KNIGHTS OF NORTH CASTLE
Join us for 2020 Vacation Bible School. 4 fun-filled days of VBS “Knights of North Castle. As we begin a frozen adventure centered on our theme inviting children to be strong in the Lord! THE KNIGHTS OF NORTH CASTLE VBS is filled with incredible Bible story experiences, lively worship campfire times, and exciting recreation events. “Be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his power. (Ephesians 6:10)”
Date. Monday, June 22nd through Thursday, June 25th
Register by Friday, May 22nd, 2020 for a free t-shirt
VBS Preschool (ages 3-K) 9am to 11:30am
Cost. $65 per camper
VBS Daycamp (Entering grades 1-5) 9am to 2pm
Cost. $85 per camper
KNIGHTS OF NORTH CASTLE VBX(treme!) Daycamp (Entering Grade 6)
Time. 9am to 2pm
Cost. $85 per camper
NEW this year and open to youth entering 6th Grade. Too old for VBS and too young to be a counselor, instigated the creation of this offering during VBS week at Mount Calvary. These youth may walk alongside VBS, but with a newly designed program and schedule! There will be opportunities for learning, offsite field trips, unique service opportunities and lots of fun! If your child liked VBS, they will love VBX!
NEED A LONGER DAY? VBS Xtra (Supervised Play)
Hours. 2pm to 4pm
Mount Calvary is offering after camp care. From 2-4 PM Monday through Thursday, you can register your child(ren) for a later pick-up. We will provide a light snack, activities, movies and supervision. We are excited about this opportunity to provide additional help as you navigate your summer. You must pre-register by May 22 for the full 4 day block!
Registration for Xtra is available as an option on either of the VBS registration forms.
MOUNT CALVARY GOES TO GREEN LAKE
Located along the beautiful shores of a Minnesota lake in Spicer, MN, Green Lake Bible Camp is a place to share the life-changing love of Jesus in a vibrant camp and retreat setting.
Youth entering grades 4 – 12 are invited to jump on the bus with our Mount Calvary Faith Formation Staff and head west to Green Lake Bible Camp in Spicer MN for a few days (& nights!) of everything lake country has to offer. We’ll be playing games, singing songs, swimming, kayaking, sittin’ around the campfire, making s’mores, crafting, and learning about all the ways we can see God in our lives. Andrea, Lyle, Ketti, Pastor Aaron, and Cassandra will all be there to bring a little of Mount Calvary to Green Lake.
Tuesday, August 4th @ 9:00 a.m. to Friday, August 7th @ 1:00 p.m. Transportation provided.
$325 per camper ($50 discount for 2 or more from the same family)
Early Bird Discount.
Register before May 15th and receive a $25.00 discount per child
4th AND 5th GRADERS
Kids love campfires, marshmallows, swimming, sleepovers, nature and all the fun of summer. Camp is a perfect time to roll that all into one experience. It’s a great way to be about God’s creation. We will travel together by bus to and from camp. Your child will stay in a cabin with Camp Counselors, do bible adventures with Ketti, art with Andrea and campfires with Pastor Aaron. This is a fun and safe way to introduce your elementary kids to bible camp! Ketti, Andrea and Pastor Aaron will be on site, at camp, the whole time!
Open to youth entering, 6th Grade the fall of 2020. Middle school is a huge new step in the life of your 6th grader! So, our program theme is POSITIVE I.D. and was written and designed by Andrea Fieldhouse-Griner, taking into account all of the “goings on” of a new middle schooler. Self definition is a huge task of this age and our world has a lot to say about that. The best part is we know that God has even more to say!!! So 6th graders will be “talking” their story & God’s story, and mixing it up with art, drama, bible study, games, music and plenty of fun and laughter to make sure we are working towards a Positive I.D.
7th AND 8th GRADERS
This camp is about how to care for others! How to recognize when others hurt, how to reach out a helping hand, how to recognize when and if someone needs more help than a kind heart can offer. When we are not swimming, playing, eating and sleeping, we will be working in parallel programs. Young people who attend for the first time will be in Track 1 of EveryDay Samaritan which starts with “beginning” care skills! Those who attended last year and return will be in Track 2 of our Program. Track 2 works on increased skill and specifics issues involved in caring for others and walking along side those whose hearts are broken. Of course, campfires, late night talks, new friends and s’mores are part of each day’s fun!
