Throughout the summer we offer opportunities for your kids to participate in sports camps, Bible camps, and family camps to help them grow in the spirituality and have some fun! Right now, this page is simply a save-the-date so you can keep up with the fun activities coming in the summer. Once registration is open, this page will be your main source of information to prepare for camp, sign up your kids, and volunteer to serve.

If you have questions about kids camps, reach out to our Director of Children and Family Ministries Julie Hawkins at juliehawk@tmumc.org. For any questions about sports camps specifically, contact the Director of Sports Ministry Dayne Flock at daynef@tmumc.org.

Vacation Bible School

June 15 - 18, 2020

Vacation Bible School is a full week of music, dancing, crafts, games, and service projects for your kids, all centered around faith. Our goal is to surround every child who walks through our doors with love, acceptance, and a deep joy. And that's a lot of kids to surround with love! We typically have over 500 kids, age 2 to 4th grade, participating in VBS. This means we need community support. Prayerfully consider being a VBS volunteer this year to help kids get excited about the love of Jesus.

For the older kids, we have a program called VBX. VBX is simply VBS for 5th and 6th graders! We will have an energy filled worship each day followed by small groups, games, snacks and more.

Save the date for 2020 VBS and check back here in the Spring for registration!

CLICK HERE to learn more about VBS Sports Camp.

Glen Lake Summer Camp

Glen Lake Camp and Retreat Center is located in Glen Rose, Texas and is an extension ministry of the Central Texas United Methodist Conference. The camp is located on the Paluxy River where retreats and campers experience the beautiful Texas hills while staying comfortable in our many cabins, lodges, and education facilities.

This unique camp welcomes children, students, adults, volunteers, and their families from all over the nation to experience God in fun-filled adventures on the journey to create disciples of Christ for the transformation of the world!

Family Camp

June 5 - 7, 2020

Kindergarten - 3rd Graders and their family are invited to family camp on June 5 - 7.  To register, you must have at least one incoming K-3rd camper and one parent/guardian to attend. Your family will be introduced to the camp experience with worship, fishing, swimming, canoeing, hiking, crafts, and small group activities. Includes a camp T-Shirt.

As a family in today’s world it can be hard to find time to spend together, building relationships, forging stronger bonds, and sharing experiences. At Glen Lake we want to provide a time set apart and a space for families to come and grow in their relationships with each other and with God. Family Camp provides family centered program and activities for all ages. There is time to share in adventures together and time to rest and find renewal in what God has planned for your family. Family camp is a time and place dedicated to strengthening your family while giving you the opportunity to experience the joy and adventure of camp together.

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Trek Camp

July 17 - 19, 2020

Trek Camp at Camp Glen Lake is an introduction to overnight camping for campers going into grades 1, 2, and 3. Camp activities include worship, fishing, swimming, canoeing, hiking, crafts, archery and small group meetings. Includes camp T-Shirt. 

As a child sometimes small treks are better than big steps. Join us this summer at our Trek Camp for a shortened adventure still full of God’s love.

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Trailblazer Camp

June 21 - 26, 2020

Trailblazer Camp at Camp Glen Lake is for campers going into 3rd-6th grade in the fall of 2020. Trailblazer Camp is an overnight, week-long camp with special activities for each grade! 5th-6th graders get to ZIPLINE! Camp activities include worship, fishing, swimming, canoeing, hiking, crafts, archery, small group meetings, and specialized sessions.

As a child and preteen life is full of new trails to venture down. Join us this summer at our Trailblazer Camps and discover the trails that God wants you to take. 

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Expedition Camp

July 5 - 10, 2020

Expedition Camp is for campers going into 6-8th grades in the fall of 2020. 6th graders can choose Trailblazer OR Expedition Camp. It is an overnight, weeklong camp. Camp activities include worship, fishing, swimming, canoeing, hiking, crafts, archery, zipline, small group meetings and specialized sessions. Cost is $450.

As a middle schooler there is a lot about life to explore. Join us this summer at our Expedition Camps and explore the amazing journey God has for you. Each day, campers will awake and experience FUN they will never forget. Our program hires talented and dedicated Summer Staff and we also welcome volunteers from camper’s churches and communities to be part of the Glen Lake experience!

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Pathfinder Camp

June 28 - July 3, 2020

Pathfinder Camp is for campers going into 9-13th grades fall of 2020 (13th grade denotes the summer after completing Senior year. 2020 HS grads will meet in a small group with other graduates). This is an overnight, weeklong camp. Camp activities include worship, fishing, swimming, canoeing, hiking, crafts, archery, zipline, small group meetings, and specialized breakout sessions. Cost is $450.

