Day Camp for Children

CHILDREN'S DAY CAMP AT WEST PARK BAPTIST CHURCH

Sign up for our fun-filled Day Camps!

Since 1983, Children’s Day Camp at West Park Baptist Church has been providing local families with a learning and activity solution to the School Break Problem for children ages 5 to 15 years old. Your children will enjoy crafts, sports, games and an awards ceremony in a safe, caring environment.

Quality care at an affordable price. Registration is easy. Choose the camp you are interested in from the list below and then click on the applicable registration form link to download it. Fill in the required information and then return the form to West Park Baptist Church or fax the completed form using the contact information below.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Address

4004 West Lake Ida Road
Delray Beach, FL 33445

Phone

For more information, call Pastor Mike McClure, or Mrs. Cathy McClure at 561-495-2107 or 561-496-3928

Fax

Send fax to 561-638-5825.

CAMP PROGRAM

WHAT IS THE SCHOOL BREAK PROBLEM?

  1. During the school year parents are confident that their children are well cared for, well supervised, and involved in educational and recreational activities with their school.
  2. During the school breaks, working parents need a place that will provide supervised activities in a clean, safe environment.

Limited Enrollment
In order to retain a balanced camper/counselor ratio, enrollment will be on a first-come first-serve basis. Please indicate on the registration form the weeks you desire to attend. Our Day Camp is for ages 5-15.

CAMP SESSIONS

Listed below are the camp schedule and themes for this year’s camp season. We emphasize these themes during the specified weeks in various aspects of the program.

On Fridays, we have a special dress-up time according to that week’s theme from 8:45-9:00 a.m. This is a fun time and campers will vote on who is the best dressed. All the participants receive a prize and the winner receives a grand prize.

Camp Schedule 2018:

  1. Florida Week – June 4-8
  2. Bible Week – June 11-15
  3. Creation Week – June 18-22
  4. Career Week – June 25-29
  5. Patriotic Week – July 2-6 (closed 4th)
  6. Olympic Week – July 9-13
  7. Western Week – July 16-20
  8. Inventor / Explorer Week – July 23-27
  9. International Week – July 29-Aug. 3
  10. Carnival Week – Aug. 6-10

HERE’S WHAT’S INCLUDED

  1. Learn a sport
    Various sports will be taught by our staff to enable each camper to have an introduction to basic sports rules and skills. Other games will also be a part of the program.
  2. Daily Chapel Time
    Our daily chapel program teaches Biblical principles of morality, respect for God, parents and country. While we expect every camper to participate in chapel, there will be no pressure placed on them to join our church or be baptized. The Bible is taught from a literal standpoint. The “King James” translation of the Bible is used for uniformity (campers are not required to purchase Bibles, but will have the opportunity to earn a Bible if they wish). Pastor Michael L. McClure is responsible for the organization of the chapel programs.
  3. Food and Drinks
    Cold packed lunches are to be provided by the parent. Please send some nutritional snacks as the children will have both a morning and afternoon snack time. Campers will be allowed to buy drinks/snacks from our canteen at a price ranging from $0.50 to $0.75. Friday Hot Lunch for $3.00 is available weeks 1 through 9. Microwave foods are not permitted.
  4. Nap Time
    Nap time will be available on an as-needed basis for those in the 5-7 year age group. Children need to bring their own nap mat in the event of a nap time.
  5. Variety of Classes
    Each year we offer theme weeks with a variety of classes, including crafts, etiquette and life-skills training, self-defense training, time for competition and fun games. We schedule guest speakers and special events coordinated to the theme of the week.
  6. Swimming
    The West Park Baptist Church Camp is one of the few day camps to have an onsite swimming pool. All campers will have the opportunity for swim time, daily, weather permitting. Swimming is under the supervision of our adult counselors and includes use of our large swimming pool.

CAMP HOURS AND FEES

Camp Hours
Campers may be signed in any time after 8:00 a.m. and children should be picked up by 5:30 p.m. Early sign is between 7:00 and 7:59 a.m. Late sign out is between 5:31-6:00 p.m. All Children must be picked up by 6:00 P.M. Early sign in/late stay charge of $2.00 per fifteen minutes will be assessed. Special pricing is available for weekly early care and late stay.  See church office for details.

Price Schedule
Payment is due on Monday of that week, without exception.

Refer to the applicable Day Camp Registration Form for price per week for the first child. Additional children have pro-rated fees.

A child may come for a friend day fee of $30.00. Two or more days you must pay the full rate plus registration fee, unless it has already been paid. Payment is due at the beginning of the week. (No exception). We are a non-profit ministry and pay the counselors at the end of the week. We cannot allow your children to attend camp if there is an outstanding balance. We accept Cash, Check, Visa, Mastercard, and American Express.

You can help make your child(ren)’s camp experience more enjoyable. Here is more information you should be aware of.

Camp Fees
We endeavor to offer the best possible program for the lowest price possible. We understand the great demand upon today’s family incomes and we will continue to offer our camp program without seeking financial profit. We view our camp as a ministry and service to the community. References are available.

WHAT TO WEAR AND BRING

What to Wear
Tennis shoes, slacks, jeans, long shorts that are below fingertip length. For swimming, girls must wear a modest one-piece lined swimsuit with covered tummy. Modesty is empasized. With all the sports and games played, we do not recommend sandals or open toe shoes.

What Not to Wear
GIRLS: No short shorts, halter tops, spaghetti straps, see-through shirts, mini skirts, bare midriff tops, French cut, extreme low cut or bear midriff swim suits.
BOYS: must wear a shirt except when in pool area, no short shorts.
EVERYONE: No shirts or clothing that reflect or advertise anti-Christian products, philosophies or characters.

What to Bring
Towels, one-piece swimsuit, lunch, snacks and a GOOD attitude! Label all clothes, towels, bathing suits, backpacks, lunch boxes, etc. The children are responsible for putting their belongings (all of them) back into their backpacks at the end of the day. However, anything left behind will end up in “Lost and Found”. WPBC will only keep the lost articles for two weeks. They will then be donated to local charities. Ergo, please check Lost and Found to ensure you get your lost items back.

Please do not have your child keep money or any other personal items in their backpacks/or lunch boxes. Items can get lost or stolen, if you are sending money with your child have them give it to the front desk worker so they many secure it for them. Cell phones/iPods, any electronic game is not permitted at camp. We will not be responsible for any of these items.

Medications
Any medications sent to the camp must be in the original container and must be accompanied by a note indicating the proper dosages and times and a signed permission to administer to the camper.

Do Not Bring
Video games, radio, any personal music/media playing devices, inappropriate literature, cell phones, weapons, etc. The church camp staff reserves the right of determination in the above cases.

What Parents Say

I am amazed with West Park Baptist Church Summer Camp. Best decision I made for my child. I'll definitely sign up again next summer.

Arty H. Parent of Camper
Testimonial - Arty