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Summerama is our day camp program for children entering grades 1–6 in the fall! First Free Rockford loves kids and we know that each kid is unique, so we’ve designed a camp that features activities that your kids already enjoy along with opportunities to try something new, make new friends, and have a memorable summer! Every week offers five exciting choices for activity themes and focus. Register for one, two or all of the weeks! Join us this year as Summerama presents “Blastin Off!”

For campers who are too young for Summerama but still want to have fun this summer, Tot-A-Rama is offered for children who are three through five years old (who turned three by December 2016).


Recap from Summerama 2016

Camps

3 on 3 Basketball (Gr. 2-6)

The name says it all! This camp is about playing 3 on 3 Basketball all week. Campers will learn the fundamentals and then put them into practice in 3 on 3 games. Bring your A-game for the big 3 on 3 tournament to close out the week.

Boys All-Ball (Gr. 2-6)

Basketball, dodgeball, kickball and the list goes on. All your favorite ball games are played in this camp all week long. Be ready for a week of non-stop fun!

Girl’s All-Ball (Gr. 2-6)

At last, a camp just for girls that love to play ball! Any game that involves a ball is a possibility. We’ll play old classics like volleyball or basketball, as well as games with creative twists using any kind of ball imaginable.

High Power Soccer (Gr. 2-6)

GOAAALLL!!! For first time players or soccer pros, this camp is for you! Improve your skills with a week of fast-paced soccer drills, and put them to the test with daily games and scrimmages.

Spirit Squad $ (Gr. 2-6)

A week filled with cheerleading and dance combined! Watch out on Friday as the high-energy Spirit Squad shows off the routine they work on throughout the week to parents and visitors.

Girl Power $ (Gr. 2-6)

The greatest camp ever…for girls! Girls will get to spend the week planning parties, playing active games, and even enjoying some chocolate. Girls, get ready for a sweet, exciting, chatter-filled week learning how to be a woman of God!

Man Camp (Gr. 4-6)

The best camp ever…for boys! Food, competition, dirt, sweat, bikes… Man camp is a celebration of everything boys love, mixed with lessons and activities to help guys discover what it means to be a true man of God.

Backyard Bash (Gr. 2-6)

This camp is offered every week, and you’ll never know what our Bash Leaders will come up with next! Campers will experience the fun of all their favorite Backyard games, exciting new challenges for all ages, and Wednesday is our WET, WILD, WATER DAY!

Face Off (Gr. 3-6)

Are you up for a challenge? This week will be full of team-building games, crazy challenges, and even leader face-offs. Campers will design their own team t-shirts and learn to work together, as the teams compete in everything from building competitions to maneuvering through an obstacle course. Game on!

Great Indoors (Gr. 3-6)

Are you a fan of indoor games? Does the Summer sun sometimes get a little too hot for you? In this camp, you will get a break from the heat as you explore the great indoors! Board games, group challenges, glow-in-the-dark fun, and other activities will fill the week creativity and laughter. Come ready to play!

Last Blast (Gr. 2-6)

For our grand finale, we present, Last Blast! Held on the final week, this camp is a celebration of all things Summerama, and one last chance to experience all our favorite activities from throughout the camp year. Some call it “Extreme Backyard Bash”…we just call it Last Blast!

Lego (Gr. 2-6)

Campers in Lego-Mania will get a chance to put their creativity to the test! Throughout the week campers will participate in challenges, complete crafts, and play interactive games all involving everyone’s favorite interlocking bricks. Plus, every camper will take home a brand new building set based on this year’s Summerama theme!

Outdoor Adventure (Gr.3-6)

If you love the outdoors, then this is the camp for you! Enjoy outdoor games, snacks cooked outside, and even a treasure hunt. Campers will learn how to build a fire and, of course, roast some marshmallows!

Dr. Seuss (Gr. 1-2)

From the top of Mt. Crumpet to the valleys of Biggle, this camp is for kids who run, hop, and giggle. The Who’s and the Things, with all of their friends, will eat Dr. Seuss snacks and play games to no end. Crafts will be made and fun will be had, ‘til kids are returned to moms and to dads. The first of the Seuss camps will be like none elsewhere, sign up today to be sure you’ll be there!

Front Yard Bash (Gr. 1-2)

While the older kids get into all kinds of mayhem in the backyard, our first and second graders will be making their own memories in their own way! Front Yard Bash is a NEW camp with classic Summerama roots, as it has all the fun and craziness of Backyard Bash, but is geared especially for the younger campers. Yard games, team challenges, WATER DAY, and so much more is waiting for kids at Front Yard Bash!

