Summer Surge | Memorial Park Church

Summer Surge

Summer Surge

Summer Surge, Memorial Park Church's alternative to Summer Vacation Bible School, explodes onto the Memorial Park property each summer with camp options for kids ages 4 through grade 6. Our week-long camps are open to the community—all children are welcome and you do not have to be a member of Memorial Park to register! We have half-day camp options for children ages 4-Kindergarten, as well as full day camp options for childen in grades 1-6. Our Junior and Day Camps are both held on the Memorial Park Campus, while our Summer Surge IMPACT camp is held both on campus and utilizes a variety of off-site locations. See tabs for more information about each camp offering!
Summer Surge 2020 registration is now open!
Summer Surge IMPACT: June 22-26
Session 1 Day/Junior Camp: July 6-10
Session 2 Day/Junior Camp: July 13-17

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Register Now for Day Camp

Register Now for Junior Camp

Summer Surge Counselor and Volunteer Positions
Click links or see the working and volunteering tabs below to apply.
Day Camp Senior Counselor, Day Camp Junior Counselor,
Junior Camp Volunteer, Adult Volunteer, Work Crew

($25) Our lowest price ever! Our half-day Junior Camp is designed for children who will be 4 years old by the start of their camp week, through children who will complete kindergarten in the 2019-20 school year. The mission of Summer Surge Junior Camp is to encourage physical, social and spiritual growth in preschool age children. God's Word is presented in fun and imaginative ways as campers enjoy engaging music, hands-on activities, crafts you'll keep for years, active games, themed snacks and interactive Bible stories all revolving around a common theme.

Summer Surge Rocky Railway is the summer event that puts kids on track for trusting Jesus! Kids will explore Jesus' power and learn how to trust Jesus to pull us through whether life feels like a valley or a mountaintop. Climb aboard for this faith-filled adventure!

Choose from Session 1 OR Session 2. Runs 9:30 AM-1:00 PM Monday through Friday, and on Friday parents are invited to join us for a closing party until 3:00 PM. Kids eat a packed lunch each day with their crews. Extended hours available for current Kindergartners. See the form for details.

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($125) Our Day Camp is for children who will complete grades 1-5 in the 2019-20 school year. Our goal is to present the gospel of Jesus Christ to campers, encouraging each person to make a personal commitment to Him. We promote spiritual growth through daily Bible study and the memorization of key scripture passages; assist each camper in the development of Christian character through competitions and initiatives, and help him or her develop skill in two areas of interest through the afternoon electives. We encourage campers to build friendships with other campers and counselors who model the love of Christ. An “I’m Third” attitude is stressed through our camp motto: God first, others second, I’m third.

This summer's theme: In Focus 20/20. We're focusing on Jesus in 2020 by looking back in time. How did Jesus' family, friends, and even his enemies see him? Who is he to you? Are you a friend, enemy, acquaintance or event a part of his family? We'll meet many people this week who will help us see Jesus more clearly and follow him more nearly.

2020 Electives: archery, baking, basketball, board games, chess (Session 2 only), climbing wall, fabric art, games, pickleball, science, spa days, street hockey, woodworking
Choose from Session 1 OR Session 2. Runs 9:30 AM-3:00 PM M-Tu, Th-F; Wednesday from 9:30 AM-5:45 PM.

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($140) Summer Surge IMPACT is designed for pre-teens who will complete grades 5-6 in the 2019-20 school year, who are looking for a fun, faith-building week during the summer! A perfect "next step" for any camper, this offering is filled with both traditional Summer Surge elements (worship, Bible Study, competitions, and games) along with exciting offerings such as day trips to places like Moraine State Park, hiking trips, Flying Squirrel, service projects, rock wall climbing, and more. Your camper will be challenged to take their faith to the next level, experience joy from God and discover more of who they are in Christ! This year's Bible study: What is the Gospel, really?

Runs 9:30 AM-4:00 PM M-Tu, Th-F; Wednesday from 9:30 AM-5:00 PM.

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Looking for a great summer job? Summer Surge is the perfect place to use your gifts and love for Jesus at the same time. Positions are available for Summer Surge Day Camp and Summer Surge IMPACT. Junior Counselors must have completed 10th grade by the beginning of camp. Senior Counselors must have completed 12th grade by the beginning of camp. A complete job description for both Junior and Senior Counselors, as well as Work Crew Boss and Work Crew are available here. Interested applicants should complete the appropriate online form below. Any applicants age 18 or older should also submit their completed Child Protection Clearances to Memorial Park Church via mail or e-mail.

Interested in a paid Work Crew Boss position or a paid Children's Ministries Summer Internship position? Contact Jessica Wendlandt for more info.

Day Camp Senior Counselor 

Day Camp Junior Counselor
Summer Surge simply could not happen without the help of hundreds of volunteers each year. If you have a heart for children, or a special skill that you are able to share, read below for a variety of ways to be involved! Interested volunteers should complete the appropriate online form below, and volunteers age 18 or older should also submit their completed Child Protection Clearances to Memorial Park Church via mail or e-mail.

Junior Camp Counselors: Available to anyone who has completed 7th grade by the beginning of camp. Help shepherd a group of 4-7 year-olds through our half-day Junior Camp Program.
Junior Camp Adult Volunteering: There are a variety of ways that adults are needed to help make Junior Camp happen each year! Senior Counselors help guide a crew of campers and juniors counselors through the morning of camp. Rotation Room Leaders and Assistants are needed to run programs in each room such as Games, Crafts, Snacks, Bible Room and Worship.
Work Crew Volunteers: Our Work Crew is an essential part of Day Camp each year, and is available to anyone who has completed 7th grade by the beginning of camp. Work Crew assists in all aspects of Day Camp, from setting up the lunch room and games, to running the Banana Cabana and assisting with afternoon electives.
Day Camp Adult Volunteers: There are a variety of ways that adults can use their gifts and passions to help serve at Summer Surge. From camp nurse, photography and office assistants, to leading or assisting in afternoon Electives (baking, woodworking, basketball, archery, etc.), a wide range of gifts and talents are needed. If you have a special skill or gift that you are interested in sharing with the campers, please contact us!

Junior Camp Volunteer

Junior Camp Adult Volunteer

Day Camp Work Crew Volunteer

Day Camp Adult Volunteer
Email Brandon Davis.