and Operations, First Aid (Nurses, Aides), Production (Photo/Video) and Sports and Creative Arts Coaches. Training dates are May 20th or June 11th. 1-5 pm Bar-b-que to follow REGISTER NOW!
Registered campers may pick up t-shirts on the following dates/times:
Wednesday, June 7th, 5pm-7pm, Saturday, June 10th, 9am-11am, Sunday, June 11th, 8am-12:30pm, Wednesday, June 14th, 5pm-7pm, Saturday, June 17th, 9am-11am, Sunday, June 18th, 8am-12:30pm
We look forward to seeing all our YOUTH volunteers at our KidsGames Summit event- an exciting NEW training experience! Our volunteers will attend engaging sessions and participate in fun activities all while learning about role expectations and growing in leadership skills! Attendance at one event (May 20th or June 11th) will be encouraged in order to volunteer at KidsGames. Choose the date you’ll attend during registration!
We can’t do KidsGames without our ADULT volunteers! Interested adults are invited to attend a brief info session on how you can make an impact by sharing your time and talents at our camp this summer! Join us at North Coast Calvary Chapel from 10:45-11:30 AM on one of the following dates: March 19th, March 26th, April 2nd, April 23rd, May 7th.
Countdown to KIDSGAMES 2023