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General
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Getting Ready
During Camp

General

What are the dates for the different camps?

Little Edition camps for ages 4–5

Camp 2: July 2–5
Camp 3: July 30–August 2

Day camps for ages 6–7, day camps for ages 8–12, and overnight camps for ages 8–12

Camp 1: June 10–16
Camp 2: July 1–7
Camp 3: August 1–4

More information for Little Edition camp for ages 4–5

Basic camp schedule

Day 1

9:30am Registration
10am Mandatory parent orientation
10:30am Camper drop-off
2pm Parent pick-up

Days 2–4

9:30am Registration
2pm Parent pick-up

*More detailed schedule and camp address will be sent out prior to first day of camp. Please note that Little Edition camps are located at a location separate from the other camps.

Packing list includes:

  • Nut-free lunch in a brown paper sack
  • Change of clothing
  • Swim suit
  • Towel
  • Water shoes
  • Please note, campers will be given a bag for these supplies and a water bottle on the first day of camp

Children must be potty-trained to attend camp.

More information for day camp for ages 6–7

Basic camp schedule

Day 1

2pm Registration
3pm Parents drop off campers at camp location (separate from 8-12 camp location)
6:45pm Parent pick-up

Days 2–6

9am Camper drop-off
6:45pm Parent pick-up

Day 7

9am Camper drop-off
10am Closing session (parents are invited to attend)
12pm Parent pick-up

*More detailed schedule and camp address will be sent out prior to first day of camp. Please note that this age group will be located at a location separate from the other camps.

Packing list includes:

  • Bible
  • Swim suit (girls may wear a one-piece or a colored t-shirt over their suit)
  • Towel
  • Sunscreen
  • Inflatable armbands for swimming pool
  • Water bottle
  • Small bag to carry personal items
  • Tennis shoes
  • Water shoes

Children must be potty-trained to attend camp.

More information for day camp for ages 8–12

Basic camp schedule

Day 1

2pm Registration
9pm Parent pick-up

Days 2–6

8:45am Camper drop-off
9pm Parent pick-up

Day 7

9am Camper drop-off
10am Closing session (parents are invited to attend)
12pm Parent pick-up

*More detailed schedule and camp address will be sent out prior to first day of camp. Please note that this age group will be located at a location separate from the other camps for ages 4–7.

Packing list includes:

  • Bible and pen
  • Swim suit (girls may wear a one-piece or a colored t-shirt over their suit)
  • Towel
  • Sunscreen
  • Bug repellant
  • Water bottle
  • Small bag to carry personal items
  • Tennis shoes
  • Water shoes or flip-flops
  • $10 spending money (optional)

More information for overnight camp for ages 8–12

Basic camp schedule

Day 1

2pm Registration

Day 7

10am Closing session (parents are invited to attend)
12pm Parent pick-up

*More detailed schedule and camp address will be sent out prior to first day of camp. Please note that this age group will be located at a location separate from the other camps for ages 4–7.

Packing list includes:

  • Bible and pen
  • Swim suit (girls may wear a one-piece or a colored t-shirt over their suit)
  • Pool towel
  • Sunscreen
  • Bug repellant
  • Water bottle
  • Small bag to carry personal items
  • Tennis shoes
  • Water shoes or flip-flops
  • Sleeping bag and pillow
  • Toiletries
  • Bath towel
  • Flashlight
  • $10 spending money (optional)

What do the camp fees include?
The camp fees include housing (for overnight campers), food (67 and 812 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 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. The schedule for the day campers is a modified version of the overnight schedule.

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 mailing a check to our office.

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

IHOPKC
Attn. S&W Camp 2018, [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 3 for Signs & Wonders Camp 1, June 24 for Signs & Wonders Camp 2, and July 25 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.

Please see the packing lists for each camp above.

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.

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.

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 follows, 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, 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, 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 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.

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