Info for Parents 2022

Info for Parents


What does my child need with them each day?

Bible, Swimsuit (girls may wear a one-piece or a colored t-shirt over their suit), Towel, Sunscreen, Water Bottle, Tennis Shoes. Optional: water shoes, bug spray, inflatable arm bands for swimming/life jacket.

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.

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 is a typical day like at camp?

Camp days are fun and busy.

For ages 4–5, the day starts off with small group activities, followed by worship, and then an interactive teaching session. After the teaching, children participate in activities and crafts that correspond to the lesson. Lunch and quiet time follow, and the day ends with a closing session and worship. Expect your child to return home tired, but excited about all that God is doing.

For ages 6–7, the morning begins with learning how to spend time with God in devotionals, followed by swimming, and then lunch. During the afternoons, there is a breakout teaching and craft time, followed by recreation, and then 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.

For ages 8–12, 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.

Are Camps 1, 2, and 3 the same?

The camps have similar content and teaching topics, sometimes some of the evening sessions will have different speakers depending on the summer.

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.

Who are the Group Leaders?

All group leaders 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 group leader if the need arises.


How do I register my child?

Click on the “Register” 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 $10 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 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 mailing a check to our office.

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

Attn. S&W Camp 2022, [include the camper’s full name]
3535 E. Red Bridge Road
Kansas City, MO 64137

What do the camp fees include?

The camp fees include food (6–7 and 8–12 camps), all craft and activity supplies, 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. There are no discounts available for arriving late or leaving early.

Please note: Little Edition campers will need to bring their own bag lunches.

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 May 29 for Signs & Wonders Camp 1, June 19 for Signs & Wonders Camp 2, and July 20 for Signs & Wonders Camp 3.

What is the refund policy?

The $10 deposit is included in the total registration price and is non-refundable. Camp fees are non-refundable after the first day of all camps. Please contact us at or (816) 763-0200 x.2525 if you have any questions.

When will I receive confirmation of my child’s registration?

Once you have filled out the online form and made your $10 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.

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.


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 another family member may check them in.