As a teen there are many paths you could travel on. Join us this summer at our Pathfinder Camp to learn and hear about the path God desires for you. Each day, campers will awake and experience FUN they will never forget. Our program hires talented and dedicated Summer Staff and we also welcome volunteers from camper’s churches and communities to be part of the Glen Lake experience. This camp is a great introduction to students considering applying to be a future Counselor in Training (CIT).

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Sports Camps

Overview

Your kids can join a sports camp almost every week of the summer for all ages! We are grateful to have a full-sized gymnasium and athletic fields as part of our Family Life Center, and we want to create fun, safe ways to stay active for kids in the community.

Each sports camp usually lasts 3 - 4 days and covers the basics of whatever sport we're playing. Your kids will learn drills, agility skills, plays, and rules of the game. Our sports camps are unique in that we keep Christ at the center of all of our activities. Not only are your kids achieving a healthy body, but a healthy mind and soul by learning to pray, having group conversations about God, reading scripture, amd more!

To learn more about sports camps, contact Director of Sports Ministry Dayne Flock at daynef@tmumc.org.

Summer Camps

These are examples of just a few of the sports camps we have offered in the past. Check back to this page in the Spring to see upcoming camps and registration information.

  • Cheerleading
  • Soccer
  • Dodgeball
  • Basketball
  • All-Stars (intro to a variety of sports for pre-school)
  • Triumph (an extension of VBS)

Triumph VBS Sports Camp

June 15 - 18, 2020

1 - 4 pm

This camp will immediately follow VBS. Those attending should bring a sack lunch and will enjoy a movie from 12:15-12:45. This is a multi-sport camp consisting of fun games like dodgeball, kickball, team handball, and other games revolving around classic sports like basketball, flag football and soccer. Boys and girls age 5-12. $120 ($130 after May 30th).

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Cross Cheer Camp

June 22 - 25, 2020

1:30 - 4:30 pm

Ages 4-12 enjoy our traditional camp format for 3 hours a day. Camp activities include cheers, chants, stunts, jumps, dance and tumbling, games, crafts, devotionals and special Bible verse cheer. Cost $110 ($120 after June 1.) 

Cross Cheer cheerleading camps introduce young girls to cheerleading in a Christ-centered atmosphere. Campers will learn basic cheer techniques including motions, jumps, cheers, tumbling, stunting and a dance to music. Crafts, snacks, games and interactive devotionals are interlaced throughout each camp day to make learning about cheerleading and Jesus a blast! Look forward to an end of camp performance the last 30 minutes of camp.

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Triumph Dodgeball Camp

July 6 - 9, 2020

9 am - Noon

Your boys and girls ages 5-12 will have a blast at this camp featuring dodgeball in many forms. They'll learn throwing, catching, dodging and basic dodgeball strategy. $110 ($120 after May 30th)

Dodgeball camp for Ages 5-12, July 6th - 9th. 9am-12pm. Cost is $110/$120 after May 30th. This camp features lots of dodgeball in many different forms. Kids learn throwing, catching, dodging, as well as basic dodgeball strategy. We use Rhino Skin Dodgeball and group kids by age.

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Special Kids Events

28
Feb 2020

Family Bingo Night

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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17
Mar 2020

Tuesdays at Trietsch

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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27
Mar 2020

Club 45

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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05
Apr 2020

Palm Sunday Family Fun Day

12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

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Meet Children's Staff

Safety Information

Background Checks

There is nothing more important to us than protecting your sweet kids and creating a safe space for spiritual growth. We require that all adults involved in Children or Youth Ministries, including staff, childcare workers, and volunteers, submit themselves for a background check as a safety precaution.

MinistrySafe

MinistrySafe is a safety training program that all volunteers (including teenagers), staff, and childcare workers are required to complete and renew every 2 years. MinistrySafe was created to help ministries meet legal standards of care and reduce the risk of sexual abuse using tools and technology tailored to fit the needs of churches, camps and ministry programs.

Volunteer

We are always looking for servants to help our children grow. It is so important for our kids to know that they are radically loved by the church. Don't worry about your abilities or experience. Join our team of servants to help provide a fun, safe and spiritual environment for our kids to grow in relationship with Jesus Christ. Fill out the form to tell us where you'd like to serve.