What are the dates for GKBC?
Camp is Sunday, July 15th through Wednesday, July 18th.
Where is camp held?
Camp is located at Kamp Kenwood in Chippewa Falls, WI.
I am not able to drop off my camper, can I send someone in my place?
As long as all registration information and medical forms are complete, another trusted adult may drop off your camper at check-in. It is helpful if you give GKBC this information ahead of time, but not mandatory. We will take the person's name and number in case items are forgotten or something was missed during registration or drop-off.
I am not able to pick up my camper at the close of camp. Can I send a friend/relative?
We will not release a camper to someone other than the parent/guardian noted during registration. If you are unable to pick up your camper, you must notify GKBC ahead of time. You must also provide the name and number of whomever will pick up your camper on Wednesday evening so he or she can be reached if needed. This person will be asked to show a driver’s license or other photo ID before the camper may be released.
My child is not between the ages of 8-11. Can I still register him/her for camp?
GKBC is geared towards children 8-11. We are happy to review each circumstance individually to determine if GKBC can accept children outside of this age range. This case-by-case assessment will include our counselor to camper ratio, number of overall campers, the child’s skill level for swimming, and other factors such as if the child has a sibling attending camp.
What if I need to contact my child during camp?
In case of emergencies, parents/guardians may text or call 715-204-4027 and this will ring directly to our camp directors, Nick and Emily. Outside of emergencies, we do not anticipate the need for parents to contact campers. Parents may follow us on Facebook to receive updates and see pictures throughout the week of camp.
Who will be supervising my camper?
God's Kids Bible Camp is staffed and funded by members of Messiah Lutheran Church in Eau Claire, WI. 2018 Directors Nick Naumann and Emily Zimmerman will manage day-to-day activities at camp. Many of the counselors and staff have years of experience volunteering at camp, and the staff will include a trained professional certified in CPR and First Aid. There will be a certified lifeguard on duty during all swim times and a pastor on site to provide spiritual leadership.
What if my camper becomes homesick?
This is common, but we have a busy schedule planned for our campers with wonderful counselors and staff who will help them feel more comfortable. In the event that our staff feel it would be best for the camper to go home, we will contact parents to make arrangements. For privacy and safety reasons, we ask that parents do not drop in at camp to see how their camper is doing.
Lost and Found
Many of the kids’ belongings wind up in lost and found. It is best that you mark items with your camper’s first initial and last name, if not their full name to help us identify the owner. For those items that we are able to identify, we will make attempts to reach parents/guardians by phone and email after camp. Items not claimed by August 18, 2018 will be donated to a local shelter.