Space Cadets (Gr. 2-4, 4-6)

Adventure awaits our astronauts-in-training as this year’s theme camp blasts off with Space-themed games, crafts, and activities! This camp is out of this world! Campers will build and launch their own rockets, and a trip to Laser Quest is included for Space Cadet boys and girls.

Le Café Summerama $ (Gr. 3-6)

A Summerama favorite, Le Café is all about food! Every day, kids will learn how to make delicious main courses or fun desserts. Each camper will paint an apron to keep and play food-themed games throughout the week.

Lights, Camera, Action (Gr. 4-6)

Ever wanted to be on the big screen? Here’s your chance! Kids in L.C.A. will practice drama in fun ways while they work together to produce their own movie. Campers will participate in a red-carpet “world-premier” and receive a DVD of their movie at the end of the week!

Pinterest $ (Gr. 2-4, 4-6)

Does the thought of glue, glitter, and paint get your creative juices flowing? The ultimate craft camp is oozing with fun as campers make all kinds of projects at this camp inspired by the website of the same name.

Puppetpalooza (Gr.3-6)

Love puppets? Come see behind the scenes of the Summerama stage and explore the puppet room. You will get to have fun with the puppets, make your own puppet, and prepare a puppet show for the entire camp.

Time Warp (Gr. 2-4, 4-6)

Ever wonder what it would be like to have a time machine? Boys and girls in Time Warp will get a taste of history…Summerama style! Visiting different time periods each day, campers might help re-invent something from the industrial revolution, battle in ancient castles like in medieval times, or even get to experience Bible stories that happened thousands of years ago! Buckle up and hang on, Time Warp is one crazy trip through history!


* Limited Enrollment
All camps are Limited Enrollment with varying capacities.
$= Premium camp with extra fee of $5 required

Campers will be accepted on a first come, first serve basis so register early!

All camps vary in capacity, and some camps will fill up very quickly. Registering early online will give you the best choice of camps. Children cannot register for the same premium camp (denoted by dollar sign ($)) more than one time this summer. Waiting lists will be formed for camps that have reached capacity, and you will be notified via email should a spot open up for your child.

Cost

Regular Camp Rate: 10:00am – 3:30pm

$80.00-85.00 per week

Extended Care: 7:30am before camp and/or after camp till 5:30pm

$5 per child or volunteer for each extended session

Tot-A-Rama 9:00am – 11:30am

$35.00 per week

Cancellation Policy:

A $20.00 per week fee will be charged for any cancellation. No refunds will be given for cancellations less than 5 business days prior to the Monday of the week your child is registered for.

Limited Enrollment:

All camps vary in capacity, and some camps will fill up very quickly. Registering early online will give you the best choice of camps. Children cannot register for the same premium camp (denoted by dollar sign ($)) more than one time this summer. Waiting lists will be formed for camps that have reached capacity, and you will be notified via email should a spot open up for your child.

Tot-A-Rama

$35.00 per week

Tot-A-Rama is for children who are three through five years old. Each day Tot-A-Rama meets from 9:00–11:30am inside the church for fun games, stories, crafts and songs. Tot-A-Rama is available for three weeks this summer. Children must be toilet trained and must have turned three by December 2016. The cost of Tot-A-Rama is $35.00 per week.

Extended Adventure

Hey Moms and Dads, do you go to work early or get off late? Summerama offers a program just for your family’s schedule. Our Extended Adventure Program provides leaders to watch your children from 7:30-10:00am (including Tot-A-Rama) and 3:30-5:30pm (Summerama only) Monday-Friday.
The cost is $25 per child or volunteer for one week of mornings or one week of afternoons. Extended care fee is now billed for an entire week, not daily. There are no refunds for missed sessions. We’ll be looking forward to seeing you this summer!

Volunteer with Summerama

Summerama has been special to thousands of children over the years, but what happens to those kids when they grow up? Answer: they become part of the Summerama Volunteer Staff! If you’re entering 7-12 grade, you’re invited to join us for one, two, three, or four weeks helping with the program. If you are interested, please contact the Children’s Ministries office at 815-877-7046 or just register online.
Applications are due May 17.
There is a $15 registration fee in order to volunteer at Summerama, this include administrative costs and one T-shirt.
Additional T-Shirts are available for $6/each.
Extended Care is available for volunteers. The normal extended care fees and times apply.