What is traveling Day Camp?
Traveling Day Camp is a week long unique blend of outdoor ministries and congregational ministry. It is a joint effort between Krislund Camp and the congregation. Traveling Day Camp is designed for young people who have completed grades K-8.
Krislund will provide programming (staff, art supplies, game equipment, curriculum resources, and miscellaneous stories and activities) and the congregation will provide support services, promotion of the program, and involvement in the program as arranged between the camp program director and the congregation’s coordinator.
The curriculum is provided by Krislund. We strive to choose one that is Christ-centered and activity based, which encourages hands-on learning and we hope caters to all types of learners.
The purpose of Traveling Day Camp is to assist congregations in providing a quality Christian outdoor ministry experience at their site. During this time, we hope to get young people engaging with one another in activities and get them enthused about congregational ministry and a life with Christ. Our hope is that your Day Camp will be a program of youth evangelism and outreach for your church. This is why congregational involvement is so important.
The greatest strength of Traveling Day Camp is the people. Krislund’s Traveling Day Camp teams are comprised of young adults who are selected for their Christian commitment, work ethic and love of children. They are trained to lead Bible studies, worship and singing, crafts, and wild and crazy recreation. It is a relational ministry and our emphasis is to offer quality Christian role models for young people.
The uniqueness of Traveling Day Camp is our flexibility. Camp staff will work with each church to design a program specifically to meet the strengths of your church and its site. This manual will help your church consider and plan for a Traveling Day Camp experience this summer.
Starting Summer 2018, the Traveling Day Camp program will be adding a Thursday lunch to all day camps. Your TDC will arrive at Krislund at 11:30, move in, unpack and then enjoy a lunch on us at 12:30! (this can be found in the planning guide)
Please review the Planning Guide. You will find updates and changes that have been made on pages 10 and 11 as of September 2017.