June 22-26, 2015
5 days of life-impacting fun for K-4 Grade

Highland Park Baptist Church
28600 Lahser Rd
Southfield, MI 48034
Oakland County
248.357.5464

Cost: $179

SpringHill Day Camps include small group Bible teaching, high-energy large group sessions, and adventure activities such as archery, bungee trampoline, camp songs, climbing wall, crafts, & more. Camper ages and week length may vary by location.

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A Parent’s Guide to Day Camp


  • Day Camp activities are all hosted right onsite so your kids will never leave the premises.
  • SpringHill provides and runs the complete camp experience including fun activities, Bible-based curriculum, and highly-trained camp counselors.
  • The week kicks off with Parent Orientation on Monday so you enter the week knowing exactly what to expect.
  • Closing Day (2:30-4:00 PM) is when you come to see your kids receive individual recognition for their progress at camp
  • Here’s what a typical day looks like at Day Camp
9:00 - 9:15
Campers Arrive
9:15 - 10:00
Large Group Time
10:00 - 10:30
Small Group Time
10:30 - 11:35
Activity Block #1
11:35 - 12:05
Lunch
12:05 - 1:10
Activity Block #2
1:10 - 2:15
Activity Block #3
2:15 - 2:45
Small Group Time/Snack
2:45 - 3:50
Activity Block #4
4:00
Pick Up

Integration of faith and fun

Our goal is to integrate faith and fun throughout each day of camp. Here’s how we do that:

  • A discussion after every activity that focuses on how we saw God work in that time.
  • Giving every camper time to hear and understand the message of Christ, and to go deeper in their faith.
  • Large Group time that is age-appropriate and filled with songs and skits to bring kids’ faith alive.
  • Fun, Christian role models who get to know campers in order to help them stretch and grow.

"Thank you for giving my kids the tools they need to trust God in real life situations because of what they experienced during the week at Day Camp."

Day Camp Parent

"We were impressed with the quality of the program and the spiritual growth in our daughter during the week at Day Camp."

Day Camp Parent & Youth Pastor

Camp counselors who invest in your child’s growth

Every aspect of camp is purposefully designed to meet campers where they are and challenge them in their developmental growth. Our camp counselors are critical to making this happen - they are emotionally invested in your child throughout the week and provide a young Christian role model they can look up to.

"My son loved every moment of his week at day camp. When I asked him what he would miss the most, he choked out "Mike & Ashley" (his counselors). The fantastic elements of the week would have been empty wihtout the care of his counselors. Those relationships gave him the meaning to camp. My mother’s heart is overflowing with thankfulness for the excellence the staff exhibits - the creative energy and the love for God they give to kids."

Day Camp Parent

High-adventure activities your kids won’t forget

Day Camp will be one week out of the summer your kids will never forget. From the Climbing Wall to the Flying Squirrel or Six Square to wild water games or stretching their creativity through cool crafts - they’ll have more fun than they can imagine.

Archery

Bungee Trampolene

Camp Songs

Climbing Wall

Crafts

Flying Squirrel

Giant’s Swing

Nature

Paintball Targets

Rope Ladder

Slip-N-Slide

Waterslide

Your Child’s Safety is our #1 Priority

We have carefully considered and prepared our counselors to provide the safest experience possible at Day Camp. Here are just a few of our safety policies.

Eye-shot Rule

Campers are never alone (out of "eye-shot") with another camper or counselor. Campers are always in groups of at least 3, with 2 campers and 1 counselor at a minimum.

Sunscreen

Sunscreen applied generously at least 2 times per day.

Hydration

We allow time for water breaks before and after every activity and strongly recommend campers bring water bottles to camp.

Weather Readiness

We always have alternative indoor activities and schedules to accommodate rain or high temperatures.

Bathroom Policy

Counselors are never alone with your child for bathroom breaks. At least 2 campers always go with 1 counselor.

Emergency Preparedness

We learn and incorporate the Emergency Action Plans (EAP) of our local Day Camp Partners into our own EAP. Additionally, we always connect with local EMS to make them aware of our presence in their community.

Behavior Management

All counselors are trained in our behavior management and anti-bullying policy. If a behavior does arise that causes a disturbance, it is dealt with immediately.

Frequently Asked Questions

How does SpringHill hire staff?

