Capital Baptist Church 3504 Gallows Road Annandale, VA 22003
July 29 – Aug 2, 2019
Early Show Hours Morning: 7:30am – 9:00am; $5.00 Daily
Late Show Hours Afternoon: 4:00pm – 6:00pm; $5.00 Daily
Regular Camp Hours: 9:00am – 4:00pm
We are excited to host The 2019 Capital Kids Camp!
Questions? please email: CapitalKids@capitalbaptist.org.
2019 Capital Kids Camp EVENT REGISTRATION:
REGISTER NOW for Capital Kids Camp 2019. — Capital Kids Camp 2019: — This exciting camp will consist of sports, children activities, and fellowship for five days July 29 – August 2, 2019.
Here’s a little of what we’ve planned for this summer …
Capital Kids Camp takes place conveniently within the facilities of Capital Baptist Church in Annandale, Virginia. With a wonderful gym, activity rooms, our craft shop, and many thematic surprises along the way, we pack out our facilities for an awesome time. When it comes to activities in a Capital Kids Camp summer, the obvious question is, “What more could a kid ask for?” It is our staff that makes lasting memories at Capital Kids Camp. Our staff is highly trained, carefully vetted, and make camp the joyful place that it is. Camp is like a big family encouraging and strengthening one another, We will do whatever it takes to make sure your child feels at home at Capital Kids Camp and walk s away with new friends and new experiences!
Our campers enjoy learning a lot as they have a great time. They go home feeling that they’ve spent the day with good friends who really care about them as individuals – as well as an important part of the group. It’s just the thing for kids enjoying their first camp experience as well as those who’ve been to camp before.
We’re planning everything carefully to make the week great. So plan on registering soon so your family will not be disappointed by a full camp when we close registrations. You and your camper will love what we’ve planned. We’ll make sure your child has a safe and fun time each day at camp!
About Day Camp …
Capital Kids Camp provides the perfect combination of fun, adventure and Christian character training. It’s for both boys and girls who will enter Grade 3 this fall through those entering 8th grade in the fall.
There are lots of activities for everyone, with something for each interest and age.
There is also the Comfort Zone, our snack shop where kids can spend time with friends while they enjoy lunch or a snack. (Campers bring a lunch, but snacks and beverages are available for purchase.)
Camp is not “too hard” for little kids while being “totally awesome” for older campers. Your kids won’t believe how much fun they’ll have!
Day by Day at Camp …
When is it?
The camp this year will begin July 29 and end August 2 for kids entering Grade 3 through 8th grade in the fall.
Where is the camp?
Capital Kids Camp is based at the campus of Capital Baptist Church in Annandale, Virginia off of Gallows Road. We’re just a short distance from the beltway and Inova Hospital.
Who directs the camp?
The camp is presented by Capital Baptist Church. Director Michael Eicher has been involved with the church for over fifteen years. You’ll love our staff. They’re carefully selected, vetted, and trained to keep your child safe, handle emergencies, and give your camper the best day you could ever imagine.
How long is the camp day?
A basic day at camp is from 9am until 4pm. You can arrive 15 minutes earlier or stay 15 minutes later at no additional cost. We suggest you check-in by 8:50am to get your camper to the Team Meeting on time.
But I need to be at work before 8:45am and I’ll never make it back to pick up my child by 4:15pm.
We’ve got your covered! The optional Early Show is for kids who arrive between 7:15 and 8:45am, and the Late Show is for kids who leave between 4:15 and 5:45pm. Note that this is a Day Camp, not daycare. We encourage campers to be here for the entire day and for the entire week so they won’t miss anything!
Who can come?
Attendance at Capital Kids Camp is open to all kids from all backgrounds. Please remember that Capital Kids Camp is a Christian camp that teaches biblical principles to our campers. Participation in the camp is a privilege, not a right. In order to participate in camp, children must be able to successfully function in the large-group community setting. While all children make mistakes while growing up, for the safety of our campers we cannot accommodate children who cannot or will not properly relate to authority, who fail to show respect for equipment, the facility, and for other campers, or will not submit themselves to camp rules and policies.
What about lunch?
Campers bring their lunch each day. Snacks (including lots of healthy ones) and beverages are available for purchase at the Comfort Zone. And yes, we do sell candy and other things like that, but parents can put a limit on what their child can and cannot buy. If you say “no sugared sodas or candy” we’ll direct your young shopper to toher selections.
What else would you like me to know?
This website represents the official policies of the camp. As camp time approaches please read each page of this website as it contains specific information that is a part of how we do camp. Last minute additions can be found here as well. These pages explain our policies and most everything you’ll need to know. As a Religiously operated day camp, Capital Kids Camp is not licensed by the Commonwealth of Virginia, but is registered with the state and meets or exceeds all requirements and standards. In other words, we do camp right! Have more questions? Just give us a call at (703) 817-6193.
Here are some of the things you’ll need to know to make your camp experience a great one! Everything is important, so be sure to read it all!
When you arrive … when you leave
Day Camp begins each morning at 9:00am and ends at 4:00pm. Your child may arrive anytime after 8:45am and must be picked up before 4:15pm. We encourage your camper to arrive between 8:45 and 8:50am to get to the daily team meeting before the morning rally.
Please enter camp at the door on the lower level marked with an “Entry” sign. Never leave your care unattended and park in a marked parking spot.
