Village Kids Summer Days

04.21.17 | by Buffy Paul

    Summer plans are in full swing, and this summer will be better than ever in Village Kids! I am so excited to unveil a brand new plan that includes more summer fun for kids and families, as well as new opportunities to get involved serving with the Village Kids teams.

    Every year in September we sit down as Pastors and Directors to talk about the plan for the upcoming summer. In the past, this has resulted in one big summer camp event. But this year we asked: Is this the most effective way to engage kids and families across multiple sites and in meaningful ways throughout the entire summer? This is one of the reasons I love the Village staff culture. We value innovation, we have a sense of urgency and want to be effective with our resources and efforts. We hold our ideas in an open hand and ask God to move. 

    This year as we answered those questions, God gave us an exciting new vision and plan. Instead of inviting all of our kids and our community to only one week of camp, we want to invite them to connect with us all summer long! We want to provide multiple touch points for kids and families to meet with friends, make new friends, invite their friends, learn about Jesus, and serve alongside a great team.

    If you are wondering about what this means for Summer Camp, check out our Loft Country event. It's a whole new level of camp running over three full days, from August 10-12! Rather than running camp for five mornings, these three full days of fun will be similar to Summer Camp in the past in that they will have lots of Bible teaching, music, and volunteer opportunities, but different in that there will be so many more interactive opportunities for the kids, and the chance for families to participate together on the final day. This event will require registration, which will open in May, so mark August 10-12 on your calendars now. Also, we will need you to serve! We will have lots of ways that you can join us in volunteering at this event like in years past. So mark your calendars for that too! And that is only one of the fun ways to connect with us this summer, here is the full lineup.

    Join us for Village Kids Summer Days 

    …at Big Splash - July 6
    When we take over the whole park for a super chill night at the waterslides. Tickets must be purchased in advance through Village Church.

    …at a Pop-up Slip and Slide - Dates TBA
    When we pop-up in a neighbourhood near you with our foam cannon slip and slide, a DJ and freezies.

    …at Loft Country - August 10-12
    Kids in Kindergarten to Grade 5 can join us for three full days. There will be gold panning, wagon rides, bumper cars, horseback riding, great Bible teaching, music and even more! The third day is a day the whole family can come and experience the camp together, enjoy some food, listen to live Village bands, relax in the sun, and enjoy all of the fun activities Loft Country has to offer. Registration for our Loft Country event will be released this May, but save the date!

    …at Family Movie Night - August 19 (new date)

    Pray with me that this lineup of summer fun will bring more kids and families than ever before and that this would be a springboard for families who don’t currently attend Village regularly. That they would connect with other families who can be part of their journey to becoming fully devoted followers of Jesus. We can’t wait to hang out with you all this summer. Come to one, come to all, but don’t come alone!

    Buffy Paul,
    Director of Village Kids