Kids Camp 2020

July 13-17 & July 20-24

 

 

Finalizing a Church ID can take us up to two weeks to complete.

 

You will receive a confirmation email with your approved Church ID once its finalized.

 

Request A Church IDRegister Now

Kids Camp Information

Ohio Kid Min offers six camps for children from kindergarten 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

Coming out of K – 1st Grade

 July 13-15 or July 15-17

July 20-22 or July 22-24

 

Kids Camp

Coming out of 2nd – 5th Grade

 July 13-17

July 20-24

Starter Camp

Coming out of Kindergarten – 1st Grade 

July 13th – July 15th or July 15th – July 17th

July 20th – July 22nd or July 22nd – July 24th

Early Bird
Deadline is June 1st

$140

Regular Registration
Deadline is June 15th

$155

Late Registration
After June 15th

$170

Kids Camp 1

Coming out of Grades 2nd – 5th

July 13th – July 17th

Early Bird
Deadline is June 1st

$285

Regular Registration
Deadline is June 15th

$300

Late Registration
After June 15th

$330

Kids Camp 2

Coming out of Grades 2nd – 5th

July 20th – July 24th

Early Bird
Deadline is June 1st

$285

Regular Registration
Deadline is June 15th

$300

Late Registration
After June 15th

$330

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. Registration may take up to 30 minutes to complete.  Please have your medical insurance information ready before starting. 

1. Register With Church or Group

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 Church ID code is.

This code is required if you are attending with a church and wish for your student to be housed with their church or included in their group for registration and/or activities. 

Once you have your Church ID code, please proceed with the registration process below.

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

*Just a reminder that a Church ID does not hold your spots. Your spots will be secured once you pay the $50 deposit.

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

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.

Register Now

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

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 at different times throughout the week for kids to access their store credit. 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 have an opportunity to work with a special project for BGMC that will go to help fund the building of an ice cream shop in a very sensitive country, that is not open to Jesus, on the other side of the world.  An ice cream shop will allow a missionary to go into a country as a business person and give them incredible opportunity to share about Jesus through their business while forming friendships with the people in that area, many of whom have never even had a chance to hear about Jesus!

Our goal is to raise $27,000 this year for this special project!  To help reach this goal, we are challenging every kid and every kids’ leader to give a $20.20 offering specifically for this special Ice Cream BGMC project. 

Imagine, if every church and individual each commit to giving $20.20, what BGMC could raise for this fund in just a few days at camp!

Together, we are challenging kids to reach the world, and when we give to BGMC, missionaries are being equipped to spread the wonderful love of Jesus!

Will you take the challenge?

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 CHURCH ID

As the main leader (Lead/Youth Pastor or Adult leader) you will need to request your Church ID for your kids ministry. The Church ID is mandatory for registration and important for every student and parent to have when registering. This determines housing, applies any discounts/scholarships, will allow you to keep track of everyone who is attending camp and their balance. Once you request your Church ID we will send you an email with this information (which can take up to 2 weeks to receive). Please distribute to your students and parents.

A Church ID does not hold your spots. Your spots will be secured once you pay the $50 deposit.

If you have any questions, please reach out to us at okm@ohioministry.net

2. Distribute CHURCH ID

Send the Summer Camp website URL (https://ohiokidmin.com/kids-camp) to parents along with the Church ID 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 with the Church ID. This will show how many spots 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.

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. Kids Camp Checklist

Click on the button below for the 2020 Kids Camp Checklist.

Kids Camp Checklist

6. Gather Your Graphics

We have promotional graphic available that you can download and edit yourself. If you would like a Kids Camp poster with all the dates, please fill our the Printed Material Request.

Promotional Graphics

Printed Material Request

7. BGMC Offering

This year we have an opportunity to work with a special project for BGMC that will go to help fund the building of an ice cream shop in a very sensitive country, that is not open to Jesus, on the other side of the world.  An ice cream shop will allow a missionary to go into a country as a business person and give them incredible opportunity to share about Jesus through their business while forming friendships with the people in that area, many of whom have never even had a chance to hear about Jesus!

Our goal is to raise $27,000 this year for this special project!  To help reach this goal, we are challenging every kid and every kids’ leader to give a $20.20 offering specifically for this special Ice Cream BGMC project.  

Imagine, if every church and individual each commit to giving $20.20, what BGMC could raise for this fund in just a few days at camp!

Together, we are challenging kids to reach the world, and when we give to BGMC, missionaries are being equipped to spread the wonderful love of Jesus!