9th THROUGH 12th GRADERS
High Schoolers will have the opportunity to connect with the younger members of Mount Calvary and be involved in a program designed especially with them in mind. We will be “playing in the sacred!” Jesus teaches us “Walk with me and work with me—watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace,” in Matthew 11:29 Through varies experiences in God’s creation, with time away, we will learn ways of seeing and experiencing the movement of God in their own lives and the world.
MOUNT CALVARY MISSION TRIPS
Senior High Students Travel
Whether we immerse ourselves into unfamiliar situations or we provide service work for others, mission trips give opportunity for life-changing, enriching education and fun for youth. Through our mission of faithfully serving others, we build long lasting bridges with our neighbors that reach far beyond our borders. Not only do our mission trips give way to service, but they help facilitate relationships through faith that last long after our participants come home! Our mission trips make memories that help shape our youth into the next generation of change!
Fundraising Expectation. It is expected that each attendee participate in fundraising. If unable to participate, an extra payment will be required.
PINE RIDGE, SOUTH DAKOTA
Lakota Nation Cultural Immersion and Service Trip
July 11th through July 17th
High school youth will meet with Lakota elders and teachers, visit Lakota sites, and immerse themselves in Lakota culture and stories. We will be working on a service project in the village. Each afternoon we will serve a meal and play with kids from the neighborhood. Evening special events include learning Lakota dance, making dream-catchers with a local craftsperson and more! The week is capped off with a wilderness outing to the Black Hills and the Badlands. Open to those entering 7th Grade – 12th Grade in the fall of 2020
Cost. $500 + Service Hours or $600
Deadline to Register. May 1st
GROUP MISSION TO ELKVIEW, WEST VIRGINIA
July 18th through July 26th
Elkview is located in the beautiful Kanawha Valley of West Virginia’s coal country. Working together, we will demonstrate Jesus’ love and compassion in tangible ways, serving real people in need while working on projects like: Building wheelchair ramps and handrails, weatherizing homes and trailers, reconstructing sagging porches, significant painting projects, interior and exterior carpentry, and other home repair projects that the homeowner cannot otherwise complete. We will make sure to stop for fun along the drive to and from West Virginia, with recreational activities are planned along the way! Open to incoming High school youth and 2020 HS grads.
Cost. $500 + Service Hours or $600
Deadline to Register. May 1st
MOUNT CALVARY HAS MORE CAMPS
Pre-Confirmation Camp, Art Camp, & Theatre 301’s James and the Giant Peach
At Mount Calvary, we believe church “camps” offer a unique experience where faith can play a significant part of the adventure! Come join us as we explore art, theater and life’s continuing journey!
THEATRE 301 LIFT-OFF!
James and the Giant Peach
For students entering grades 4-8 in the fall. Come explore the world of theatre in this two-week intensive camp from Theatre 301 – James and the Giant Peach Jr.* The cost of the camp covers camp, actor’s book, t-shirt, snacks, recording of the performance, and two show tickets. Be sure to register early!
JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH JR. is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International; (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. www.MTIShows.com
Date. July 6th through 17th
Time. 9:30am to 3pm
Cost. $250/camper ($50 off/camper for multiple immediate family members)
Open to youth entering 1st through 8th grade.
Art Camp stems from our belief at Mount Calvary that the arts not only inform and teach us, but that we can use them to teach others and speak to others about ourselves and God. During camp, each child and teen will have the opportunity to experience different art forms and mediums and use them to tell their own unique story and experience of God.
Date. July 27th through July 29th
Time. 6:30pm to 8:30 pm
PRE-CONFIRMATION FUN DAY
Open to youth entering 6th Grade.
Pre-Confirmation is a fun day for all new 6th graders! We will spend the day at church sharing, snacking, crafting, and working on faith identity. This is an opportunity to meet the Confirmation Team and new confirmation classmates.
Date. Monday, August 24th, 2020
Time. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Cost. $10 per camper
Deadline to Register. Wednesday, August 19th