Week one: June 22nd-26th
Week two: July 6th-10th
Kids GamesThe Best Kid Thing On Earth
- KidsGames 2015 in Review
- Kids Games
- Adult Volunteers
- Youth Volunteers
- Child Registration
- Volunteer Childcare Registration
- KidsGames 2015 Song List
- KidsGames Revisited
KIDSGAMES 2015 was an amazing time here at NCCC! Over 1600 kids participated between the two weeks and some 600 volunteers helped to make it happen. This year’s electives included the usual sports plus a few new surprises–like Edible Art, Foam Blacksmithing, Grossology and even Racing Pit Crew! And in the midst of all the fun, the kids learned more about what it means to know Christ. They were also able to serve their community by participating in a compassion project that helped Stand Up for Kids. Check out the video below for a taste of the KidsGames 2015 Action…
KidsGames is a week-long camp for kids from age 4 through 6th grade that uses sports and creative arts to teach positive values. Children are given the chance to learn through sports, art and other creative electives, build new friendships, and serve the community through a compassion project. It is an amazing week of experiential learning unlike anything else on the planet. It really is the BEST KID THING ON EARTH!
At KidsGames kids learn:
- Positive life values through games and experiential learning
- How to build friendships
- The joy of serving their community
- How fun and learning go hand-in-hand
This program is for children age 4 (by June 1, 2015 or entering Kindergarten in the fall) is held at NCCC from 8:45am-12:15pm. During this fun-filled, high-energy program, children rotate in preassigned, mixed-gender groups to a variety of activities including Sports, Crafts, Jumpies, Music, and Bible Story. The time spent together in these activities enables kids to develop close friendships with other campers and leaders. This program is separate from the 1st-3rd or 4th-6th programs. Friend requests must be mutual.
1st – 3rd Grade Program
This program, also held at NCCC from 8:45am-12:15pm, is open to children entering 1st, 2nd, or 3rd grade in the fall. Children are placed in small groups according to gender and elective selected. In addition to the electives, children rotate through other activities each day including Large Group Teaching and Small Group time. In order to honor a friend request, kids must be the same gender and in the same elective. Requests to be with friends must be mutual.
1st-3rd Electives (Talk to your child before signing up. Electives cannot be switched.)
- Art– Express your creative side in this super fun elective!
- Basketball-Pass, shoot and score!
- Boot Camp-(Boys & Girls) Bring your own Nerf guns-the kind that take blue-tipped orange darts. We’ll supply the darts, you come ready to build forts and be pushed beyond limits!
- Cheer (girls only) -Give me a C, Give me an H, give me an E, give me another E, give me an R! What’s that spell? Lots of fun!
- Cooking -(Boys & Girls) Add 1 cup of fun, 2/3 cup of creativity, 1/2 cup of discovery, and a pinch of presentation. Mix ingredients, and you get our most popular elective! Be sure to sign up early!
- Dance (girls only) – Dance like Nobody’s watching!
- Dirt Don’t Hurt-Trowels, seeds, water and growing things.
- Edible Art-“Flower” arrangements/cheese sculpture–the possibilities abound!
- Flag Football (boys only)- Ready, set, hike! All the fun of traditional football
- without the pads or pain!
- Funbelievable Games-Brain & Board games for the calculating mind!
- Grossology-Messy Science for the explosive thinker!
- Karate-(Boys & Girls) Come learn the basics of this ancient sport.
- Soccer– The world’s “beautiful game”- hone your skills in this popular international sport. For Boys & Girls–
- (Bring your shin guards)
4th-6th Grade Program
Open to kids entering 4th, 5th, 6th or 7th grades in the fall, this program takes place at Poinsettia Park, Monday-Thursday, 9am-12:30 pm and Friday 9am-12pm. Kids are placed in groups of six according to gender and elective selected. In addition to their elective, kids rotate through other activities each day, including Large Group Teaching and Small Group time.
4th-6th Electives (Talk to your child before signing up. Electives cannot be switched.)
- Back to the Future Science-Digging up some archeology for the 21st Century
- Baseball-Round the bases with your friends for a home run!
- Basketball-Pass, shoot and score!
- Boot Camp–Bring your own Nerf guns-the kind that take blue-tipped orange darts. We’ll supply the darts, you come ready to build forts and be pushed beyond limits!
- Clowning Around-Unicycles, juggling, kendama, balloon animals and magic.
- Edible Art-“Flower” arrangements or cheese sculpture–the possibilities abound!
- Flag Football (boys only)- Ready, set, hike! All the fun of traditional football without the pads or pain!
- Foam Blacksmithing-Medieval armor and weapons made with foam.
- Frisbee-Ultimate Frisbee and Frisbee golf.
- Funbelievable Brain Games-Brain and board games for the calculating mind.
- Legomation-Stop motion animation with plastic and perspective.
- Jewelry Making– String it, bead it, make it, mold it, then wear it.
- Racing Pit Crew-Basic mechanics on a very tight schedule.
- Sketchy Art-Drawing and cartooning.
- Soccer– The world’s “beautiful game”- hone your skills in this globally popular sport. (Bring shin guards.)
The aim of KidsGames is to allow children to learn through play in a variety of ways. Whether in sport or creative art, children learn about themselves and build friendships. They are taught Biblical values through music, drama and games; and participate in a project serving the global community.
We offer childcare free of charge for our Adult Volunteers from infants to 3-year-olds. If you need childcare, you must sign up on the childcare registration online.
