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STAR camp summer 2023
O LORD, how manifold are your works!
In wisdom have you made them all;
the earth is full of your creatures.
Here is the sea, great and wide,
which teems with creatures innumerable,
living things both small and great.
Let the heavens be glad, and let the earth rejoice.
Let the sea roar, and all that fills it.
Let the field exult, and everything in it!
Then shall all the trees of the forest sing for joy
before the LORD.
The Bible teaches us that God created everything. He created the oceans and waterways of the world and filled them with creatures small and great. He established the earth and filled it with plants, animals, and people. Our world is big, and we occupy only a minuscule part of it. Yet despite our relative insignificance, the same God who made it all cares about us. Join us for STAR Camp this summer, where your child will learn about God's love and care for us as we explore the fields of science, technology, arts, and recreation (thus the acronym STAR). We'll SOAR THRU THE WATERS the week of June 26-29, then we'll SOAR THRU THE FOREST the week of July 24-27.
NEW THIS YEAR - On June 30 and July 24 we are going to have special one-day STAR Camps for children with special needs. If your child has a disability and would be better suited to attend a camp with leaders who are specialists in serving these precious children, sign up for the appropriate one-day STAR Camp below.
DATEs: June 26-29 (SOAR THRU THE WATERS) and July 25-28 (SOAR THRU THE FOREST). June 30 and July 24 are special STAR Camps dedicated to serving children with special needs.
TIMES: 8:30am-noon each day
LOCATION: Victory Christian Center (Gym Entrance)
208 Victory Circle, Ellijay, GA 30540
AGES: Rising Kindergarten-5th Graders
FEE: $99 Early Bird Rate (available until May 31). $119 beginning on June 1. There is no fee for the camps for children with special needs.
Frequently asked questions
What is STAR Camp?
STAR Camp is a summer half-day camp for kids going into to Kindergarten-5th Grade. Each day campers participate in age-appropriate activities in the fields of science, technology, arts, and recreation (thus the acronym STAR). This year STAR Camp has two themes: SOAR THRU THE WATERS during the week of June 26, followed by SOAR THRU THE FOREST the week of July 25.
What is the structure of camp?
Each day campers rotate with their age group through several stations which focus on different fields (science/technology, arts, or recreation). We also have a large group session in which campers will be served a healthy snack and listen to a short biblical lesson about God's creation.
Is the camp open to everyone?
Yes! We invite children of all faith, ethnic, educational, and family backgrounds to attend.
Are you going to pressure my child into making a major religious decision?
No! When it comes to children, we believe major life decisions about faith and belief in God are more appropriately left to parents/guardians and the spiritual leaders that they select. We will share what we believe to be the truth about God from the Bible, but we will not pressure children to make specific faith decisions.
What does my child need to bring each day?
Only a resealable bottle of water with your child's name clearly marked on it. Please do not allow your child to bring toys or show-and-tell items because time is limited and these things can be distracting to other campers.
Is each camp identical? Can I bring my child to multiple camps?
This year STAR Camp has two themes: SOAR THRU THE WATERS (week of June 26) and SOAR THRU THE FOREST (week of July 25). Activities will be based on the theme for each week. You are welcome to send your child to both camps if you'd like!
I'd like to attend, but I don't have the money. Do you offer scholarships?
Thankfully we have some generous donors who never want to see a child turned away because of finances. The cost of the camp has already been offset for everyone by our generous donors. If your family needs additional help paying for STAR Camp, we can offer partial and full scholarships to a select number of campers based on need. You may be asked to submit pay stubs or your most recent tax return to demonstrate financial need. If you'd like to be considered, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your request.
- Mon, Jun 26Victory Christian CenterSoar through the waters with us! Summer half-day camp for rising Kindergarten-5th graders. Students in Middle and High School are welcomed to apply as volunteer helpers.
- Tue, Jul 25Victory Christian CenterSoar through the forest with us! Summer half-day camp for rising Kindergarten-5th graders. Students in Middle and High School are welcomed to apply as volunteer helpers.
STAR Camps for Children
with Special Needs Only
- Fri, Jun 30Victory Christian Center
- Mon, Jul 24Victory Christian Center
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