Welcome to RSG 2021


Arise! Shine! Your light has come; the Lord's glory has shone upon you!
~ Isaiah 60:1

Ready, Set, Go!

Our 2021 Shine campers will gather each day the week of July 19-23, to explore areas of an island to gather important information, and learn how they can see God’s light shine in their own lives.  They will learn to shine the light of love, trust, faith, joy, and hope, all while they build relationships with each other.

If you are registered for our MORNING Shine RSG session, camp runs from  9:00 am -12:00 pm every day. Registration on Monday opens at 8:30 am.

If you are registered for our AFTERNOON Shine RSG session, camp runs from  1:00-4:00 pm every day. Registration on Monday opens at 12:30 pm.

The campers will:

  • Join in a time of praise
  • Hear a dynamic Bible story
  • Enjoy getting to know one another during small group discussions
  • Learn about lighthouses
  • Participate in nature study and scavenger hunts
  • Complete a mission/service project
  • Enjoy prepackaged snacks
  • Explore other exciting activities!

During Shine RSG, we will be following the health guidelines of the Illinois Department of Public Health and have planned all our activities following COVID-19 protocols. Each student is required to wear a mask during RSG. Please be sure your child understands that they will be required to wear a mask throughout the week, even if they are fully vaccinated. Not everyone is old enough to be vaccinated and the state requires everyone to wear masks if everyone can not be vaccinated.

RSG Schedule for the Week

You will find the complete schedule for the week right here! Each day we have new and exciting activities planned! Please be sure your camper is ready for each day!

Download a printable pdf file here.

2021 Mission Work

This year, Shine RSG is once again partnering with Samaritan's Purse to provide items to fill shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child.

As we focus on shining the light of God’s love in the world around us, we are asking students to use their own money or earn money to purchase any of the items listed below and bring them to the church on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday of Shine RSG. We will collect the items in the sanctuary and keep a running tally of the items received.  Our collection goal for the week is:

  • 75 of each of the School Supply items
  • 75 combined total of Personal Health Items
  • 50 combined total of the Toys

School Supply Items

Goal: 75 of each item

  • Single-subject notebooks
  • Markers
  • Scissors
  • Colored pencils
  • Rulers
  • 2-pk. Glue sticks

Health Items

Goal: 75 total items

  • Combs
  • Band Aids (colored or with characters)
  • Sunglasses

Play Items

Goal: 50 total items

  • Foldable (cloth or foam) frisbees
  • Tennis balls
  • Slinky
  • Small or medium size Nerf balls
  • Watercolor paint sets with paint brush

During the week, we will also write letters to be included in the shoeboxes.

As a reward for each goal we reach, we will add an extra topping to the ice cream sundae bar we will enjoy on Friday following our Water Wars!

Want to learn more?
For more information about Operation Christmas Child, visit, www.samaritanspurse.org
For more information about the mission project contact, maggie.downs@firstpresrf.org.

You can download a PDF with more information about Operation Christmas Child here.