VBS & RSG 2022

Together Again!

Thanks for a great week!

CONTACT INFORMATION:
(708) 366-5822—Mon-Fri, 9:00 am-4:00 pm
office@firstpresrf.org—anytime!

DAY-BY-DAY CAMP INFORMATION!

Monumental VBS

9:00 – 11:30 am daily

Proclaim RSG

9:30 am – 4:00 pm daily

TNT LEADERS! ➡️

DO YOU STILL HAVE QUESTIONS?  Take a look at our FAQs…

Monumental VBS FAQs

If your child feels sick, please stay home. Please call (708-366-5822) or email the church office (office@firstpresrf.org) to let us know. 

Masks are encouraged, but not required; do what is most comfortable for your child. 

Kids will be encouraged to keep space between them. 

Hand sanitizer will be readily available, and kids will be asked to use sanitizer when entering rooms, and before and after snacks.

If your child becomes sick while at camp, they will be brought to the office to be assessed. If your child needs to be sent home, we will contact you using the information you provided at registration. 

If a child, staff, or volunteer tests positive for COVID, we will email all parents and staff.

On Monday, a parent or guardian must drop off their children between 8:45-9:00 am. Tuesday through Friday, anyone to whom you have provided written permission may drop your child off on the west lawn of the church. You will pick up your child at the same place at 11:30 am. You will be asked to sign in and sign out your child every day. 

A parent or guardian should drop off your VBS camper on Monday morning. After that, any adult to whom you provided permission to pick up your child on your registration form may sign out and pick up your child. If you expect someone else to pick up your child, please email the office at least 24 hours in advance with the name of the person picking up your child, and the days they are given your permission to sign out and pick up your child.

No. VBS children must be picked up by an approved adult.

You may fill out this form when you pick up your VBS shirt and welcome packet! I must be completed and submitted before camp on Monday, July 18.

We will provide allergy-approved snacks and plenty of water! You do not need to send any food or water to camp! If your child has an allergy that you did not indicate on the registration form, please call (708-366-5822) or email the church office (office@firstpresrf.org) to let us know.

Please drop off and sign your child in each day on the west lawn wearing your VBS t-shirt (see pick-up times below), shorts, and gym shoes. Tuesday through Friday, VBS campers should bring the backpack they make on Monday with them each day. If your child requires medication, please bring it in a sealed, ZipLoc bag with the child’s name, grade, and parent’s phone number.  Group leaders will be responsible for holding onto medications.

If your child requires medication, please bring it in a sealed, ZipLoc bag with the child’s name, grade, and parent’s phone number.  Group leaders will be responsible for holding onto medications.

If your child feels sick, or cannot attend for any reason, please call (708-366-5822) or email the church office (office@firstpresrf.org) to let us know as soon as possible.

This year’s VBS mission project is Operation Kid-to-Kid, a mission project that gives kids the opportunity to share God’s love with Native Americans in a practical way. 

There are about 326 Native American reservations in North America, approximately a million people. Countless factors have turned many reservations—covering vast, remote parts of the continent—into islands of need. For Native Americans living in hardship, even purchasing school supplies for their children can be a struggle.

During VBS, kids and adults can bring financial donations that will be used to purchase items like notebooks, pencils, backpacks, and paper for kids on Native American reservations. Through Operation Kid-to-Kid, $1 will help supply a child with the school tools needed for a whole school year! This mission is a partnership with World Vision, a Christian international relief organization.

Each child registered for VBS gets a t-shirt! Your welcome packet includes a Medical Release Form, which  may be filled out by a parent or guardian and submitted when you pick up your packet! You may pick up your VBS t-shirt and welcome packet at any of the following pick-up times (please enter southwest door):

  • Monday, July 11, 9 am – 5 pm
  • Tuesday, July 12, 1:00 – 8:00 pm
  • Wednesday, July 13, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
  • Thursday, July 14, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
  • Friday, July 15, 1:00 pm – 8:00 pm

YES! Parents and campers are invited to a Closing Program & Ice Cream Social on Friday, July 22 at 6:30 pm! Campers will perform songs they learned during the week, including a short slide show from the week!

Proclaim RSG FAQs

If your student feels sick, please stay home. Please call (708-366-5822) or email the church office (office@firstpresrf.org) to let us know. 

Masks are encouraged, but not required; do what is most comfortable for your student. 

Students will be encouraged to keep space between them. 

Hand sanitizer will be readily available, and students will be asked to use sanitizer when entering rooms, and before and after snacks.

If your student becomes sick while at camp, they will be brought to the office to be assessed. If your student needs to be sent home, we will contact you using the information you provided at registration. 

If a student, staff, or volunteer tests positive for COVID, we will email all parents and staff.

Please send your student with a bag lunch Monday-Thursday.

On Friday, we will have a pizza lunch at Enchanted Castle. Water will be readily available at church, but your camper should bring a water bottle labeled with your student’s name and phone number for field trips!

On Monday-Thursday, your camper should bring:

  • a bag lunch (NO NUTS OR NUT BUTTERS, PLEASE). We will provide a pizza lunch on Friday,
  • sunscreen (we will be outdoors for parts of each day!),
  • RSG t-shirt ,
  • gym shoes,
  • optional water bottle, labeled with your camper’s name,

On Thursday, we have a car wash, so in addition to the items above, your camper may wear or bring appropriate swimwear (one-piece), and beach shoes that can get wet.

On Friday, just wear your RSG t-shirt, shorts, gym shoes, and sunscreen! We are going to Enchanted Castle and a pizza lunch is provided!

If your child feels sick, or cannot attend for any reason, please call (708-366-5822) or email the church office (office@firstpresrf.org) to let us know as soon as possible.

This year’s RSG mission project will support Operation Christmas Child and Phil’s Friends.

Thursday is Make A Difference Day when campers will host a car wash and have a walk-a-thon with all funds benefiting Operation Christmas Child! Campers will also make blankets for Phil’s Friends which will distribute them to cancer patients. 

RSG 2022 Make A Difference Day Flyer + Pledge Form

You may fill these out when you pick up your RSG t-shirt, or bring the completed forms with you on Monday, July 18.

RSG camp runs from 9:30 am - 4:00 pm daily.

Sometimes traffic happens! If we learn the buses are expected to return significantly later than originally planned, we will send you an email.

Each student registered for RSG gets a t-shirt! Your welcome packet includes your shirt, a Medical Release Form, Permission Slip, and optional Biking Permission Form. These forms may be filled out by a parent or guardian and submitted when you pick up your packet! You may pick up your t-shirt and welcome packet at any of the following pick-up times (please enter southwest door):

  • Monday, July 11, 9 am – 5 pm
  • Tuesday, July 12, 1:00 – 8:00 pm
  • Wednesday, July 13, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
  • Thursday, July 14, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
  • Friday, July 15, 1:00 pm – 8:00 pm

YES! Parents and campers are invited to a Closing Program & Ice Cream Social on Friday, July 22 at 6:30 pm! Campers will perform songs they learned during the week, including a short slide show from the week!