Join us for the SonRock Kids Camp VBS at Kirkmont Center!

Dates: Monday through Friday, dates not determined at this time, but usually the first week of August.  All other info listed below, including cost is subject to change and based on 2016 information.  This website will be updated in early 2017.

Times: 8:30 am – 4:00 pm

Location: Kirkmont Center

Transportation: Provided by bus to Kirkmont and back to 1st UPC.

Ages: entering kindergarten through entering 8th Grade; Middle & High School students are encouraged as Volunteer Leaders (or middle schoolers can attend as participants.)

Cost: School Age at Kirkmont: $33/person for 1st & 2nd Child;

         $8 for each additional Child beyond 2 (cost for 4 children = $82)
         Make checks payable to 1st UPC.
         Payment and registration due no later than Midnight, Sunday July 24              
        Tee shirts will not be available for those registering after July 24.                                Late fee of $5.00/person applies after July 25.

Registration:

To register online (preferred), please Register Online Here
To receive a paper registration form:   Get The Form Here 
Payment is due upon receipt of registration.  You are not done with the registration process until you have turned in your payment, health history and picked up your music.

Morning Arrival Procedures

Arrive at the alley rear entrance of 1st UPC (from W. Columbus Street for traffic flow) between 8:15 and 8:25 am (please do not arrive earlier!). Campers will exit from vehicles, lunches placed in containers by age group, and enter the Fellowship Hall to sit with their group. Our program will begin at 8:30 at church, and then load the bus after our morning skit. As long as your fees and health history are turned in, you should not have to exit your car!

Afternoon Departure Procedures

All campers will return to church from Kirkmont by bus at 4:00 pm. Parents are asked to park, enter the Fellowship Hall, sign out their child(ren) and, when the kids arrive, depart out the Fellowship Hall door (different door than you entered…)

Learn the Music Before You Come!

The music CD will be provided upon registration and payment of fees. It’s great to listen to before VBS and become familiar with the melody and words of the great songs we will be singing all week! The music is also available below in a Mp3 downloadable format.

Clothing and Equipment List 

  • Backpack with name on the outside
  • Healthy Lunch (name and upcoming grade on outside, preferably disposable, refrigeration is not provided)
  • Lunch is provided on Friday. Daily snacks are provided
  • Old clothes with camper’s last name on all items​
  • Tennis shoes or sport sandals (straps across the heel), no flip flops.  We want to be able to run!
  • Swimsuit and towel
  • Appropriate outerwear (raincoat/poncho, jacket etc)
  • Water bottle (name on bottle)
  • Sunscreen (insect repellent provided)
  • It's an Adventure Park themed week! (we’re not going to Cedar Point or Kings Island…)
  • Daily VBS Offering – all proceeds will benefit Kirkmont Center!
  • Do not bring: Any electronics including cell phones, or valuables

Health History

Please visit this link for the Health History form.
This form must be updated annually and is due by Monday July 25. Type your information into the document, print and sign. Note: You cannot save incomplete forms, so have all your information ready. This History will be used for the coming year for any additional church programs outside of Sunday School, such as Kids Night Out, Parents Night Off. The custodial parent must sign the form! For any medical concerns/issues beyond the basics, please contact Anne Brienza@ 592-6611 for consultation.

Sunday Service

August 7 is VBS Sunday! The kids will be providing the Worship Service through song and skits. Sunday School will not be offered, but all kids and leaders will meet in the Sanctuary at 9:30 am for practice. As our congregation loves to see the kids provide worship, we encourage ALL kids to attend on Sunday!

Need to contact us at Kirkmont Center during VBS?

Call or text Anne Brienza at 937-935-0150

Mission Project

Each morning, we will be accepting a mission offering to support Kirkmont Center. While we pay a fee for our use of Kirkmont Center, there are many additional expenses the camp incurs each year, including scholarships for children unable to afford the camp experience. Your additional gift and support will help Kirkmont Center meet their day to day expenses as well as give kids an experience that will strengthen their faith for years to come! Our 2017 Goal is $200. We hope you support this great camp and ministry!

Teen Leaders:  Middle School and High School Students may volunteer at VBS as Teen Leaders.  They will be paired with adult volunteers to help in all aspects of the VBS program.  Teen Leaders must complete a volunteer application by July 15 and preference is given to 1st UPC teens.  For those Middle Schoolers not wanting to work with younger children, they may register for VBS as a participant.

Volunteers and VBS Needs

Let us know if you are able to volunteer for a day or a couple of hours! We have some short term tasks and we need your help!

Please Consider Donating the Following Items:

Soon, we will provide a list of items needed for our VBS crafts. If you can donate any of these, it would be GREATLY appreciated!! Please drop them off at the Office no at later than July 26 (call if you have items later to see if we still need them)! Thanks in advance!!

  • Crafts:  We'll let you know what we need!
  • Snacks – We'll let you know what we need!