Each week we will send a team of energetic, Christ-centered students that will work as a team to provide an amazing Day Camp experience in your community. Our summer staff are hired after completing an application, screening interview, background checks, and providing multiple references. These staff members will have completed our training program, which includes camper care, behavior management and preventing and/or identifying child abuse.

What does SpringHill do to help kids get along with their peers?

While your child is at camp, we level the playing field. We group campers based on age. They travel with this team the entire week. Our counselors emphasize the importance of teamwork and respect.

What will my child’s spiritual experience look like?

The mission of SpringHill is to glorify God and create life-impacting experiences that enable young people to know and grow in their relationship with Jesus Christ. Day Camp is a place to have fun, make friends and learn more about God. We will openly promote who God is and share Biblical truths from God’s Word each and every day at camp through worship, music, prayer and small groups. However, we respect each individual camper’s right to make their own decision regarding this important spiritual matter. Every staff member is a follower of Christ and will model Jesus-like character.

I’m thinking about sending my camper more than one week. Does the camp experience change from week to week?

The activities and programming remain the same throughout the summer. If your child will be attending more than one week of day camp, they will experience the same program each week. The difference is that they will have a different team and different counselors the second week.

What is your policy on behavior problems?

We do enforce a no tolerance policy at camp. All counselors are trained in our behavior management and anti-bullying policy. If a behavior does arise that causes a disturbance: the child is removed from the situation, there is a very caring conversation about a change in behavior. We partner with the camper to come up with a solution that works for everyone, grace is given, and consequences are enforced, if necessary. At no point will corporal punishment be allowed. If there is no change in the camper’s behavior, the Camp Director will call the child’s parent/guardian and discuss the options.

What is the age range for Day Camp?

The Day Camp program is designed for kids that have completed Kindergarten through completed 4th grade. We recognize that you may have children that fall outside of the grade range. We have been intentional about creating an incredible, age-appropriate experience for campers. If your child is younger, we encourage you to have them wait, and give them something to look forward to. For those campers that have "graduated" from Day Camps, we have an amazing experience waiting for them at our overnight camp properties. springhillcamps.com

How are campers grouped for the week?

Camp is an exciting place to meet new friends. We will try to honor roommate/teammate requests that are made by the Friday before the start of camp. Campers are placed on co-ed teams based on age and requests. We try our best to not "overload" a team with requested campers.

How do I request my child be placed on the same team with a friend/relative?

During the registration process one of the steps gives you the ability to request a roommate/teammate for your child. If you choose to invite a friend or relative to be on the same team as your camper, you will need to include the campers name and parents email address. An invitation email will be sent to the parents and they can deny or accept the invitation. This invitation will include a code that the parents will use to accept the teammate invitation. When you log into "My Account", you will be able to see if the invitation has been accepted or is still pending. In order for the campers to be connected to each other, the invitation HAS to be accepted. The invitation can be accepted even if you have not finished the registration process.

Will you provide medical care on site?

At a minimum, we have a health officer who is CPR/First Aid certified.

How do you manage sunscreen application and hydration?

We ask that you apply sunscreen to your camper every morning before they arrive. Our counselors will help them re-apply sunscreen at lunch and in the afternoon if the team is scheduled to be outside.

We encourage campers to travel with a full water bottle to all their activities. We provide water coolers at the outdoor activities.

What are the payment options for registration?

You can pay by cash, check or credit card. A $50 deposit is required to register. During the first week of May, final payment will be withdrawn from your financial institution that you provided during registration process. If you register after the first week of May, you will need to pay for Day Camp in full.

What is the cancellation policy?

All cancellations must be submitted in writing, either mailed to PO Box 100 Evart, MI 49631, faxed to 866-332-5572, or emailed to register@springhillcamps.com. If canceling 7 or more days prior to the first day of camp, $50 of the paid camp fee will not be refunded. If canceling 6 days or less before the first day of camp, $100 of the paid camp fee will not be refunded. No shows for a scheduled camp will forfeit their entire camp fee. If a camper needs to cancel, substitution of a sibling or friend is not permitted.

What do I do if my child is put on a waitlist?

When any of the locations reach their capacity, we will create a waitlist. This list is filtered by the date that you register your child. You will be contacted when a spot becomes available. If there are no remaining spots for that location, we encourage you to look at the other locations that may be in your area.