KidsGames Youth Volunteers! Each year over 250 youth volunteers dedicate a week (or two) to invest in the lives of children. We could not do KidsGames without you! And don’t forget you can earn community service hours for your school for volunteering–be sure to ask your leader about this. Our youth volunteers play a very active and vital role in our program This is a special opportunity to serve others while building relationships with young children. Consistency is very important in developing relationships throughout the week. The children look forward to seeing you and miss you when you are not there. We plan for and need you to be there every day. If that is not possible, please let us know on your registration.
Child Registration for Week One is now closed online. Registrations are now open by walk-in only. You will be limited to electives that have not already filled and we may not be able to honor friend requests. Cost increases to $95.00.
June 12 (Fri.) 11:30 a.m. – 1:oo p.m.
June 13 (Sat.) 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.
June 14 (Sun.) 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
June 18 (Thurs) 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
June 20 (Sat.) 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.
June 21 (Sun.) 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Child Registration for Week Two is now closed online. Registrations are now open by walk-in only. You will be limited to electives that have not already filled and we may not be able to honor friend requests. Cost increases to $95.00.
June 27 (Sat.) 7:00pm – 8:00pm
June 28 (Sun.) 10:00am – 1:00pm
June 29 (Mon) 11:00am-1:00pm
June 30 (Tues) 11:00am-1:00pm
July 1 (Wed) 11:00am-1:00pm
Weekends – upstairs of Main Building (Family Center) at Reception desk
Weekdays – Foyer in the Main Building (Family Center)
FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)
HOW CAN PARENTS AND TEENS HELP WITH KIDSGAMES?
There are a variety of ways to serve at KidsGames and help make this a great week for for the kids! Our biggest need is Guides (small group leaders) and Assistant Coaches. Review the volunteer section on the child registration form to indicate your availability to help. It’s a wonderful opportunity to experience the fun of KidsGames with your child and to make friends with other parents! This is also a great opportunity for teens to earn their community service hours! If you’d like to donate money to help a kid come to KidsGames, you can make a donation at the KidsGames booth during weekend services or on our website (click on KidsGames > Scholarship Donations).
WHAT CAN MY YOUNGER CHILD DO WHILE I VOLUNTEER?
Childcare will be provided at no charge for children (ages 3 & under) of volunteers. (You must separately register each child that needs childcare at www.wholelifesports.org.)
WHAT IF MY CHILD HAS A PEANUT ALLERGY?
KidsGames is committed to having a peanut-free campus. Parents are welcome to send a snack with their child if the child has food allergies and it is of concern. Please list all allergies on your child’s registration form.
WHAT IF I HAVE A FINANCIAL HARDSHIP?
NCCC would like for all children who desire to participate in KidsGames to have that opportunity. If you have a financial hardship, please pick up a Scholarship Request Form at the KidsGames booth on the weekends or download one at www.wholelifesports.org. Scholarships are limited so register early. Turn in a paper registration along with your completed scholarship application. (Do NOT register online if you are requesting a scholarship.)
MY KINDERGARTNER REALLY WANTS TO BE WITH HIS 1ST GRADE BROTHER? CAN I DO THAT?
Unfortunately, no. We have set up each program to be age-appropriate with activities and lessons geared towards the designated age group. Placing younger children in older groups changes the makeup of the entire group. We encourage parents to think of KidsGames as an opportunity for their young children to make new friends and grow in their comfort of new situations.
WHAT IS THE CLOSING CELEBRATION?
Each year we like to close KidsGames with a celebration spotlighting the events of the week. This is a great opportunity to meet some of your child’s new friends and get a taste of what they’ve done each day. The Closing Celebration will begin at NCCC at 12:15 on Friday. The 4th-6th grade program will end at noon, 30 minutes early, that day. Lunch will be available (tickets must be purchased during the week of KidsGames). Don’t miss it!
HOW MANY ELECTIVES DOES MY 1ST-3RD/4TH-6TH GRADE CHILD CHOOSE?
Good question! He/She will participate in only one elective. We ask that you choose three electives because some electives fill up or are cancelled and we need to move on to the next choice. Please list 2 different choices when registering.
MY CHILD HAS INVITED A FRIEND, AND THEY WANT TO BE TOGETHER. WHAT DO I DO?
We understand this and try to honor it whenever possible! Here’s how you can help.
4’s/Kindergarten Program– Boys and Girls are mixed at this age, and no elective is chosen. Simply communicate with your child’s friend to make sure both children are requesting each other and are listing each other on their registration forms.
1st-3rd & 4th-6th Grade Program- If your 1st-3rd or 4th-6th grade child would like to be with a friend, please make sure they are the same gender and signing up for the SAME elective. Also, requests must be mutual. Friends need to write each others’ names on their registration forms.
HOW CAN I GET INVOLVED? We need you! There are several ways to help. You can sign up to help when registering your child. Check the website at www.wholelifesports.org for more information.
WHAT IF I NEED TO CANCEL? Please call Cindy at 760.929.0029 x175 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Refunds cannot be issued after June 7 for week one registrations and June 21 for week two.
Counting on God – Desperation Band
Lighthouse – Rend Collective
Burn Like a Star – Rend Collective
Amazing Grace – Phil Wickham
Miracles – Audio Adrenaline
Due to low registration numbers, KidsGames Revisited has been cancelled.