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1. What is the schedule?

2. Who is the camp director?

Jacob Stephens serves as the Children's Director of Park Crest Baptist Church in Springfield, MO. He graduated from Mission University, earning his degree in Church Ministry with a Youth Ministry Emphasis. In college, Jocob had the opportunity to travel for Mission University; he helped run youth camps all across the country and served in various ways: from running sound to leading activities to being the Emcee. In his free-time, Jacob enjoys serving at Park Crest, working out, and hanging out with his friends. This is Jacob's second year as Kids Camp Director.



Jacob Mulford came to know Jesus at the age of 16. Jacob grew up at Park Crest Baptist Church and continued to serve while attending Baptist Bible College, where Jacob surrendered to missions and met his wife, Sydney. They graduated together from Baptist Bible College in 2022 and served at Park Crest full-time for one year as the missions intern. Jacob and Sydney were approved as missionaries to Portugal in May of 2023, and have been raising support since last August. Here are some fun facts about Jacob: he is a HUGE football nerd, has grown an epic mustache, and is a pro putt putt golfer (in his dreams). He also loves Star Wars, Lego, and crazy socks - you will definitely catch him wearing some at camp.


4. What if my kid has never been to camp?

That's totally ok! There will be plenty of other kids experiencing camp for the first time this week as well. We think that means they'll have even more fun! We believe camp is a week where LIFE CHANGE happens and there is no better way for a kid to spend their summer than experiencing the LIFE CHANGE that knowing Jesus brings. They may be scared (you may be more scared than they are), but our team of volunteers and staff, along with the kids and leaders from your own church, will make sure they have the best week ever!


5. Can i come for a visit?

Absolutely! While camp gives kids a chance to experience LIFE CHANGE and GROW in their relationship with Christ alongside their peers, growing alongside their family is also important. We would love for you to visit during one of our evening sessions and worship right alongside your kids, or enjoy a meal with them and their friends. This can be a great way to encourage them in their faith journey and keep the home-sickness away. 

If you stay too long, though, we'll have to start charging you...

6. Will there be a nurse at camp? 

A certified lifeguard will be monitoring pool time throughout the week, as well as a camp nurse.

The camp nurse will be able to assist in the distribution of daily medications if your child needs assistance in that area.


7. Can my kid bring electronics?

Kids Camp is a great time for your kids to take a break from their electronics and focus on growing in their relationship with Christ. However, electronics are allowed at the discretion of your church's Children Director. For emergencies during the week, please use the list of contacts provided by your Children's Director, or contact the Camp Director.

8. What should my kid bring to camp?

  1. Modest clothing for service and recreation

  2. Dark clothing (to go stealth mode in the Final GLOW DOWN)

  3. Pajamas

  4. Swimsuit

  5. Beach towel

  6. Shower towel

  7. Toiletries

  8. Closed-toe shoes for recreation

  9. Water shoes/sandals for shower/pool

  10. Bible

  11. Pen

  12. Bedding/sleeping bag

  13. Pillow

  14. Spending money

  15. Sunscreen

  16. Bugspray

  17. Flashlight

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