Is there a discount for siblings?

Yes! The first child attends camp at the posted price for that location. Sibling discounts vary by location.

Is the cost of camp a different price if my child does not attend the entire week?

There is no price difference if your child does not attend the entire week. We do not offer a pro-rated rate.

What do I do if my child becomes ill before/during camp?

We ask that you notify us if your child is ill and will not be able to attend camp that day. You will be receiving information on the first day of camp about who to notify and their contact information.

Is there a camp store?

Yes, we do have a small store that will have an assortment of SpringHill gear ranging from $1 to $25. The store will be available every day at drop off and pick up. We are able to process cash, checks and credit cards at the store.

What needs to be completed before the first day of camp?

You need to have completed your camper’s health form. If you choose to request a friend to be with your child, that request will have to be made and confirmed by the Friday prior to the start of camp. We require that any camper balance be paid in full.

What will Monday morning look like?

The goal of registration on Monday morning is to make sure all camper forms are collected and completed, medication is dropped off and any outstanding balance is paid. You will also get to meet your child’s counselors. The entire process should only last about 20 minutes. Registration will take about 10-15 minutes and meeting the counselors will take about 10 minutes. After you drop off your camper with their counselor, you are free to leave.

Can I tour the facility?

On the first day of camp, at parent orientation you will receive facilitiy overviews. For full facilitiy tour, please contact your youth ministry leader.

What should my child wear to camp?

We recommend that you send your child to camp in clothes that can get dirty. Remember this is camp and we may have activities that may cause your child to get wet or dirty. On Monday, your child will be making a tie-dye t-shirt. We do our best to keep the dye from getting on clothes and shoes, but sometimes drips happen. Beyond Monday, your child should be in weather-appropriate attire, and no flip-flops.

What should my child bring to camp?

Your child should bring: a packed lunch, towel, bathing suit, sunscreen, water bottle, and a change of clothes. Your child should not bring: toys, cell phone, iPod’s or MP3 players or other valuable items.

Do I need to pack a lunch for my child?

Yes! We ask that you pack a healthy lunch for your child. In addition to lunch, it is a GREAT idea to send a water bottle with your child. We will provide an afternoon snack for your child each day. There will be gluten and dairy free snacks available but you are welcome to send along one if you are uncomfortable with our options.

What time does camp start and end?

Camp opens every day at 9:00 a.m. The only exception is on the first day of camp doors open at 8:45 a.m. Pick up at the end of the day will be at 4:00 p.m.

Is early drop off or late pick up available?

We are unable to provide early drop off camper care. We can provide extended stay for your child from 4:00 p.m. till 5:30 pm. There is an additional cost of $25 for the week of afternoon extended stay.

What is required in order for me to pick up my child every day?

On Monday, you will be asked to provide a list of people that you authorize to pick your child up from camp. Only the people that are on this list will be allowed to pick up your child each day from camp. We will ask to see a photo ID everyday from the person picking up your child from camp. We will also ask for them to sign the camper out and we will verify their signature with their photo ID.

What do I do in order to pick up my child early?

We ask that you notify your child’s counselor in the morning, if you will need to pick up your camper early. This will give the counselors the opportunity to tell you where your child we be at the requested time. Please remember to bring your photo ID when you pick up your camper.

What do I do if my child has special needs?

At SpringHill, we welcome and embrace all kids. If your child has special needs, we ask that you make camp aware of these needs. There is an area on the registration form that can be filled out with details about your child’s needs. We are able to provide a one-on-one counselor upon your request at no extra charge.

How much time will my child be spending outside/inside while at camp?

This varies by location, daily activities and weather. Your child should be prepared to be outside and inside every day.

Can you tell me about SpringHill

SpringHill has a long history of delivering an outstanding camp experience to campers and families. You can find out more about the history at this website, springhillcamps.com/MI/about

What other programs does SpringHill offer?

SpringHill is more than a summer camp. We offer year-round programming that includes: Winter Teen Retreats, Women’s Retreats, Family Camp, Group Retreats and much more. You can find out more at springhillcamps.com

Pricing & Registration Information

You can register online for your local day camp. The button below will take you to SpringHIll’s online registration system. Please contact your local church if you need specifics about dates, ages, prices, and scholarships.

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