KQ ELEMENTARY INFO
Kingdom Quest for all ages has filled to capacity for the 2017 summer. However, we are keeping a wait list and will contact families first come first serve basis if spots become available.
Due to unique circumstances this year that exist at Brevard Community Church, we are offering Kingdom Quest free to all participants! However donations are gladly accepted!
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Kingdom Quest was first offered in 2008, and has since operated on the grounds of Brevard Community Church. Its original design was the same then as it is today; to build confidence in faith skills for elementary age kids. A strong value in hands-on learning and time-tested day camp fun shapes the way in which the entire camp experience flows to meet the mission of the camp. Pastor Chris Schlender has produced the camp from the beginning based on years of experience participating in and producing similar camp experiences prior to and including his position at BCC.
The leaders and coaches at Kingdom Quest are comprised of individuals that have a strong desire to see kids thrive spiritually. It is not uncommon for some leaders to have at one time been campers themselves, and are joined by parents, participants in mission trips, and people who work with kids professionally throughout the year. It is intentional that the ratio of leaders to kids stays low so the small group settings have the best possible opportunity to be rich exchange between kids and leaders.
Leaders in Training-the Squire Program
We desire to see our young people become the next leaders in the church. For rising 7th graders through rising sophmores in high school, we have a specific opportunity to experience and practice leadership within the context of Kingdom Quest. Spaces are extremely limited and candidates are chosen after an interview with Pastor Chris. Interested young people should register the same as a camper.
Through growth in faith skills we believe that kids will grow closer to God too. Practicing faith skills does provide an opportunity for some campers to repent and make their initial faith commitment to Jesus Christ. While we don't offer an alter call context, we do see kids routinely respond to the Gospel in small group conversation. There is no requirement that a child has made a profession of Christ or been baptized to thrive at Kingdom Quest. We trust the Lord will bring all the kids to camp that need to be there, and ask that He will meet them wherever they are in their faith journey!
A Day At Camp:
Time at camp moves fast as we go from large group praise rallies, to small group faith skill exploration times, and then outside for all camp games that highlight faith skills. Old classics like capture the flag, obstacle courses, and hide and seek take on new life as they are blown up to a large scale in order to reinforce faith skill topics. Camp wouldn't be complete if there wasn't at least one chance to get totally soaked on Water Wednesday. And, for the 3rd year in a row we will put on a bike-a-thon during camp to help our kids learn about worship (yes, that's right, worship!) and to raise support for Jessie's Well; an effort to provide clean water and community support in The Dominican Republic. Throw in a field trip to local attractions, a stellar craft/hobby time, camp badges of honor and you have a typical camp experience!
Kingdom Quest Q and A:
Q: How early can I drop off my kids?
A: 8:45 AM
Q: How late can I pick up my kids?
A: 5:05 PM
Q: What is the capacity of Kingdom Quest?
A: Approximately 60 kids per session.
Q: Can we go to more than one session?
A: Yes, but we reserve the right to give spots to a child who has not gone at all before another gets to go twice. All three sessions are identical.
Q: Are there any additional fees?
A: Nope. And, due to special circumstances this year, we are offering the whole camp free! Simply register using the online form.
Q: Can I make donations to camp effort?
A: Yes! We trust the Lord will provide the funds to make camp available this year free to participants. Maybe you will be God's instrument of provision!
Q: What happens if I see this after the June 2nd registration deadline and want to sign up?
A: Go ahead and register, and if your child's attendance does not change your specified leader to kid ratios within their age group, then we will add them!
Q: If a session fills, is there a waiting list?
A: Yes. Those on a waiting list will be contacted if a spot opens on a first-come, first-serve basis. Since spots open as late as Monday of a session, you may get called then, but not after Monday evening.
Q: Do I provide a lunch for my child?
A: Yes. A snack will be provided in the afternoon.
Q: Does my child need to bring anything else besides lunch?
A. Yes. Each child should bring a Bible, be equipped with footwear they can run in, sun screen, and an extra change of clothes (just in case...of childhood,) all in a bag of some kind. On Water Wednesday they need to bring footwear that can be run in AND get soaked, a bathing suit, t-shirt to wear with the bathing suit, and a towel. On Bike-a-thon day they need to bring their own bike AND helmet (other people-powered, wheeled, modes of movement may be possible too.)