Info for Parents


General
Registration
Getting Ready
During Camp

General

What are the dates for the different camps?

Camp 1: June 11–17
Camp 2: July 2–8
Camp 3: August 2–5

Please note: The dates for the Little Edition tracks vary during each camp. Please see the home page for exact dates.

What do the camp fees include?
The camp fees include housing (for overnight campers), food, and supervision for the duration of the camp session. Please note that Little Edition campers will need to bring their own bag lunches. We ask that all children attend the full length of the camp and that out-of-town campers stay in the provided camp housing. There are no discounts available for arriving late, leaving early, or using alternate housing.

What is the refund policy?
The $25 deposit is included in the total registration price and is non-refundable. Camp fees are non-refundable after the first day for all camps. Please contact us at ceccamps@ihopkc.org or (816) 763-0200 x.2525 if you have any questions.

Are Camp 1, Camp 2, and Camp 3 the same?
All three camps have the same content and teaching topics, but only Camps 1 and 3 include a Little Edition track. The schedule for the day campers is a modified version of the overnight schedule; this schedule remains the same for Camps 1 and 3. There will also be age-appropriate sessions and activities for day campers aged 6–7.

Can children attend more than one camp?
Yes, children may attend more than one camp, choose to attend any combination of camps, or just one. A child does not need to attend the first camp in order to attend the others.

Does my child need to have medical insurance?
Children do not need to have medical insurance to attend the camps. However, please note that insurance is not included in the camp fees.

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Registration

How do I register my child?
Click on the “Enroll Now »” button at the top of this page. Log in to our online registration form by signing up as a new user or by using the log-in you created last year. Complete the online registration form to enroll your child. Although you have filled out the form, your child will not be registered until you pay the minimum $25 non-refundable deposit. You can make a payment online or mail a check to our office. Refer to the question below for more details about payment options.

Please note: The Signs & Wonders Camp login is different from the ihopkc.org login.

How do I pay?
Pay online using our online registration system by following the instructions in the question above. If you are unable to pay online, you may pay by phone or by mailing a check to our office.

To pay by phone, please call the CEC Office at (816) 763-0200 x.2525.

To pay by check or money order, make your check payable to IHOPKC and mail to:

IHOPKC
Attn. S&W Camp 2017, [include the camper’s full name]
3535 E. Red Bridge Road
Kansas City, MO 64137

When will I receive confirmation of my child’s registration?
Once you have filled out the online form and made your $25 deposit, you will receive an email confirming your child’s registration. The email will be sent to the email address listed on your registration form.

When are the camp fees due?
Total camp fees are due one week before the first day of camp. The last day to register and pay for your child to attend camp is June 4 for Signs & Wonders Camp 1, June 25 for Signs & Wonders Camp 2, and July 26 for Signs & Wonders Camp 3.

Are discounts available?
There is a $10 sibling discount for the second child registered, and for every subsequent child of the same family attending the same camp.

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Getting Ready

What should my child bring to camp?
You should plan to pack enough clothing for the full camp session. Pack clothing for outdoor and indoor activities. All baggage is subject to being searched. Include a swimming suit and towels for swimming and bathing.

Note: You will want to label everything. Many children bring similar items to camp, making it difficult to sort personal belongings when it’s time to go home. It is always best to label all items with your child’s name, using labels or a permanent marker.

Packing list includes:

  • Sleeping bag and pillow (for overnight campers only)
  • Sunscreen
  • Water bottle (this is essential)
  • Bug repellent (this is essential)
  • $10 spending money (optional; for ages 8–12 only)
  • Bible and pen
  • Bath towels and toiletries
  • A swim suit (girls may wear a one-piece or a colored t-shirt over their suit)
  • Pool towel
  • Flashlight
  • Tennis shoes
  • Water shoes or flip flops
  • Small bag to carry personal items

What should not be packed?
The following items are not allowed at camp: shaving cream, fireworks, weapons, firearms, water guns, mobile phones, MP3 players, iPods, laptops, CD players, or any other entertainment devices. No outside food or drink is allowed, except for dietary needs. All baggage is subject to search.

What are the official start and end times for camp?
All campers must arrive at check-in at 2pm on the day that their camp session begins. All campers must depart at 12pm on the day that their camp session ends.

Can I send my child to camp by airplane as an unaccompanied minor?
No, your child cannot fly as an unaccompanied minor to camp. Please do not make travel arrangements until after you have sent in camp medical forms and received a confirmation email.

Does a parent need to check their child in on the first day of camp?
All children attending camp must be checked in by a parent or legal guardian, unless you have contacted our office and we have approved that an older sibling or other family member may check them in.

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During Camp

What is a typical day like at camp?
Camp days are fun and busy. Breakfast (for overnight campers) is followed by devotions, morning recreation, lunch, afternoon activities, class, small groups, and dinner. The evening sessions are a time of corporate worship, announcements, teaching and preaching, and ministry time. Expect your child to return home tired, but excited about all that God is doing.

Who are the counselors?
All counselors go through an application process, which includes providing references (who we contact), an interview, and a background check. Most of the counselors are students at the International House of Prayer University or staff at the International House of Prayer of Kansas City.

How much money should I send with my child?
While there are no required expenses during camp, children ages 8–12 will have opportunities to visit the Forerunner Bookstore, Higher Grounds Cafe, and a daily snack canteen during afternoon activities.

What are the grounds for dismissal?
The director reserves the right to dismiss any camper whose influence or actions may be detrimental to the best interests of the other camp members. These actions include, but are not limited to, disrespect of authority, dyeing or cutting hair (their own or another person’s), possession or use of drugs and/or weapons, theft, self-abuse, and inappropriate physical contact.

What happens if my child gets homesick?
Homesickness is common among children during summer camp. It can be hard to make adjustments to a new environment with new people; however, it is a great opportunity for growth. We want to encourage children to embrace the adventure God has in store for them, but we know it isn’t always easy. Understand that the camp schedule is busy, and homesickness hits most often during a quieter moment, when the camper has time to imagine what they might be missing at home. We do not encourage campers to call home on the first night of camp. Should you receive a call from your homesick camper, let our staff know if you have concerns. We are also happy to put you in touch with your camper’s counselor if the need arises.

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