Day Camp

Entering Grades 1-4

GENEVA Day Camp has two programs in one: classic Day Camp and the one & two night overnight sessions. The Day Camp program is for children entering 1st – 4th grades, but the grade ranges depend on which session you choose. Choose a session that works for your child to attend, and make sure to be aware of a few basic guidelines prior to registration.

Camp Experiences

Come to GENEVA Day Camp and discover the joy of summer camp! Groups of eight campers and their counselor get to know each other while hopping on the jumping pillow, climbing on the playground, and learning in Bible study. All of Day Camp joins together for fun in the pool, worshipping with energetic songs alongside silly skits and playing all camp games.

Our goal in Day Camp is to provide a place for younger children where they can meet new friends, learn more about the character of God, practice prayer, and grow in responsibility. Each activity happens under the care of passionate camp counselors who provide encouragement, leadership and fun.

Give overnight day camp a try and get the best of day camp plus a Thursday overnight. Special evening activities, meals over a campfire and in the dining hall, polar bearing, and sleeping in a cabin make this an extra special week.

Get more out of camp with a 2-night session. More time means extra activities, more memories, and special time with counselors as campers engage more of what camp has to offer by staying overnight Thursday and Friday in cabins and closing the week Saturday morning.

Special guests Joel Schoon Tanis and Steve Carigon join with GENEVA staff for this unique camp experience. Songs and skits gatherings combine comedy and art to share Bible stories under their leadership. Campers can participate in a large group art project as a highlight of the week in addition to all the typical camp activities.

Four days rather than five, this camp session is a little shorter than the others, but we’ll still pack tons of fun into the week!

Early Drop-Off

Early Drop-off is available Tuesday – Friday only

Drop your child off at the GENEVA Center 8am. They will eat breakfast with the Day Camp staff and then go to the area they’ve been assigned to for the week and have a chance to play on the playground while the other campers are arriving. $35 for the week ($30 for short sessions).

Typical Day

8:00am Early Drop-off option (Tuesday - Friday only)
8:30-9:00am Drop-off and opening activities
9:15am Songs & Skits (large group worship and teaching time)
9:45am Bible study and craft time in small groups
10:30am Activity Rotation
11:30am Lunch
12:30 Pool and Splash pad
2:30 pm Story Time
3:00pm Activity Rotations – During this time each day camp group has the chance to try a variety of camp activities. Every hour groups will rotate through the pool and splash park, the beach, the jumping pillow, field games, playground time, the slip n slide, gaga ball, 9 square, sidewalk chalk, volleyball and water games.
4:00pm Songs & Skits
4:30-5:00pm Small group time and Pick-up

For Parents

• Some sessions fill up very quickly – we recommend having a backup session (or two) in case your first choice fills up.
• Campers can come in individually, in pairs, or a fill-a-cabin. We do not allow groups of three, four, five, etc., and we do not allow one camper to come with two buddies
• Prior to the start of registration, we encourage you to create your family’s account.
• For more info, read through the FAQs!

Packing List Day Camp

What to Bring

All items should be labeled with camper’s FULL name!

  • Bible & Pen
  • Back pack or gym bag
  • Tennis shoes or sandals
  • Sweatshirt or jacket (it is often cooler by the lake!)
  • Reusable water bottle
  • Swimsuit (1-piece suits for girls)
  • Beach Towel
  • Sunscreen
  • Plastic bag for wet items
  • Sack lunch
    • All lunches will be refrigerated.
    • We will provide milk at lunch and both a morning and an afternoon snack each day.
    • Please note: Day Camp is PEANUT FREE so please do not send anything containing peanuts or peanut products with your child.

Note: This packing list is also included in the Printable Confirmation Packet below and in the confirmation we emailed shortly after you registered.

If your camper is staying overnight on Thursday, here is the packing list for that.

Optional Items

  • Lifejacket, if needed. If a camper comes with a lifejacket, he/she will be required to wear it and stay in the shallow end of the pool.

Virtual Tour

Day Camp Van

Most weeks in 2024, Camp Geneva will provide transportation to and from a local church for Day Campers. The cost will be $50 a week per camper. Stay tuned for locations and additional details!

June 10-14

Location Pick-up Drop-off
First Reformed Church (Zeeland) Time TBD Time TBD

 

June 17-22

Location Pick-up Drop-off
No Day Camp Transportation N/A N/A

June 24-28

Location Pick-up Drop-off
Woodhaven Reformed (Byron Center) Time TBD Time TBD

July 1-5

Location Pick-up Drop-off
Faith Reformed (Zeeland) Time TBD Time TBD

July 8-13

Location Pick-up Drop-off
South Harbor (Byron Center) Time TBD Time TBD

July 15-19

Location Pick-up Drop-off
Evergreen Ministries (Hudsonville) Time TBD Time TBD

July 22-26

Location Pick-up Drop-off
Jamestown Reformed Church Time TBD Time TBD

July 29-August 3

Location Pick-up Drop-off
Community Reformed (Zeeland) Time TBD Time TBD

August 5-9

Location Pick-up  Drop-off
Fair Haven (Hudsonville) Time TBD Time TBD

August 12-15

Location Pick-up Drop-off
Faith Reformed (Zeeland) Time TBD Time TBD

Online Registration