Jericho Kids is similar to a VBS program. It is a one week camp, Monday - Friday from 8-12 am. Each day we have up to 40 children that are ages 6-12. We start the day off with registration and supervised play time from 8-9. Then we bring all of the kids together for a 45 minute program. The program consists of songs, a memory verse, a bible story, and something like a skit or puppets. For the remainder of the day the children are broken up into three teams by age. They then rotate through swimming, snacks & crafts, and game time. For the last 15 minutes we bring them all together again and hand out crafts, go over the memory verse, and sing some more songs before dismissing them.
2020 Dates TBA
We run from one to three of these camps each summer. They are run by teams that come down to STX on Mission trips!
Most of the kids that attend these camps are from the government housing projects where we have built relationships with the kids. For many of the kids this is the highlight of their summer! They will talk about it every time we see them. Even years later we will see the crafts that they made still hanging in their homes. This is a ministry that YWAM STX has run since 1989 and we often run into adults, that upon hearing where we are from, will start sharing about how they used to come to Jericho Kids as small children! It is a great ministry that is a "gateway" into these kids lives. It opens up opportunities for us to go deeper with them, or introduces them for the first time to Christ.
If you or your church are interested in coming down to run a week of camp, please check out our team volunteer page here!
Already registered your child!? Here is all the information that you need!
Dates: July 15th-19th
Location: Youth With A Mission Campus (Behind the new movie theater in Sunny Isles.)
Time: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. (Drop off from 8:30-9am. Pick up between 12-12:15 p.m.)
Bring: Bring a towel & wear a swimsuit under your clothes. You may want to wear sneakers for the game times. Optional: Water bottle & Bible.
Dress code: We ask that all underwear be covered. No spaghetti strap shirts or ones that show cleavage or stomachs. Girls: Please wear a swimsuit that covers your torso, or a shirt to wear over a bikini.
Release Form: When you drop your child off on Monday we will ask that you sign a release form.
Schedule: Each day will include songs, a Bible lesson, Crafts, Pool Time, Games, and a Snack.