2021 Kids Camp

Everything you need to know about kids camp can be found here!


Berean Church is excited to take our kids to camp this year! We will be attending the first kids camp offered by the Iowa district, which will take place Monday, July 19th through Friday, July 23rd. This event is offered for children going into 4th-6th grade in the 2021-2022 school year. Below is all of the information you need to get registered and be prepared for camp!


Click the link below if you are ready to register for camp!

*There is no church group code to register for kids camp

What is kids camp?

Kids camp is a five day/four night adventure where your children will be engaged in fun activities, team competitions, and most importantly time with God. Camp is different from most other summer experiences, in that it is a break away from all of our regular distractions, with a complete focus on building relationships with others, and drawing closer to God. It will be one of the best weeks of the year! Check out the video below to see more!

*Berean Church will be attending Kids Camp 1 (July 19-23)

What does kids camp cost?

Kids Camp Costs $230 per camper. This covers all of their travel, lodging, and meals over the course of camp. We believe it is important for every child to have an opportunity to go to camp. If you feel you will not be able to cover the financial costs, please click the button below to fill out a benevolence request.

*To be considered for benevolence, the benevolence form is due by June 11th

Departure and Arrival Schedule

Departure - Monday, July 19th

  • 12:45 PM - Check-In and Lice Checks begin in the north lobby
  • 1:15 PM - Children and Parents Meeting (Luggage loaded at this time)
  • 1:30 PM - Depart: Head toward Sunstream Retreat Center

Return - Friday, July 23rd

  • 9:30 AM - Depart: Leave Sunstream Retreat Center
  • 10:30 AM - Arrive back at Berean Church

*Please keep an eye out for announcements on our Facebook group for any delays or schedule changes

What to Bring to Camp

Packing List:

  • Clothes for four nights/five days (some may get messy/wet) 
  • Bedding & Pillow (Sleeping bag or bedding for a twin mattress)
  • Towels/Washcloths 
  • Toiletries 
  • Bible & Journal /Pens
  • Close-toed shoes (required for riding zip lines) 
  • Swimsuit 
  • Sunscreen 
  • Bug Spray 
  • Flashlight 
  • Spending money for snacks and camp store 
  • Water bottle

What Not To Bring:

Camp is meant to be a great experience to break away from the normal distractions, and focus on God. Here are some things we ask your children to leave at home to help make the camp experience as great as possible.

  • Cell Phones/MP3 Players
  • Electronics/Game Systems
  • Toys, Knives, Lighters, or Weapons
  • Caffeinated Drinks

Most Asked Camp Questions

1.    When do we bring our children to the church and when do we pick them up?

A)  We will meet at the church; north doors open at 12:45 p.m. and Camper/Parent orientation will be at 1:15 PM in the North Chapel. We will leave at 1:30 PM sharp. The children will return to the church by 10:30 AM on Friday, July 23rd. A parent/guardian is required to physically check their child in and attend the orientation meeting.

2.    Are the children checked for head lice?

A) It is required that all children are pre-checked twice before coming to camp. We will have a nurse check all the children going to camp on the Sunday, July 11, and again on Sunday, July 18, or on Monday morning, July 19. These safety checks are not an option. Please note these dates and make sure your child has both checks completed.

3.    What can I do as parent to make things faster and simpler for my child on Monday morning?

A) First time campers and their mommas may have some anxiety on Monday. To reduce the stress, we are allowing children to receive their lice checks and drop off their luggage on Sunday, July 19. In the past we have seen that this helps both parent and child.

4.    When is my balance for camp and guardian authorization form due?

A)  All balances will be due online on Sunday, July 18th, (unless we have personally made other arrangements). We do require that parents check their children in before orientation begins.

B) All benevolence funds will be applied by July 16th; if you have discrepancies, please contact me ASAP.

5.    What is the address to the camp and should I send letters?

A)  I would encourage parent letters for the fact that mail call is a big deal and all children love to receive letters. I would encourage you to put “Kids Camp #1” on the back of each letter and not to send any past Wednesday.

It is recommended by the camp that parents refrain from visiting or calling children. A call or visit may promote homesickness instead of help.

Sunstream Retreat Center, 1130 Juneberry Road, Ogden, IA 50212 – ph (855)-846-2772

                 Pastor Matthew’s cell: 515.783.8441

6.    What to do with money and medication?

A)  We ask that all money and medication be put in separate envelopes or bags with the child’s full name on it and then turned in at the check-in desk at the church. When at camp, the medication will be dropped off at the nurse’s office, and their money will be available at the camp bank. Although there will be a snack bar and a camp store, large amounts of spending money is not necessary.

7.    What to bring?

A)  Each camper will want to bring bedding for a single bed (blankets or sleeping bag), pillow, towels, soap, shampoo, swimsuit and other personal items. Also, bring a Bible, couple of pens, and a note pad. Some children like to bring disposable cameras for pictures. Do remember when packing that the children are responsible for their items, so refrain from bringing items of great value. (We do not allow portable game systems, MP3 players, and cell phones at camp)

8.    What are the theme days?

*Still awaiting information about theme days for this year

9.    What is the dress code?

·     All campers are encouraged to dress modestly and appropriately. Modest shorts may be worn at anytime during camp.

·     Clothing should be of such that the midsection and shoulders are covered.

·     Cover clothing must be worn to and from the swimming pool over the swimming suit.

·     Counselors and leaders will be available to guide campers with any questions about dress code.