ABOUT VACATION BIBLE CAMP (VBC or vbs)

 

 

Send your K-5th Graders to a week of fun at St. Dominic’s Vacation Bible Camp this Summer. 
 
 

June 10-14 2019 , from 8:45am to 12pm

(Date Subject to Change)

Each day, your child will experience celebration time, bible time, and games, and arts and crafts. Your child will be assigned to one of twelve groups and will remain in that group for the entire week.
Highlights of the week will include a family ice cream social in the Parish Hall on Thursday evening and a family closing prayer service on Friday.
 
In an effort to make this week run as smoothly as possible, please make yourself familiar with the following important information:
    •    Arrival/Departure:  Daily check-in and check-out will take place with your child’s assigned Tribe Leader at his/her assigned tribe location.  Your child’s tribe location will be noted in his/her camper packet.   Please do not drop off or pick up your camper without signing in/out–no exceptions-thank you! 
Check-in will take place between 8:45-8:55 am and check-out will take place at 12:00 pm.
    •    Breakfast:  Please make sure your child has a nutritious breakfast each day before coming to VBC.
    •    Allergies:  If your son/daughter has a food allergy, please provide a suitable snack (fruit, granola bar, jello, etc.) and place it in a brown bag with camper’s name on it.    Your child will be given an allergy band each day which will alert the kitchen crew that your child has a special snack ready for him/her.
    •    Pictures:  Throughout the week, many pictures will be taken of campers and staff as they trek across the Holy Land.  If you do not want your child’s picture to appear in the weekly bulletin or on St. Dominic’s website, please contact Dalia Nino at dalianinovbs@gmail.com.     •    Miscellaneous:
  Please make sure your child wears sunscreen each day and brings a bottled water with his/her name on it     •    Extension:   Sorry, we do not offer extension during this camp.
    •    Tee Shirt/Backpack pick- up to take place prior to the start of camp:   Camper packets (tee shirts, backpacks, and Tribe location info) will be available for pick up at the Parish Hall on Friday, June 7th and on Sunday, June 9 after all Masses except the 7:30 Mass.
      •   Attire:  Campers must wear their tee shirt each day.  Thank you! We are looking forward to sharing this adventure with your child.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.
In Christ, 
VBC Staff 
Dalia Nino at dalianinovbs@gmail.com.
 

Essential Details for Tribe Group Leaders & Assistant Tribe Leaders

Please plan on attending the training meetings prior to camp week.
 
Here is a recap of some important information you will need to know:
 
Meeting Time/Attire:  Please meet in the Parish Hall at 8:15 am each day.  Please wear as plain a tee shirt as possible each day.  We will give you your attire for the day (a stole and a colored sash) and we will go over any updates when we meet at 8:30 am.
 
Your Group Locations:  Please see the attached document for your group assignment/group meeting location.  There are 12 groups, thus 12 sheets.  After our 8:15 meeting in the Parish Hall each morning, you will go to your group meeting location and wait for your campers and parents to sign in.   
 
Camper Sign-in/Sign-out:  Every camper must have his/her parent sign them in and out each day.  No exceptions.  Do not let a child leave unless his/her parent has signed in/out.  Sign-in and sign-out will only take place at your tribe meeting location.  You will have a clipboard with a sign-in/out sheet.  Please wait with your campers at your tribe location until all campers have been signed out.
 
Daily Activities:  Your daily activities will include celebration time, tribe time, a visit to the Moses tent, fun & games, art, and a snack.  There is a daily schedule attached to this email.
 
Supplies:  Your supplies will kept at your tribe location.  You will travel with your clipboard (it will contain a list of all your campers), your tribe poster, and your tribe blanket.  Other supplies will remain in your classroom.
 
Allergies:  If any of your assigned campers have an allergy, please make sure you place a pre-made allergy band on that child at sign-in.  These bands will be kept with your supplies at your tribe location.  
 
Bible Point:  Each day we will teach the children a Bible point.  Please reinforce this Bible point with your campers throughout your day together.
 
Cell Phones:  Please do not use your cell phone from 8:45-12:15.  If you see a staff member using her cell phone, it will be for communication purposes.  The campers will appreciate us giving them our full attention during camp.  Thank you for your help with this!
 
You will be serving in an important leadership role, so thank you in advance for your help with VBC!  Any questions, please email Dalia Nino at dalianinovbs@gmail.com .
 

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