new group leaders
Our team can’t wait to host you at camp this summer! It can be a little overwhelming to bring a group of kids to a camp they’ve never attended before, so let us help make it a little easier. We’ve gathered all of the information that we would want at our fingertips if it were our first time attending camp. Our hope is that you arrive at camp feeling informed, but more importantly, excited!
Here are some CK terms that will help you understand all the fun things we have in store at camp!
TAWG is an acronym for “Time Alone with God.” Kids, adults, and staff begin each morning by spending guided time in Scripture and prayer. A devotion guide is provided inside camper name tag booklets.
i can’t wait
We kick off each morning with “I Can’t Wait” – a fun, high energy celebration where we worship God and learn about the daily theme.
Team time is when campers rotate between small group Bible study and large group recreation with their color teams (by grade). (Led by CentriKid staff)
Track times are classes or activities that offer a variety of options to appeal to kids with a wide range of interests (sports, art, science, swimming, etc.) Prior to camp, kids will indicate their top choices, and they will be assigned to two tracks on the first night of camp. (Led by CentriKid staff)
Hang time is when campers, adults, and staff get to hang out and have fun together, enjoying less structured activities. The camp director will give an overview of daily activities each morning. The camp store is also open during hang time. This time is all about relationships, fun, and intentional conversations.
OMC (Organized Mass Chaos) is our camp-wide relay game that takes place on the last day of camp. Kids compete for their color teams by completing individual tasks. Everyone has a task (organized), but they are all happening at the same time (mass chaos). Oh, and there will be plenty of shaving cream and water! Adults will receive instructions from the camp director on how to help contribute to the chaos!
church group time
This is a time for group leaders to lead their own individual groups through reflection and devotion. This takes place at the end of each day. We provide a guide for each leader to help facilitate this time.
group leader faqs
What would I be responsible for at camp?
As a group leader you will be responsible for getting kids to camp and making sure that you get campers to all scheduled elements of camp. CentriKid staff will take care of leading all camp elements, except for when you will be with your church after worship for church group time. Head to group leader information to find out what all you need to have ready before you get to camp!
What are adults responsible for before camp?
Adults must be 18 years old (unless part of the Team Assistant Program) and have a completed background check. Bring 1 male leader for every 5 male campers and 1 female leader for every 5 female campers.
All adults must complete “Child Protection Training” prior to camp and submit the certificate of completion with camp forms. Group Leaders must complete the “Church Participation Agreement” to bring to camp. This agreement is found in “Group Leader Info” online.
What is a track time?
Kids get to choose and participate in two Track Times led and taught by our staff. These times are designed to offer options that appeal to kids with a range of interests. Options range from weird science and art studio to archery and basketball.
What is team time?
Team Time is when campers are with their color team by grade for Bible Study and Recreation lead by CentriKid Staff.
What is TAWG?
TAWG is a word we use a lot at camp that simply means, Time Alone With God. This is the devotional that you and your campers will begin each morning with.
What is i cant wait?
I Can’t Wait is our morning worship time. It a fun morning celebration where we begin the daily theme for the day.
What is the spot?
The SPOT is where all campers and staff gather for campers to find their Track Times. Once the camper finds their Track Time the staffers will take them to the Track. After Track A staffers will leader campers back to the SPOT for Track B where the process is repeated.
What is Omc?
OMC stands for Organized Mass Chaos, it is the long awaited game kids get excited for on day 1. On Day 4, OMC will be played with each kid in their colored teams. OMC consist of task cards and whatever the card says, the camper must do in order to get a point for their team. They will continue completing as many tasks as they can until the whistle is blown. It is the loudest, most fun, and messiest game around.
what if my camper does not have insurance?
If a camper requires medical attention while at camp, the camper’s insurance (or camper’s family insurance) is responsible for the cost. Campers ARE NOT REQUIRED to have insurance to attend camp. If the camper does not have insurance, Lifeway/CentriKid is not responsible for medical bills.
Registration Help and Customer Service:
If you’ve never been to CentriKid and want to talk with one of our teammates about bringing a group of campers (or applying to work as a summer staffer), click below to view the calendar of available call times. You can select a call time that fits your schedule and ours!