Will you take the challenge?

If you would like to receive giving credit for your church for any BGMC offering given at camp from kids or as a church offering, please make sure to gather all BGMC monies and turn it in during camp registration on the first day of camp, combined in one envelope with the church name and address clearly marked on the envelope.

Support Staff

Here is the step by step process to becoming a team member at The Ohio KidMin Kids Camp. 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.

Room leaders will be expected to attend our mandatory Sunday meeting (prior to the start of the camp they have signed up for) in order to be able to be a part of the Kids Camp team.

2. Eligibility

Applicants must be at least 16 years of age to volunteer at Kids Camp, and at least 14 years of age to volunteer for Kids Starter Camp. 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 per week. 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. 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

7. BGMC OFFEring

This year we have an opportunity to work with a special project for BGMC that will go to help fund the building of an ice cream shop in a very sensitive country, that is not open to Jesus, on the other side of the world.  An ice cream shop will allow a missionary to go into a country as a business person and give them incredible opportunity to share about Jesus through their business while forming friendships with the people in that area, many of whom have never even had a chance to hear about Jesus!

Our goal is to raise $27,000 this year for this special project!  To help reach this goal, we are challenging every kid and every kids’ leader to give a $20.20 offering specifically for this special Ice Cream BGMC project. 

Imagine, if every church and individual each commit to giving $20.20, what BGMC could raise for this fund in just a few days at camp!

Together, we are challenging kids to reach the world, and when we give to BGMC, missionaries are being equipped to spread the wonderful love of Jesus!

Will you take the challenge, lead by example and be part of growing a heart of compassion in kids?

KIDS CAMP SPEAKER

Meet Julie Pratt!

Julie has been in kids and family ministry for 25 years, serving as a kid’s pastor, camp and retreat speaker, an Area KidMin Rep, conference speaker and ministry coach, and now as Lead Pastor of Hope Church in Plain City, Ohio. She loves coffee, sushi, Reese’s peanut butter cups, and socks – silly socks, crazy socks, and Christmas socks (she has over 150 pairs of “Awesome Socks”). But most of all she loves kids!

Julie is known for her story-telling approach to kids ministry, using a variety of characters to tell kids about the Big God Story: we are created by our great BIG GOD and He has given us a part in His great big STORY!

Julie and her cast of characters can’t wait to go on this out-of-the-world adventure with you! Kids will meet Nitro and Professor Snoozengraphl, along with a few of their friends, and learn what it means to be a “Person Who Lives.” It’s going to be the best week of your kids’ summer!

 

 

 

2020 Kids Camp Gift Packages

This year’s camp gift packages are available for purchase NOW! If you have a group of campers, or a leader going to kids camp this year, you can purchase one of our Camp Gift Packages for them to enjoy in their room! We have different price points available for your budget, for more info on each of the packages please click below!

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!

KIDS CAMP 2019 HIGHLIGHT VIDEOS

Kids Camp BGMC Project

BGMC is the AG missions program for kids that instills a heart of compassion to reach the lost through praying, giving, and going. All funds raised through BGMC go to meet critical needs around the world such as feeding programs, water wells, Bible schools, curriculum, and whatever else a missionary needs in their part of the world. BGMC goes to where the need is the greatest, where the timing is the most urgent, and where people’s lives can be changed forever.

This year we have an opportunity to work with a special project for BGMC that will go to help fund the building of an ice cream shop in a very sensitive country, that is not open to Jesus, on the other side of the world.  An ice cream shop will allow a missionary to go into a country as a business person and give them incredible opportunity to share about Jesus through their business while forming friendships with the people in that area, many of whom have never even had a chance to hear about Jesus!

Our goal is to raise $27,000 this year for this special project!  To help reach this goal, we are challenging every kid and every kids’ leader to give a $20.20 offering specifically for this special Ice Cream BGMC project.

Imagine, if every church and individual each commit to giving $20.20, what BGMC could raise for this fund in just a few days at camp!

Together, we are challenging kids to reach the world, and when we give to BGMC, missionaries are being equipped to spread the wonderful love of Jesus!

Will you take the challenge?

Kids Camp Gift Certificates

Give the gift of Camp. Camp gift certificates are available in various amounts.
Check it out below!

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 2020 Summer Camp Financial Assistance Application and submit to Ohio Youth Ministries by May 1, 2020 to be considered for the 2020 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.

Promotional Material

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