When you arrive, sign in your child at the check-in desk and then find your camper’s name badge. If your camper’s name is not on the sing-in sheet, ask for help at the check-in table.
Parents must sign out their campers each afternoon.
Arriving early … staying late
The Early Show begins each morning at 7:15am for campers who must arrive early. Parents get a 15-minute grace period to pick up their campers between 4:00 and 4:15pm. The Late Show lasts from 4:15 until 5:45pm for those who must stay late. The clock at the camp check-in station determines if a child is early at camp or has stayed late.
Tickets for the early/late programs are available in advance at $5 per day for either. Tickets may be used for any camper on any day for morning or afternoon. Campers planning on participating in either program should arrive at camp with a ticket, filled out with the date, the camper’s name and whether the ticket is for the Early or Late Show. Please do not drop off your child early with instructions to come in at starting time, or ask your child to wait outside for you.
It is to your advantage to purchase Early/Late Show tickets in advance. These tickets are non-returnable (but they may be transferred to another camper or saved to use next year). Our staff works hard and we cannot ask them to stay later because parents are late picking up their children. Campers picked up after 5:45pm will be charged an additional fee of $5. Children picked up after 6:00pm also will be charged an additional fee of one dollar a minute beginning at 6:01pm. If you will be unexpectedly late, call the check-in table. We understand unexpected things come up. We’re here to help.
Unless we’ve informed you otherwise, your camper is assigned to a team by gender and the grade in school next fall.
The Comfort Zone Snack Shop
The Comfort Zone Snack Shop offers beverages, fruit, yogurt, ice cream, candy, and various healthy snacks. The snack shop also sells the traditional candy and other things you may want to limit. Items may be purchased at the daily snack time or at lunch.
Campers bring their own lunch, but we always try to keep microwavable lunch items on hand for campers who forget.
What to bring to camp
Campers should bring a lunch, swimsuit, sunscreen and towel, and nothing else (unless you have received notice online of a special activity for which campers may bring something else from home). Campers are busy all day and shouldn’t bring anything else without permission. This includes iPods, and handheld video games or toys. Campers may not have cell phones with them at camp. If they bring one they will leave it at the check-in table and pick it up when they leave camp. We are not responsible for things your camper loses.
When you arrive at camp
Come in and sign in your camper. Find your camper’s name on the check-in sheet and write the time on the clock at the check-in table. If your camper’s name is not on the sheet, see the Registrar at the table. Then find your name badge. When you arrive ask the Registrar where your camper’s team is so your camper can check-in with the counselor.
All payments (except those made online) must be made at the front desk. You may pay by cask, check or credit card.
Each day at camp may be different but there’s a general schedule we usually follow. Sometimes we have to make last-minute changes due to the weather or other things that may come up. Here is a typical day at camp:
7:15am Early Show begins
8:45am Campers not in Early Show begin check-in
9:00am Team Meetings
9:15am Morning Rally
9:30am Activity periods begin during which campers rotate
2:30pm Bible Study
3:30pm Closing Rally
4:00pm Camp ends
4:15pm Late Show begins
5:45pm Late Show ends and facility closes
Each day every team has a “Snack Time” during which campers may buy snacks or eat snacks brought from home as well as have free time with their teams to participate in various activities. There is also one activity devoted to lunch. There will also be a kid-friendly Bible study each day. Campers can also visit the Craft Shop, go to the gym or head outside for other numerous activities.
There are no planned trips away from the camp facility this year.
Activities at Camp
Camp is fun! We’ll get wet most days so your child will always want to have a swimsuit and towel at camp. Because of weather issues, we probably won’t know when we’ll do water activities until the day begins, so alway be ready.
Please send sunscreen with your campers. Dermatologists suggest choosing only products that are labeled “broadspectrum” and have an SPF rating of 30 to 50. Teach your kids to use a lot over all visible skin and have friends apply it to their backs.
If your child is young be sure he or she can put on and take off swimsuits without help, dry off, and change into other closing.
Parents say we do a great job at giving their kids a safe, fun, and profitable week at camp. Even so, sometimes we miss something we need to hear about. So always feel free to tell us about situations, problems, or issues of any kind that affect your child’s experience at camp. We’ll do our best to take care of your concerns and needs. We’re here to serve you and your child and we always want to know how we can do an even better job.
If you need to pick up your child before 4:00pm please let us know in advance so we can have your child ready when you arrive. You can call the check-in table anytime during the day at the number we will provide. If you call goes to an answering device, leave a message and someone will call you right back.
If you need to reach us during the day you may always call or, better yet, text the camp director at the number you will be given at the check-in table.
You can also email us at CapitalKids@capitalbaptist.org.
Other important things
Attendance at Capital Kids Camp and participation in the program is open to all children regardless of race, religion or ethnic background. Capital Kids Camp is a Christian camp that teaches biblical principles to our campers.
You’ll find our collection of smelly towels and other lost items in the camp lost and found bin near the check-in table. All items are discarded after camp each Friday, so be sure to check at the end of your child’s camp week. Camper’s are asked to take home all their “stuff” each afternoon when they leave camp. Please clearly print your camper’s name on everything that comes to camp.
When you leave each afternoon
A parent or someone the parent has authorized must personally come in to sign their camper out.
Your camper will turn in the name badge when leaving in the afternoon.