Week 1: June 4 – 8-The Greatest Treasure Hunt!
Start your summer out right at Camp Good News! Become a “TREASURE HUNTER” in our epic treasure quest! Discover a treasure buried somewhere on the CGN campus each day, while uncovering the Greatest Treasure- God’s word!
Week 2: June 11-15 Archery - Simplified!
Join our trained archery instructors (45 min a day) where you will learn safety skills & shooting skills while having fun! We will end the week with a 5-8 yr. & 9-12 yr. boys and girls tournament. Ribbons for 1st, 2nd & 3rd place in each group.
· Lego Competition: Campers work for ½ hour ea. day on a Lego building project. Friday, winners are announced from each group.
Week 3: June 18 – 22 Airsoft Week!
Join us for our VERY FIRST Airsoft week at Camp Good News! For 1 hour a day learn the ins and outs of Airsoft – including safety procedures and “battle tactics,” then PLAY some awesome games! We are very excited to kick off our week with a special 30 min safety program & gun handling. Ages 9-12 will participate in Airsoft. Ages 5-8 will participate in Nerf Gun matches. Wrap Around Safety Glasses 9-12 & Clear safety glasses for 5-8. Parents, you can opt your child out of this session by emailing us before the week begins. https://campgoodnewsfl.com/
OVERNIGHT #1, Tuesday, June 19th
Carnival Night on the Black Top! Includes one fabulous night on the Black Top with carney games, prizes, dinner the night of, and breakfast & lunch the next day. All for $35.00 per camper. Ages 8 – 12 only.
Week 4: June 25 – 29 Knights, Castles & Princesses!
This week we’ll explore the Middle Ages and the time of Knights, Kings, Castles, Lords, Ladies and Princesses. We’ll learn about how we can be modern day knights and princesses as we serve the One and Only True King, Jesus! We’ll Joust and Feast and Learn Honor and Faithfulness. Our Knights of Honor competition (one on one noodle sword square off) is sure to be a hit!
Week 5: July 2 – 6 Super Bike Rally 2018!
(Wed. July 4th Camp is closed in observance of Independence Day)
Brand NEW course 2018! Bring your own bike, or use one of ours! Zoom down the NEW extended bike trail in an exciting and high-flying race! Don't know how to ride, It’s okay, you can scooter the trail. One ½ hour session each day per age group. (Bikes brought in must be standard single gear only) Bikes with training wheels will be provided on our basketball court for those who want to bike but do not have the skills to do so.
Week 6: July 9 – 13 Big Catch Wins!
Spend a week of summer learning how to cast a line, baiting a hook, scaling a fish & fishing. Children will have the opportunity to use our Jon Boats with trolling motors & canoes. Those who participate receive a free fishing pole from the Fish Florida Program. Big Catch Wins contest throughout the week. Special Prize for the biggest catch!
Overnight # 2, Wednesday, July 11th
Skate Station (Gainesville) One exciting overnight as we travel to the Gainesville Skate Station. Each Child will enjoy 2 attractions which include- Skating, Rock Climbing, Go-Karts, Batting Cages, Jump Works, Swamp Golf, & Kids Adventure soft play. Dinner will be at Westside Park- then we will get rolling at the Skate Station for a fun-filled evening. $45 per camper. (Ages 8-12 only)
Week 7: July 16 – 20 On the Road… Field-Trip Week!
The Camp Good News bus will be heading off-campus, and you’re invited! We will be traveling to three extra special locations for some off-campus fun with your favorite CGN friends and counselors! We are traveling to Depot Park, Ravine Gardens, and Santa Fe Zoo. We will be eating lunch picnic style on these three days, so parents must still provide a sack lunch this week.
The total cost of this week is $115.00. We have added $15.00 for field trip expenses. Questions: Please contact us at 352-481-3550 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Week 8: July 23 – 27 Grand Prix Derby!
Customize your own wooden Grand Prix racing car and win prizes for racing times and design! 1st, 2nd & 3rd place ribbons & prizes will be awarded in each age group. ($10 fee covers the cost of car/sandpaper/paint/shipping.)
*Snakes Alive!" Jerry Walls from Amazing Animals will be coming to Camp Good News for a 1-hour session. This will prove to be a great time of seeing, touching & learning about God's creation, the snake. (Tuesday, July 24th)) $3.00 -Total for the week-$113.00
Week 9: July 30 – August 3 Good News Games!
One of our favorite weeks at Camp Good News! Compete in the Good News Games as we challenge your physical ability and mental prowess! All campers will be divided into 4 teams to compete for the GOLD (1 hr. per day event) 1st, 2nd, 3rd & 4th place wooden medallions will be given. The competition is on... don’t miss out, it’s a blast!
