Kids Camp

July 16-20, & July 23-27, 2018
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2018 Kids Camp Information
Ohio Kid Min offers three camps for children from kindergarden through 5th grade. These camps have been a staple of a great summer in the Ohio Ministry Network. Our camps take place at Heartland Conference Retreat Center. Heartland is a beautiful year-round Christian camp, conference and retreat center operated by the Ohio Ministry Network. 

Starter Camp

Kindergarden – 1st Grade

 

 

July 16th – July 18th
July 18th – July 20th

Kids Camp 1

Grades 2nd – 5th

 

July 16th – July 20th

Kids Camp 2

Grades 2nd – 5th

 

July 23rd – July 27th

Early Bird
Deadline is June 4th
$140
Regular Registration
Deadline is June 25th
$155
Late Registration
After June 25th
$170
Early Bird
Deadline is June 4th
$285
Regular Registration
Deadline is June 25th
$300
Late Registration
After June 25th
$330
Early Bird
Deadline is June 11th
$285
Regular Registration
Deadline is July 2nd
$300
Late Registration
After July 2nd
$330

Starter Camp

Kindergarden – 1st Grade

July 16th – July 18th
July 18th – July 20th

Early Bird
Deadline is June 4th
$140
Regular Registration
Deadline is June 25th
$155
Late Registration
After June 25th
$170

Kids Camp 1

Grades 2nd – 5th

July 16th – July 20th

Early Bird
Deadline is June 4th
$285
Regular Registration
Deadline is June 25th
$300
Late Registration
After June 25th
$330

Kids Camp 2

Grades 2nd – 5th

July 23rd – July 27th

Early Bird
Deadline is June 11th
$285
Regular Registration
Deadline is July 2nd
$300
Late Registration
After July 2nd
$330

Kid’s Camp will be one of the best weeks of your child’s summer!

For your children coming out of kindergarden through first grade, our Starter Campers, they will love getting to know Heartland and our awesome camp staff. Our campers coming out of second through fifth grade will love adventuring in the creek, hanging out with friends both old and new, splashing in the pool, and growing in their faith through engaging evening services. This is a week you won’t want your kiddos to miss!

Parents

Here is the step by step process to help you as the parent to get your students signed up for camp. All registration is done online.
1. Register With Group Hold

If your child is attending Ohio KidMin Kids Camp with a church group, contact the pastor/group leader BEFORE REGISTERING to find out what your Group Hold code is.

Once you have your Group Hold code, please proceed with the registration process below.

*If you are registering your child individually, please proceed to the next step.

For a step by step guide on how to register, click here.

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Heart for Ohio participating churches receive a $25 discount per camper. The discount will be applied to the church’s group hold automatically. See if your church is on the list below.

HFO Church List

2. Registering Without a group
If your child is attending OKM Summer Camps with a church group, please see Step 1.

If your student is attending camp without a group please proceed to the button below.

For a step by step guide on how to register, please click here.

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Heart for Ohio participating churches receive a $25 discount per camper. If your church is on the list and you’re registering as an individual, please complete your registration, then contact our office at 614-396-0128 to have the discount applied before making your payment.

HFO Church List

3. Payment plans
Parents who choose to use our online camper registration option may either pay in full or make payments. A $50 non-refundable deposit per camper per week of camp is required to officially register the camper. Payment must be made in full by the chosen payment deadline. Payments are not automatically charged to your credit card. You will need to log in to your camp registration account each time you want to make a payment. Payments (minus $50 deposit) can be refunded at the parents request before June 1st.

No payments can be refunded for any reason after June 1st.

If a camper is unable to attend camp due to illness, injury, or schedule conflict, the parent may request the funds be transferred to another campers account for the current year of camps or to the same campers account for the next years camps.

Payment Plan Calculator

4. Kids Camp Bank
A camp bank exists so campers can avoid accidental loss of their money. Campers MUST deposit their money either upon online registration or during registration on Monday. The Camp Bank will be open during free time and after the evening service each day. Any remaining balance can be picked up from the bank on Friday morning before leaving camp. Money not picked up from the Camp Bank on Friday will be donated to BGMC.
5. Packing List for Camp
Click the button below to view important camp information, including the camper’s packing list.

