Day Camp

Entering Grades 1-4

Come to GENEVA Day Camp and discover the joy of summer camp! Each day is packed with fun. Worship and play together. Hop on the jumping pillow, climb on the playground, splash in the pool create crafts, sing songs, watch skits, and study the Bible with your new friends and amazing camp counselors.

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. $30 for the week ($25 for short sessions).

Typical Day

7:30-8:00am 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

Have questions? Check our Parent FAQs page.

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

Busing

Day Camp busing will be offered in 2023 from a different area church each week. Busing will be available at the beginning and end of each day, except for the end of the of the final day. The final day of camp will conclude with a program for parents to attend.

June 12-16

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

 

Session TBA

Location Pick-up Drop-off
Church TBA 8:10am 4:40pm

Session TBA

Location Pick-up Drop-off
Church TBA 8:30am 4:40pm

Session TBA

Location Pick-up Drop-off
Church TBA 8:20am 4:40pm

July 10-14

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

July 17-21

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

Session TBA

Location Pick-up Drop-off
Church TBA 8:20am 4:40pm

Session TBA

Location Pick-up Drop-off
Church TBA 8:15am 4:40pm

Session TBA

Location Pick-up  Drop-off
Church TBA 8:30am 4:40pm

Session TBA

Location Pick-up Drop-off
Church TBA 8:30am 4:40pm

Online Registration