Lifetree Leaf

Where Kids Experience Fun, Faith, and Friendship

Coming to Colorado in 2019! Lifetree Day Camps offers your kids ages 6 to 11 an experience with the focus on FUN, FAITH, and FRIENDS under the watchful eye of trained camp counselors.

Kids will SOAR to new levels!

Each week is a different one-of-a-kind experience where your child’s spirit, mind, and body will soar to new levels. Campers have a ton of fun growing closer to Jesus and becoming heroes of character. And they will be excited to share what they learned with you, right before they fall to sleep with a big smile on their face.

Have your kids bring their friends to increase the fun!

Lifetree Day Camps - Kids Playing

A new theme each week!

Some examples include:


Beach Week

Transport kids—via their imaginations—to a tropical getaway filled with palm trees, splashing surf, and sandcastles. Kids may get a little wet as they play beach-inspired games, and they'll definitely have a blast creating coastal crafts!

Creepy Crawly Week

Kids will buzz with excitement as they explore God's tiniest critters. They'll swarm to games like spider soccer and grasshopper tag. They'll go buggy for clever bug-keeper crafts and put their antennae up for insect-related science experiments.

Glow-in-the-Dark Week

Every kid shines here as kids explore, experiment, and get excited about stuff that glows in the dark. Whether they’re growing glow crystals, testing out black-light experiments, blazing through high-voltage games, or making gleaming luminarias, kids will come home beaming about all they did!

Fins, Feathers, and Fur Week

There's something for the whole herd, as kids go ape for all animals! They'll get wild with crazy games, create critter-themed crafts, and test out some howlin'-good science experiments that teach them more about some of the crazy creations God made.

A Typical Day at Lifetree Day Camps

A Typical Day at Lifetree Day Camp

  • 9:00 - 9:30 am Exploration Stations
  • 9:35 - 10:20 am Opening Music, Skits, Announcements
  • 10:25 - 10:50 am Team Time and Devotional
  • 10:55 - 11:40 am First Rotation between Games, Crafts, Science, and Skills
  • 11:45 - 12:15 pm Lunch (Bring your own)
  • 12:15 - 12:45 pm Downtime
  • 12:50 - 1:35 pm Second Rotation between Games, Crafts, Science, and Skills
  • 1:40 - 2:25 pm Third Rotation between Games, Crafts, Science, and Skills
  • 2:30 - 2:45 pm Snack
  • 2:50 - 3:35 pm Fourth Rotation between Games, Crafts, Science, and Skills
  • 3:40 - 4:00 pm Closing
Lifetree Leaf

Group is Partnering with Churches in Colorado now!

Many working parents struggle to find fun, engaging, faith-based opportunities for their kids during the summer. In response, Group created Lifetree Day Camps, a new faith-based Christian day camp for elementary kids!

We’re partnering now with churches in Colorado for Summer 2019. It’s so easy to host a day camp! Your church provides the facility, and Group does the rest!

By becoming a host partner, your church will:

  • get paid for the use of your facility
  • gain visibility to more families in your community
  • provide a faith-building daycare/camp experience for kids ages 6-11

Lifetree Day Camps provides:

  • a turnkey day camp solution, including trained staff, supplies, and equipment...everything needed to execute a top-notch summer day camp (at no cost to you)!
  • employment opportunities for young people in your church to apply as day camps staff
  • interaction with families who do not attend your church
  • payment for your facility during a season when giving is traditionally low
  • marketing materials and fliers to help get the word out to your congregation

As a host partner, you provide:

  • the use of your church facility for up to 7 weeks in the summer (you choose between 3 consecutive weeks, 4 consecutive weeks, or 7 total weeks)
  • a grassy outdoor area for games
  • a large meeting space for up to 100 kids
  • at least 3 classrooms for small groups
  • space for a secure check-in and check-out experience
  • help spreading the word to your church and community

Interested in becoming a host partner?

Take the next step by completing a short application. The application does not commit you to anything. It simply provides us basic information that allows us to get back to you and continue a conversation.

Thank you for considering this unique opportunity!

Apply Today!

FAQs

Lifetree Day Camps was created by Group Publishing, Inc. It includes a team of people who create experiences to help kids grow in their relationship with Jesus and each other. We provide safe, affordable, and convenient environments for kids to explore and expand their Christian faith, make new friends, and have a lot of fun! We’re leaders in interdenominational children’s ministry and vacation Bible school, so we know what works with kids. And it is our goal to provide fun, quality programs that make a difference in the spiritual lives of kids.

We believe the Bible is the inspired, authoritative Word of God.

We believe there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

We believe in the deity of Jesus Christ, in his virgin birth, in his sinless life, in his death on the cross, in his bodily resurrection, in his ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in his personal return.

We believe people receive forgiveness of sins and eternal life through Jesus.

As with the vacation Bible school programs created by Group, the environment will be comfortable for children of all Christian faiths and backgrounds. Our intention is to provide an environment in which they feel God’s love and can identify it as God’s love. However, we do not want children to feel any pressure as to the details (think denominational differences) of what they believe. Our programming is consistent with the Statement of Faith.

Yes. Themes change each week, so campers who attend multiple camps have a new and exciting experience each week.