View Packing List

6. BGMC Offering
This year we will be taking on the project of helping the people of Mongolia! There are 15,500 deaf Mongolians. We have an opportunity to make a great life changing impact through in their lives BGMC. This summer our goal at kids camp is to raise $5,000 each week to provide the funds to sponsor a Children/Youth Deaf Camp. This camp will bring children from all over the nation for their first opportunity to see (hear through sign language) the message of Jesus’ love.

For more info you can click the link below to get pledge forms for your church, and more info on our BGMC projects.

 

Kidmin Leaders

Here is the step by step process to help you as the leader to get your students signed up for camp. All registration is done online.
1. Request your group hold
If you are a group leader and need to reserve space at camp for your church group, please request a Group Hold code. Once we receive and process your request, you will receive an email with the Group Hold code that is specific to your group. You can then send parents the link to register online along with the Group Hold code to use when registering.

Benefits of a Group Hold:

  • It allows parents to easily register online and the campers are then shown as registered as a part of your church group.
  • A Group Hold allows you to customize the camp price that parents see. Need to add additional funds to cover transportation to and from camp? No problem! We can add that for you. Or if your church will be paying a portion of the registration fee for each camper, we can customize the price your students’ parents see when they pay for camp.
  • A Group Hold allows you to hold space at your preferred camp for your group. Please note that we will release any unfilled spaces within a Group Hold 1 month before each camp. You will be contacted via email when space needs to be released from your Group Hold.

Follow these steps to register your group for Summer Camp:

STEP 1 – Request a Group Hold below. After your request is received, you will be contacted via email to confirm the details of your hold. Once the hold is set, you will be given the Group Hold code for parents to use when completing the online registration for their child. (This process may take up to two weeks so please plan ahead.)

STEP 2 – Send the Summer Camp website URL (ohiokidmin.com/Kids-camp) to parents along with your Group Hold code so they can register their child online.

STEP 3 – Recruit adult leaders to be Room Leaders for your group. Ask them to visit the OKM Camp website to complete the application.

Request Group Hold

2. Distribute Group Hold

Send the Summer Camp website URL (http://ohiokidmin.com/kids-camp) to parents along with the Group Hold code that corresponds with the correct camp that the student is attending so they can register student child online.

An email will be sent every Monday to the email listed on the Group Hold. This will show how many holds you have and the number you have registered. It will also give you each campers name and date they registered. If you have any questions about this report please email okm@ohioministry.net.

If your students have never attended camp you can also send the parents our step by step registration guide to help them with the registration process.

3. Organize your room leaders
Due to the large number of campers that attend OKM Summer Camps, all churches that bring groups of more than 5 are expected to provide Room Leaders for their campers. The preferred ratio is 1 adult Room Leader for every 7 students of the same gender.

Example: 3 male campers and 8 female campers in the group will mean the church must bring 1 male Room Leader and 2 female Room Leaders.

Registration for Room Leaders will be open on February 1st, 2018.

4. Transportation to Camp

It is highly recommended that church groups secure transportation for their campers to and from camp that will NOT include Support Staff as drivers. All Camp staff and Support Staff must report to camp for setup and training on the Sunday night before Camp and therefore cannot be available to drive campers to Camp on Monday.

5. Download Promo Graphics
See the button below to download our promotional graphics to support our upcoming event.

Promo Graphics

6. Request Printed Materials
Upon your request, we do have printed promotional material avaiable. See the button below to submit a request.

Printed Material Request

Support Staff

Here is the step by step process to becoming a team member at The Ohio Kid Min Kids Camp in 2018. All registration is done online.
1. Important Information
The success of Kids Camp depends on team members who dedicate a week of their summer to serve campers as their Room Leader. We accept applications from eligible adults who are pastors, youth leaders, parents, college students, and those who were personally impacted when they were a camper and now want to give back.

All volunteer camp staff are placed as Room Leaders. Room assignments are typically made based on church groups with a leader from the same church as the Room Leader, but this is not always the case and cannot be guaranteed. All staff must be willing to lead any campers, whether the camper is from your home church or not. All Room Leaders are expected to participate in all camp activities with enthusiasm and lead every camper to a positive camp experience without favoritism.

2. Eligibility
Applicants must be at least 18 years of age to volunteer at Kids or Starter Camp as a Room Leader. No exceptions.

If you are interested in joining the team but are under the age of 18, we would love to have you join us as a LIT (Leader In Training) Click HERE for that application.

