Summer Camp FAQ

What is Summer Camp?

Summer Camp is an exciting, hands-on camp designed to transform kids! Kids will have a chance to practice setting an example during on-site water days and field trips; art and crafts projects; gardening; dancing; outdoor fun; and weekly off-site field trips.

Where can I find the camp schedule?

The camp schedule is available at the Open Arms office, or on our website. It is still in the works, so check back for an updated calendar updated schedule changes.

What does a daily schedule look like?

Time Activtity Explanation
Arrival to 9:15am Freeplay Kids are able to choose toys and play independent of set structure
9:15am to 9:30am Morning Meeting and Devotion Kids are assigned classroom jobs for the day; the schedule/special events are talked about; the daily message is shared and reflected upon with group discussion
9:30am to 10:00am Morning Snack  
10:00am to 12:00pm Centers Kids are able to explore teacher planned toy options and activities related to the current theme
12:00pm to 12:30pm Outside Free Play/Big Room Kids are able to get fresh air and explore the nature outside as well as engage in imaginative play with peers
12:30pm to 1:00pm Lunch  
1:00pm to 2:30pm Big Room Organized Games Kids are able to participate in team games while learning to take turns and follow simple directions
2:30pm to 3:00pm Jesus Time An opportunity for in-depth study of the message
3:00pm to 3:45pm Quiet Time Opportunity to wind down and relax; read books; puzzles; coloring; summer extension work
3:45pm to 4:15pm Afternoon Snack  
4:15pm to 5:00pm Room Clean up and closure Kids are offered the opportunity to learn about respect for shared spaces; responsibility; simple cleaning tasks
5:00pm to 6:00pm Outside Free Play/Big Room Weather Permitting: Kids are able to get fresh air and explore the nature outside as well as engage in imaginative play with peers

What ages is Summer Camp for?

Our children must have completed kindergarten. We accept children through age 12.

Are all ages together?

Yes. Many of the activities are designed for small groups. We encourage our children to help one another.

How soon do I need to register to reserve space for my child?

Register as soon as possible to reserve space for your child. Because we have limited space available, some weeks fill up very quickly!

What is your refund policy?

If you sign your child up to attend SUMMER CAMP and choose not to attend on scheduled days, you will be charged the tuition for those days.

Do you offer sibling discounts?

Yes. As long as your children are signed up for at least 2 full days; 2 siblings: 10% of total tuition weekly, 3 siblings: 20% off total tuition weekly.

Do you provide lunch?

No. You must send a sack lunch with your child. On Wednesdays we offer the option of pizza lunch for an additional fee. In addition, we provide morning and afternoon snacks, as well as breakfast before 8:00am. We also have a microwave for student use in the classroom.

What should my child bring to camp?

Your child should bring a sack lunch, a favorite book or quiet activity, and a backpack. Everything must fit inside the backpack. Some children like to bring a small blanket or favorite comfort item as well for quiet moments. Please leave electronics at home.

What should my child wear?

Your child should wear comfortable clothing and closed-toe shoes, as our travels often take place outside! On field trip days, your child should wear their complimentary Summer Camp tee shirt.

What if my question wasn't answered here?

Please call 734-699-5000. We look forward to hearing from you!