The state of Colorado requires 1 staff member for every 15 kids. Lifetree Day Camps targets a ratio of 1 to 8 that exceeds state standards. It is important that each child feels included and gets proper staff attention.

Camp programming runs from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. daily, Monday through Friday of designated camp weeks.

Yes.

BeforeCamp care is available daily from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. for an additional $40 fee for the week. This fee is applicable for 1 day up to 5 days.

AfterCamp care is available daily from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. for an additional $40 fee for the week. This fee is applicable for 1 day up to 5 days

Yes, but charges will not be prorated for missed days or missed hours in a day. Camp fees are for full days during the 5 days of camp.

Parents/guardians are asked to park and walk children to the check-in area each day. A parent/guardian signature will be required each day at check-in. Only authorized persons can sign a child in each day. Children cannot sign themselves in.

Any child arriving earlier than 8:45 a.m. will automatically incur a BeforeCare fee, which must be paid prior to start of camp the next day.

Because no adult supervision is provided, children should never arrive prior to 7:00 a.m. when taking advantage of BeforeCamp care.

Parents/guardians are asked to park and walk to the checkout area each day to pick up children. A parent/guardian signature will be required each day at checkout, and picture identification will be required. Children cannot sign themselves out.

Children will only be released to individuals you have authorized for pickup. If an unauthorized person attempts to take a child without permission, the parents and the police will be called. Authorized persons must be at least 16 years of age

Any child picked up later than 4:15 p.m. will automatically incur an AfterCare fee, which must be paid prior to start of camp the next day.

In cases of extreme weather, outdoor activities will be moved indoors. If necessary, all staff and children will seek shelter immediately and remain sheltered until severe weather moves out of the area.

When the temperature is unusually hot, more shade will be sought, more reminders to drink water given, and fewer or no active games played outside. Please dress your children appropriately for weather conditions.

All staff members are trained in camp programming, camp philosophy/approach, and camp safety. Rest assured your children will be well cared for. We also conduct thorough background checks and fingerprinting. Each candidate is checked through the Colorado Bureau of Investigations, Human Services, and the FBI.

All counselors are trained in first-aid, CPR, and standard/universal precautions

Yes, our annual license is issued by the State of Colorado Department of Human Services.

No. Every event and activity happens at the camp location. We will not be transporting your children to any additional locations.

No. Each day, please send your child with a nutritious, nonperishable sack lunch including a frozen juice or freezer pack. If your child’s diet requires a lunch to be refrigerated, we will have some cooler space available.

Also, please send at least 2 snacks. If your child requires frequent snacks, please pack a fanny pack separate from his or her lunch.

Last, please send your child with a full water bottle. Children will always have access to drinking water to refill their water bottles.

Sunscreen (spray preferred). Please apply sunscreen full-coverage before dropping off your child.

Visor or brimmed hat labeled with the child’s first and last name.

Comfortable clothing and shoes appropriate for outside play. Be aware that some activities may cause clothing to get dirty or wet.

Christian music videos with motions will be regularly shown as part of Lifetree Day Camps programming. Occasionally, some additional video clips may be shown during the day to enhance a learning experience. Any such videos will be G rated in content.

Each day is designed for your kids to connect with God and others…smiles guaranteed.

All equipment needed for daily activities.

One week of Lifetree Day Camp: $215 per child

A $60 per child, per camp nonrefundable deposit is required. If you choose to pay only the deposit at the time of registration, the balance of camp fees will automatically be charged to your credit card 10 days prior to the start of camp.

One week of BeforeCamp Care: $40 per child

One week of AfterCamp Care: $40 per child

Nonrefundable deposit at registration: $60

Administrative fee for switching camps: $15 per child

Late pickup fee for any child not picked up by 6:15 p.m.: $10 for the first late pickup, $20 for the second late pickup, and $30 for the third late pickup.

Cancellations made 10 days or less from your child’s camp start date are fully NONrefundable.

At this time, there is no financial aid available through Lifetree Day Camps. We are exploring possibilities for the future.

Lifetree Day Camps was created by Group Publishing, Inc. — a company dedicated to creating experiences to help kids grow in their relationship with Jesus and each other. We provide safe, affordable, and convenient environments for kids to explore and expand their Christian faith, make new friends, and have lots of fun! Group is a worldwide leader in interdenominational children’s ministry and vacation Bible school, so we know what works with kids. We provide quality programs that make a difference in the spiritual lives of kids.

In addition to the information collected at registration, a complete enrollment packet will follow and must be received by Lifetree Day Camps no later than 10 days prior to your child’s first day at camp. If the enrollment packet is not received, your spot will be forfeited and standard refund/cancellation policies will apply.

Among other things, the enrollment packet includes submission of each child’s immunization record, drop-off/pickup authorization, and medical release/information forms.

About

Lifetree Day Camps was created by Group Publishing, Inc.—a company dedicated to creating experiences to help kids grow in their relationships with Jesus and each other. We provide safe, affordable, and convenient environments for kids to explore and expand their Christian faith, make new friends, and have lots of fun! Group is a worldwide leader in interdenominational children’s ministry and vacation Bible school, so we know what works with kids. We provide quality programs that make a difference in the spiritual lives of kids.

Contact

info@lifetreedaycamps.com

1.800.366.8948