3. Registration Fees

Due to the cost of running camp, the price for Support Staff (Room Leaders) registration is $50 per person ($75 if you are doing two weeks). This fee covers the mandatory background check and a small portion of the cost of housing, T-shirt, and meals for the week of camp.

If you are applying to be a Room Leader for your church group and your church will be covering your cost, you may use your confirmation email (sent to your provided email address upon completion of this registration form) as a receipt for your church to reimburse you or they may send a check to Ohio Ministry Network for payment of your registration fee.

4. Acceptance
Acceptance
No phone registration or partial registration will be accepted. Only completed and paid applications will be considered for acceptance. Walk-on staff will not be accepted. All acceptance of Support Staff will take place via email on a first come, first serve basis. Priority for acceptance is given to leaders serving their church group as a Room Leader.

Completing the application does not guarantee acceptance. Please wait for your acceptance email before making plans to attend Camp.

Waiting List
Many camps fill up. If you apply and the camp is already filled, you will be contacted and placed on a waiting list. If there is a cancellation, the spot will be filled from the waiting list in the order in which they were received.

5. Apply now
Taking all of the above information into account, please complete your room leader application below.

Room Leader Application

If you are interested in joining the team but are under the age of 18, we would love to have you join us as a LIT (Leader In Training). Please apply below.

Leader In Training Application

6. Leadership Team Only
Were you asked to be a part of the leadership team? If so, you are in the right place. Please fill out your required applications in the buttons below.

*Please note that due to the experience required for these positions, they are by invitation only and are already filled for the 2018 camp season. If you have not been contacted about serving on this team, we ask that instead of completing the application, you simply make us aware via email and we make note of your desire for future camps.

Program Staff Application

Timothy Team Application

Kids Camp BGMC Project

“Mongolia is truly one of the world’s last undiscovered travel destinations and the safest country to visit. It is a land where you can experience wide-open spaces, cobalt blue skies, forests, deserts, crystal clear rivers and lakes, and the traditional hospitality of the nomads. Permanent dwellings are few and far between, fences even fewer and the land is owned by the people, like one large National Park. As a tremendous destination to experience the outdoors, Mongolia also boasts of unique history dating back to the Mongol Empire of Genghis Khan. Simply put, it is a land of adventure, horses, nomads, and blue sky.” says discovermongolia.mn

Yet in this land of adventure there are 15,500 people who have never heard the message of Jesus Christ. It’s not because we don’t have missionaries in this beautiful land, as there are 8. It isn’t because there are no churches to the 3 million nationals, as there are 8 churches. It isn’t because we have not evangelical christians, as there are 2,332. Its because they are deaf, there are 15,500 deaf Mongolians. We have an opportunity to make a great life changing impact through in their lives BGMC. This summer our goal at kids camp is to raise $5,000 both weeks to provide the funds to sponsor a Children/Youth Deaf Camp. This camp will bring children from all over the nation for their first opportunity to see (hear through sign language) the message of Jesus’ love.

Every child is encouraged to bring an offering to help send a deaf child to camp. Let’s make a life changing difference for the people of Mongolia.

Discounts & Scholarships
HEART FOR OHIO CHURCH DISCOUNT

Heart for Ohio participating churches receive a $25 discount per camper. The discount can be requested during the online registration process. Upon receiving the camper application, Ohio Youth Ministries will verify that the camper’s church is a current Heart for Ohio church and will approve the discount. If you are a parent and are unsure if your church is a Heart for Ohio participating church, please click here to view the church list.

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

A fund is in place to receive donations to help students with a financial need attend camp. To request financial assistance, complete the 2017 Summer Camp Financial Assistance Application and submit to Ohio Youth Ministries by May 1, 2017 to be considered for the 2017 Summer Camps. Scholarships are granted based on the availability of funds. To make a donation to the Summer Camp scholarship fund, make your check payable to Ohio Ministry Network and mail to Ohio KidMin – Camp Scholarship, 8405 Pulsar Place, Columbus, Ohio 43240.

$50 CHURCH CERTIFICATES

The $50 church certificated that have been mailed to every Assemblies of God church in Ohio in the past are no longer available. In lieu of this discount, please complete the above scholarship application for any student from your church who may need the financial assistance.

Promotional Material
Everything you need to promote camp! Videos, Social Media, Graphics and More!