The program runs from 9:30am – 3:30pm daily and is fun-filled and designed to bring enjoyment and lasting enrichment to the children - through Bible-based instruction - in a safe environment. There is a good mix of indoor and outdoor activities, led by caring staff.
In the morning there is first a short lesson from the Bible, often accompanied by some drama or audio-visual pieces, and opportunity for every child to sing their hearts out! The choruses they learn will be unforgettable, so expect to hear them around the home afterwards! Useful Bible verses are also memorized. Then there are crafts to be made, decorated and later brought home. Before lunch (at 11.30am) there will be a variety of sports activities or games, appropriate to the ages and abilities of the children. After lunch there is a quiet time with counselors and then a good, long time at our beach area, where some campers can swim at the pond under the supervision of qualified lifeguarding staff while others enjoy building sandcastles. Then it is back inside for a nourishing snack and then off to finish crafts begun in the morning, do some more singing and enjoy a wrap-up short talk before the adults arrive to reclaim their children.
An application form must be completed and accepted by Mount Forest Camp before any camper can attend.
Who can come to Day Camp?
Day Camp is designed for those who are aged 5-11 years of age, local to the camp area and able to be transported by parents or caregivers to and from the camp daily.
What if I can't make the drive to camp?
It may be possible to arrange transport provided by camp staff. Please contact the Day Camp registrar to enquire about availability.
Do I need to pack a lunch for my child?
No. Nearly everything (including all food and snacks) is provided.
What should I make sure my child brings?
Children should of course bring their own swim wear and towel, a hat to protect from the sun and any prescription medications they require. Footwear is compulsory. They will need to have a back-pack to bring their things home too! Campers should not bring money or valuables with them.