Overnight #3 Tuesday, July 31st Camp-Out Under the Stars!
Yes, we will be tent camping in our activity field. Kids will learn how to set up and break down a campsite. Includes campfire, marshmallow roast, stories around the fire. Dinner the night of, breakfast & Lunch the next day. All this for just $35.00 per camper. (Ages 8-12 only)
Week 10: August 6 – 10 Super Soak Splash Week!
A super soaked splash week at Camp Good News! All morning games include water. End the summer with a SPLASH! Get ready to get soaked…and stay soaked all day!
Our Counselors & Assistants
The counseling staff at Camp Good News is comprised of young men and women who love Jesus and love hanging out with kids! Our counselors are trained and prepared to minister to your children in a safe and godly manner! Each age group consist of (1) leader and (1) or more assistants depending on size and age of the group. All lifeguards, (1) at our lakefront for each group swimming are certified. We follow and adhere to the standards set by the Department of Children and Families. Not only are our campers cared for and ministered to during the summer, but we love and care for our counseling staff as well! We know that happy counselors make for a better experience for your camper! Counselors along with fun activities have group worship/devotions in the morning and the evenings
Camp Good News is a day camp for ages 5–12. Children are in (Four groups):
Our Daily Schedule
Each week at CGN your child will experience a theme throughout a Daily Structured Schedule: (SEE 10 Weeks Of Pure Fun) Although our weekly theme changes our daily schedule does not. We believe that structure helps children feel more comfortable & grounded.
Opening Assembly A fun and quick interactive (indoor/outdoor) opening session to gets the blood pumping! It's really fun.
9:00 – 9:20
Flag Raising/Prayer We start the day out right! We salute the American and Christian flag and pray for our day at camp.
Each group divides up into a personal devotion time tailored to each age group. This is a very special time of learning and growth for the campers.
9:30 - 9:40
...Is our morning “Big” group game time. This is held outdoors and varies from day to day. Man Hunt, Capture the Flag, Relays, Tug of War, Soccer, Kick Ball, Gator Ball, Fishy Fishy, Dodge Ball, Water Games to name a few. It’s a great work-out and a whole lot of fun.
9:45 – 10:40
We have a new engaging Bible teacher each week throughout the summer who brings the Bible to life for our campers. Bible time consist of songs, memory verse and the lesson for the day. Picture cards/PowerPoint are just a few ways the lessons are presented. The gospel is given at the end of each session.
10:45 - 11:15
Children gather to enjoy lunch with their friends and counselors. (Campers bring their own lunch, juice or water, paper plate, bowl, spoon, fork, napkin)
11:15 – 11:45
*Groups Travel Separately At This Point
...Is absolutely a camper favorite! Campers can enjoy fishing, canoeing, kayaking, swimming, and sliding down the water-slide, all under the supervision of our certified lifeguard(s). Boys and Girls swim separately.
(1 hr. daily)
Oak Hall Games/Outside Station
Each group takes a tour through Oak Hall every day. This ½ hour cool down station includes: Air hockey, Foosball, Lego building center, Basketball toss, Carpet ball, Hot Wheels track, checkers, chess, board games, and imaginary play. The time goes FAST in Oak!
An fast paced outdoor time - Adventure-land, Bike Trail, Basketball Court, Gaga Ball, 4 Square, Outdoor Human Foosball, Playground, Tree Swings and Good News Gulch Western Town. Also, the children will experience “SPECIALS” such as “Slip N Slide,” “Reptile Round Up” “Scavenger Hunts” etc. They are also ½ hour rotations.
Each group travels into the art center once a week to create a beautiful and unique camp craft. (1/2 hr)
Surf Shack Snacks
Campers visit the Surf Shack and enjoy a cool drink, Ice cream and a sweet or salty snack. Campers can spend up to $2.50 a day (most items cost 1 dollar or less). We also provide a delicious *free snack and ice water. (*For those who forget or do not have canteen money.
Free Snacks vary from day to day.)
*Groups regather for closing assembly
A fun and interactive end of the day game from our Bible lesson time. Counselors Q & A kids for team points. It's a BLAST!
1 full Week of Camp: $100.00
Single Day: $30.00
Registration 2018: $30.00 (Registration covers Spring, Summer, Fall & Winter Camp 2018) One CGN T-Shirt included
Bus Transportation: $10.00 per week ($2.00 a day)
Extended Care @ Camp:
7am-8:45am $10.00 a Week
4:30-6pm $10.00 a Week