The Village Camp
August 3 – 7, 2020
Saxapahaw United Methodist Church
and Sprout Educational Farm
Village Camp Family-
I want to share an update with you about the conversations we have been having regarding The Village Camp. We want to assure you that the safety of our campers, their families, and all our teachers and volunteers is of the utmost importance to us. There is much we still do not know about what this summer will look like, but we want you to know that we are continuing to consider how to move forward with camp and what that will look like in light of COVID-19.
We are currently waiting for more pertinent information so that we can make the most informed decision regarding whether or not we will be holding camp for the summer, and what modifications will be made if we can hold the Village Camp. Much of this information will come from the American Camp Association, the CDC, as well as state and local governance. As soon as we are able to take all of their guidelines and recommendations into consideration and make an informed decision, we will share that information with you. This update will come sometime between mid to late May so we can gather the most insight on what will be the safest decision for our camp community.
We have begun to discuss contingency plans and modifications that will need to be made in order to ensure the safety of all our campers, families, and volunteers. You can still sign your children up for camp, and, in the event we need to cancel camp for this year, we will refund your deposits and payments in full. The deadline to apply for CIT positions will also be extended and we will provide more information about that in our next update. You can follow updates about the Village Camp on the Saxapahaw UMC webpage at www.saxumc.org.
If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to Camp Director, Pastor Bailey at or by phone at 704-840-4072. We are grateful for your grace and patience in this time as we discern the best way to proceed.
Grace and Peace,
This summer Saxapahaw United Methodist Church is partnering with Sprout Educational Farm to provide your children with the opportunity for a fun-filled, affordable week of camp during the week of August 3-7, 2020.
Volunteers and staff from Saxapahaw United Methodist Church, Sprout Educational Farm, and the community are partnering for the third year in a row to create a week of fun and learning for every child ages 3 (must be potty trained) through completion of grade 5. This year, after listening to the advice of parents, teachers, and volunteers, we have made some minor modifications to our schedule. We hope these changes will be beneficial for all.
Our middle and high school students are strongly encouraged to apply to be a Youth Counselor / Young Farmer. For more information on this program click CIT Application button below.
Our morning schedule at Saxapahaw United Methodist Church will include opportunities for learning and play:
7:45 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. Welcome / Drop Off / Free Play / Snack
8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. "Anticipating the Day” Gathering
9:00 a.m. – noon Morning Discovery*
Noon – 12:30 p.m. Lunch – Bring Your Own Lunch
* Morning Discovery will include Bible Story Time, Arts & Crafts, Movement & Dance, and Outdoor Play.
In the afternoon, our Pre-K children will remain at Saxapahaw:
12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Rest Time
2:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. Afternoon Explorers at Saxapahaw UMC
3:15 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. Free Play / Pick Up at Saxapahaw UMC
In the afternoon, all children entering kindergarten through completion of 5th grade will be at Sprout:
12:30 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Rest Time and Transfer to Sprout Educational Farm
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Afternoon Explorers at Sprout
3:00 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. Free Play / Pick Up at Sprout
Sprout Educational Farm is offering aftercare during the week of The Village Camp (August 3-7) from 3:30-5:30 pm for $25 if 10 children (K-5) sign-up. There will be no aftercare offered for Pre-K aged campers. If you are interested in aftercare for you child(ren), fill out interest form at: http://bit.ly/sproutaftercare2020.
The cost for the week is $90 per child. There is a $15 discount per child for the second and third sibling. Scholarships are available – please contact Camp Director, Pastor Bailey at firstname.lastname@example.org or 704-840-4072.
We encourage you to enroll your child today as enrollment will be capped at 46 children and we are only able to accept 10 Pre-K campers. Click the Camp Application button below. Checks can be made out to Saxapahaw United Methodist Church. We can accept cash as well. You can also pay online by clicking on the Pay Online button below. We will continue to communicate with you via email after we receive your application.
If you have questions please feel free to contact Camp Director, Pastor Bailey at email@example.com or 704-840-4072.
Thank you for sharing your wonderful kids with us!