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Pre-Check Details & Important Changes for Camp 78 2024

Be sure to check out important details for Pre-Check and other changes regarding lunches and shirts for Camp 78!
Pre-Check Dates: June 9, June 12, June 16 
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Camp 78 & Preschool VBS Registrations are full!

We apologize for those who were not able to register for this summer's camp!



When is Camp 78?

Camp 78 is scheduled for June 17-21, 2024!

What is Camp 78?

Camp 78 is a summer day camp where kids can Play It, Create It, Perform It, Rec It, and Learn to Live It! Kids will participate in a variety of tracks that include sports, fine arts, STEM, and recreational activities. The vision of Camp 78 comes from Psalm 78, encouraging us to declare the deeds of the Lord to the next generation so that they might set their hope on Him. If you live in Athens, Watkinsville, Monroe, or the greater Clarke County and Oconee County area, we'd love for you to attend Camp 78!




Important changes for 2024!

No Lunch Provided

This year, we are NOT providing lunch for the campers.
Campers should come to camp each morning with a packed lunch. There is good news, though! This year, your camper will get a Camp 78 lunchbox to use! You will get this at pre-check in. 

Camper Shirt

This year, we have a tie-dye track and campers will get to tie-dye their t-shirt! This means that campers will NOT get their camp t-shirt until they visit the tie-dye track throughout the week. We are excited for this!
Throughout the week, we encourage your camper to wear his past camp t-shirts, or proudly rep their squad color during the week! 

Full Day Camp

Ages

Due to limited space at Camp 78 and to offer the best experience for families, Full Day Camp is only for campers who have completed Kindergarten - 5th Grade.

WHAT IS INCLUDED
  • Team Color Drawstring Backpack
  • Camp 78 T-shirt
  • Daily snack* MENU COMING SOON
  • All equipment and/or supplies needed while at Camp 78
  • Professional instruction

*For the safety of your child, we do not offer substitutions to the menu. Please send alternative snacks if your child cannot eat what is provided.

SAMPLE ACTIVITIES / TRACKS

Play It - Football/Cheer | Soccer | Lacrosse | Basketball | Archery

Perform It - Laser Tag | Drama Theater | Puppets | Move | Worship

Learn It - Lego Racers | Guy Time/Girls Only | Tie-Dye | Treasure Hunt | Missions

Create It - Junior Chef | Science Lab | Under Construction | Doodling with Barry | Art

Rec It - Outdoor Games | Mini Golf | Just Chillin’ | Disc Golf | Obstacle Course

SAMPLE DAILY SCHEDULE

Sample Camp 78 Schedule

Preschool VBS (Half-day)

*Formerly Half-day Camp 78 Option

New Name and a better experience for your Pre-K4 Camper!

ages

Due to limited space in our preschool area and to offer the best experience for families, we ask that preschool children have completed Pre-K4 prior to participating in VBS. Your child MUST have turned 4 years old prior to September 1, 2023.

WHAT IS INCLUDED
  • Morning Snack* MENU COMING SOON
  • All equipment and/or supplies needed while at Preschool VBS
  • Professional instruction

*For the safety of your child, we do not offer substitutions to the menu. Please send alternative meals or snacks if your child cannot eat what is provided.

SAMPLE ACTIVITIES / TRACKS

Move It - Recreation

Make It - Painting | Crafts

Learn It - Bible | Music

SAMPLE DAILY SCHEDULE

COMING SOON

Volunteers

OUR VOLUNTEERS ARE THE REASON FOR THE SUCCESS OF CAMP 78!

Here are some things to keep in mind before you register:

  • Decide if you would like to volunteer for Camp 78 (Full Day) serving elementary-aged campers or Preschool VBS (Half Day) serving preschool campers.
  • We will provide childcare until noon for any of your own children who are too young to attend Camp 78 or Preschool VBS.
  • Most of the adult volunteers are placed in a classroom (Half Day) or in a Squad (Full Day). The classrooms usually have ten children and two adults. The Squads usually have twenty-five children and five leaders.
  • Plan on attending the training sessions in June...dates coming soon.

We prefer to only use volunteers who are associated with Prince Avenue Baptist Church or Prince Avenue Christian School. We like to know our volunteers. However, we have had many incredible volunteers from outside of our organization. Please do not be offended if we ask for a recommendation from your pastor or if you get a phone call from our staff.

We also have opportunities for Middle School and High School students to serve. The students play a big role in the camp. However, all students must be registered in order to participate. Parents will be asked to pick up their students if they are dropped off at Camp 78 without having pre-registered as volunteers.

Volunteer for Preschool VBS (Half-day)

Volunteer for Camp 78 (Full Day)

Special Needs

Camp 78 has limited resources available for children with special needs. To maximize your child's camp experience, your child must be able to safely participate/follow instructions in a classroom environment and safely participate/follow instructions in a variety of physical activities. Find more details about our Special Needs ministry and contact our Prince Pals Coordinator, Ashley Downs for more information.
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